Archive for the ‘after’ Category


Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

The new bookcase doors are pretty much complete. We painted them with a high gloss white enamel and stained the handles a nice walnut.

Everything looks a bit naked, especially with the sad state of the butterfly chairs.

Now feel free to tell me how horrified you are at how we closed up those shelves. Even The Boy says he liked it better before…

It is a hell of a lot less dusty and I can hide all sorts of shiz. Of course the whole room is in need of being styled up a bit.

I was also thinking that now all the ugly electronic stuff could be hidden in the shelves. Like ugly radio units or cable boxes – you know – whatever. There are electrical plugs inside the cabinets and ways to hide the cables if someone desperately wanted to put a television above the fireplace. Which undoubtedly the next owners probably will do.

Just open the doors to use whatever electronics your heart desires and close them up to hide all the ugly away. The Boy will be happy that our ugly as crap stereo can now go in the living room.

So what is in store for the other side of the living room? There is a tiny wee hint in the above pic. We are trying hard to finish it up…its been such a huge pain in the ass.


Monday, August 31st, 2009

Remember this big nasty hole? Probably not.

I f*cking do. Its been my secret shame in the den for almost two years.

Fuck yeah! We patched it up goooood.

Ahhhhhh. Sweet sweet victory.

Yellow Lamp

Friday, August 28th, 2009

I cleaned up and rewired the big yellow lamp to swag in the living room over the coffee table.

Shazzzam! Hit of color in an oh so neutral space.



Loving it.