Hi. Remember me? I’ve been trapped under something heavy. A kitchen.
We are in the middle of kitchen construction con Queso.
I can’t wait to show you the final results – heck, I can’t wait to see them myself.
In the meantime, I’ll be shopping. And talking a lot about the process. … after all, the only way to get through a traumatic experience is to talk your way through it…so sayeth the billion dollar psychoanalysis industry. Plus, a kitchen remodel is like being pregnant or starting a business – when you are in the middle of it, it’s all you can talk about.
What? You don’t normally have scooters in your kitchen? Weird.
So saddle up friends– let’s overhaul a kitchen!
This is my new closet. It need to be ironed. After we moved into our first pre-WWI home, I was complaining to my new neighbor…an old ad man…about the ridiculously tiny closets. “Ah,” he said, thoughtfully nodding his head, “That’s the blessing of an old house.” And I thought, this guy has been in advertising way [...]
This is my new lamp. It’s from outer space. Or the JFK administration. It makes me happy.
The words crystal and chandelier creep me out. Put them together and, I don’t know, weird. I get that this is overly irrational, but shopping for crystal chandeliers is unsettling. It makes me think of bawdy Old (Mae) West brothels, or snobby Marie Antoinette, or the stranger parts of the 1970s. But my MIL sent me [...]
Okay, I think it’s technically not holly. From what I understand, Holly is sharp and hurts people (the plant, not Hugh Hefner’s ex girlfriend). I think this is technically garland. If you’ve ever spent time in London over the Holidays you may have noticed that almost every doorway is adorned with living pine draperies of [...]
From Westerbroek This is what I’m thinking for the kitchen cabinets. Some version of grey. With this exact hardware. Everything else white. Cool? Thanks. Good talk.
(From Apartment Therapy) Again and again, I’m being drawn to this robin’s egg, turquoise-ish, fresh blue. (From Houzz) I’m just trying to figure out where it will work in my house. (From Apartment Therapy) It just makes me super happy. (From Anne Sage) What do you think?
I am reeeaally wanting to re-do our little mudroom to become this above shot. Or this. Or this. But with a washing machine. Is this physically possible? The room is about 12 feet X 5 1/2 feet. Quick. I need a degree in architecture. And design. Let me get on that. Give me a few [...]
Here are a few things that I just pulled from the Garden. And as you can see, and as usual, I totally credit my addiction to book learning. That said, I’m going to have a lot of talk about, show you, and experiment with on this topic over the next couple of months. Because my [...]
A shower with lots and lots of tile! Floor-to-ceiling tile. And it is rad! Mainly, because we can shower. Hooray for hygiene! And the project is done, for now. I’ll post the final bathroom results when it’s final. Expect something around February.