Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Settee by me... I mean, my mom

Ok this is one of my favorites! Probably because I made it with my mom (We are the same person 23 years apart.. ... ... Im not joking... When we are around each other, we fuse into one person... Chris hates loves it...)

Seriously, here are some of my favorite pics of me and my mom
A blurry picture from Chris and my wedding... both Mom and I dance like true white girls...

Im not in this picture, but I am peeing my pants while taking this picture... seriously, could this get any better??! ohh mom...

Im not in this picture either... but this is a picture of my parents in college... and it TOTALLY creeps me and my little brother (Steven) out... me: spitting image of my mom at this age... Steven: could be dad's twin... ... ... it scares us both.
From my mom's 50th b-day... dont ask why Im wearing cleaning gloves... I really dont know... But my mom looks super cute in a tiara....
But back to the project... I dont have the usual 18,000 pictures since it was made before this purdy little blog started.

So let's start at the beginning...

My mom came to visit me in Dallas from Scottsdale, AZ (where I grew up) and we went to some local markets to get some much needed furniture for our house (... When Chris and I moved in, we didnt even own a dresser... click HERE to see how I actually got one...)

So when my mom and I found this little gem for $100, we pounced on it...
Yea... she's hideous... whoever made this fabric choice may have been blind color-blind color-handicapped...

After my mom and I looked for fabrics here in Dallas, without success, my mom sent me this picture via her newly photo-capable cellphone (btw: Im proud that she learned how to send a picture message.. GO MOM!)
After I nearly passed out due to the awesome-ness of this combo, she agreed to get it for me and send it back to Dallas... Seriously, this woman has decor skillz like no other... (I'll have to crash her/the house I grew up in next time Im home in Arizona...) I would be lucky to get 1/8th of the talent she has...

Once I received all my pretty fabric, I enlisted the help of an AWESOME upholstery company here in Dallas: Back Alley Furniture... Honestly, I forget how I found them (maybe Craigslist?...yea, that sounds like me...) but they are AWESOME and did a great job for a GREAT price... here is their Facebook page which has some fan-freakin-tastic before and after shots. Seriously, check it out...

Anyway, when I went to pick it up, this is the beautiful piece of greatness that I got back...
Yea, I know... she's better than fantastic.... and I can take ZERO responsibility for it since it was my mom's idea for the fabric, buttons, etc... My favorite part are the buttons on the bottom... super cute...

Here is the awesome before/after for ya...
(sorry, my normal computer for doing my before/afters is having some problems and I have to take her into the Apple doctor... so this will have to work...)

I took her home and placed her in the little random space we have to the right of our fireplace.

I think she compliments the room perfect... (and I'm still loving my little Easter decor I put up around my mantel... click HERE for a better view)


So what do you guys think? Do you like it as much as I do? ... I would love your feedback!!
















115 comments:

  1. I love it....and it makes sense that your Mom and you did a *project for two*...perfect buttons :)

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  2. I love it! Those fabrics are perfect together and it freshens up the settee so much! Your mom sounds like she has fab style too!

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  3. oh my gosh!! love love love that chair! you are gorgeous, and very talented!

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  4. It's amazingly beautiful and funky all at the same time. Love love it!

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  5. Super love it! Love the fabric and color choices! xxoo-Kim

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  6. Gorgeous, you and your Mum have great taste! I love that first photo of the two of you :)

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  7. So cute! I love the finished product. You and your mom look a lot alike. My mom and I are almost complete opposites and I think this is why we get a along so well! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. I love the settee!! Looks great! I actually just added Back Alley Furniture as a friend this week on FB. Too funny. I was clicking through settees on Craigslist and found them. I was wondering how their work actually is, so thanks!!! Good to know. PS.your mom and you are cute! My mom and I are just alike too.

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  9. OMG! So cute! That fabric is perfect for it, and I love the space that you put it in! I know what it's like to look unsettlingly like your mom... check out this post - ironically it's a post on finding a piece of furniture to recover...creepy! lol http://www.envirocraftiness.com/2011/10/auction-sale-find-chair-score.html

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  10. Such a cute sofa - great makeover! And thanks for sharing all those photos of you and your mum! Lovely to see and read about you both!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  11. Fantastic! I love the fabric choice. It looks amazing!!

