It’s been a busy weekend so far here at casa di Kim. I should be studying for a big test coming up at work, but who wants to study when it’s beautiful outside and there’s tons of thrifting and decorating to be done? I thought I’d share with you all what I managed to get done around here and some of the things I picked up yesterday.
I FINALLY got around to painting my rattan patio set. Luckily I bought 4 cans of spray paint (Key Lime), because that’s how much it took – and it really could use a final coat. But by the end of the fourth can, my fingers were killing me. And next is to stencil the mammoth fence behind it for some added oomph.
About a week ago I went to Zone, one of my favourite home decor shops, in search of some deer heads to put on the wall above my yellow chair in the living room. It was looking a little bare with only my cuckoo clock. I couldn’t find any that would work, so instead I bought a box of magnetic plastic flowers by Umbra. Not sure that I like them, but I stuck them up anyway and I hope they grow on me, because I’ll have 25 holes to fill otherwise.
A parcel arrived from Jo last week that I was SO EXCITED about. She sent me 4 Balinese flags for my backyard, a bunch of pillow covers made from some awesome fabric she found on eBay (I’ll use them in my bedroom if I ever get around to decorating it…the pillow in 2 photos above is one of them), a bust vase and a West German pot. The box showed up totally smashed in on one corner, so I’m amazed everything made it in one piece.
Yesterday I went to pick up a framed Tretchikoff print I won on eBay the other day. Now if I could just find more of these in thrift shops around here. I haven’t figured out where she’ll be hung yet.
I also went to a thrift shop near me and found a few goodies. (I almost ended up with 2 more peacock chairs but luckily they were too big to take home). The magazine rack is in the living room (see second photo above). The glasses are so pretty, with etchings in the glass you can’t really see.
On a walk downtown last night (the rain finally let up), I found a little Asian dress shop that was open and acquired a few more trinkets.
That’s it so far….it’s still early in the day….