Chippendale armchair on Craigslist


I'm in love with this chippendale style armchair that I just found on Craigslist!! If you look closely at the legs, the carved details are so nice. I would definitely get new cushion covers made of course, but what a steal at $40! Love it!

Lizzie Carney's Home in Country Living


I discovered this cute home tour in the October issue of Country Living magazine. I love the fact that Lizzie Carney's home has that romantic cottage vibe yet instead of the standard whites everywhere, it's filled with rich dark colors like charcoal and chocolate brown.

I love this kitchen!!! The charcoal and turquoise are gorgeous, and I'm sorry but I also love the controversial peacock on top of the fridge.

I want to have a whole dressing room!

The curtain behind the bed is beautiful and makes the room look so soft. She also has the Anthropologie Cirrus duvet in gray, which is my favorite one!

XO Athena

How I'm hoping this piece turns out.....


Well, I got all of the sanding, priming and first coat of paint done on the top half of this cabinet. It looks super splotchy and I think I'll need to do a couple more coats of black paint.

My boyfriend made it pretty clear when this piece of furniture showed up at our house that he was not that into it. Then today I remembered this piece from a GORGEOUS local shop called Revival Home & Garden and showed the picture to my boyfriend...Boy, did that change his view on it! It helped him to see the potential of how our piece will be beautiful and turn out perfect in our home! I'm doing solid black, but you get the idea....

XO Athena