Sep 30, 2014

A chair story

Hi friends,

Today, I am sharing the story of my office chair. This is also a progress report on my office ;)

As most folks who read this blog regularly would know, I am obsessed with this West Elm chair:


The PLAN:

I fully intended to save up to buy this chair. But - I couldn't go through with it. The chair is $408 Cdn plus tax and shipping. That is a lot of money for an office chair. If it was my living room chair, my 'nice room' for guests, it would have been a different story. Few people will every see my office so I couldn't justify the expense.

CURRENT STATE:

Here is what I decided to purchase instead:


Its the Skruvsta swivel chair from my swedish friends at Ikea. It was $129 and available in store. So far I like it but.....

NEW PLAN

I want to spray paint the base gold to jazz it up. Like this:


And I might even get fancy and re-upholster it (different fabric than this but same idea):


And there you have it - the story of a my office chair so far :) Stay tuned to see where this goes.

I leave you today with this amusing item:

Thanks for stopping by!

Sep 28, 2014

Mantle - Halloween'ified

Hi friends,

It's that time of year again. Where I bust out my one and only Halloween decoration to the delight of my kids. In addition to the fall accents I added last week, I am now ready for Halloween :) So much progress here at Casa Marshall:



It's a simple garland I picked up at Joe Fresh last year and it does the trick nicely.

So do tell - Is this shockingly early to be talking about Halloween or have you already got your decorations started? I already feel like I am behind in getting the kid's costumes together but that is par for the course.

I leave you today with this amusing Halloween decor item:
Thanks for stopping !

Sep 26, 2014

Anemones for everyone

Hi friends,

Welcome to the weekend! To kick things off, I've rounded up a pretty collection of anemone inspired decor items from Etsy.

Thanks for stopping by!