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Although it’s Wednesday, we still feel as though we’re coming off of a DIY hangover; this past weekend, we put on our DIY-party-pants, and we hit it hard. Scott’s parents planned to visit us for one full day of help, and still being fresh off the headache of baseboard installation (and miraculously living to tell the tale!), we moved the fiesta outside, an area that we’re eternally apologizing to our neighbors for.

We have big goals for the front, and in typical Scott + Kim fashion, one project idea will quickly snowball into another project idea that’ll easily require a handful of mini projects to prep for the initial larger project idea. (Got it? We know, you know.) Over the course of the weekend, we made a ton of progress, made huge messes and – again, in our typical fashion – haven’t quite wrapped up every last bit, but we’re getting there!

And one of those mini projects (that turned out to be not so mini) that was needed to prep for the larger project? New concrete!

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But let’s back up. Scott and his dad wanted to tackle the building of new stairs that would lead up to our front porch, but about a week before their visit, we spent a little more time looking at the state of the stairs – which, at first, was just to get our shopping list in order. Of course, this had us realizing that eek! These stairs are in worse shape than we thought, but as we looked closer, we noticed, gah! If we’re going to do this right, we need a whole new concrete pad. This, naturally, was followed by foul language and a slew of phone calls to contractors that were never returned.

Below, you can see that our stairs all slope downwards to the left, but if you look at the base of the stairs, you’ll see the bigger problem – they weren’t even built on top of the pavement in the first place! Nope, they simply land on uneven dirt and gravel.

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We’d discussed pouring a new concrete pad down the road, but with it now becoming a necessity to have, you know, level ground for the soon-to-be new stairs, it got bumped to the top of our list. After all, there were more than a few issues with the concrete in the first place. For starters, the shape makes no sense…

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… A poor gutter situation (which has since been corrected as well!) caused cracks along the cinder blocks that lead down into the garden unit, not to mention, there are also a handful of missing cinder blocks…

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… And cosmetically, the whole thing was full of cracks. (Which we found out was almost entirely due to the fact that there was no drainage allowance built into the large concrete pad in the first place!)

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With Scott’s parents coming to visit in just a few short days and not a single returned phone call from a masonry contractor, we figured that the stairs could still be built – just not installed. (You can’t bring these two down!) But! On an evening trip to the grocery, we found ourselves behind a pick-up truck with the words “We Do Concrete!” followed by a number. We called it immediately, told the driver we were right behind him, and since he had wrapped up his day, he agreed to follow us back to our house and provide a quote. Hip, hip!

Not only was his quote extremely fair, but because the job was so small, he was able to squeeze us in the next day. (And he was super professional, very tidy and an all-around good guy! A unicorn pony, for sure. If you’re looking for someone in the Chicagoland area, send us an email, and I’ll fill you in!) The Thursday before the weekend, he dug up all the old concrete and framed in a new wider path – a path that would accommodate our soon-to-be stairs and curve nicely along the front yard, too:

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Friday evening, the concrete was poured, feathered and lined for drainage ability (which would prevent future cracking). All said and done, the job took around 4 hours.

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We asked our guy if he thought we were loony to add a personal touch – would it be weird if we added a puppy paw? Or two? He laughed, said it was perfectly safe for those cushy paw pads, and he even stuck around to make sure none of us fell into the fresh pavement. (We didn’t, although I’m not saying there wasn’t an incident later in the evening, in which one CC took a flying leap from the porch into the almost dry concrete. Nope, I’m not saying it.)

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Bright and early Saturday morning, he came back to take away the temporary frame, and we were ready to get started on building stairs! We had ourselves a fresh slate! Side note: The stairs aren’t finished – yet. More on that once we can call it ‘done’!

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Where the pavement meets up with the cinder blocks will eventually be the start of our garden bed; it’ll curve around to the right and in front of our lattice. (We cannot wait to get going on that!) In front of the garden, we’d like to lay a flagstone or paver walkway that will lead around to the other sidewalk, and we’ll fill in the very front with fresh grass.

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Ooh, and look! The garden unit has a full wall of cinder blocks! We’ll be topping those with limestone caps to finish it off nicely. (Aaand installing new lights – downstairs and up!)

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But our absolute favorite part? These sweet puppy prints. CC’s tiny paw is on the left, and Jack’s big brother imprint is the right, and yeah, they’re far from perfect. (Perfect from far?) Never mind, we love them so.

