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Monday, July 6, 2009

Ideas, Projects & Wants - Not Necessarily In That Order

I should have never gone to Pottery Barn's website today. NEVER. Because now my bank account is in trouble I am doomed. I am doomed because now I must fight against the urges to order everything I am currently longing for from Pottery Barn. I'm telling you - it's a hard battle to fight. Trust me. I know this.
Here is what I need want:

Under the Sea Snack Bowls - Sadly, the sea urchin one is sold out. That's the one I really wanted. On a good note, I DID find something that - while it wasn't THE exact same thing as the clam shell above - is a good compromise and I bought it tonight. Michael's had a ceramic shell bowl on sale for $ could I pass that up?

Crab Place Card Holder - What in the heck do I need place card holders for? I don't know, but these are damn cute and so crabby...I love it!

Sea Urchin Salt & Pepper Shakers - I MUST have these...too bad they don't ship until mid-September. But, that gives me time to redo our kitchen table {more about that later} and these will look perfect on the table!

Under the Sea Salad Plates - Cute, cute and cute! These beachy themed salad plates are so me. I love that they are neutral - the color of sand.

Starfish Charger - Rattan with a hint of red...fabulous! I don't have any red in my kitchen {these would go on our kitchen table} but a pop of color would be nice {and would contrast nicely with my turquoise walls}.

Starfish Embroidered Pillow - I've been coveting these pillows for a while...and I just can't make myself pay for them especially considering I must have three of them. But, I have something in the works - something that I am very excited about - and I'll share that info with you soon. I promise.

On another note, I've been dreaming of a new computer desk. I currently have two desks, so it seems silly that I want a new one. But, the one I'm currently using has bad juju and the other just doesn't "go" with this room. It's cherry. Why I even got it in the first place and NOT the one I really wanted, I don't know. I suppose I COULD refinish the cherry computer armoire, but the task is daunting and I wouldn't know where to begin or even how to begin. I mean, tackling the outside is no's the inside of the armoire that scares me. There are a lot of nooks & crannies in there!

So, these are the two desks I'm dreaming about:

Both could work with the room I'm TRYING to refashion in order to make it more practical and not so much like a catch-all type of room. Both are armoires which I like. Both don't offer a lot of desk space, but that is fine. I need to end my pack rat ways anyhow. The black one is a bit smaller than the white one and probably wouldn't fit my 21" computer screen. But, the white one is considerably more expensive than the black one - at least on Wal-Mart's website. Perhaps if I sold both of my computer desks, I could justify the purchase of the white desk. Or, I could be a good girl and take on that nerve-wracking project of refinishing the cherry armoire. It scares me to even think about it.

And, speaking of refinishing...I have decided to spice up our kitchen table and lay mosaic tile across the top. We have just over one box of mosaic tile left over from doing our kitchen backsplash, so I've got some tiles to work with. Now, I just need to decide if I want to actually inlay a picture/design or just add some color with regular tile. I actually thought about doing a monogram of our initials at our "spot" at the dinner table - would that be too corny and too personal? I mean, I don't think it's a bad idea because we have matching initials in this family...the boys have "A" names and the girls have "M" names. I also thought about trying to put a mosaic starfish or sand dollar in the middle, but that is a task that I'm not sure I want to tackle just yet.

I suppose the possibilities are endless, huh? If only I had an unlimited budget and all the time in the world to get done what I have swirling inside of my head.

(Pictures in this post are from Pottery Barn & Wal-Mart, respectively.)

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Blogger Lis said...

Oh my goodness - you are evil!! Lol!! Because now I want all of the pottery barn stuff too!!! It would look so perfect in my dining room and the pillows in my living room! We totally need to go shopping together soon!!

P.S. I use place card holders all the time to put in front of dishes at get togethers even if it's simple like "Honey BBQ Meatballs" just so everyone isn't saying - what is this?

Jul 6, 2009, 11:32:00 PM  
Blogger Lis said...

P.P.S. LOVE the white desk - so cute!

Jul 6, 2009, 11:33:00 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

The Under the Sea plates are amazing. I am loving PB's nautical things right now!

Jul 7, 2009, 2:02:00 AM  
Blogger Mrs. McB said...

I really love the white one, but I understand the justification of it.

Jul 7, 2009, 4:14:00 PM  

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