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  12. Really great before and after. Those fabrics go together perfectly. Thanks so much for linking up at Etcetorize~

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  13. it's fabulous!!!! thanks for linking up to make it monday! I've shared your link with the Brassy Apple FB and twitter followers :)

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  14. This is great! I love to do projects with my mom too :)

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  15. I love this!!! What a nice post about your mum too.

    Julie

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  16. I'm in love with that fabric! It's gorgeous! Thanks for linking up to Mauvin' Monday!

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  17. That fabric is beautiful! I'd love for you to share this at Mix it up Monday:

    http://www.flourmewithlove.com/2012/04/mix-it-up-monday_08.html

    I hope to see you soon :)

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    2. Will do Lisa! Thank you so much for the invite!

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  18. This is BEAUTIFUL!! Seriously- I love the fabric, I love the chair- I'd redo my living room so it would match this chair:)

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  19. Wow, this is beautiful! Love the fabric and the buttons just make it!

    Blessings, Grace

    (Your newest follower! And I also live in Big D!)

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  20. Lovely makeover - and the fabric looks just beautiful in your room

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  21. So cute!!! I have been wanting to try upholstering something--this makes me want to do it!!!

    Shannon@SewSweetCottage

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  22. It's beautiful! I love the color combo! :)

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  23. Very pretty!! I'm your newest follower and I'm in big D too! Would love it if you would follow me too!

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  24. Okay so apparently my link isn't working on blogger... www.cheapcraftymama.com :)

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  25. A stunning redo and really quite a bargain.

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  26. ADORABLE!!! Just found your blog, will follow it!
    Cheers,
    Claudine

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  27. Love the colours, love the pattern, love how it sits in your room!
    Fabulous!

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  28. Love this and your blog! New followers! Come and visit us at shabbygals.blogspot.com too.

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  29. Beautiful, I love the fabric and the buttons couldn't be cuter:) I'm your newest follower too!

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  30. Total gorgeousness!! I love the fabric :)

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  31. Oh wow, that is sooo pretty! Love the fabric combination and the sweet scale of the piece. And you and your mom are lucky to have such a special relationship!

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  32. Well done, love the fabric. I enjoyed the celebration of your Mother too, wonderful photos. xo P.S. I'm your newest follower!

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  33. So cute. I've clicked to your site several times now from different link parties. Time to follow!

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  34. That settee is totally adorable. Your Mom does have wonderful taste and I am sure as much as you look like her and adore her you will get many of her great decorating skills because you are so open to learn from her.
    It was wonderful and refreshing to hear a daughter speak so lovingly and highly of her Mom............that is a rarity in our world today most unfortunately, and good that you see that and appreciate her so much. You are a wise young lady.
    Enjoy that lovely furniture!

    blessings, Nellie

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  35. Love the settee! My friend sent me the link to your post since I have an undying love for this fabric that seems a little unnatural. But I think it's the most goregous fabric I've ever seen lol.

    Great job and what a fun project!

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  36. Ummm...LOVE IT! Just found you on Jillify It and am now following! Your mom has fabulous taste - I absolutely am crazy about that fabric! Stop on by if you have a chance! :)

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  37. It is an amazing makeover. I just love the fabric. I would love for you to come and link up to my link party that opens tonight at 8pm EST. Hope to see you there.

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  38. LOVE IT! Thanks for linking up to Show Me What You Got Tuesday's @ ODH http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/2012/04/show-me-what-you-got-linky-party-9.html

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  39. Love the settee, and the sweet way you speak about your mom. :)
    Moms love that kind of stuff. We love to know we can choose something our precious children really like! It looks great! Yea Mom! Yea YOU!
    -Revi

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  40. I think it looks gorgeous and I love the photos of you and your mom! I'll be featuring you at the Knick of Time Tuesday party next week - thanks so much for sharing!

    Feel free to grab an "I Was Featured" button on the tab at the top of my blog.

    Blessings,
    Angie @ Knick of Time

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  41. It's GORGEOUS!! I love it! The detailing is fab!!