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With the pavement laid in record time (it was a miracle, we tell you!), Scott and his dad worked on the front stairs while his mom and I prepped the patio for painting – and omg, you guys. The view from our front porch is much, much better! We’ll get into that – tomorrow!

  • Laura @ Rather Square - May 28, 2014 - 9:08 AM

    Okay, I just love this story for so many reasons. First, that you couldn’t get any contractors on the phone, then you called the number on the back of a random truck at the last minute and it turned out to be the perfect solution! Second, the puppy paws (wonderful touch). Third, your new concrete walkway – it looks great! Can’t wait to see what you do with the stairs and garden bed.

    Our front steps are also slowly sinking into the ground – so I’m interested in your process here and how we might apply it. Although in our case, I think the entire porch needs to be replaced…ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - May 28, 2014 - 9:31 AM

    Love the puppy paw print touch!! and of course Jack’s face wondering what you are doing to him! Such cuties!ReplyCancel

  • Holy cow! Saying you had a busy weekend is a total under statement!

    I love that you called the number on a concrete truck and had a new pad the next day. Wouldn’t it be nice if all contractor relationships were so fast and easy? I love the new walkway. It looks amazing and I know you have more to share based on your Instagram feed :) Seriously, when you’re done there do you want to come down for a long weekend to help us finish a few outdoor things??

    Way to go, you guys!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - May 28, 2014 - 10:45 AM

      The whole outdoor thing is so new to us, so it’s definitely draining! We should do a trade – you up here one weekend, us down there the next.ReplyCancel

  • Staci @ My Friend Staci - May 28, 2014 - 10:27 AM

    Looking sharp!! My parents had my sister and I put our handprints in the concrete in their house about 20 years ago, so you aren’t loony, just typical parents ;)

    How are you getting up to your front door right now without stairs?

    As always, can’t wait to see what’s next!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - May 28, 2014 - 10:46 AM

    We used the back door for one evening, and by the end of the next day, Scott and his dad built up the steps enough in the front for us to use them – even though they’re not 100% done (but really close!)ReplyCancel

  • Megan @ The Brick Bungalow - May 28, 2014 - 12:41 PM

    What a great improvement! We had new sidewalks (and part of our driveway) poured last year and it can be a pain but so nice in the end! Glad you found a great guy in a random way…adds a nice touch to the whole deal. I can’t wait to see the landscaping. I’m currently working on various garden tasks myself!ReplyCancel

  • Joanna @ TheNestbook - May 28, 2014 - 2:59 PM

    Isn’t it amazing what a difference some new concrete makes?! We just added concrete step outside of our front door and it made all the difference in the world!ReplyCancel

  • Lesley - May 28, 2014 - 7:24 PM

    LOVE that you put the puppy paw marks in the concrete!

    We did the same at our place and it’s a great reminder of my girl now she’s no longer with us
    Love it!…love the house reno too.

    LesleyReplyCancel

  • caroline [the diy nurse] - May 28, 2014 - 8:08 PM

    The puppy paw prints are too sweet. I wouldve loved to have seen the “incident.” I had a paint tray on top of a desk while painting our office last week and the cat jumped up right into it and then ran away onto the carpet. I can only imagine how much fun you had with concrete!!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - May 28, 2014 - 8:27 PM

      Oh my goodness! Is it bad that I literally LOLed when I read that?! I hope it wasn’t too bad! God love our pets.ReplyCancel

  • Emily @ Adventures of a Dog Mom - May 29, 2014 - 11:30 AM

    This is awesome, love the addition of the puppy prints!ReplyCancel

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I almost can’t believe I’m about to say this, but the entryway trim, baseboards and flooring are done! Considering how long we’ve been working on them (what, with going back to the new tile, it’s been over 5 months?), we should be done. But! There are a small handful of loose ends to tie up, such as…

  • … painting the front door.
  • … painting the stairs black + white (that have been primed since, oh, December!)
  • … installing a light fixture on the second floor landing.

