Ok, this could have been two posts but I just couldn’t wait to share both so a big ‘ol Friday post you get!
I fell in love with two more things this week, another paint color and my new barstools! I can’t stop looking at either one, at all. But neither one came about all too easily…
First up, our new guest room color. In my post about our anniversary trip to Fredericksburg, I gushed about the amazing B&B we stayed at and how I sillily wanted to find out the wall color so I could use it in our house somewhere. I emailed them a couple of times but didn’t hear back so I set out with my Sher-dub, errr, Sherwin-Williams, paint deck to see if I could find something similar. Something in the violety-gray realm, not too gray and not too purple.
And seven (7.5 actually) samples later, I learned that picking colors in this room is a real bi-otch, apparently all paint turns purple. There is never direct sunlight into it and it’s the brightest in the morning when I’m not home to see them or take good pictures of course. The pale yellow didn’t help make them less purplish I’m sure. Seriously, look at how different they look in the natural light (left) and ceiling light (right) of the room! Bahhhh!! (I didn’t edit any of these pictures)
The first samples I got (#1-5) looked great on the chip but were sooooo purple on the wall. I actually really liked #2 (Fashionable Gray) but knew it was too dark and it’s next shade up was #1 (Destiny). So I tried mixing them (#1.5) but it didn’t come out much lighter and was still too lavender. I started freaking out that I had wasted five samples and still needed more, which was the case but I got over it. I moved away from the blue-grays, to the more greige-y hues, and went back to SW and got samples of Grayish (#6) and Alpaca (#7).
And as soon as I put them up, it was Alpaca for the win!!! Light enough, not too lavender, and not too gray. First, let’s flash back, waaayy back to 2011 or so, then to the butter yellow we were at (why did I keep it for so long?!?)
A pretty dang good match to my B&B inspiration if I do say so myself! I keep going in there just to look at the walls and really almost stayed in there that first night ;)
I got them!!!! I have had my eye on these puppies for months and months and months. I tried many of the common wife-tactics to get husband on board with them too to no avail, would watch them go in and out of stock the whole time, and would miss every home/furniture sale it seems, and when I did catch one they were out of stock. I thought any day they would be forever gone and I would never find such perfect stools again. But honestly, although they aren’t crazy expensive, it was still a bit much to swallow since we had functioning stools. Aaaand then Target had a sale that I actually caught, with them in stock, and presented my facts and figures to husband once again. Sales, free shipping, credit cards rewards points, and a Craigslist sale later, here they are!!!!
These were our old World Market ones that I just sold on Craigslist for $120 buckaroos!
And here are the new guys! They are super sturdy and I love the color of the wood tops and how the metal isn’t too silvery. I think they blend with our new metal end table in the living room and with the natural wood tones and the grays in the kitchen so great. I also like how the tops are more rustic (you can feel the texture) and aren’t smooth. And there’s four now!
They came already assembled, which was a huge relief cause I had second coat to paint in the guest room, but one does have a funky splotch on one of it’s legs. If they were in our local store I’d try to get a replacement but they aren’t and it’s not worth the hassle of shipping back. It’s nothing turning it on the inside can’t fix.
They are $129 for two but Target was running 20% off of $175 (and still is through Saturday, hurry!), $15 off of $75, had free shipping over $50, I got a $50 Target gift card from credit card rewards points, and sold our old stool for $120, so these new ones came out to a grand total of…..$33!!!!! Crazysauce, right? That’s like eight bucks a piece. Deals like that make me soooo happy! And make husband happy :)
What are some of your best sale scores? What items were you finally able to get after dreaming about them for-ev-er?
I hope you guys all have an awesome weekend and may the sale-scoring gods be with you! Tonight we head offshore for the annual Texas Women Angler’s Tournament tomorrow so we’re hoping the billfish gods will be with us :)