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Chair Dilemma

So I bought these chairs (6 of them) on craigslist for $120 total, five years ago,  after my daughter fell over on our current ones for the second time.  These chairs were a great color and the most sturdy chairs you have ever seen.  The main problem with them is that the style is not my favorite.  It wasn’t when I bought them and still isn’t.  
So, my dilemma is…what to do about kitchen chairs!?! 
I have found quite a few chairs that I love, but I tend to like more modern ones.  With that style comes a stability problem with little kids.  Here are some looks that I love but I am not so sure any of these chairs are sturdy enough for my monkey children… 
(all pictures from Pinterest)
The ones I have now were such a great deal and so, so sturdy.  I may just wait it out a little bit longer until I am ready to spend some extra money to get what I really want.  
What do you have for kitchen chairs…any recommendations of some that you love?

Auburn - I vote that you wait until you can afford exactly what you want, but I do like the ones you have. What if you painted them a fun color??

Laurel - I love your current chairs. Keep them and let my monkey girls be their true selves!

Tanner, Avery, Benson, and Bela - love the style in the 3rd picture. I wanted to get barstools in that style but had the same concerns with them being sturdy enough… I've always loved the color of your chairs too tho!

Nancy@OwensOlivia - I have chairs similar to PB's Napoleon chairs. They have taken quite the beating from my son. They are holding up really well, but I am like you. I am not in love with them. Unfortunately, I am forced to wait until Matt gets a job. I like your chairs, but I agree with Auburn. Just wait it until you can afford what you really, really want.

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Color Inspiration- Blush

Sometimes I can tell which color I am into at the moment based on the clothes that I am wearing.  The last few weeks I have been very into the color blush.  Here are a few inspiration pictures with some pretty blush accents…
Anne Coyle.  This one has a little bit more of a purple tint to the pink, but I love it too!
Imperfect Polish
Material Girl Blog
Apartments I Like
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Horizontal Striped Curtains

Bold horizontal stripes are everywhere these days.  I get inquires for horizontal striped curtains quite often.  Surprisingly it is very hard to find a bold striped fabric, so many of these stripes you see have been made by alternating two different fabrics.  I just finished a set using two different colors of linen for  a client.  Besides the fact these need to be pressed, they turned out great.

Nancy@OwensOlivia - Hmm, you just gave me an idea for my bedroom. Love it!

Marcus Shields - Monica (my sis) made similar curtains to these. She has black insted of brown though, they look really good on her patio doors

Angela Dowell - How much are the two color bold stripe drapes? iI would just need panels. No groments or rod pockets. I need two pairs for two windows 108″ long. Text me at 662-207-7181.

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New at West Elm

I am sorry that I have been slacking on the blog lately.  I hope to get back into it with something exciting soon.  All of the stores are starting to release their new Spring lines.  West Elm is one of my favorite stores and here is a selection of some of my favorite new products from West Elm.
They have roman shades now!
They added the color gray to two of their best selling rugs. This one…
…and the chevron
 TGIF tomorrow!  Enjoy your long weekend!
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New at Schumacher

Schumacher announced their newest line, Côte d’Azur.  It is an indoor/ outdoor collection.  The featured photos are all taken pool side and it looks fabulous.  I love the scale on the stripe and chevron.  See the whole collection here. Happy Weekend!

My Beautiful World - Love this poolside look. So nice to meet you just found your beautiful blog and so happy I did. I have enjoyed looking around and I'm now following you, wonderful to meet new friends. Hope you find a spare minute to visit and follow me sometime if you like. Sending you special wishes for a wonderful New Year I’m looking forward to keeping in touch in 2012.
Always Wendy

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