Remember when I took a poll a couple of weeks ago and asked you if you thought turquoise has gotten too trendy? Well, I kind of had a personal reason for wondering what you thought. I had gone shopping with my mom–ostensibly to help her find a couple of chairs for her living room–when I spotted this Bombay Chest at Arhaus. I couldn’t take my eyes off it. I even snapped that picture of it before leaving the store.
My mother thought I should get it for my dining room. When I said I didn’t think I could spend that much right now, she said, “Well, your birthday is coming up. Let me buy it for you!” My birthday isn’t until the end of April. By that logic, everyone has a birthday coming up. Ha. I protested, but she insisted, earning herself the title of The Most Generous Mother in the World.
It recently came home to live in my dining room, and I love it! I have to admit I did a little “happy dance” when no one was looking.
I haven’t figured out how I want to decorate the chest yet, but I’ve been playing around with a few things like this white elephant that I’ve had for years–it goes all the way back to my dorm-room days.
I got this mirror in an antique store years ago and it’s been sitting in my basement, waiting for something to do. I dusted it off and hung it over the chest. I think it works!
I have already rearranged the top of the chest five times since I took these photos yesterday. It’s so much fun to have something new in the house to play with! Thanks, Mom. You’re off the hook for the next five birthdays, at least.
P.S. Are you going to Nashville for the BlissDom blogging conference? I’m all packed up and on my way. Hope to see you there!