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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Here and there

I'm so behind. Always.

I'd love to have some new and exciting thing to share with you guys today, but instead of actually finishing any of my projects, I just keep starting  new ones. I'm way too easily distracted. 

I hope we can still be friends. 

So let's talk about other things ...

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Am I the only one who spends gads of money on unique and different hooks and hangers?

I sure hope not. 

But Pick Your Plum has a cool item today.


It's a cast iron key set. They're stuck {welded} into the locks to make a great vintage hook. The site's  selling a set of three. I'm totally dreaming up ways to use these...


Love this site. A new craft/decor deal every day.


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The new edition of House of Fifty is out. Actually its been out for a few weeks, but I guess I'm selfish and having been hoarding the ezine all to myself. 



I can never say enough good things about ezines. The links, the sources, the inspiration. All from my comfy computer desk. And this one is definitely a favorite.


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After this post about my oh-so-drab stairwell, the hubs and I have been working on giving the area a face lift.
We've added wainscoting along the walls of the stairwell and foyer at the top, and I'm working on a new piece of "art" to hang along that huge wall. 

But I'm most excited about the lighting. Remember these Pottery Barn lights that I was drooling over?




Well the other day I was in Lowe's and decided to wander over to the lighting department. Typically, I'm not a huge fan of what Home Depot/Lowe's carry as far as lighting, but oh my goodness!

allen + roth just came out with a new line and I was dying. Knowing the store probably didn't even carry a lot of it, I came home and got on the Lowe's website.

Here are some of my favorites!


I love this rustic industrial look! The bulbs in all of the these are Edison style filament bulbs and they look so fantastic!
And all totally affordable! Instead of dropping $200 on two Pottery Barn pendant lights for the stairwell, I got three lights from Lowe's. Two pendants for the stairwell and a bonus light for the landing at the top of the stairs.


allen + roth one light Edison pendant (x2) & allen + roth oil rubbed bronze flush mount


Needless to say, I'm now much more excited about my stairwell. If I can only get this art piece done and the lights hung {any volunteers?} I'll be so happy!!

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I suppose that's all the updates I have for now. I'm off to craft and hopefully finish up something for tomorrow! Happy hump day!

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