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Friday, April 10th, 2009

Many thanks to Desire to Inspire and Door Sixteen for mentioning my little bloggity!

Desire to Inspire has a great round up of blogs to check out over the Easter weekend and Anna over at Door Sixteen did a great project customizing those fantastic Enje roller shades at Ikea to fit her not so standard windows. I had the same issue awhile ago and found it very easy to cut the Enje shades to your desired width. I used a metal blade and a chop saw to cut the whole thing at once – which is not as elegant a solution as Anna’s total deconstruction and precise use of fabric shears and rulers…

Thanks guys for the shout out!

*** One a side note***

I know I have arrived in blog land. I just got my first anonymous negative comment combined with the grammar police! HOORAY!

Check it out:

“Anonymous has left a new comment on your post “Repeat that?“:

I have many accent walls in my house and I have no commitment issues thank you. White walls are boring and bland. There is also a spelling error in the post after this. It’s ‘too’ not ‘to’.”

I love that people take this renovation blog that seriously and worry about what harm my grammar may have on other decor lovers. Thank you anonymous! Keep up your good work.

Word Up

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Many thanks to Apartment Therapy and One Pretty Thing for featuring my Flokati Bench REMIX.


Apartment Therapy

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Thanks to Laure from Apartment Therapy for mentioning my new vintage coffee table. Man, I love AT.

If this is your first time visiting The Brick House – welcome! Try and enjoy it.

Some folks have been curious what I paid for the round mid century coffee table (it was $100 BTW). So the coffee table at its discounted price passes the $100 rule. What is this wacky $100 rule? I stole the idea from a brillant friend who never pays over $100 for found furniture. If you really want it and are willing to put in the time and legwork you can find almost anything for under $100. Sometimes I break the rules for really big things, like my dining table pictured below. I paid $150 for it.

If your new, you may have some questions like…

What is this The Brick House? Why is this blog not very informative? Whats with all the Mid Century nonsense?


-I’m a broke lover of vintage trying to make good on a house that is a little weird, and needs a lot of work.
-I am not a very skilled DIY-er. Neither is The Boy who shares the house with me. We screw up a lot.
-I have unrealistic dreams of having a Dwell worthy home with no budget and a mediocre house.
-I live in possibly the most boring retirement town in California.
-There are GREAT vintage treasures to be found since everyones always dying.

So there you have it. Stop by and read my silly stuff, check out my vintage finds and kill some time. Maybe one day I’ll be a better DIY-er and you could learn something!