Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Last Night's Pick-Me Ups.

After a strenuous day at the engineering office yesterday, I needed a few pick me ups. This came in the form of new nail polish, a new book, and a gallon of paint. Random, huh?   
I originally went to purchase OPI’s “I Vant to be A-Lone Star” from the Texas line, because I have an outfit planned for a date this weekend that it would match perfectly. Of course, it’s impossible for me to buy just one color so I also picked up “I Mainely Eat Lobster” from the new OPI Touring America line. I am currently wearing this color now in order to brighten my boring workweek. I love it! I needed an orange/coral color in my collection so I couldn’t be happier.
Another purchase while shopping was Emily Griffin’s book, Something Blue. I have been on a roll lately with reading books this summer so after finishing Something Borrowed I knew this one was on my list. I have never had a summer when I read this much, but I found it’s the perfect way to unwind after a lonnnnng day at work.  So now I have pile of books to finish in the next few weeks and that will definitely keep me motivated.
As for the gallon of paint… I bought this storage bin at a thrift store for a dollar and I saw it’s potential right away. My mom just stared at me as I rattled off how all it needs is a fresh coat of paint, a DIY lid, and a bench cushion and BOOM you have a new bench that will be the perfect accessory to the back porch. She didn’t follow my logic.
But last night I bought the paint and picked up 2 different swatches of fabric. {Yeah, I am that indecisive}. So I got my hands dirty {pre-manicure} and painted the bin a crisp white. Ahh, I am in love. Cannot wait to make the bench seat for it... once I decide on which fabric to use for the cushion. So which one do you guys like more?
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22 comments:

Jennifer B said...

If it were me, I'd pick the green one!

Portuguese Prepster said...

love the green and that is such a creative idea!

ashleigh said...

i love the green;
it will pop so much on that white!

Life With Lauren said...

First love the new nail polish second I must be the odd ball (nothing new) I really like the second one. love your idea!

Just Jinny said...

Another vote for the green fabric. It says 'very chic loungy porch' to me.

Liz Taylor Training said...

What a cute idea!!! I like the pattern to the right!

Alex said...

OMG love that red OPI color - will have to get it! Too bad tehy don't have OPI in Europe (or at least not that I've seen).

And I vote for the green!!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

The green one!

Jessica Renee said...

I looove that green fabric! You're so creative, I can't wait to see the finished product :)

courtneywagley said...

green!!

ALL of Emily Giffins books are amazing. Keep readin girlfrand!

annahita said...

love those nail polishes and Something Blue is a great book! I like the green & white fabric, but both are super cute.

Alexis @bloomedinjune said...

the green is very great!

Sarah said...

I love the green one. I think it could go with more things.

Shane Prather said...

Cure patterns! I'd go with green :)

Jesica said...

Green one on the left!

A Northern Girl With A Southern Heart said...

Thanks for the comment! I'm going to follow your blog right now. Love the colors of nailpolish you bought. =)

And I'd pick the green one!

Rebecca said...

I really wanna pick up some of the OPI Texas collection but my Ulta is always out!

Meghan Lee said...

Sounds like I'm not the only one...but I love the green! It reminds me of the blue fabric I used to make my headboard :) Very chic.

Sasha said...

I love me some nail polish. Those colors are so pretty.
I would pick the green

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

OPI has the best shades! I also love your recent thrift store find!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

OPI has the best shades! I also love your recent thrift store find!

amy grace said...

Love the nail polish! I just got a very similar color through a giveaway on Facebook. Totally my new favorite color! And those BOOKS! Love them. I need to see the movie, though I can tell already it's not that close to the book. But yeah, I think I read those books in a day each, and cried. A lot.