So while we’ve come a long, long way, we’re calling ourselves happy-for-now. We don’t want to rush into purchasing a light on the second floor (we’d rather wait until The One comes along!), and the painting projects will happen sooner rather than later. Regardless of those (tiny? Ha!) shortcomings, we’re finished with every last bit of baseboard, flooring, door and window trim:

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We can be pretty hard on ourselves with how far (or should I say, not far) we’ve come; me, especially. I’ll say, we’ve been here for 11 months and we don’t even have doors on the bathroom! (This, sadly, is still true.) I’ll say, I’m going to buy a neutral rug today for the studio!, only to find myself thinking, but is that really important when we don’t even have a closet yet? Scott has always been my voice of reason, and he’ll remind me that we have come far. This time around, we’re making more thoughtful choices, mindful choices – and we did take on some pretty hefty renovations for a good half a year. It’s funny that he has to tell me these things; how easily I forget! (Truly, our demolition feels like years ago.) And then I’ll look at the big, dusty mess we created last fall:

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We’ve been learning a lot along the way, and these baseboards – while Scott will admit that he finds it pretty satisfying and fun – are surprisingly transformative. We can paint, pick out a new couch, throw down a rug and start our curtain search, but without baseboards, the room feels ten steps behind.

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And upstairs! That landing! Remember when it was a wall with a tiny coat closet?

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When that came down, the “hall” window was able to flood the studio from three sides, making it a beautifully bright place to work every day. We trimmed the window, added a small sill, continued the hardwood flooring where there used to be carpet and capped the half-wall with 1 1/4″ thick walnut stained with Minwax Ebony:

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We considered hiring out the hardwood floor installation, but after receiving a few quotes that cost way more than the flooring itself, we decided to give it a go ourselves. We lucked out after finding our existing floor’s perfect match at a local store, A-American, and never having laid hardwood ourselves, we enlisted the help of Jack (of course) and our friend Jake (thank you, Jake!).

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Full disclosure, it took us two days! (Remember when I said, what could go wrong? Oof! Ahaha!) We had issues with the nailer we rented, our uneven walls weren’t playing nice, and there may have been some miscommunication along the way, but you know what? We did it! Below, peace out sub floor, and hell-o new floor!

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Rarely do things go perfectly with DIY, but when you get the job done, that sense of satisfaction is a high you’ll crave again and again.

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Looking back, okay. We have come a long way! There’s more to do, yes, but isn’t that always the case? (For starters, those stairs still need a lot more repair work before we can get to painting.) To see the progress on all the entryway and second floor landing projects so far, just click on any thumbnail below to take you to the post. (And if you’re viewing this in a reader, you may need to click over to see):

Next up in the baseboard saga? Living room trim. And after our beast of an entryway, what could possibly go… Oh, pssshh. I’m not even going to say it!

  • Jodi - May 22, 2014 - 6:52 AM

    oh my goodness! it looks AMAZING!! and seriously, you guys have come SO FAR since last summer. way to go!!!ReplyCancel

  • Hannah K. - May 22, 2014 - 7:50 AM

    This space looks amazing, guys!! I could just come live in that stairwell – beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Marie - May 22, 2014 - 8:11 AM

    Congrats to you guys. Always look on the bright side of life : a few months ago, it was all covered with dust and old carpet and now it looks perfect – with the new floor matching perfectly as a bonus. The stairs will be great in black and white. I was afraid it would be a little weird with the blue navy closet door but I know you’re color geniuses.ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey d. - May 22, 2014 - 8:34 AM

    Y’all have done such an amazing job… It makes me want to leave work and run home to all the projects waiting for me! I’m currently working up the gumption to break out the oil paint for the trim… The cleanup just seems like such a pain; I can’t seem to get started because the end scares me!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - May 22, 2014 - 8:41 AM

      Thanks, Lindsey! Do you need to use oil based paint for the trim? I imagine you’ll have a huge headache – with the mess AND the smell! We use exterior grade latex semi-gloss paint for all of our indoor trim. We DID use oil based primer for our stairs, but only because it’s a super high traffic area. No one will be walking on your trim… ;)ReplyCancel

      • Lindsey d. - May 22, 2014 - 9:11 AM

        Unfortunately, it was originally done in oil, so I don’t think we can cover it with latex. And the paint is already purchased :(ReplyCancel

        • Kim - May 22, 2014 - 9:20 AM

          Oh, no! You can typically paint latex over oil, but the OTHER way around is not usually recommended. If you can return the oil based paint, but you can pick up latex and save yourself some hassle!ReplyCancel

          • Lindsey d. - June 4, 2014 - 10:04 AM

            Update! We painted all the trim in the kitchen over the weekend and it looks SO GOOD! I’m actually happy with the oil paint. Despite the clean up headaches, the oil goes on SO NICELY! I can’t see any brush strokes and it covered beautifully.

