We bought these brushed aluminum stools right after we moved here to Cleveland. After a while we realized they were too short for our kids to use, so we bought Kaboosts (portable booster chairs) and put them on the bottoms. Well, one of the Kaboosts broke and instead of spending another $40 on a new one, we decided to get some new, less bulky, taller stools.
Enter the 26" Lyon adjustable metal stools. Not only are they adjustable, they are several inches slimmer and lighter (so my kids can easily push them in and out).
Through phone call after phone call, I managed to find a local store who would order them for me and charge me a fraction of the shipping cost of the online stores ($9 for shipping versus $75).
Remember about a month ago when I posted about getting new dishes?
Well, I thought I'd give an update of what they look like, all arranged in my glass cupboards.
I got rid of all the bright-colored neon plastic dishes and bottles and now everyone eats off of white dishes.
How does a pregnant lady get away with dressing as comfortably as possible (read: wearing a knit t-shirt) to church, yet still look somewhat dressy?
A flower brooch. I cut some buttons that were sewn onto one of Lucy's old shirts to make it even faster. A little hot glue and some creative stitching and we were out the door on time.
Miles wore a clip-on tie for the first time too.
(Notice the long cherry juice streak on Finn's arm)
(And the dirt under his sticky-handed fingernails)
I stayed up way too late last night making strawberry-topped sugar cookies for Finn's teachers.
Remember this old metal library cart from the Cleveland Public Library? Well, I got sick of the brown paint I first put on it, so I painted it white. Not without scrubbing down the layer of rust I never bothered to mess with. I think it goes alot better with the other white-painted furniture and windows in the sunroom.
And, remember the skirt I added to our sink several months ago? Well, it didn't last very long because it wouldn't stay attached to the sink. And the metal legs were starting to bend and weren't supporting the sink very well. So, our landlord let us get a new sink with a pedestal. I love it. It gives my pregnant body alot more room to get around in the bathroom and I love the brand new white pedestal. It's amazing what a few small changes will do to improve a space.