I’m playing some serious catch-up around my house today from things ignored while we planned and executed a party this weekend. Don’t you know the laundry was the first thing to get tossed on the back burner?! I have washed 1 load, but re-fluffed and folded 4 loads. All the laundry was clean, but not folded or put away, so it was Wrinkle City around here! Got to love the de-wrinkle dryer cycle. All to say, I’m busting it to be productive and get back on track today. I’m going to do a post tonight about the Party, so you’ll have to wait til then to catch up on that.
In the meantime, I have to quickly share with you a few hilarious things that I found while perusing my email last night. I get daily emails from several of those discount websites like Zulily, OneKingsLane, Ruelala, and HauteLook and if something looks interesting to me then I’ll click on over and check things out. Last night I was looking around and had a few finds that made me laugh out loud…so you know I have to share. Ridiculous stuff I found, almost a home decor version of my J. Crew posts. Some of it I’ll be honest has some cool factor, but the pricetags combined with the oddities made for some interesting mental room designs for me. In the following, I’m about to say what you’d be thinking but might not say out loud….sorry if I offend.
<—A horse is a horse of course of course…
This screams “Mr Ed” to me. All I could think about was reading a book beside this thing and having a horsey commentary going on over my shoulder. For a mere $5800, I could probably buy a real horse and a lamp from Ikea for a similar effect.
I think this chair is incredibly cool actually, and have seen similar versions in some magazines and online, but I cannot get past some level of arachnaphobia when I look at this. All I can think is that this chair creates the perfect place for spiderwebs to accumulate…and where there are webs, there are spiders. And now that I’m thinking about it, I’m sure I feel something crawling up my leg. No thank you for $1700.
<—So shoot me for being vulgar, but this chair looks to me like a giant beanbag penis…and I wouldn’t even pick it up off the side of the road, much less pay the value sale price of $1100 for it. Imagine the message of this chair beside the horse lamp though…it’s too much…too much.
This $3700 gem on the right is called the Rag Chair. It looks to me like someone raided an upholsterer’s scrap pile and bound it up with zip ties. This has Etsy idea written all over it. I should also let you know that this item sold out the first day. Someone or someones out there have too much money and not enough sense if you ask me.
<—Am I the only person who thinks this lamp looks like a toilet scrubber? It’s really reasonable though at $1800. This could also be a welcome addition to the above beanbag chair. If you sprinkle when you tinkle….
Well, there you have it friends. The makings of a really weird room for the small investment of around $15K.
I am all about finding a cool piece and building a room around it, but honestly, these are not the ones to do it for me.
Happy day to you all!