            We ended up taping off everything, cleaning with a vinegar solution, applying liquid deglosser AND THEN deciding to prime just to be sure. We also discovered that we will need at least two sets of brushes for each room to switch out halfway through the actual paint application (man, the oil paint builds up in brushes). I actually am looking forward to tackling the living room!ReplyCancel

            • Kim - June 4, 2014 - 10:16 AM

              Lindsey, that is AMAZING! Wow, isn’t it incredible how much clean, freshly painted trim can transform an entire room! It’s definitely one of those details that makes all the difference. I’m actually sitting here in my chair, excited for you!

              Best of luck in your living room! We’ll be tackling our baseboards in our living room in the next couple of weeks… and then it’s on to the studio :)ReplyCancel

  • Laura @ Rather Square - May 22, 2014 - 9:03 AM

    You have come so far! The baseboards (and everything else) look great. I think I need to change out our boring stair hand railing after seeing yours. :)ReplyCancel

  • misie - May 22, 2014 - 9:04 AM

    SO fab! You guys are rocking this – I love how bright and happy your place is!ReplyCancel

  • kara - May 22, 2014 - 9:29 AM

    looks GREAT!ReplyCancel

  • Megan - May 22, 2014 - 9:37 AM

    Wow! It looks amazing. You are such an inspiration! Keep up the good work. I can’t wait to see more :)ReplyCancel

  • It looks so good, you guys! I love the dark cap on the stair baseboard and the half wall, the handrail brackets and the tile (which I’ve admired since you brought it home). The new wood floor looks like it is original!

    I definitely think you deserve an adult beverage and unlimited time switching back and forth between before and after pictures exclaiming “It’s so different! We’ve come so far!” (That’s how we like to celebrate at least…)ReplyCancel

  • erica - May 22, 2014 - 10:04 AM

    WOW!!! So impressed, it’s gorgeous and fresh. You guys did such a great job – so fun to read about here, thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Katy - May 22, 2014 - 10:15 AM

    You guys have done an amazing job! I absolutely love the color of the closet door. The whole thing looks fantastic.

    Also, my husband and I were lamenting the fact that nothing ever seems to go like you think it should just last week. Good to know that it’s not just us.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - May 22, 2014 - 10:31 AM

      Oh, Katy. You are most definitely no alone!ReplyCancel

  • Julia [Chris Loves Julia] - May 22, 2014 - 10:32 AM

    Wow! My jaw has dropped. You have come so, so far! I had forgotten. And the most recent details and tres chic!ReplyCancel

  • Dre - May 22, 2014 - 12:18 PM

    Well done! I’ve been following your posts for a little while now (I love yellow brick buildings and I think someone I follow in the dog/rescue community has a link to your blog). I’m wondering where you found the table in the side room at the top of the stairs (two drawer, two shelves, scale in the upper left hand corner). I’m looking for something similar.ReplyCancel

  • Jamie - May 22, 2014 - 1:27 PM

    Hi Kim! I’m a pretty new reader. I think I found you via better/after or pinterest… Wherever I found you, I am SO glad I did. Love reading your posts. Just wanted to drop in and say hi! Oh and also, the color of your door…. I die. Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Kim Schutte - May 22, 2014 - 2:17 PM

    Congrats on all the progress! It looks fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • Katja | Shift Ctrl Art - May 22, 2014 - 2:45 PM

    It’s insane how well that turned out. Love how you were able to match that floor.

    Love the base-board-meets-stringer-molding route you went with. Looks perfect!!ReplyCancel

  • Caitlin @ Desert Domicile - May 22, 2014 - 5:11 PM

    Wow! You guys have come so far and done such an amazing job! We’d love to swap our skinny baseboards and trim for something a little chunkier but the amount of work is such a buzz kill hahaReplyCancel

  • Joanna @ TheNestbook - May 22, 2014 - 10:05 PM

    Your house is gorgeous, Kim! And you guys are doing an amazing job with it. I look forward to following along and seeing it progress. :)ReplyCancel

  • thelady - May 23, 2014 - 10:51 AM

    Great work. Your home is coming together beautifully. I’ve said it before but I love that you are adding character back to your house: restoring the arches, marble floored entry, vintage doors, wood floors.ReplyCancel

    • maria laura - May 23, 2014 - 1:39 PM

      Dear litlle fairy….you and Scott are the best! Your home is comming incredible…My applause to both… Here in Brazil I am following your progress …ReplyCancel

