May 29th, 2008
Is it bigger than a bread box? Nope – it is a bread box!
$4 a the Salvation Army. They were having a 30% off sale on everything in the store this past weekend which really helps.
Some needlepoint. $2 at the SA
I’m not sure what this is, is it a little step stool, plant stand, or table? $3 at the Hospice Thrift.
A little piece of conceptual art. I thought it was hilarious. $1 at the Hospice Thrift.
A little planter. I forget how much (like $3)…I got it at the SA.
$4 at the Salvation Army. The best part is the “Allied Chemical” printed on the bottom. Got to love the atomic age.
Owl candle holder. Awesome and only $3 at the SA
I had to just add “Chester the Molester” since I LOVE him so much. This was actually thrifted by my friend Airik about 2 years ago at a Goodwill. I was always jealous of it, and one year he gave it to me for my birthday. Best Gift Ever.
May 28th, 2008
We replaced some of the fixtures in the master bedroom and the hallway with some FADO pendants from Ikea.
Heres the before shot of the bedroom and hall fixtures – respectively.
The bedroom after:
The hall after:
Heres the mess that awaited under the master bedroom fixture. Thats a GIANT hole.
We had to scrape off the lovely paper medallion thingy – which was a pain in the ass and a mess…who wants to snuggle?
So to cover the big hole we put up a medallion from the Home Depot. Its a cheap ad-hoc solution for the monster hole. I’m not sure if you can patch that thing in especially with the giant wood beam in the center that the fixture attaches to – there would be no room for the wires to get in….
Once we touch up the paint and caulk the medallion it might blend in and be less of an eye sore.
May 26th, 2008
The kitchen got a new little table from Ikea.
I really like it. Its small, stable, and matches the chunkiness of the molding. A great little table overall – especially for two.
I really hate to break away from vintage with furniture and especially hate when someone goes “Oh that’s from IKEA!” Sometimes you got to admit that the big yellow and blue has well priced solutions for everyday living. If I find something better I’ll just use this table for the patio.
The kitchen also needs window coverings and I want to restore and recover my pair of Knoll executive armless chairs. The foam is falling apart and the original fabric is stained and worn out. What color though? I kind of dig the orange…
Should I do long curtains, roller blinds, or maybe a half curtain by the table and above the sink? Choices, choices. Window coverings have always given me LOTS of trouble.
We also started painting all the vents (this one is in the kitchen). They all looked pretty shabby after the new white paint so we used Rustoleum white high gloss spray paint. It makes a subtle but HUGE difference. The spaces feel cleaner and a lot more finished with that little touch.