as i've mentioned several times we have some beautiful, old weathered barn wood we're using for an outdoor table. i'm hoping to have some leftover for a living room table. something a la this:
from sundance, mentioned here in a previous post.
or this, below, from pottery barn.
when in doubt, google. the other day i typed in something akin to: handmade metal welded furniture. what popped up but Fosterweld. and can you believe that he is located right here in Indy? i emailed him to see if the table would be something he would consider creating for us when the time comes. so far, he has been so nice and down-to-earth. i think it would be so cool to have such an original piece of furniture in our living room!
all of the above i found at walmart.com. the top set looks super versatile because they could go with almost any decorating style. and how cute are the tiny coleman lantern string set? those are solar LED. maybe i should get them for my mom (she just bought a fixer-upper cabin in the middle of nowhere). the last image is of martha stewart paper lanterns that don't light up. that doesn't stop me from loving them. they would be great hanging from the ceiling of a baby room or for an indoor party.
i like the above because they are plain and simple and, again, versatile.
and i my absolute faves are these lanterns handmade by an etsy artist. although they are no longer in her shop.
i love how they are old timey looking. from crate and barrel. you can find them here. we'll probably have two benches and then two of the chairs.
and this umbrella, probably in an orange, red or green, from pottery barn.
and i want to put this on the table with candles in it. i found it at an antique store a couple of weekends ago.
check out the wall in this bathroom:
in this pic the wall looks stucco or something but in the catalog it just looks like an old plaster wall. discolored and cracking. when i saw it, i felt an instant kinship. could pottery barn be coming around to our sense of DYI style? is it possible that the residents of irvington bungalow are actually trendsetters and not just a couple of old-house loving, idealistic, lazy, too-many-projects-not-enough-time/money/energy people?
take a look at my pottery barn walls:
but, wait. we have them in the living room too:
really. you have to have a sense of humor or the fact that my walls have looked like this for five years would drive me to tears on a daily basis. i have to go submit my house for the next PB catalog now.