Friday, August 20, 2010

Nursery Preview

Does this look familiar?

I totally stole Jenna Lyons' nursery.

I even got the crib! (thanks Mom & Dad!)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Kitchen Preview

It's been ages since I got over to the house!  And, I can finally see it all coming together.

The kitchen cabinets are almost done....

The refrigerator will go in the big open space

Hi Quinn!

I'm almost 100% sure that we'll use these for the drawer handles.

Pipeline Handle

Now we just have to decide about the pulls for the cabinets....

And after a lot of searching, we finally found a white/grey granite that we like.  Marble is the better choice for the coloring we wanted, but not ideal for potential renters in a few years = very porous, etc.

"Super White"

Can you see my vision?

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I'm Beaming...

with joy over how the downstairs ceilings turned out.  You can't really tell from the pictures, but the ceilings are painted "Atmospheric" blue by Sherwin Williams.

SW6505 Atmospheric

I got my inspiration from this beauty:

Sorry - Can't remember where I got the image- anyone know?

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Deal of the Week

This is not necessarily a "deal", although it saves you from flying to Kathmandu and searching the markets.

I was over at Elements of Style last week and fell in love with the elephant door handles featured in a New York Times article about Melanie Brandman's little fishing retreat.
I quickly rushed over to Ebay and punched in "elephant door handles" and much to my surprise found a large selection to choose from.  I can't wait to get them in the mail!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

You Know You Live in the South When.....

the grocery store calls French macaroons "dessert sliders"

and I thought the denim diapers were bad.......

If you haven't seen this prepare to die laughing.

Are these selling anywhere else?  I see a Halloween costume in our future.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A Collection of Chairs

Holy Moly.......

As I start to think about decorating the new house, I am amazed at the items I already amassed (and projects that need completing)
Set of 2
These will be painted white and recovered in something.  They'll sit by the fireplace and act as the head dining chairs when needed
Hmmm.......who knows?

Hopefully these will fit in the master bedroom by the fireplace

Office chairs

Dining Room chairs (set of 4):

Will eventually look like this:

Well, we had a boy so this will add some color to the foyer....maybe

Do you want any of them?

Monday, August 9, 2010

A Preview of Floors and Doors

Not a very exciting post, but perhaps it will pique your interest in the finished product.....we are so close!

Just when I finally get my energy back, we can't enter the house because they were sanding/staining/sealing the floors all week.  Here is a preview of what is to come:

Patching floors in the kitchen (which used to be the porch back in the day)

Heart pine flooring doesn't take stain well so we decided to add a black filler to make it look antique-y.  Not sure if I like the results though - kind of looks like Quinn was drawing on the floor with shoe polish. Just kidding; the process is not done yet.  (Boy do I need some sleep if this is my best joke)

Master Bedroom - bathroom and closet doors, walk-in closet to the right

I love the 5 paneled door look and was so glad to be able to get it at an affordable price!

You wouldn't think I'd use just any old door handles do you?  Stay tuned for an ebay find......perhaps, it will be this week's Deal of the Week.

I prom promise to be better at blogging this month.