I am the happy owner of something brand new. A shiny new desk chair… it is a first for me!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Some of the items I loved like these Gray Kubu Grigo tote baskets are not sold online and can only be bought in the store. If I had my car with me, I would have brought a few of them home with me, too. I love the distressed white-washed look and size.
If you live in NYC, you can order anything from one of the computers in the store and they will deliver it to you. Perfect for city – dwellers who rely on public transit to get around.
A nice buying perk since it would be a little hard to take a pretty chair or larger item on the subway or a taxi. :-)
I also came home with some new cloth napkins in one of my fave colors. They fit right in my tote bag.
When I got home, I went online to see more of the items Cost Plus World Market sells since not everything is in the NYC store. I found more new and shiny in the way of Hammered Flatware to pair with the napkins. I have been looking for nicely weighted flatware with a modern vibe. When I saw this hammered style, I knew immediately that I wanted a set to use for everyday as well as when we entertain. It is a little hip and a little modern that keeps my style ever evolving.
I loved this curio and made a note in case my new house could use one for storing some of my favorite things.
It is fun to travel and go to events like this, but now I am back to focusing on getting my house ready to sell. If you are in the process of moving or have done so in the past you know how time consuming and stressful it can be. I think we are on the home stretch, then we play the waiting game. I will post soon with lots of updates.
This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market; thank you so much for supporting the sponsors that make In My Own Style possible.