Thursday, March 15, 2012

small little details.

I feel like over the past couple of months i've come to this place where i feel like our house is suddenly becoming our "home".  (after almost 3 years!) There was such a long period of time where we didn't have furniture... (or furniture that somewhat was cohesive) there was always something i wanted to change.  slowly but surely the list of "projects" is becoming more of just for "change" instead of out of necessity.  There are still.. (and probably always will be) new stuff i want to buy, or change in my home, but thats just because i like change.. i love newness.  Its a form a therapy for my little soul.  If i cant buy something new (which i'll never be able to justify doing that always).. i need to change something so i feel the change, its just me. i got it from my momma.
I usually do these things when Luke is out of town.  I'll stay up til midnight cleaning a random closet, or scrubbing toilets... and get this bright idea that everything on the walls need to be rearranged.  I take everything down.. make one billion holes.. and  'adjust' the decor.
or sometimes i move all the furniture around.. just to put it all back in its right place. (ugh)
All this to say is, Luke is out of town.. for the next long while on and off.. and well i have a few new "mini projects" up my sleeves! One of which im really excited about, its long over due and i cant wait to share with all of my friends! 

About a month or so ago, i was on the major hunt for an old metal cart to add to my kitchen.  I see them at antique markets, and shops all the time.. usually at one extreme or the next price wise.  I had my eye on a couple at our local 'Sleepy Poet' antique mall.. but both were 50-100$ (no thank you) But i knew i had seen them for as low as 20-25$ other places.
after a couple of weeks, with no luck... i headed to Metrolina exp.. a monthly antique exhibit not to far from my house where people travel all over to set up shop.
I had my list.
my price.
and i was on a mission.
I found a cute little one.. in pale rusted yellow, for 25$... i told the kind gentleman i only had a 20$ bill and i'd be so happy to give it to him for that cute little cart, and he obliged!
a little white paint to freshen it up.. and voila!
I've used it as a mini bar for parties.. and as of now it just serves as extra storage for cute little lovelies.
i love it. 
in the future i can use it as a side table, in a living room or even a bedside table. anywhere really.
shoot, i need to get another one :)
I'm a sucker for knick-knack... cute little nothings that make me smile.. and im always looking for new ways to display them, so i can always see them.
And this did just the trick.


Mary Ellen Skye said...

i was confused for a second cause i recognized those pictures :) ha! love the cart and your home <3

Julie Watson said...

oh so cute! I love bar carts so much...

meagan said...

i <3 your little cart!

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TheLovelyHunter said...

oh my gosh, i am forever changing our apartment! i am always getting inspired with something new. i feel like redecorating is a practical outlet to let me be creative. your cart is adorable. if we had more room in our apt. i would definitely get one!