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Adorable Rolling Book Truck | Furniture Fetish

I stumbled upon this adorable piece of furniture on Pinterest today.  It's perfectly retro and I just have to gush about it.  The Flat Shelf Book Truck, available via School Outfitters, is a modern piece of furniture reminiscent of vintage school libraries.

What I love about it (besides the sixteen delightful colors it comes in) is its versatility.  You could use this darling as a bookshelf, nightstand, side table, entertainment center if you have a small flat screen, mobile desk space, vanity, bathroom storage, dry bar, kitchen cart, etc.

I had a little bit of fun styling my four favorite colors of the book truck on Olioboard.
 Left: Old School Library, Right: Vintage Feminine
Left: Working It in Bold, Right: Neutral Chic

The piece normally runs for $444, which is a little pricey for a college/young professional budget... yet not bad considering the use you could get out of it.  But right now it's on sale for just under $296.99!  If I had the extra $300 laying around right now, you can bet I'd be jumping on that deal and buying one of these darlings shelves for my new place.  *sigh*  I'll just hope the sale lasts a couple months.  ;)  In the meantime, you should let me know which color is your favorite!  (...And let me know if you buy one!  Though I'll be mighty jealous!)



DIY Cat Barrier for Under $100 (See-Through, Climb-Proof, and Too-Tall-To-Jump)

ICYMI: I gave up Cotton after deciding that after trying so many things, my two adopted cats Dahlia and Cotton were just never going to get along. Long story short: I missed her. And Cotton's back. And Dahlia's not going anywhere. My heart is big enough to keep trying. And my apartment is big enough that if I need to keep them separated long term (or permanently), it can be done. I'm going to write-up a separate post about some of the solutions I've tried, how they worked, who they worked on, and what I'll be trying next. But in this post, I wanted to share the main 'piece de resistance' of having both cats in my apartment: an un-climbable, un-jumpable, see-through barrier to separate Cotton and Dahlia .

Penny's Apartment | Big Bang Theory

Aniela, a lovely reader from Germany, sent me an email requesting advice on recreating the style of Penny's apartment on Big Bang Theory. 

Blair's Room | Gossip Girl Decor

Manhattan's debutante Blair Waldorf happens to be my favorite Gossip Girl character.  Her behavior and feelings vary from snobbish to sensitive, but she always (except for a few rare occasions) looks and acts totally pulled together.  Her luxurious bedroom is fit for a queen---and is as pulled together as her preppy fashion ensembles.