orange chair make-over - decision time


I posted a while back about some orange barrel back chairs I found on CL. And I originally said I didn't want to change them.

But I decided I do. BC the Hubs said  the fabric reminds him of a 70's dorm room.... And he's right! And that's just not chic. SO, after pondering many options of how to re-do them, I've decided to do something somewhat neutral with a slight pop. What is that you might ask? Contrast piping, friends.

I love all the color combos, but I will be going with the below. Don't want it to be too loud, so I'll be using the red for the piping. 


And I recently realized how predictable I am. I pondered this exact look when re-doing the Louis chairs.

So, yes, I am taking on another upholstery project. Wish. Me. Luck.

Also, this is probably going to be my last post of 2012. We are blessed to get to take a pretty extensive holiday vacation with our family, so I will be heading out to Santa Fe on Friday. I hope you all have a safe and restful holiday season! I'll see ya next year :)

my favorite room on Sadie + Stella


I am SO excited to be guest posting over at one of my favorite blogs!

Head on over to Sadie + Stella to check out my favorite room. Hope you all have a great day!

review: eShakti


I recently got a really fab jacket to review from eShakti. They are an online retailer with clothes that you can have custom-made to fit how you want--- and it's not expensive! Find a piece you like, send them your measurements and they will make it to fit you perfectly!

Case in point, the aforementioned jacket. Really love the jacket, and really love the fit!

Definitely check out eShakti next time you are in the online shopping mood :)

guest br nightstands pt. 2


Last weekend, we (read: the Hubs while I watched) added some brass pulls to our guest bedroom nightstands.

Used these. Not a huge project, but definitely makes a big impact!

Sorry- the before is an iphone pic, hence the difference in color.

Yes, the nightstands don't match. But- the important things (to me) do- height and wood color.

What do you think?



In a file I call "things my husband doesn't understand" is the act of instagram-ing daily outfits (#ootd). I love doing this! Mostly bc I think fashion is fun, I love getting dressed in the morning and I am a 'share-er'. Also, I don't have that many friends in STL (don't feel bad for me, haven't really tried) so the 'you look so cute!"s I would (hopefully) get if I saw my friends in real life just happens in an e-universe. Sharing is caring. And fun!

Some things I've gathered from the above:
#1- love red in my outfits and in my decor. not surprising.
#2- the pictures that have Daisy in them are the best. also not surprising.
#3- I wish more of you would share your daily outfits! I'll be your biggest fan, promise :)

Follow me @mainstreetchic
Blog Design by Sweet Simplicity