And I knew, regardless of anything else .... I wanted - I needed - a big work table, hence my decision to start with building the table.
So once that was done, I needed to figure out where else I was going with this Mom Cave o' mine!
First stop: Pinterest.
I know I mentioned it yesterday, but it's worth mentioning again! It is SUCH a great place to search for inspiration. I have a pinboard called "Craft Space Inspiration" ... you can check it out here if you'd like!
Second stop: Ikea.
And let me just say ... Ikea scares me. Quite a bit, actually.
I'd only been there one time prior to this ... and it made me want to run and hide.
But Mick went along with me for moral support -- and we figured, if nothing else - we'd have a yummy lunch at Red Robin, conveniently located next door. (YUM!:)~
We had a successful trip! We got lots of great stuff, we didn't get lost, and we had LOTS of laughs.
Here's Mick, smelling the boards - er, shelves - I bought. They smelled SOOOOOO good!
Why do you ask ...?
I'm sure we looked perfectly normal, sniffing the boards for like 5 minutes straight!?
Here's my loot, piled on the kitchen counter when I got home ....
Fast-forward one week:
Third stop: Pier 1.
I don't go there very often -- but when I do, I always seem to find good stuff, so I don't know why I don't go there more often...?
I walked in the door and immediately saw this beauty.
The Dana Parsons Dining Chair and Floral Slipcover, ($99.95 and $49.95)
I know I'm not creating a dining space here - and this is a dining chair - but it just SPOKE TO ME the second I walked in the door!
The color palate is PERFECT for the room - and the rest of my house, for that matter. I love that it is classy and unique -- and it will add a fun pop of color and visual interest to my mom cave! I think .... no, I KNOW I'm gonna love it!
I can't wait to show you the progress in the room ... but for now, here's a sneak peek of my table and the chair, getting acquainted .... :-)
Next step for the mom cave: shelves and storage, curtains ..... and details, details, details!