September 11th, 2008

I’m blagging (which I guess means lagging on my blog) recently. Home repairs are few and far between, no thrift store shopping has been happening, and overall I’m at a stalemate with the exterior colors of the house – or better yet – anything that involves an actual decision about the house. My inspiration is waning…as well as my bank account.

I’m not sure why, but I feel a little bored by the Brick House (and its only been 6 months) and I want a new (old) house with loads of charm and fantastic details – like a beautiful Victorian, Craftsman, or an old Brownstone. Sadly, here in California my little mid century house is pretty much what I can afford – and even this boring little place needs a lot more elbow grease.

So I’ve been cheating on the Brick House and stalking Door Sixteen and ooohhhing and aaahhhing over all the charm and details in her house. I love love love the neutrals and black and white palette shes got going, and feel the need to class up my abode a bit with a more edited and streamlined color scheme.

via desire to inspire

All I know is that I NEED one of these hanging rattan chair things on my front porch. Like RIGHT now.

via Domino

Oh, and shelves. Lots of shelves…

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  1. Anonymous on 09/12/2008:

    Hang tough homie! You are an inspiration to all us low-buck DIYers. Sure you can tune in to HGTV and see some moran blow through 50K and get everything he/she wants but where’s the challenge in that?

    It’s us working stiffs with realistic credit limits, unrealistic balances and the whole mortgage-food-gas thing working against you that really need the airtime. You provide it for us.

    When you get bored, take a break from it; distance will make the heart grow fonder and before you know it, you’ll be back in love. Trust me.
    -Anom in the ATL

  2. John on 09/17/2008:

    I live in Hemet too, Your house rocks, I’m fixing up my 50s ranch here too!

  3. THE BRICK HOUSE on 09/18/2008:


    Really? Someone lives in Hemet and knows how to use that wacky new thing called the internet? And loves their 50’s ranch? Hooray!

    Hemet B-L-O-W-S. We should meet up and have a Hemet renovation party!

    pretty please email me – I’ve got no friends in this town.

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