September 30th, 2010
I’m not sure how to start explaining this mash-up of stuff.
Well, it all started with that temptress Craigslist, which I’ve been perusing for fun and for profit. Just kidding, I need to finish off the master bedroom. I recently bought a fourth butterfly chair frame and then sped off to Ontario to pick up this Modernica Nelson Bubble Lamp (Medium Saucer) from an electrician who had it leftover from a big install job. Brand new, still in the box and at 25″ wide this thing is a beast. Normally it retails for $329, and I am a tad bit ashamed to admit it, but I broke the $100 rule and paid $125 for it.
Come on. It’s brand new! It’s huge! I talked him down!
I know, it’s also a little bit of an expected classic choice, but I love love love bubble lamps in bedrooms. See, even Maya has one and I want to be cool like Maya.
Look at that furry bed.
The overhead fixtures around the house are going to play a game of musical chairs. The lucite and gold baby from the bedroom will go to the guest bedroom and then the sputnik will go to the den and then the den light will go nowhere since its just from Ikea. Shazaam. It’s like a whole new house.
On the way home from craigslisting I stopped by Salvation Army and picked up this cute little ceramic owl lamp. Why? I don’t know. I have zero spots for him to go. I also grabbed a sweet vintage gray wool blanket in PERFECT condition and this crazy long faux fur monstrosity. I was thinking I could use either for this headboard project I’m planning on making, or to make a coat for Iggy, or maybe just drape myself in for winter. For $5, it was totally worth picking up both and deciding later.
Fur on your bed or fur on the ground. Furry fur fur fur.
What! It’s too hot to even think about fur.
September 28th, 2010
Our pink bathroom has been pushed aside and ignored for a loooong time. We won’t be doing any major overhauls on this retro pooper due to the cost prohibitive nature of a gut and rebuild and I might feel bad since most of the tile and fixtures are in pretty decent shape. Don’t get me wrong though, I would LOVE to rip it apart and make the room more functional and way less pink.
Instead of the sledge hammer method, I want to do a super cheap and dirty upgrade to make the place feel a little less forlorn and neglected.
I don’t know about you guys, but I kind of hate every shower curtain rod option in the world. I plan on customizing basic plumbing pipe to make a more stylish curtain rod as well as some towel holders (we’ve had NO towel holders for over two years! Inexcusable) kind of like this:
Months ago I bought a basic white canvas shower curtain from CB2 on super discount sale (which after a quick google seems to be discontinued). Why is it so hard to find a simple white canvas shower curtain with out any frills or patterns or weird things all over it that doesn’t cost a bajillion dollars? WHY stores? WHY!
Otherwise, the poor Ikea bathmat has seen better days, so a dark option that blends into the floor is a must or maybe a crazy rug. Who knows.
The lighting also desperately needs to be addressed. That might mean that the PH knock-off could find a new home or we could just throw up a pair of simple porcelain fixtures with clear bulbs – like we did in the office. I’ve also been contemplating installing a wall mounted vapor tight light fixture on the wall near the mirror or vapor lights everywhere, but we will see.
Maybe I need a Tomado shelf to mount somewhere. We have to figure out how to store our shampoo and ugly things while in the shower…ugh. Stupid pink bathroom. I want to tear you apart.
September 27th, 2010
I found this strange vintage lamp at The Salvation Army for the low low cost of $6. I can’t decide if it is barfing up the lights or slowly devouring them. The petals at the bottom look like some sort of crazy fish mouth or, well, um…a flayed penis.
It was made by Tower Craftsman Incorporated in New Jersey and may be the last decent thing to come out of that state…I’m going to go throw it in a hot tub and see if it breeds.
It’s flaccidly flipping off The Captain! Rude.