Friday, August 27, 2010

Dark Green Inspiration

If you remember, this is where we've last left our color decisions for the office:

Chris wants a dark green for the walls, but I think the greens he's chosen are a little too dark for our small room.

So, I've pulled some images to show him for inspiration:

I'm still debating on whether I'd paint the bookcases white (to go with our white desk), or if I'd paint them the same color as the walls but in a glossier sheen. Also, whether I would keep the slipcover blue or get a new one either in white or beige.

Hmmm..... decisions.

Of course, this is just MY thoughts for the office. Chris has his own "vision", as he's told me. I would like to find a good color that we both love and can be happy with (and that doesn't look black on the walls!)

More to come!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Baby Steps

It's going to take a while to sort through all of this, but we did make some progress!

Okay, so the couch is still camoflaged by crap, but the bookcases are in place. And one has been filled up.

You'll notice that you can now see the top of the desk!

Progress, people! Progress!

We also played with some paint. Chris wants green - like "golf" and "country clubs" and "the Fox and the Hound" (a pub). So he chose really really dark greens. I am trying to steer him towards gray. Or at least not so dark green.

So, it continues...

Are You Kidding Me, Philadelphia?

God bless Texas, I'm glad I don't blog in Philly. Not that I have any ads on my blog, but still, this is a little ridiculous. Next thing you know, they're going to start forcing people to get business licenses for their kids to have a lemonade stand, or to have a garage sale.

You can read the story HERE , HERE, and HERE


So, I'm trying to upload pictures of our office (don't get your hopes up - it's still not finished!), but Blogger is being really really really slow and not uploading them. We got a little work done, more than what it looks like, but still have a ways to go.

Oh, and we played with a little paint.

But, for now, no pictures. :-(

Friday, August 20, 2010

Weekend Plans

So, this weekend, hopefully we'll be tackling this:

My husband's office.

Well, and mine too. But this is "his" room.
Can you tell???
(Truthfully, though, I'm a little guilty of adding to the piles in here, too.)

We have plans in mind, it's just going to take a lot of work.
A lot of work.

So wish us luck.

Hopefully, you all will be doing more enjoyable things, like my niece is.

Isn't she the cutest??
Wish I were there to swim in the pool with her.

Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Wallpaper lust

Remember this wallpaper??

I knew there was a reason that I liked it!
Notice the wallpaper from my summer's guiltiest pleasure:

It's very very similar...

Fun show and great set interiors. (But all was NOT revealed by the end of the season!!!)

And I'm loving both of these wallpapers. No idea what either is called, or who makes them (so if you happen to know, please share!!).

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Skirted Console Tables

I love skirted console tables. They look so tailored, and they can hide a world of sins.

I finally decided to attempt my own skirt for the eye-sore in our bedroom... our TV console.

The console itself is a good size for our room, and because we don't really have the money to go out and buy a new piece of furniture to take its place, I thought a slipcover would be the easiest and best option.

Our console before:

And after:

Sooooooo much better. Soooooo much better.

I used 2 old white Ikea drapes that I had (which had shrunk too much to use as curtains anymore), utilizing the top of the drapes as my hems. It really wasn't too hard to put together, although if I were doing it over, I would underlap the side panels more than I did to eliminate that gap on the corners. And I still think I will trim it out with some ribbon. But all in all, I'm pretty pleased with it! Especially being my first time at making one of these.

If you're interested in the step-by-step instructions I came up with, they'll be coming on a post over on EAD next week.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Okay, going to be a little bitchy here....

This picture could be of my front yard. Seriously.

My marigolds have died. The New Guinea impatiens? Dead. My garden??? Although there's been two casualties, it's still hanging on by a thread.


Because it's been OVER 100 DEGREES (actual temperatures, y'all) FOR OVER 2 WEEKS STRAIGHT!!!!


So, to all of you out there bitching and whining about the heat... I laugh at you. And want you to shut it.

Just until we actually dip below the century mark, at least.
Which MIGHT be this weekend.


(If we're lucky.)

Oh, and if you stay outside for too long here, the soil isn't the only thing that ends up parched and dry...

Later, bitches. I'm off to sit in air conditioning. (Which is the best invention known to man)

Monday, August 16, 2010

Hi there!

Things are finally seeming to get back to normal for me... work isn't quite as crazy busy, inspiration is quietly coming back to me, and the want to just bury my head in the sand has gone!
I've been busy at home, too, with some things I'll share soon. A table skirt made to cover a not-so-great TV stand in our bedroom, some new pillow shams I've made to match our bedskirt, cleaning out our pit of an "office" (which is still not done, by the way), and a side project I'm hoping to get started.
I'm looking forward to making the rounds and catching up with everyone!
*photo from Timothy Whealon

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Time off

Sorry to be so silent the last week. Just need a little time off to catch up with work and life.
Thank you for your comments - they have been brightening my days recently.
Be back soon... promise!

*photo from Reclaimed Blog

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