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Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

Some before and after action of the desk:

I changed the hardware on the desk this week. Goodbye ugly brass with paint and yuckie stuff, hello brushed aluminum pulls.

Still not loving the desk. Or those cords….

(Old hardware, & new hardware)

Progress on the closet in the master bedroom. Here’s how it looked when we first did the inspection…memories…BAD memories…

Some progress:

I also bought house numbers (I’m so unoriginal) they are Neutra Face. I splurged and got them on a recent trip to Palm Springs. I did spend some money on them, but less than what they go for online – it still hurt a bit. I LOVE them so much – it was worth it (and they look SOOOOO good).

I think we will install them after we paint the house. So they are waiting patiently in the bar area.

This is the exterior light on the back porch, theres a matching one on the front porch as well. Yuck.
More globe pendants to replace these? More FADO perhaps!


Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned the one big thing that really sold me on The Brick House.

It had this weird space in the back of the garage that one day I dream of extending and drywalling and making beautiful/functional.

The studio.

I finally have a real studio! I can make a mess in it and it can smell bad and be filthy and the boy can’t complain. It’s fantastic, even though it looks like some sort of Socialist bowling alley bunker.

It works for me and we will expand – I hope.

I jerry-rigged a lighting system for the studio, since there is only the one window, with color corrected florescent lights that this amazing guy at Home Depot created. Did you know that if they don’t have what you need in-stock the Home Depot will give you a similar replacement at the same cost? I didn’t!

The HD was out of the florescent fixtures I really wanted – so the electrical guy built these out of some random parts. It was pretty amazing, and he must have used like $60 of materials and only charged me $9.98. Awesome.

All touched up.

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

WOW. The difference is mind blowing!

I know this is not the most exciting thing.
We touched up some paint around the newly installed FADO lights. They are done.

Jeez its a house renovation blog. Sometimes things are stupid.