Sunday, October 24, 2010

Knobs for the Buffet???

Hmm, I am now having a difficult time deciding on the perfect knobs for our wonderful "new to us" buffet. These are the ones that I am considering:

But first here is what the current knobs look like:

They are a little to gold/brass for me. This little love is a key hole knob from Anthropologie. I think that the width of it might just be perfect for the buffet. It would definitely be a classic choice.

This Ripe Melon Pull would fit perfectly, but is still a shade of brass. What do you think?

This Rosy Knob comes in four colors, but I think I like either the blue or white one. I am not sure how this one would fit or match because there is no metal on it. Oh, but how I love it.

I absolutely love the color of this Urchin Test Knob. It is just beautiful, but I am not sure how it would look with ivory paint.

Now that I am thinking about the ivory color maybe something slightly more like this Bauble Knob. This one seriously makes my heart jump. :)

Or, how about this Glass Melon Knob. I love that it has a bit of metal in with all of that wonderful pink color.

Alright let me know if you have a preference. I am going to be busy thinking about it for the next couple of days. I have to order them soon so that they can be here for next week!!!

Happy Birthday Thomas!!!


Today is my wonderful husbands birthday. For his cake I decided to get creative and come up with something different that he would love. While searching through my computer pictures I found a rice crispy treat cake that I knew Tommy would die for. He love's rice crispy treats, the problem is that he is always the one who does the cooking and I do the eating. This time I had to figure it out on my own. So, I got to work researching the classic treat recipe and making the cake. I am quite happy with how it turned out. It looks very cute. I used our beautiful Pottery Barn "Emma" cake stand to hold my masterpiece.

Once he got up we sang "Happy Birthday" and blew out the candles. We being Pepper, Toby and I.

I would say it was a very successful cake, and Tommy said it was delicious!

New Buffet :)

Yippee!!! We got an amazing deal today on craig's list. I have been searching consignment stores and craig's list for weeks looking for the perfect buffet for our entryway. This morning I woke up and checked criag's list to find a buffet made for our entryway. It is exactly what we have been looking for. Here are the listing photos:

When I saw that there was a drawer where we could keep all of our millions of keys. I was so happy! How two people can have so many keys is unknown to me but somehow we do. After much heartache and phone calls we went and got our beloved buffet and brought her home. This is what she looked like once inside the house:

Of course the other family members had to check her out and make sure she was alright ;) My next step was to give her a good cleaning (which was truly disgusting). After her bath this is what she looks like:

I can't wait to paint her next week on my time off. She will be cream to match our hutch. I am soooooo very excited.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Happy Home and Couch Debut

Well, here we are, this is the first official post for Once Upon a Happy Home. I am very excited to be able to chronicle all of our home's transformations. This blog has been a long time coming. I am addicted to so many amazingly entertaining blogs right now that I thought it would be awesome to give it a try.I love making our house a home!

The first transformation we have comes in the form of our brand new couch!!! When we first moved into our home we had our table in this spot. It looked completely unsatisfying.

Then we switched our table and our couch. This was an improvement, but still not great.

The lovely Pup below decided that she was going to make my cloth couch her new bed errrrrr...

So, we decided to go with the ever "fur-less" choice .... leather. Now, we have this gorgeous leather couch that we can't keep Ms. Pepper off of during the day. Oh well life goes on.

As you can tell, we have done a lot of work since the last picture was taken. The walls are now my favorite Benjamin Moore shade: Wedgewood Gray. I love how the color changes in different lighting. I also spent two very painful weekends getting our formally hunter green coffee table the perfect shade of ivory. It was my first experience with spray paint and I would have never guessed it to be such a hard process. Our terrific new pillows are from Pottery Barn. It took me three days of contemplation (I am slightly indecisive) to finally decide on the beautiful yellow shaded pillows accented with lemons and leaves. When they arrived it was like Christmas morning at the age of nine all over again. I am super happy with my decision. The color fits perfectly with the blue walls.

And, finally the center piece of this whole debut, our lovely couch, which was purchased from Havertys Furniture. I had fallen in love with this couch two years ago when we went to purchase our family room furniture, but because of the high maintenance of cream to black leather we didn't get it then. For two whole years I dreamed of this couch and when we decided to upgrade our living room couch (aka Pepper's bed) I knew exactly which one we HAD to get. When we went to the store they told us my dream couch had been discontinued. Well, you can imagine my sadness. Finally, after much searching by our lovely sales clerk one lone dream couch was found in a Florida storeroom, and the rest is history.

Well, that is the end of the Once Upon a Happy Home's first post. I am very excited! I hope that everyone has an amazing weekend!!!

Linked to: The Lettered Cottage A Few Of My Favorite Room Re-do's

Get ready...

Keep your eyes open for our first ever post.......coming very soon!