Bringing in the New While Packing Up the Old

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I am the happy owner of something brand new. A shiny new desk chair… it is a first for me!

Trinidad Office Chair from World Market

Up until yesterday when my new chair arrived on my doorstep, every other desk chair I have owned has been a hand-me-down or a thrift store find that I made over to fit my style with fabric and paint.


With my new White Grant Office Chair from Cost Plus World Market, no DIY’ing was needed, all I had to do was open the box it came in and simply put the 3 sections of the chair together. It took less than a minute.


It was a good thing too, since I am taking apart the “studio” part of my studioffice where I keep all my tools so I can stage the room to look like a neat and tidy “office”. I’ll miss my creative space but know this will help as we put our house on the market in the very near future. I will be posting soon about what I have done to get every room ready.

I love to DIY. It is what makes me the happiest but it sure is nice to find something that perfectly suits me and my style without having to transform it in one way or another.

Cost Plus World Market NYC

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You may remember when I posted that I was heading into NYC to attend the opening event of the Cost Plus World Market in NYC.


The event was fun and I enjoyed getting to hang out with other bloggers, but also to see the merchandise up close and personal. I even came home with a few things. Like this Green Velvet Throw Pillow.

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It looks perfect on the banquette around my kitchen table.  In my next house, if there is no banquette, I may just be building one since it is the one thing I love about my house that we can’t take with us to the new one.

cat sleeping on decorative throw pillow

The pillow comes in quite handy not only for decorative purposes, but we and our pets have been known to use the banquette to take a little snooze on from time to time…. 

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