Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Mercury Glass and a little magic up my sleeve. I. Hope!

The MAGNIFICENT Mercury glass pendant and votive my father ordered me came in the mail yesterday from COTTAGE SIMPLE along with a sweet little nylon reusable shopping bag as a free gift! I totally puffy heart this pendant and votive. They are both pleasantly gently distressed like they've been love worn treasures. See how the candle is gently glowing through the votive. L.O.V.E. Can't wait to get them all set in our secret little nook and I can't WAIT to reveal it to you!!! My cutie buttotie husband has been working so hard on it when he gets him at night. The shelves have lovely bead board backs and the crown molding he put inside on top of the shelves looks great!

While I'm sitting home laying around waiting for some bone to grow in my vertebrae I've been twiddling my thumbs a lot. NOT! I read a ton and look at magazines and do my physical therapy and look at blogs on one of the kids itouch. I think about all the stuff we'd like to do to the house and all the money we don't have to do it with.

These bar stools have been bugging us for a WHILE. They were VERY inexpensive and have served their purpose. However, the rush seats are falling apart, as you can see and we are down to plywood in one section. The REAL bar stools are up at my friend BOB'S but he won't sell them to me or anyone else for that matter so don't go try to get them. They are FABULOUS OLD shop stools with beat up metal legs and a fat round wood seat. They even have a little pull down foot rest. I totally LOVE bits and pieces of industrial design mixed in with the everyday and these are the EPITOME of that! Doesn't really matter however, 'cause that's the one design style Matt and I do NOT agree upon! So 2 days ago I had a epiphany about these bar stools that I currently have. Since Matt's up to his NECK in projects, I can't BEND LIFT OR TWIST who am I going to call to make the project in my minds eye a reality? MY DAD! My Dad definitely has a good eye for design although he occasionally gets a little to "out there" for me. When I mentioned my idea to Dad he was TOTALLY into it and loved it. Matt on the other hand just wasn't seeing it. Oh well, we'll either going to LOVE it or HATE it but I haven't seen anything quite like this out there in design land so I'm excited to see what we end up with. HOPEFULLY I love it not HATE it! ;-) So come back and see...he's working on them RIGHT NOW!!!

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6 comments:

It's me said...

Hello my dear Robyn...........feeeling some better now ??

I hope so..............hugs from me Ria........

Take care..........mu sweetie....

Tina said...

Wow Robyn! You are such an inspiration to me! Here you are dreaming up wonderful projects for your home and commenting on other people's blogs while you are still recovering from surgery! You are amazing my friend!! I can't wait to see your stools (would your Dad adopt me? I have so many projects!!). I absolutely love your votive and pendant light! I had not seen mercury glass until I started blogging and I became an instant fan of it. Enjoy your new treasures and I can't wait to see them in your new nook!!! Big, soft, gentle hug to you sweet girl ~ Tina xx

My Cottage Charm said...

I can't wait to see them! :-) I found some goodies at our habitat re-store yesterday...gonna start on them today! woo hoo! :) Hope you're feeling spunky today! OH and Robyn... today IS Thursday..enjoy yourself tonight!! ROFLOL
Love you much!
Missy

My Cottage Charm said...

I can't wait to see them! :-) I found some goodies at our habitat re-store yesterday...gonna start on them today! woo hoo! :) Hope you're feeling spunky today! OH and Robyn... today IS Thursday..enjoy yourself tonight!! ROFLOL
Love you much!
Missy

My Cottage Charm said...

I can't wait to see them! :-) I found some goodies at our habitat re-store yesterday...gonna start on them today! woo hoo! :) Hope you're feeling spunky today! OH and Robyn... today IS Thursday..enjoy yourself tonight!! ROFLOL
Love you much!
Missy

Lynda said...

my compliments to your dad!!! Dads and daughters....it's always a special couple;).
(I have two girls so I know;))
I hope you're feeling better by the day, have enough magazines, find lots of blogs and get tons of friends over for tea or coffee so you wont get bored!!!;)

Love,
Lynda