Monday, April 26, 2010

Houston, we don’t have a problem

We were in Houston this weekend (and won a tournament by the way), and happen to “just stop by” IKEA. Their IKEA seems to have a lot of things that mine doesn't. I love the HUGE photos that they have of city skylines. I usually go with all things NY, but they didn't have anything this time. I glanced over and this photo of Los Angeles that knocked me out. I love it. All black and white, with a touch of color on the highways. This will almost take up a whole wall, which makes this GET IT GIRL HAPPPPY!

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I had to pick up some fabric. This was on sale for only $3.99 a yard! Turquoise stripes = yummy!

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I love this fabric. I was told it was new. Only $5.99 a yard

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Isn't that fabric fab now that you have seen it pulled out. I am in love, and sad that i didn't get more.

 

Did you get anything fab, Build something, Finish up on a project? I would love to know.

 

XOXOX,

TamStyles

23 comments:

L ~DIY Diva~ said...

cute finds! love the grafitti fabric!

Kwana said...

Great finds. Nothing new with me though. Just chilling with some books.

Ro said...

Cute...I am running to get some of that fabric. I want pillows...or can I do curtains??
I’m still designing my little dressing room and I completed my bookshelf. Its coming along SLOWLY!.....but what do you think abt making those into curtains??

avant garde said...

i love love love that fabric with the writing all over it. covering a chair would be so fun with that! i have few projects i'm dying to start on, but will have to wait until summer and i'm out of school. can't wait! :) thanks for sharing!

ChYmEc!nDy** said...

Love the first photo.

L said...

I got the ikea Tobias chair for my desk chair. Love it! Going to try to post pics soon.

1x1000 said...

Sounds like a GREAT weekend! Congrats on winning the tournament!

Love the skyline print! Oh if only I had the walls!!

I did not finish any "projects" but did get 3, count them, THREE garden stools at Big Lots for $20 each!! One white and two dark red/burgandy. White one is sitting in garden and the other two are on the patios! Great deal and cute too! Next to finishing planting colorful patio flowers.....

yogagirl said...

First of all I just read that your name is "TAMARA" and that's one of my FAVORITE NAMES!!! I thought of it for my Son!
Second--ohhh boy...I lost my Nana about 2 years ago and somedays I still can't believe--or really wrap my head around the reality that she's gone...she was ALWAYS there for me! Even when I got pregnant with a "biracial" child--she overcame her "GENERATIONAL" prejudices and her and my Son had the most wonderful special bond! I always listen to Janet Jackson's Together Again or Mariah's "BYE-BYE" and think of my dear sweet smart beautiful NANA!!! Thanks for sharing your post/memories of your Grannie with the BIG PERSONALITY...hmmm...you remind me of her! :)

Mrs. Chic said...

Love the fabric!! Over the weekend I found a great chair for my bedroom and did someyeard work with the husband and went fabric shopping too - found some great buys :)

Just A Girl said...

Your finds were WONDERFUL! i have an affinity for city skylines too but in puzzle form ;). I complete the puzzles, glue them together, then frame them. Makes for wonderful, inexpensive decor...

This weekend's completed project:
*Painted accent walls in living room an orange/coral mix.
*Bought some old wooden frames from Goodwill, sray painted them bright colors, and will take my Nikon D40 out on a field trip to fill them.

I am so excited and draw much inspiration from your blogs!

Brixton Nole said...

great buys! I have the same issue with buying London Photos...I just cant get enough of that city!

Champagne Taste said...

O yes~ I love it all ESPECIALLY That grafitti fab!

Jessica said...

I love city pics, they're so thrilling!

Hop on over to my blog for a giveaway in honor of my shop being featured on Etsy!!
http://livingembellished.blogspot.com/2010/04/feature-on-etsy-voter-giveaway.html

The Budget Brides Handbook said...

Absolutely love the graffiti fabric. Definitely great for a chair. Still working on the overall look of my office, finishing up my event planning website and still working on my bedroom.

Diva Style said...

The art you found is fantastic!

Tonia {Chic Modern Vintage} said...

I really like the fabrics. I'm working a a few projects all at once..I'll let you know once I finish a couple.

thegirls said...

Wow, that fabric is perfect. Gotta love the goodies at IKEA! ummm and the hot dogs and cinnamon buns they serve, too. hehe.

Ms Smart said...

love the writing fabric. very fun. I did have project this weekend. covered a retro chair in fuzzy leopard, looks fun.

Ms Smart said...

here's my project, chiggity:
http://bemorefancy.blogspot.com/2010/04/staple-gun-magic-viola.html

Tamstyles said...

I love to hear that so many people are doing things...what would we do if we didnt have these things to do that we love...and we get to share it all with like minded people...I love bloggin! I cant wait to see what you all have done..Feeling kinda blue today...so getting a late blog start..

lipstickfashionmascara.com said...

adds ikea to the list of places for next wkd. neeeddd that fabric with the writing... I spent my wkd trying to pack for a move...actually I slept more than packed. but oh well.lol great finds!

Freckles Chick said...

OMG, those fabrics are exquisite! I cannot wait for our Ikea to open (sometime this year). This makes me want Ikea even more!

Brooke said...

GIGS<
love that last fabric...I need to make some earrings from it!
Yep check them out on FB when you get back there.

The NY pics are ALWAYS my favorite. I so miss Brooklyn but what can I do? My Hubby made it clear WE WILL not BE MOVING THERE!
Guess I better get a plane ticket...
You find everything we all need. What is wrong with our eyes that we don't "C" the goodies.....
Blessings.
-bc