Thursday, December 16, 2010

I'm Martha Stewart. Plus, an upcoming CSN Stores review!

Actually, that's a lie. I'm the opposite of Martha. But the upcoming review thing is true. See, here's the thing about me: I love home decor. I like painting, DIY-ing, re-doing and lots of other things that end in -ing. But liking something and being good at something are not the same. The part of my brain that likes pretty things and wants to make them rarely communicates with the part of my brain that is impatient and incapable. But I subscribe to Martha Stewart Living anyway, just to have a moment to pretend that I'm crafty and fabulous.

I truly realized my Martha status was lacking last night when the curtains I ordered arrived on my front porch. It was exciting. I tossed them into the dryer to get out the wrinkles, and then put them on the rods only to of them was at least 44 inches shorter than the rest. It's like the window is wearing a mullet. But, for the first time in my life here on planet Earth, it was not my fault. One more check in the Martha column.

But on to this review situation. I was recently contacted by the fine people at CSN Stores to do a review for their fine company. They are a Boston-based company with lots of fabulous products and numerous websites; 200+! They have cookware, they have bedding, they have purses and they even have TV Stand. There are some beautiful pieces on there too; I have my left eye on one of the corner stands in oak, which is currently on sale for just $375. Oh, and free shipping. Shut the front door.

Just the mere thought of a TV Stand makes me giggle though, considering the large slice of awfulness upon which my TV currently rests. It's a super hand-me-down from some relative who likely found it in a trash heap and/or rummage sale. Why is it so awful? Well, because it's made to look like it was fashioned from bamboo. Newsflash: it's not bamboo. But when your TV is the un-flattest television on the block, the stand upon which it sits can't be more fabulous than the TV itself. It's State Law. The other great part of having an awful TV is that you can enjoy the comforts of nearly every sporting event without having to worry about that darn score all the time. You know, because wide screen kicks it out beyond the reaches of your current, non-wide screen, TV and out of your view. I don't like sports, so it really only bothers one person at our house. Which is not me. Of course. Go Team!

1 comment:

Steph S. said...

Ahh!! haha... Martha got knocked down a notch! :/ I would love to see the mullet curtains :)

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas! :D


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