    And I really really love the way you speak about your mom! It's heart-warming and beautiful! You two sound like a real fun pair! ;)

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  42. I love it and I'm following you on the Linky now! You should be glad to look like your mom 'cause you KNOW you will age well! lol

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  43. This is so seriously gorgeous!! I love the color combo and those giant buttons are perfect! Nice job!!

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  44. Perfect colors, came out gorgeous! Love love love it

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  45. It's beautiful!!! Some day soon I will be brave and re-upholster something! Great job!

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  46. Beautiful post! Love the transformation. The colour is so gorgeous.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  47. I looks amazing! Stop by and visit me sometime at http://www.nstitchesdesigns.blogspot.com

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  48. Great piece -- looks fab in that little nook by the fireplace too :)

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  49. you consistently amaze me with your talent and creativity- BEAUTIFUL!

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  50. Amazing transformation! Love the fabric and all the little details, and it looks perfect in your house!

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  51. Gorgeous makeover! :) Love the fabric and the buttons too.

    xoxo,
    Melissa

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  52. Hi - how great were those pics of you and your mom. For me - I'm the Mom and my youngest daughter is like me...only 24 years younger.

    I loved your project. All it takes is some great fabric to make an ugly piece beautiful. Great job. I have a secret source of an upholsterer too here in New York. I love the button idea - I have to add that to my bag of tricks!

    Pop over to my blog http://www.studioofdecorativearts.blogspot.com. I am going to put my latest project (Ceiling Design) up on Primp and a few other link parties.

    Cheers,

    Linda

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  53. Wow! BEAUTIFUL transformation. I ADORE the fabric your mom picked out!! Found you through the Trendy Treehouse.
    -Melissa

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  54. I love it!!! So cute! I want it for my house!

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  55. Absolutely love it! Its perfect! My daughter would take from you if she could, those are her colors! :D Thanks! Julie(the letter 4's mom)

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  56. Thanks so much for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - you were featured today!
    --Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  57. Beautiful. I would love it if you linked it up to my new link party.

    http://momslifevents.blogspot.com/2012/04/show-off-mondays.html

    Can't Wait to see what else you create.

    ~Taylor

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  58. I am sooooo envious! That turned out GORGEOUS! Your mom does have good taste, that fabric couldn't be any more beautiful.

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  59. Wow! That is an awesome re-do!! Looks great in your room! -Jessica

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  60. We love this! You and you're mom are two talented ladies!
    Thanks for sharing this at our "Beautify It Monday" Party! We hope you'll be back again next week!

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      You've been featured today on Bringing Beauty! Come check it out!

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  61. That fabric is amazing!! Great job transforming the settee!

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  62. Love this! We just posted our Kitchen Fun and Crafty link party and would love for you to share this! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/04/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_12.html?m=1

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  63. Love! Love! Love!! Thanks for sharing at homemade by you!!

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  64. This is BEAUTIFUL! I'd love if you'd link up at my Tutorial Tuesday! http://www.ourthriftyideas.com/2012/04/tutorial-tuesday-2-diy-ruffle-skirt.html

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  65. Beautiful! Love the colors and the buttons are really sweet! Your newest LF follower from The Creative Corner Blog Hop.

    Holly
    http://hollysstampingaddiction.blogspot.com/

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  66. Wow! That is one amazing transformation. This is a really great project! I would love it if you would come link this up at my Pinworthy Projects Link Party.

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  67. It's really cute! I love the fabric combo as well! Found you via The Not So Functional Housewife link party :)

    -Bonnie @ Revolutionaries
    www.revolutionariesblog.com

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  68. This post cracks me up on so many levels! I love the fabric choice, and the upholstery job is beautiful. Great transformation. Thanks for linking up!

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  69. Oh my Gosh - This is amazing!

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  70. your project made the top 5! http://brassyapple.blogspot.com/2012/04/top-5-link-ups-refashionsewing.html

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  71. wow, wow, wow! I'm TOTALLY in love with that fabric! The crazy thing is, I'm pretty sure I have the matching wing back chair and ottoman to you settee....I mean mine used to have the matching fabric to your old flower fabric. Mine are recovered in white in my master bedroom.

    Really nice job on this! It's awesome!
    --Katie @ Creatively Living

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  72. Beautiful color combo. Great job!

