Category: i updated

i updated: an outdoor living space ‘restyle’ for $50

outdoor space in chicago is coveted, but up until now my outdoor space was one of those spaces in the house that went ignored.

i had stuff out there – just not stuff up to snuff. with trips: home, to europe, to nyc, and to napa in the works…the bank roll is not really rolling per say. i decided to simply ‘restyle’ it.


the before:

the foundation was there


the process:


cleaning house and testing the rug


the $50 easy restyle, aka after:


in all its ‘restyled’ glory




pattern play


sit back and enjoy the view


easy enough. new on-trend pillows & rug + pops of color = a nice place to spend some time.


origins of the outside ‘restyle’: the adds are all from world market and on sale: pillows (similar) , rug, side table, candle holder (orange was on sale); furniture – ikea (old, but they have new ones that look the same)


i updated: feathery lamp

this is a….

BEFORE: My beloved Jonathan Adler lamp with a blah topper.

AFTER: I  found that feather head thing (pic 1) while antiquing with my mom. It turns out it’s a vintage feather finial.

I love it and all it’s feathery glory.

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