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April 17, 2013
April 16, 2013
The morning I loaded up, J convinced me to take the rug "just in case". Good idea, J!
When I walked into to the Centennial store, there was a miracle- not only was the display rug hanging up, but two, brand-new rugs were available, as well and in the right size! I returned the WAY-too-big rug and bought the smaller size. I was really happy because I love this rug, but Kitty loves it even more! He had a little freak out ;)
Chino approves too!
Almost exactly how I pictured the Dining Room when we moved in.
Too bad it had to be the construction zone for the past three years...
Every dinner is candlelight when you demo-ed out the the only light switch :)
Maybe we'll get some installed lights in here soon...(birthday surprise-J?)
TO DO LIST:
- finish wiring updates
- install lights/ light switch
- order/install blind
- decide on a pendant (or two?) for over the table
April 15, 2013
J worked on installing and finishing the trim last week. He helped move the file cabinets back into the nook and then took Zeb for a long hike. I was determined to get everything put together and cleaned up, all by myself, before he came back. We have been discussing how to best use the "nook" space since we moved in. I was on team Office and he was on team Breakfast room. My argument was, in a small house we don't need two separate eating areas within 20 ft. of each other. What we really need is a designated office space. And I (usually) get my way ;)
Here are all the pieces of the puzzle: two metal file cabinets with a top drawer, a VIKA LERBERG trestle leg and two LINNEMON table tops from IKEA.
I finally finished the paper pile I've been sorting out for 1.5 years. Paper purge 2013 is history!!
Used a sticky rug pad for insulation/grip under the desk top.
I think it's even better than I've been imagining it (for the past 3 years)!! I have a crush on my office nook :) Now I need to get a wireless keyboard/mouse and get rid of those wires...
- install ceiling light
- touch-up paint
- patch wall
- replace switch plates
- order blinds
- install blinds
- hang calendar
- accessorize (plants, photos, office supply organization)!
March 29, 2013
March 28, 2013
We're going to add bead board throughout the entire area, painted the interior wall color and add it to the ceiling in a natural finish. Add a ton of hooks and storage.
Finally hang up our big CO map, J's 14er's poster and snowboards.
Pull out that nasty blue carpet, maybe add some tile and refinish the stairs. Definitely adding a runner of some sort.
Although, I guess a child could climb to the top and jump off, but I think that seems like another problem entirely. We could add some barbwire at the top or an electric fence that would zap them back up like those factories in China (allegedly)? Mom's- what do you think ;)
This project is on hold until we:
Finish the living room furniture rotation.
Install the back splash in the kitchen.
Finish the electric in the dining room.
March 22, 2013
I have been looking for a light for over the dining room table for ever...
Help me choose!
Really affordable (and you get all 3):
March 21, 2013
Everything that needed to be hung on the walls upstairs is up!!
Close-up they remind me of the pattern blocks from Tom & Molly's house...love those!!
Added and rearranged a few things. Fixed the broken glass in the black and red print from Grandmother. Printed a few of J's crazy hiking photos and moved the Jermaine Rodger's/Deftones bunnies.
Maybe next time I'll use a real camera instead of my Iphone? ;)
Great Lakes print and my Menominee/Lake Michigan lighthouse photo are a good match!
Living Room:After a quick project to fix a decision that has been bugging me for years...
I can love this print of Howard Olson's again! Reminds me so much of WI fall/winter skies.
I also really like it with my new lamp and shade! Still sure the blue couch is still moving downstairs though...
Love the cookbook shelf. Hate to have cluttered counters!