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  73. I LOVE those fabrics and colours! It looks great in the spot you have placed it next to the fireplace as well! Tash www.littleladybird.com.au

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  74. OH MY WORD! LOVE! I need to find me an upholstery shop here in Nashville. You don't know of any do you ;) Thanks for sharing at Toot Your Horn Tuesday. You and your Mom are too cute!

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  75. I LOVE THIS!!! And you and your mom are sooooo cute!
    I'll be featuring it tomorrow.
    XO
    Kristin

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  76. God Bless your Mama - she's a genius! The change is remarkable and perfectly done. I love it!

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  77. This is awesome. I love the giant blue nail head trim. Kudos to your mama!!

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  78. My daughter and I are the same! We think we were born as mom and daughter cuz I just got in line quicker! Hey, do you have the name of that fabulous fabric? I have a loveseat that I want to do and I would adore that fabric....PLEASE? THanks

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    1. Alane, Great to hear of another mother/daughter combo out there! My mom got the fabric in AZ and she's currently visiting my little brother in Kansas City for the week. However, as soon as she gets back, she said she would go back to the store and grab the name of the fabric... I promise to post an update as soon as I can! Thanks for stopping by!

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  79. Oh wow! Amazing makeover! I absolutely love the fabric!! Your family pictures are adorable!

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  80. LOVED this! featured it tonight! stop by and grab a button! ;)

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  81. i love it!! and what's funny is my couch is basically the same fabric is the "before". eww I know...I just need to figure out how to recover it!! love your blog! newest follower!

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  82. Love all the pics of you and your mom! You did an amazing job on the couch. The fabric is beautiful. Thanks for linking up at Whimsy Wednesday last week!
    Amy@homehappyhome

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  83. Absolutely gorgeous! It is just amazing the transformation. I love how the modern fabric brings out the lovely vintage wood carving features.

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  84. wow... i LOVE it! so so so beautiful! love the funky fabric and all the colors. great job!

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  85. Love it! I found you on Cedar Hill Ranch's Cowgirl up party! I'm sure you already know.....your settee transformation was featured! Love, love, love it! I'm looking for something like this for the dining area of my kitchen. I've seen photos of settees being used in kitchens for banquettes.

    Love your blog!

    ~Sandy

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  86. Stunning! Featuring this tomorrow on Tickled Pink!

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  87. This chair is just amazing. I am featuring it later today! Looks like you have a winner on your hands! -K

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  88. I love those pics of you and your Mom, so fun!

    The settee... OMG. I die. The buttons are amazing! I want it!

    Thanks for sharing with us on Show Off Saturday!

    XO

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  89. Featuring YOU today. Thank you for sharing at {wow me} wednesday! :)

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

    http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2012/04/take-look-at-you-my-favorites_19.html

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  90. Love that fabric, you and your mom are amazing! Thanks for linking up to Refresh Your Nest Friday!

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  91. Your sofa has been featured for Functional Friday!

    Thanks so much for linking up!

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  92. yes, i'll be the next one to tell you how gorgeous this settee is! what a great fabric choice!

    i checked out your house tour and it looks lovely. it looks like your house is on a little plot of land near our old stomping grounds off greenville ave on morningside. oh, how i miss dallas!!! and snuffers...

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    1. Yep we are pretty close indeed! Please keep in mind that our "House Tour" pictures are all from the realtor before we moved in... (aka a single guy used to live here before us)... I promise to post some pictures soon of how it ACTUALLY looks now that we live here!

      And yes, Snuffers is amazing... loaded cheese fries? i die.

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  93. I want this chair now so badly! Great decorating taste you have, girl.

    Thanks so much for linking at Drab to Fab!

    Today's party link: http://www.amynjesse.com/2012/04/drab-to-fab-link-up-13-features.html

    Have a great weekend! :)

    Amy

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  94. The settee is gorgeous (as are you and your mom)! What a great project and it looks so beautiful in your home.
    <3 Christina

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  96. What an incredible transformation that was. The bones of the love seat were good and the fabric simply perfect. Cute picture of you guys dancing!

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  97. I may be the 112th comment, but seriously, it's gorgeous! LOVE LOVE LOVE the fabric choices! Thanks so much for sharing at Dwell on Friday!

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