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Colors, Hockey and Makeovers

First, thank you for all the input yesterday! Funny, I was leaning towards the yellow, but you brought up so many great points against it. And after a few of you said matchy matchy, well, you practically scared us right out of that direction. (I’ve been known to change an outfit multiple times until no two pieces actually match; I shudder at the thought.)

Scott ultimately leaned blue, so you’ve confirmed his gut – and now I’ll most likely never hear the end of it. (I kid!) And if we follow through on your suggestions, we’ll have a console that reminds us of our inspiration photo:

Changing gears – as if last Friday’s post didn’t indicate that I’m a bit scatter brained lately – we’re now the proud owners of a newly upholstered Grandma chair! Kudos to all of you who set us straight and kindly coaxed us towards the professionals. We used Covers Unlimited (located in Chinatown), and we couldn’t be more thrilled with their service and open communication – a big plus for a chatter box like myself.

Now that it’s back home, we still have a few finishing touches (refinishing the legs is number one on the list), and then she’ll live happily ever after in the studio. At that point, we’ll share more than just a fabric glimpse – but how ’bout that contrast piping? Yowza.

This week in general has been a little nutso (in a good way), mostly due to the perfect storm of a few (random) happenings:

1) The hockey playoffs started Wednesday! Growing up in a hockey family (and having played the sport for most of my teenage years), this is our favorite time of year – and our nerves are already shot just thinking about tonight’s game. Go Pens!

2) We’re getting our little tails in high gear, and the Pet Shop is getting a makeover – Eee! We want to thank you (so much!) for getting us to this point – that is, the point of outgrowing our PayPal buttons. We’ve outgrown them! Because of you! It’s long overdue, and it’s going to be great – we think – assuming we can get our ducks in a row. It’s still in the beginning stages, and we’re doing this one step at a time. (As Scott likes to remind me, how do you eat a whale? One bite at a time.) We’re reaching back to our resolution for this one.

And 3), hot dog!, we’ve been accepted to the Small Cool fiesta over at Apartment Therapy. Both Jack and Maddie managed to photo bomb our photos, which is okay by us (we love those little, wet nosed dudes). Won’t you please vote for us? We’re playing it cool, but if only you could see our (read: my) pathetic, pleading eyes. Just click on the photo below to vote.

It’s awfully therapeutic to dump my brain, so thank you for hanging on. Actually, thank you all around – for the Shop support, your enthusiastic color input, your votes and your good hockey vibes (see what I did for those last two?). And happy, happy weekend to you! xo.

PS: We’re learning the art of the hash tag. Find us on Twitter!
PPS: Black and yellow, black and yellow.

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  • Heather4.13.12 - 8:44 AM

    Funny – I thought the blue was too matchy with the rug. :) I can’t wait to see the chair in the office space – that color + piping is gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Jill4.13.12 - 8:51 AM

    I’m w/ Heather here on the blue being too matchy. haha, I’m sure it’ll look beautiful blue or yellow. and VOTED! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Jimmy4.13.12 - 8:58 AM

    The easiest way to get over those hockey nerves is to become a Caps fan. You sort of get used to them choking every year, and get better at not getting your hopes up.ReplyCancel

  • Kim4.13.12 - 9:29 AM

    Heather and Jill, good point, however, I think the blue is so much darker that it won’t necessarily match, but just “go.” The gold would be the same color as the print and art on the opposing wall and living room! Hmm, we’re still considering the options.

    Jimmy, I could never! :)ReplyCancel

  • Susan @ Jubilee Furniture4.13.12 - 9:33 AM

    Just voted for your charming space! You know I totally love everything you do!ReplyCancel

  • katie4.13.12 - 11:54 AM

    Congratulations on being over at Apartment Therapy! I’m heading over to vote. Also, can’t wait to see the chair!ReplyCancel

  • Ahh drats, I wanted a yellow console! But you can’t go wrong with blue.

    I also say “booo” to your Pens! I’m a Caps fan that lives with her Flyers fan boyfriend so I send bad joojoo your way ;)ReplyCancel

  • Alexis4.13.12 - 12:42 PM

    I was so excited when I saw your apartment in the Small Cool Space contest. I immediately logged in to vote for you! Good Luck all around :)ReplyCancel

  • Jen4.13.12 - 3:56 PM

    Duh- Are you kidding? Of course you get my small space vote. What you guys did/do with 675 sq ft is beyond amazing. That and cuz I love Jack. :)ReplyCancel

  • meg4.13.12 - 10:49 PM

    i actually started an AT account just to vote for you guys! even if i hadn’t been reading ybh for a while now, its still my favorite of the entries!ReplyCancel

  • Kim4.14.12 - 12:59 PM

    Thank you, everyone!ReplyCancel

  • Audrey4.14.12 - 2:14 PM

    I love the fabric of the chair-can’t wait to see that and the table!ReplyCancel

  • Sara Grace4.15.12 - 4:27 PM

    Love the blue! Your pup is too cute! Just discovered your blog… I’ll have to go check out your shop. I know I’ll find something for Dutch!

    Dutch & MeReplyCancel

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