Thursday, March 31, 2011

Loving the new purchases.

I’m pretty pumped today. Let me share the goods with ya.

I’d like to give the people working at this website a virtual high-five for such great service. I placed the order jus this past Sunday for my cabinet hardware, and I got the handle pulls two days ago, and the cup pulls came in yesterday! And, not only did they arrive quicker than expected, they were priced super low, and I got free shipping, and  they’re really nice quality! {Fist pump!}

So, let me introduce you to my new handsome cup pulls…



And, I was super pleased that the two pieces went perfectly together {in my opinion} because one was listed as nickel matte and the other as satin nickel.


And cause you gotta see all sides…


Now I just need to get started on painting our cabinets white to show off these new beauties!

And this wasn’t the only purchase for the kitchen yesterday – I finally picked out fabric for the kitchen curtains! I’ve been to our local JoAnn’s so many times, and spent even more hours scouring the internet for some fun, colorful fabric that would work well with the green backsplash tile and also soften the room up a bit, since right now it’s leaning towards an “industrial” feel with the stainless steel and black countertops {in my head, mind you.} I just couldn’t find what I wanted. I finally found some fabric at JoAnn’s last week, but they just had a yard or two left and they were less than willing to call and order me some additional yards. I was NOT pleased with JoAnn’s customer service. So I promptly walked out, offended & empty handed. {Grrr.}

But last night, I drove to Dayton to meet up with some lovely women I used to work with for a Chinese dinner date. It was great to see them again & catch up on what’s happened in our lives the past year and a half.


Anyhoo, on my way to the restaurant I stopped at Hancock Fabrics in Dayton and I finally scored a sweet deal on this pretty fabric.


It’s retro-ish fabric {according to my Mom & the nice woman working at the store} and it’s got nice soft hues of blue, green, and gold. I was originally looking for more vintage colorful floral fabric, but I really liked that this fabric wasn’t as overtly feminine {you can thank me later, Eugene.} I also liked that the gold & green worked really well with the colors in the backsplash tile and the green & yellow going on in our living room.


I think the swirl pattern on this fabric brings in a contemporary hint to the retro design, and I’m hoping that will work well with the contemporary stainless appliances and still retro-ish Fiesta Ware I want to display on my open shelving. {See more on our kitchen plans here.}


And I upped my conservative plan to purchase just 6 yards, and went for the whole nine ten-yards {Ha, that cracked me up!} because I had a 40% off coupon. This cotton fabric was already priced well at $5.99 a yard, but with my coupon, I scored ten yards for just $35.90…$3.59 a yard!

Love it.


I’m hoping that going with 10 yards will give me the option to take the dining area curtains to the floor if I decide to, I might even have some extra fabric to play with for maybe some pillows or napkins after the curtains are completed.

And what’s even better is that my indecisive self still likes the fabric today! I hate making decisions, but I think I’m okay with this one! :)


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