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KITCHEN COUNTERS

Monday, January 28th, 2013

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(image via here)

Like a lot of folks right now, I got slapped down and made the flu’s bitch for the past couple weeks. It was unseemly and awfully rude, but now it seems like I’m slowly getting back to business. All that time spent in bed tossing and turning with fever dreams and paralyzing full body anxiety brought on by being completely useless in general when I HAD SHIT TO DO, gave me a great opportunity to feel still more awful since I started obsessing over the shameful progress of our kitchen renovation.

What has happened kitchen reno wise? I changed the light fixture. So, great progress since 2011.

Hey now, I did buy the Ikea Numerar Countertops¬†about a year and a half ago. So I tried. I mean, they’ve been sitting in our garage gathering dust and disappointment, but whatever. No big deal. I’m not a loser.

*I’m kind of a loser.

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(images via here, here & here)

When I step into the kitchen I get so pissy looking at those forever unclean looking turquoise linoleum counters that I dream that my concentrated hatefulness would somehow make them get gone and wood appear. Then facts ruin it. I don’t have the time or budget or willpower to update the kitchen right now. Sad face.

For now, I’m bookmarking this great tutorial from a few years ago about installing and treating Ikea’s wood countertops as a way to bone up on what we need to do. But before anything gets demoed? I need a sink. And tile. And a faucet. And I need help. So much help.

Consider this a Shame Post to get my shit together and make our kitchen look just a little less funkytown, you know, before another year slips by.

OH, and if you guys have used these counters yourself and have any install tips or treatment advice, please feel free to share. Personally, I don’t mind if the wood gets worn and dinged and used looking. I like character and the imperfections don’t kill me. Plus, the price for these was right for my budget and this house in general.

HOLIBLAH

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

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Hey. Whats up? No way, really? Yeah me to.

Oh look, it’s some images that have been floating around my instagram over the last few weeks. Some feature Bea, the most featheriest chihuahua in all the land and some don’t. Some feature CAMP products in the works or highlight a few changes around the house. One features old chicken skin face Bowie and I guess they all sort of feature the holiday doldrums. Try and tell which is which. Great job. You win.

Holidays over yet?

No?

Will someone please get me when they are?

Thanks.

AMERICAN BUFFALO

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Well hey big boy.

Where have you been all my life? On the range or something? Mmmm, that’s hot.

Sharon Montrose (aka the brains and beauty behind The Animal Print Shop) just released this chunky furry hunk of American Buffalo, a HUGE print of which we installed in real life in my bedroom a few months back during a photo shoot for Sharon’s shop. It was, of course, a great shoot with some great folks and I’m pretty pumped to show off more of Sharon’s images (cough cough, of which I styled around the house and that Laure photographed) as soon as they are released.

So pop over and check out this handsome Buffalo as well as the other newly released animal prints, all of which are available in all sorts of sizes – including GIANT, right here.