Wednesday, May 9, 2012

No One Puts Baby In The Corner

Things have been a little slower in the projects/decorating department because I started a new job.  But, I am committed to keeping up with this blog!  So don't worry, I'm not going anywhere.  And I have a long list of things to do.

The Dining Room, okay really it's an area with a dining room table, but hey, it's more than I had before and so to me it's a dining room!  So, my dining room is about 8 X 11 and is mostly white.  I have posted pictures of it before but here's a reminder.

The table is from Ikea circa 1997 and will be replaced eventually with something similar but sturdier and nicer.  It does the trick for the time being.  You can see the wallpaper swatches on the left and right side.  Isn't that going to look great.  It's call Darcy and its made by Graham and Brown.  I love my chairs from Home Goods, rock on!  They are pearlized white.  Before I moved in, I had bought those chairs because I knew they would be chachacha.  I got two different types in the same material to mix it up. I have three of the high-back T-shaped studded chairs and two of the low-back studded chairs with the silver rings on the backs.  I have four of them around the table and one in the corner.  They are really comfortable too!  Here's a pic of the empty dining room, with the one chair in the corner.

I actually have moved that chair, which is an extra, to the opposite corner by the window.  This corner was empty for awhile.  I thought about getting a corner cabinet of some sort, so I could put some chotchkies out and a lamp for another source of light.  As it turns out, I had a fortuitous moment whilst I was visiting with my friend.  I happened to notice she had a really cool corner table that looked like it would be a perfect fit for my empty corner.  It was on the small side which was perfect because I needed a small piece.  And, the table really didn't match any of my friend's other decor, so I offered to buy it.  My friend explained that she had gotten the table from her other friend and it cost her nothing, so I could have it.  Wasn't that nice of her?  Before I got the table, my friend sent me this picture!

That adorable little girl happens to be my god-daughter imitating a monkey.  While very cute, I certainly thought it would be best to get the table sooner than later.  Now the corner table occupies that empty corner in my dining room.  I just love it.  Here is what it looks like now with the light off and with the light on. 

I love my ceramic bowl of faux lemons and the silver buddha head just rocks.  The crystal lamp was one of many that I took home to try out.  This one won because it was the right height and scale for the table. All items from Home Goods of course.  On the second shelf, I have a brown wooden box that houses my glass pen and my special inks.  I am always on the hunt for a white vinyl croc box to use instead.  I actually found two of them at Home Goods but ended up using them in my bedroom above the armoire.  Home Goods has them periodically but I keep finding them in colors and colors that don't work.  So, the hunt will continue.  Back to the corner table, I had originally pictured a larger piece as I have a little extra room, but this one is just so classy and pretty that I'm satisfied. And that's decorating, one corner at a time!

Thanks for stopping by and Stay tuned for more creativity!

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