Thanks for inviting me to be a part of your "5 Favorite Things" series, Chassity! When I started to think about what I might include, I decided to go with the first items that came to mind and here they are.
1. The Freud Chaise Lounge from Mitchell Gold. First of all, is that the best name for a chaise lounge or what? I had my eye on this piece for quite awhile, and so was thrilled while visiting the store in Portland for a book signing, by both Mitchell and Bob, to see that the floor model was on sale! It is a great piece that simply gets better with age.
2. Here is another floor model, an Uttermost mirror I found at Lamps Plus, on clearance with a bit of damage. A small piece on the top portion of the frame was cracked and about to come off. I bargained the price down from over $300 to around $35. LOVE! A bit of super glue and a new glaze of paint over the frame (to help the finish work well with the design of this bathroom) took care of any damage and it is one of the highlights of this bathroom design.
3. These lamps were found at HomeGoods, one of my absolute favorite resource for lamps. Originally the bases were a bright cobalt blue and featured plain ivory shades. A makeover resulted in the glossy ivory bases, with the shades covered with a fun Chinoiserie fabric and green trim.
4. An old Hoosier cabinet is another favorite item in my home. This piece originally sat in my grandfather's wood shop, and I have many fond memories of being in the shop, watching him work. The cabinet finally found its way to my house, and after I had it stripped of lead paint it was refinished and now functions as a great storage and desk piece in my husband's home office.
5. And last, this chair is one of a pair I won at auction. They were one ugly pair of chairs and luckily no one else was interested in them! But after refinishing the frames and having them reupholstered in a pretty velvet, they are a favorite in our home.
My goodness, Janell, can I move in? Thank you so much for sharing your amazing finds. And she clearly is a humble woman, because she didn't even mention her DIY chalkboard lamp that was featured on The Nate Show.