Sunday, March 11, 2012


A couple of weekends ago, Hammond and I actually had a Sunday off together.  Yes, you read that right.  ONE day off together in a really long time.  And I guess he missed me so much that he was delirious happy to accompany me to one of my FAVORITE stores in Charleston (that just happens to be down the road from us). 

We had decided that after four years in the house, we could go ahead and purchase a dining room rug.  The poor room is almost the last room in the house to have anything really done to it.   It had a lot of good pieces in it, but needed a rug to pull it all together. We taped off the room with painter's tape to see about what size we needed to buy and played with the throw rug at the front door to see what color we wanted.

  So we went rug shopping and found that finding a rug the size we needed in somewhat of a decent budget was going to be tough.  And by decent I mean "not taking out a loan for a rug" decent.  And as if it was meant to be, there was the perfect rug on sale at GDC!

Now you know what happens when you start on a room, right?  You think, "I'll just buy ONE thing and it will complete the room."  YEAH RIGHT...Sure as poop, I decided it was time to get rid of the old buffet and that we needed some art to flank the china cabinet.  More on that later.....Once I have the room complete, I'll show you the final product.  I'll be attempting to give two old window sashes a weathered crackle look this week.  Channeling Martha Stewart now........Here are some windows that I almost bought, but actually didn't as they were $100 a pop.  They did have a cool story behind them, but cool story ain't paying my bills.  I did end up finding some old windows at Habitat ReStore.

Back to GDC- I wanted to share some of my favorite pieces with you that I saw as I was walking around the store.  There is a sideboard that I keep trying to force into my house, but my decor just doesn't fit it and a GORGEOUS dresser that I really REALLY want for the third bedroom.    Enjoy my "shopping trip"  :)
I am in LOVE with this piece.

Must have this dresser

This china cabinet was HUGE.  The picture doesn't do it justice

Cute idea for a sunroom or back patio

This almost came home with was for the dining room PEOPLE!

Not at GDC, but an antique store and wanted to share it anyways

What room is currently on your re-design list?


Rachel Chieppa said...
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Rachel Chieppa said...

Really cool stuff you found! Rugs are so expensive, but they really do make the room complete. We need a new rug for the living room. Been looking, but haven't found the right one for the right price. Do we have a GDC around here or something like that?

Sorry, I saw I misspelled in my previous comment, so that's why I deleted it. Oops!