Thursday, October 25, 2012

Randomness...

Hello everyone, happy Friday eve. I have been MIA on the blog for...no good reason. Lol. Lots of things in the works over here but not much is ready to be shared. I was lucky enough to sneak out and head to the flea market this past Sunday (thanks to my MIL for babysitting). I was planning a solo mission, but my friend Ashley decided to join me at the last minute and we had a blast. It's so relaxing to wander the flea market with a friend!

I checked one major "want" item off my long long list. I have been wanting to replace this Ikea table in my living room for a long long time. Here is the before (sorry for the bad cell phone pics):
 
The surface is a bit too small, it's sort of lop-sided and I was just plain bored with it. Wanna see the new one from the flea market??
 

I loove that it has a little shelf for the magazines. Not a super fan of the bottom triangular shelf, but hey - it's close enough to my dream table to work. The best part you ask??! It was already painted cream and distressed. I'll take it! I have not been in the furniture painting mood lately so this is a major plus! Here's a side by side comparison for you...

In other news, this evening I am attending a pre-holiday soiree for some friends of mine that have a stationary business. They are debuting all of their new holiday cards, stationary, and wedding invitations and decided to throw a par-tay. AND - they invited little ol' me to do a diy craft with their fabulous guests. We will be making pom pom mistletoe and pom pom snowballs :) FUN! I am pre-making all the tags so all they have to do is make a pom pom (while sipping cocktails) and I'll take care of the rest :)
 

It should be a FUN night :)
I hope you all have a wonderful rest of the week! Talk soon!

12 comments:

  1. the new table is perfect! the shelf is valuable, my friend, i know! and YAY have so much fun tonight!!!

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  2. I love the new table! Super cute and functional too! It has lots of character! And those little tags are just darling Ali!

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  3. Great table! I can totally see why you love it! And I'm loving your pompom! So cute!
    Jo-Anna

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  4. I adore that cute table, perfect for that spot!!

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  5. That table was a great find, Ali! Three shelves on one table? Awesome! :) Have fun at the party!

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  7. I think both tables are cute, but that is probably because I'm not bored with yours, only bored with mine!

    Bliss

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  8. Love the new table, yay for extra shelves and not painting! And that mistletoe pom pom is too cute!

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  9. I like both tables, but another shelf is usually a good thing! That's the beauty of flea market finds - you can change them out whenever you find something better :)

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  10. I love it! I think the new one anchors there better, though the old one is so cute! And who can't use the extra shelf space...

    What a fun find and I hope you have a fun nite out!!!

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  11. I love both tables but the tiered is my fav! Having all those shelves is handy and ya know I think the triangle bottom is pretty cool...very unique!

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