Monday, November 7, 2011

improving the nest


 hi all you cuties out there! thank you for all your kind words about my little doodle i did for so paurve! i wish i could all be your pen pals :)

isnt our heater so pretty! hehe
we had a really great weekend, nice and quiet and did a bit of thrifting. we started our day off together with homemade pumpkin pancakes!!!! they were delicious and i pretty much want to eat them every morning!! like thin bits of pumpkin pie for breakfast...nothing can be better right?

of course whenever i go thrifting with a plan, i never end up finding what i actually need, it just doesn't work that way. i am currently on the hunt for a suitcase for my up coming craft fair and of course came up empty this time around but for the longest time i have been looking out for a dresser and friday was the day my world was completed. ikea is great for some things but really when it comes to quality ikea just really isnt what you think of first. we had a tall skinny dresser that was falling apart, literally and each time we put laundry away one of the shelves would fall off and the towels and clothes would end up in a pile on the floor. as if folding and putting laundry away isn't enough. we cursed that dresser every day, plus it was butt ass ugly but it served a purpose so of course we kept it...until NOW!
 well as we entered the thrift store and turned the corner, out popped the cutest painted turquoise dresser. it was the perfect size and color and made out of WOOD, not ply wood or particle board but REAL honest to goodness wood, with dovetail joints and a scalloped carved bottom. it needs a little love but we just love it in the space. plus it opened up space on the wall for more decoration. i am really really happy with it and it really adds to the room making it more cheery and bright. we are both so in love with it!

thank you thrifing gods for shining your thrifting grace on us, we thank you and good bye ugly ikea dresser!
xo,
cb


32 comments:

  1. Those pancakes are AMAZING!!! I want you to cook me breakfast.

    Excellent score on finding that dresser and I have to say I am a wee bit in love with your car. I have loved old school VW cars since I watched "Herbie Goes Bananas" when I was a kid. I don't drive, but if I ever do I am totally getting a VW!

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  2. I love that dresser! What a great find. I have a mini bedside table w/the same color. And what a cute shirt you have there! What craft fair will you be at?
    -marian

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  3. that dresser is adorable and i am so jealous that you drive that car! in such a pretty colour too! xo

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  4. a) you look so cute in the kitchen!
    b) i want some pancakes!
    c) your house is so cute!
    d) good score on the dresser!
    e) your car is so cute!

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  5. The dresser looks great! I love the colour. and the pancakes look extra delicious:)

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  6. Those pancakes look fantastic - i adore your apron - the dresser is DELIGHTFUL!

    Sarah xxx

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  7. I just love the style of your house. Think I may have to pin it to pinterest for future inspiration... :)

    Pumpkin pancakes sound delicious...

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  8. So cute, turquoise rocks. And will you please share your pumpkin pancake recipe??
    ~ab

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  9. awesome find! I wish the thrift stores around here were as lovely. & I second that ^ pumpkin pancake recipe pretty please! they look delicious :)

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  10. Ohhh new dresser is fabulous!!! :) I totes know what you mean about keeping around ugly functional stuff! Those pancakes looked scrupmtious! I loooove pancakes, my favorite are blueberry with apple butter syrup! Hearts, Janna Lynn

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  11. How wonderful! It goes perfectly! I love when that happens. Plus, that little nook looks so colorful and cozy.

    xo,
    Em

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  12. love those pancakes and that dresser!! now on the hunt for both :)

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  13. Your dresser matches your car :) I love that rustic look. Those pancakes look very tasty too.

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  14. mmm...pumpkin pancakes! i bought ground gloves a while ago and they were like $8 for a tiny jar! precious precious ground cloves.

    hooray for a new dresser! i'm sure she loves her new home! <3

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  15. Amazing, amazing find.And your house is so prettyyyyy!!! I want to go to there.

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  16. I need to get more in a thrifting groove! My mom works at IKEA and we don't even have stuff from that place in our house. It is good for dorms and starter apartments, but I don't think its sturdy enough for house life.

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  17. Your house is adorable. I can't wait to have my own place again to make my own... When you said you found what you were looking for, I first thought you meant the bug. Such a neat little car!

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  18. Yippee! Distant high five on the dresser find! I love your space and place!

    Your pancakes look delicious... me wanty...

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  19. heehee- heater comment cracked me up- also looks like a teddy bear is hiding behind the vent (i see things all teh time):D
    OMG FABULOUS dresser!
    um, pumpkin pancake recipe future post? :)

    xo.
    Des.

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  20. that dresser is amazing and the perfect color! what a great find and that vw is so cute too. your home is cozy lady!

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  21. Love your new dresser, the colour is awesome! Now i want pancakes...!

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  22. Oh my goodness those pancakes look delicious and that new dresser is adorable (both styling and color)!

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  23. I want to move in and be fed pumpkin pancakes and bask in the warm weather that CA has to offer. I need to move next door like now and then Alicia needs to move right across the street and then all things will be wonderful.

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  24. you are the greatest! I have major car envy and your house is adorable : ) xoxo

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  25. That turquoise dresser is such a great find- I love it! :)

    star-crossed smile

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  26. Pumpkin pancakes sound AMAZING! And I am soooo in the same boat with my dresser. Mine's actually an armoire, so I only have one drawer, but it's constantly sliding open and I trip on it. UGH...someday I hope to find a sweet dresser like you did :) I looks great in your home!

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  27. Oh my goodness I love it!! I also love that you have a bug, so awesome...I badly want a Volkswagon van. And I love your house to pieces that space is so adorable! :) -Lo

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  28. yay! that dresser is amazing! i LOVE finding something unexpected and awesome! vintage stuff is usually always better quality than ikea :) looks perfect in your house!

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  29. oh my gosh cb, your house is as adorable as you are! Can I come live on your couch for a day or two just to take in all the fun colors and pretties on the walls? I can't wait until we move next year and I can FINALLY put some colors on some walls. Our landlords won't let us paint here, boo!

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  30. The dresser is so cute! And so is your apartment. And dayum, those pancakes look amazing. I'll have to try to make some like them sometime soon!

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thanks for commenting! it fills me with joy that you have taken the time to stop by!
xo,
cb