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Friday, October 30th, 2009

What is this some sort of crazy abstract painting?
A light installation?
A sculpture in progress?


It’s the old randomly placed mailbox hole.

The boy ripped out the old mailbox slot so that we can patch the interior bit of wall in the guest bedroom. There was a bunch of trash and black widows living in there – eeewww. We have a mailbox on the street so this bit of nostalgia is now defunct and a bit too breezy and disgusting to keep around.

We are trying to figure out how to patch this bad boy up so that there isn’t a large gaping peep hole looking directly into the guest bedroom. Anyone want to stay over? I swear that one weird neighbor won’t stop by and watch you sleeping…

Guest Bedroom Progress

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Here is a sneak peek of our progress. It sure is starting to look like a real live wall.

The Boy wants it officially known that he alone accomplished the rebuilding of the guest bedroom wall. He also said not to post anymore pictures of him bending over, which obviously won’t stop since it’s my favorite thing to do on the blog.

See – here, here, here.

I want it officially known that I paid for it all. I did help hold things and mud a bit as well – oh, and troubleshoot the planning and execution issues (thats a big job, really, if you have a boss or manager they will agree). Our friend Gary did help mud a little as well. But, yes The Boy really has done most of the labor and so far he’s done a great job.

I’m looking forward to getting this dusty, messy part of the project finished so we can make the guest bedroom purty.

Guest Bedroom – Three Ways

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Fantasizing about decorating the guest bedroom is much more fun than dealing with the reality of cash and space limitations (BTW, the bedroom is only 12′ x 12′).

I hit up good old 1st Dibs to drool over dream pieces that would fulfill the list of items required to furnish the bedroom comfortably.

The List:
1. Chandelier

2. Pendant light (pair)

3. Headboard/bed frame

4. Nightstand (pair)
5. Rug

6. Chair

7. Bench

8. Credenza
9. Pillows

Below are my three imaginary mood boards that would be options for the bedroom if money and space were unlimited. These boards, even though they aren’t really options – still give me an idea about the direction (texture, mood and palette) I’d like to try and go for…as much as it’s realistically possible.

Option 1:

1. Italian 1970’s Star Ceiling Light / $1,424
2. Pottery Ceiling Lite / $1,800

3. Harvey Probber rosewood headboard / Sold

4. Warren Platner Knoll Marble Side Tables / Sold

5. Shaggy Tribal Moroccan Marmoucha Rug / $3,975

6. Arne Norell leather chairs / $8,900

7. Dunbar Bench / $2,200

8. George Nelson credenza / $2,800
9. Mongolian Fur Pillows / $225

Option 2:


1. Stilnovo 1950’s Flush Floral Bouquet Chandelier / $3,800
2. French Ceiling Lights in Orange and White / $2,512

3. Headboard by George Nakashima / contact dealer

4. Decagonal Side Tables by Harvey Probber / $3,200

5. Vintage North African Rug / contact dealer

6. Sloped Steel Lounge Chair By Kipp Stewart / $4,800

7. Les Arcs Bench / $3,200

Knoll Rosewood cabinet / $5,200
9. Coyote Fur Pillow / $450

Option 3:

1. Italian Five-Arm Brass Chandelier / contact dealer
2. Beat Shade Stout by Tom Dixon / $1,140

3. Geometric Chrome King Headboard / Sold

4. Walnut & Ceramic Side Tables by Jon Van Koert for Drexel / contact dealer
5. Cow Hide Rug / $750

6. Papa Bear Chairs with Ottoman by Hans Wegner / Sold

7. 1970`s Chrome Bench / Sold

8. Burl Olivewood Credenza by Milo Baughman / $8,500
9. Vintage Fabric Pillows / $425

Delicious. Expensive. Impossible.

And hey, we didn’t even go into the bed linen’s, wall color or window coverings…well I guess with a budget this unlimited we would redo the closets, put in new floors, add a guest bathroom or just move to a completely different house in a vibrant and culturally exciting city (that obviously isn’t located in the Inland Empire).