  • thelady - May 23, 2014 - 10:55 AM

    Also don’t feel bad about not having closets. I bought my first home in December and I’m just now assembling the wardrobes I bought in February to compensate for a lack of first floor closets in my row home. I’m not even doing the extensive renovation you are but things just take so much longer than we expect especially when we also have to work.ReplyCancel

  • Marie - May 23, 2014 - 4:51 PM

    As an artist, I know how much you love art. I saw this : http://www.onemustdash.com/collections/prints-30-x-40-cm/products/wannabee
    and immediately thought of you.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - May 23, 2014 - 5:05 PM

      That is the cutest!! Looks like our Jackie Boy, too! Thanks, Marie :)ReplyCancel

      • Marie - May 23, 2014 - 5:26 PM

        ;-) Have a nice weekend with your kiddos.ReplyCancel

  • caroline [the diy nurse] - May 25, 2014 - 7:11 AM

    Looking so good!!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole - June 10, 2014 - 8:46 PM

    Please tell me the color of that lovely blue door! I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect blue for our front door and I think that’s it. Thank you!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - June 11, 2014 - 9:53 AM

      Hi Nicole! It’s Hague Blue (a Farrow & Ball navy blue), but mixed to an outdoor grade Sherwin Williams paint.ReplyCancel

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Sunday morning, we set our alarm clocks for 5 AM. Voluntarily! The Elkhorn Flea Market kicked off their season, and after our luck at last year’s market, we couldn’t wait to go back. Although, I’ll fully admit to be extra grumpy until we arrived at 7:30 – bright eyed and bushy tailed! (Thanks, coffee!)

The huge market is crazy, crazy packed with vendors, deal finders, and anything (and everything!) your antique-loving-heart could imagine. The drive will set you back 1 1/2 hours from Chicago to Elkhorn, Wisconsin, but it’s absolutely worth it. (As Scott and I like to call them, this is not a tube-sock-selling fair; it’s the real deal for all price points. Go, go!)

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We spent a good four hours weaving up and down the aisles, sipping hot chocolate and peeling off layers as the cool weather warmed up. I picked up a nice little sunburn on my face, but we came home with a packed car, too! Here’s what we got:

ONE. Pendants like these are pretty easy to come by, but this guy was in perfect condition and was ready to be hard-wired – and that cage! The cage sold us. Right now, the extra nook room off of our kitchen is still serving as a major power tool dumping ground, but we’d love to turn it into a little indoor work room (before next winter at the very least!), and this fixture feels right for that space.

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TWO. Scott has been on the lookout for a vintage outdoor lantern for what feels like forever (yes, really), and at the top of his list? A blue one. (Again, I can’t make this up!) It’s tiny, adorable and blue, and I’ll admit that I’m looking forward to putting it to use this summer.

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THREE. And finally, our favorite find of the day – a pair of cantilever patio chairs! There was a surplus of patio furniture at Elkhorn, and “patio furniture” was quite literally on our list of would-love-to-finds. We’re so, so looking forward to overhauling the exterior of our home this summer, and we imagine a couple of cozy lounge chairs, a colorful patio swing and a small table – in addition to a lot of paint to brighten up that freshly washed deck. We were immediately drawn to these (as were a handful of others that were ready to swoop in – yikes!) based on looks (how handsome are they?) and comfort (very), and after waffling for far too long (and even walking away for all of 5 minutes), we knew they had to come home with us.

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We knew they were mid-century, and a quick Google search pulled up these Salterini clam shell chairs for much more than we paid. (Like, a laughable amount more.) Are they Salterini? Does anyone know how to tell? They’re extremely heavy, very well made and look identical, but my internet sleuthing can’t find a way to tell for sure. (We found several more listings as well, all of astronomical numbers!) As the summer plays out, we’ll see if they’ll stay black; wouldn’t they be great in a powder coated white?

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For anyone within a few hour drive of Elkhorn, we can’t recommend this flea enough! There are three more dates this summer, and it’s worth the pain of a 5 AM wake-up call. Coming from me, that’s a big deal. (Says the girl who loves sleeping more than anything in the world.)

PS… Domino has named their Top 26 Design Blogs, and these two made the list! Whoa. We’re in incredible company, and we hope you’ll take a peek. Big hugs to all of you for keeping us motivated and inspired! xx.

