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Making it Yours 14A: SAIC Together Pendant Light

CB2, based here in Chicago, sometimes collaborates with local students from the School of the Art Institute (SAIC). One of their latest designs is the Together Pendant Light, and it is the basis for my next edition of Making it Yours.

SAIC Together Pendant Light

My Making it Yours series is all about how to make special pieces work for you over the years. Tastes change and living situations change, but the things you love and surround yourself with always find a way to stick around.

I like to imagine the owner of each piece that I feature — it’s more fun that way! For this edition, I’m thinking the owner is Maxwell. He’s in his mid-thirties and living by himself after getting out of a long relationship. His apartment is a decent size with white walls and a small dining area, but the lights that the apartment came with are terrible. After getting the go-ahead from his landlord, Maxwell swapped most of them out for simple schoolhouse fixtures. He wants something more special above his round dining table though, and he finds it in the Together Pendant. The blue of his leather chairs is picked up by the patterned curtains he has hung, and he has added an industrial display cabinet to store dishes and linens. It’s flanked by a pair of sconces, and a modern portrait finishes off the space.

Making it Yours 14A: SAIC Together Pendant Light | Making it Lovely

  1. Curio Display Cabinet, West Elm

  2. Tumbling Diamonds Curtains, Anthropologie

  3. SAIC Together Pendant Light, CB2

  4. Indigo Stripe Napkins, CB2

  5. The Beginning, Kai Samuels Davis

  6. Isle Sconce, Cedar & Moss

  7. Queen Anne Dinnerware, dbO Home

  8. Aero Black Flatware, Crate & Barrel

  9. Regency Leather Side Chair, Williams-Sonoma Home

  10. Asolo Worn Black Dining Table, Arhaus

  11. Raindrop White Paint, Glidden

 

Making it Yours 14A: SAIC Together Pendant Light

We’ll check in with Maxwell again soon for the next look. It will be a few years into the future, and we’ll see the light moved into his bedroom.

Protecting Our Upholstery

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Remember the pair of chairs in our living room? The ones that I mentioned were the recipient once of a nice dousing with orange soda?

Protecting Light-Colored Upholstery #LoveYourThings #Scotchgard

Yep, those are the ones. We usually only eat or drink at the dining room table, but the soda was spilled during a party when we were being more lax (and by an adult, not one of the kids!). We got to it right away and luckily it came up without staining, but it wasn’t a good feeling to worry that the upholstery might have been ruined by one little accident.

I hadn’t taken any steps to protect them, even after that incident, until after I started working with Scotchgard Brand. I’d heard of them before (most of us probably have), but I hadn’t used any of their products or seen them in action so it didn’t cross my mind that it was an option. When I met with their team and was able to see a few demos, I realized how helpful it would have been for my chairs! Scotchgard Protectors don’t change the look or feel of your fabric at all, and you would never know a fabric had been treated unless you were to spill on it. Liquids bead up on the surface, so if something spills you have a little leeway to go get a towel and clean things up before anything soaks through.

Using #Scotchgard Protectors for Light Upholstery #LoveYourThings

#Scotchgard Repels Liquids #LoveYourThings

I used Scotchgard Fabric and Upholstery Protector starting with the front of each chair and moving my way towards the backs with a single can. Come over and spill all over my things! They have magic forcefields now. Or at least it seems like they do.

Protecting Upholstery with #Scotchgard #LoveYourThings

How to Protect Light Upholstery with #Scotchgard #LoveYourThings

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I am a compensated Scotchgard Brand-sponsored blogger. Opinions are my own and additional products used in the project were selected by me.

Thirteen, Fourteen, and Fifteen Months Old (Calvin’s Monthly Photos)

Calvin is walking, hooray! His vocabulary is growing, his teeth are numerous (he went from six to twelve, maybe more, all in the last couple of months), and he has had his first haircut. We also have a change of outfit for these photos. Bodysuits are for babies, and we have a toddler!

Calvin's Monthly Photos, to Fifteen Months

Here are Calvin’s latest monthly baby pictures! And do take a look at the little Christmas tree my kids elegantly decorated.
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