May 23rd, 2008
These vintage deer horns alert visitors that this is were the magic happens – so be prepared.
The tiny master bedroom is in transition. I’m still not sure exactly were its going to go design wise but I hope to be inspired soon enough. If only I had like $500 to spend on DWELL bedding, then maybe I would feel really inspired.
I installed those horrible white curtains. I’m not happy.
I forgot to buy an extra set so I’m short 2 panels and they need to be washed. I will wash them so they aren’t so stiff and wrinkled when I get the other set from Ikea and see how i feel then. Oh god and get rid of those blinds. YUCK. I’ve never seen a blind I like.
We are working on the closet. We had to make new doors, since someone (*he he – i mean you PREVIOUS OWNERS) took out the originals and left one of them in the front yard for 2 months. Its beyond repair, warped and dry rotted.
This is the dry fit run. Some adjustments need to be made and then we can paint and attach handles. The top doors are also in need of some paint and handles, maybe this weekend.
And then there is this.
Nice light. It really sets the mood for romantic times with that dangerous gaping hole, missing fan blades, and fishbowl globes. FADO to the rescue…
Oh yeah, I almost forgot the best part.
This is the light switch, and no its not here to stop the nuclear reactor from melting down. I’m not sure why they put this in, you have to pull it to get the light to turn on and slam it to get the lights off.
So it’s like “hey baby welcome to my bedroom, let me get that light” – THUNK THUNK – “Go over to the bed and relax” – THUUNK THUNK THUNK – sexy.
May 23rd, 2008
Got around to hanging art and curtains.
This will be the house of scary portraits and designer knock offs.
The khaki curtains are some leftovers from our apartment in Long Beach. They are of course from Ikea, I kind of hate them.
I will eventually put up an under layer of sheers and remove those AWFUL nasty blinds. Another day and another dollar. Also, I’d like to put a bigger and bluer rug under the table. I got my FLOR samples in the mail and I’m waffling on color and texture (and of course price).
Fedora – Dusty Turquoise ($6.99)
Toy Poodle – Toto Teal (13.99)
I think Fedora wins, just by being so much cheaper. Its OK looking and will only cost about $160 to do the dining room (which is a weird size – very square). Plus we will eat and spill on it and I won’t be so attached….I do love that chartreuse color though.
May 23rd, 2008
The second bathroom.
That little sore spot on the roof of my mouth that won’t heal because I can’t stop tonguing it.
Theres a toilet and a stand-up shower, oh and the most ghetto laundry hook-ups ever. The washer drains into the utility sink and the dryer – it vents out a hole cut in the nailed shut door. The plastic tiles are falling off the walls, and the whole thing looks like something out of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Luckily there is a pocket door that shuts the whole thing off from the kitchen.
This will be my BIG BIG BIG project. Reworking the space, redoing the plumbing and electric – this one will take awhile.
But at least the dryer is not on the back porch anymore.