  • caroline [the diy nurse] - May 20, 2014 - 8:30 AM

    Wow you guys really lucked out! I rarely find that many goodies- especially if I have the money lol. The caged light is my favorite- that would cost so much more these days!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel @ I'm Loving Today - May 20, 2014 - 8:50 AM

    I was there Sunday, too! I’d been wanting to visit for years, but was always busy on one of the flea market weekends…until last weekend! I couldn’t believe how crowded it was, and how huge! We were there for about four hours, too, and definitely didn’t see it all. My one regret is not buying up a beautiful Hudson Bay blanket for $70…still kicking myself for that one.

    Great finds! What a fun day!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - May 20, 2014 - 9:54 AM

      Did you end up getting anything else? Yeah, it’s crazy how after 4 hours, there’s still SO much to see. We usually breeze through the last third of the fair!ReplyCancel

  • Marie - May 20, 2014 - 9:16 AM

    I love your new pendant and had one more crush on your chairs, wow. You guys really have eyes like a cat ! I reminds me that I recently discovered one of my neighbor have two diamond chairs on his balcony. Those are chairs I really crave for (and no room to add them anywhere, of course). Any idea why I also crave a big blue velvet chair for my studio, by the way ?ReplyCancel

    • Kim - May 20, 2014 - 9:24 AM

      Haha, you’re silly. I would LOVE those diamond chairs. So pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Haha! I love your description of a “not tube-sock-selling-fair” Seriously, who buys those?

    More importantly I love your scores! The light and lamp are awesome, but those CHAIRS! Love! I’m pretty sure they would look good in any color.ReplyCancel

  • Trish - May 20, 2014 - 10:56 AM

    Those chairs are amazing and would look great in any color! I could see a bright yellow – or maybe the same blue as your pretty little lantern!ReplyCancel

  • Linda @ It All Started With Paint - May 20, 2014 - 12:50 PM

    You know, I’ve never been to a flea market (crazy, right?) and now I’m intrigued. I might just pack up my daughter and head to Elkhorn next month to check it out. Looks like they have some amazing things!

    :) LindaReplyCancel

    • Kim - May 20, 2014 - 1:06 PM

      Oh man, Linda! You are in for a treat if your first Flea Market experience is Elkhorn! Also be sure to check out the Randolph Street Market!ReplyCancel

  • Jodi - May 20, 2014 - 1:23 PM

    awesome finds! and congrats on the domino mention!!!ReplyCancel

  • ann - May 20, 2014 - 1:23 PM

    Love the blue lantern on grandpa’s table’ReplyCancel

  • Jillian - May 20, 2014 - 1:39 PM

    I’m crushing on that colorful fiestaware! & to think I registered for all white fiesta goods when I got married! Which of course I still love but geesh, did I think I was a grown-up or somethin’? CONGRATS ON DOMINO!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jillian - May 20, 2014 - 1:40 PM

    P.s. yes, paint the chairs white! Love ‘em!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Lynn - May 20, 2014 - 3:08 PM

    You didn’t buy the Pete cane?!?!?ReplyCancel

    • Kim - May 20, 2014 - 3:18 PM

      Haha, I should have picked it up for you!ReplyCancel

  • Heather MacFeather - May 20, 2014 - 11:56 PM

    Those chairs are pretty great. They look like they may have some flex/bounce when you sit in them?

    When I first saw them with your dog posing to the side, the first thing that came to mind was “buddy collar” (aka “lampshade”. Animals wearing them crack me up).

    I hope you can un-see the lampshade thing with time. I bet they would look great painted any colour!

    Enjoy.ReplyCancel

  • Julia@Cukoo4Design - May 21, 2014 - 6:41 AM

    So much cool stuff. Looks like a great timeReplyCancel

  • Paige @ Lux Per Diem - May 21, 2014 - 8:36 AM

    God, flea markets are like crack to me.ReplyCancel

  • tia - May 21, 2014 - 1:31 PM

    those floral chairs in the 7th photo down gave me a tingle! lol. i’ve yet to master flea markets.ReplyCancel

  • alex - June 19, 2014 - 11:42 AM

    hey – per chance if you noticed, were your furry friends welcome here? would love to do this, but would need to figure something out if we were able to make it.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - June 19, 2014 - 12:04 PM

      I didn’t notice a single pet at this one, but I would double check their FAQs (almost all flea markets will have this info on their site) to make sure!ReplyCancel

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