Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Who doesn't love new pillows?


I love new pillows & especially the ones from Frontgate that use the indoor/outdoor Sunbrella fabric. The colors are so vibrant and their use of cording, etc is great.  How about buying them for $19 each? What? Seriously, you can get them for $19 each if you live in the local area.  These are listed as 'samples' and selling at our local Frontgate Outlet Center.  I saw these pillows there yesterday:

retails for $189


retails for $129




retails for $119


retails for $139

retails for $159



I bought 2 of the following woven pillows that normally retails for $149 each:




There were 4 large boxes of pillows. Check it out if you are in town!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Updated Sofa Table

Do you have a sofa table that fits your space but needs an update? That's what I had in my living room so I decided to make a change.   I don't have a picture of just the table but it's behind the sofa and you can see the top is boring glass:



And here is the after.  We used the old glass top as a template and traced it on to cardboard.  This was used by the local tile/marble shop to make the new top. I picked the statuary white marble slab and they turned it around in 3 days.  We are very happy with the result!




 I have this small marble table that I found a while ago at GW. Still one of my favorite finds.




Loving marble these days! 

Monday, February 9, 2015

Makerspace?

I follow our local libary on instagram & was surprised when one of their posts mentioned a new area coming to our downtown Main library.  It's called Makerspace & consists of several work stations such as 3D printers, laser engraving, sound recording booth, vinyl banner printing, VHS to DVD conversions, a sewing center, button maker and the list goes on. You can sign up for free classes or request a one-on-one learning session.  I decided to go and check it out.

I was mostly interested in the laser engraving machine. It can engrave on steel, wood, plastic and glass.


After a recent trip to Goodwill where I found 2 heavy glass vases, I decided to take them with me to the library to see if I could engrave them.   I also brought a USB that was loaded with 2 of my monograms. You can create your own in Word, Adobe, etc. and the engraving machine can read most file types.  With some help from the librarian, we were able to get started with DIY engraving!  


How fun is that?  The librarian mentioned that several other large cities have their own Makerspace centers and that the general consensus among libraries is that learning is now becoming more digital and hands on.   Do you have this in your town?  We are lucky here in Cincinnati for our awesome library.


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Buy this, Not that...

A few new finds that you might like!  A recent visit to our local Homegoods store, I spotted a new Max Studio throw blanket that seemed to be really nice quality & machine washable.  I found the same one online here for $89:




Homegoods price??? $29.99!
AMAZING!

Our Homegoods did have the one above as well as these 2 that I picked up:



I also found the Rowley chair I really liked at Horchow:


But at a price of $2399?  A little bit expensive.  How about this look alike for a much more reasonable price!


How about $599? Ah, much better.

Wishing you happy shopping!  

Monday, June 16, 2014

New Fabric

I was recently at this local store & found this pretty pale aqua fabric.   I am planning to use on a new cornice board in my laundry room. The material is heavy and seems to be of really nice quality!


And guess where it's from?  WALMART!!


More options:



You can click here to see if these are at your local Walmart.  They had a lot of great looking fabric. 

Happy Monday!