Saturday, June 12, 2010

This stripe problem is getting out of hand here...

Ok....I promise this will be the last striped piece of furniture you see here.

Well, at least for a *while*...

We're still in Newport Beach, but I had these pics on my computer, and since Toby is up at the crack of dawn this morning, I figured I might as well do a little blog post :)




This little footstool was another purchase ($4) from the garage sale I went to a week or two ago. It had dark brown legs, which I promptly painted white.







Then, while perusing my local Value Village (Savers), my eyes were magically drawn to this little sweater...is it any surprise? Honestly, I think I need help for my grey and white stripe problem. 

I will be weaning myself off stripes shortly, but for now.....for today....I'm embracing them :)



Sadly, the little sweater was a little bit too small to do a decent upholstery job, but it'll do for now. 

Once it gets dirty, or boring, I'll switch it up with a different fabric.






Today I get to be reunited with my long-lost friend, Ali, who moved away last year!! SO excited!!!!


We'll be home on Tuesday night, but until then....I'm in holiday mode :)

xo

21 comments:

  1. Ah the joys of motherhood-up at ungodly hours! Love the little stool and the stripes! Hope you are enjoying your R&R, my hubby's family hails from that area-Laguna Beach and I think Newport Beach is such a beautiful place. Enjoy!

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  2. I'm lovin on the stripes! keep em coming!!

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  3. I really like it!!! You did a great job...the blue shoes are really great, too! :)

    keep the stripes coming...can you have too many?

    Happy Vacation!

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  4. With a sweater....so cute. Way to reuse....both.

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  5. Love the stripes. :) Wish I could find a foot stool that cheap in my area. Happy holiday! Enjoy and relax.

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  6. Have fun with Ali! Please give her hugs from the O'Brien girls!! Hope you guys are having a wonderful time.

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  7. no such thing as a "stripe problem", unless youve lost your stripes! love that sweet foot rest!!!!

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  8. I love the stripes! so cute!xx

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  9. It's so cute. I'm actually covering a little ottoman just like that one today! I'm gonna go for some burlap and paint stripes like a linen table runner on it.
    Kristine
    xx

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  10. Wow, such a great idea covering your stool with a sweater! Fab! And I understand your love for these stripes, they are so classic and bold. Great work!
    Nancy

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  11. LOVe it!
    You do such a great job!!
    You always inspire me!
    Hope you are doing well.

    Hugs,
    Maria

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  12. If you are up early, you might as well put the extra time to good. use. I will look at clothing in a whole new light.

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  13. Oh have a great time with Ali!! give her some big hugs from the macools :) can't wait to see you!

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  14. i love the stripes! there is nothing wrong with lots of stripes as long as you mix with other textures and patterns, and you're doing that, so no worries!

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  15. Love your blog and just became a follower...love your style of decorating! You just gave me an idea, I have a stool just like it, it was my mom's.
    Thanks for sharing!

    Rondell

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  16. I have a stripe obsession too!!! I just love them everywhere!

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  17. Oh do bring on the stripes...I love them! Love how it turned out. Oh and BTW, can I borrow those shoes!!!
    hugs

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  18. what a great idea are you kidding me!! So cute, I just found this blog, and I am lovin' it!!!

    -Kirsten
    craftingchicks.blogspot.com

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  19. your house is so cute. saw it off 6th street. great job!

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