Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Knoxville welcomes us | Vintage Faux Bamboo Chair + TJ Maxx + Trader Joes + a FREE Printable

Hi! Yesterday I was browsing Craigslist (a must for when you're in a new city, right?) and found an amazing faux bamboo cane slipper chair. I sold my caning chair before we left CA and I miss it. So I decided that this would be perfect! At $85, it was a little more than I'd normally spend, but it was in great condition.

We may still have boxes everywhere, but David happily agreed to go with me to pick it up. Now, to paint or not to paint?


Knoxville has given use a warm welcome with vintage furniture AND with TJ Maxx, I found a look-a-like of my favorite Trina Turk pillow for $14.99!


AND Knoxville has gotten a Trader Joes since we were here last! So excited for the flowers and for meal planning. I got so used to meal planning using Trader Joes while in CA, dinner hasn't been the same since .. happy to have one that's close!


and on an unrelated note, our laundry issues continue. Our rental in TN came with a washer / dryer and a major mold / mildew / dirt issue in the washer. Looks like the last person didn't know that you have to leave the door open when not in use and wipe out the rubber gasket. I've gotten some great tips on Instagram, thanks IG friends!! I haven't tried them all yet, but I plan to today. I got all of the chunks, yes I said chunks of dirt out of the gasket. Ran the sanitary cycle multiple times with bleach, white vinegar, Tide washing machine cleaner (not together) .. and it's looking and smelling much better. I'm still kinda scared what's where I can't see .. The gasket has a mildew stain that I can't get out, any suggestions?

Finally, I didn't have time to work on a brand new printable, but I did an update per a request! Download your free copy of Mr. + Mrs. HERE It looks just like the images below, but Mr. Mrs. instead. Print size is 39.25" x 27.5" (This Ikea Ribba Frame, minus the mat)


I hope you're having a great week!!

*For personal use only, resale is not permitted 

14 comments:

  1. Nice CL score! My vote is not to paint, the natural wood looks beautiful in that set up you've got going on there.

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  2. Oh it looks great as is in the photo but I know it would look great painted too.

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  3. I'm a painted kinda gal...but it'll be beautiful either way! :)

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  4. that chair is DIVINE and it looks perfect as is! i vote keep as is- it will really stand out with all the white walls in the new place!
    and while you are there you can visit my inlaws. :)

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  5. Have you used a Mr. Clean eraser, yet? I know that sounds crazy on mildew but it's taken out a stain on my 120yo bathtub that I can promise you is older than your washing machine. I'd give it a try and see how it works.

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  6. So glad you got the chair! It is a beauty! I am leaning towards leaving it au natural! It has such lovely detailing and I think it might get lost if you painted it. xo Kristin

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  7. That chair is gorgeous! I vote keeping it as is.

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous piece. Worth every dollar.

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  9. lopve that chair, I don't think paint is necessary but sometimes it can just be fun to make it your own!! Also, I'm in total agreement about Trader Joe's, definitely a staple in planning meals!

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  10. do not paint that chair!! love it the color it is!

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  11. I go with painting :)

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  12. Trader Joes? Meal Planning? Really? How does this work?
    That chair is lovely.
    Dig your blog.

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  13. I love the chair natural - looks like it's in good shape so I'd say leave it that way, at least for a while!

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