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July 28th, 2010 - 12:42 am § in sitting room, thinking

living room pics

Finally, a room with no color! Well, okay, you know what I mean; yes, white is a color (anyone who has tried to match a white trim with a new paint knows it’s a color, all right), but this is the first room that doesn’t smack you in the face with the walls. That slightly [...][...]

July 27th, 2010 - 6:03 pm § in sitting room, thinking

living room color palette

I’ll post pics of the living/sitting room tonight, but just quick like bunnies, here’s a pic from Young Victoria with the color palette I think I want to use in there, which has white walls, that same biscuitty colored carpet as the rest of the flat, and gold metal accents in the chandel[...]

July 26th, 2010 - 8:19 pm § in hall, thinking

hall pics

The hallway. The very, very yellow hall. It has two things going for it. First, for a hallway, it’s an immense size. Second, the crystal chandelier is really quite impressive. When I was a girl, it was my job to wash the crystals in the chandeliers in the living and dining rooms. Mom would mak[...]

July 26th, 2010 - 1:19 am § in library/dining, thinking

dining room pics

I now have pictures! Here’s the dining room in all it’s tomato-ey glory. It’s actually slightly darker than actual tomato, and slightly less orange. It’s a large space, and as I said earlier, I mean for it to be a multi-purpose room. J and I like to wake up slowly in the morn[...]

July 7th, 2010 - 9:02 pm § in thinking

blazingly fast re-upholstery

See that little box down there at the bottom of the page? That’s my blogroll. I’ve got to stop adding blogs and websites to it. It’s coming perilously close to getting longer than the actual page. But I keep finding these really great blogs and websites! And that list is, let’[...]

July 4th, 2010 - 9:47 pm § in deck, thinking

Mason jar lamps

I’ve absolutely no clue what Mason jars are called in the UK. (Canning jars? Preserving jars? Fruit jars? I know a man named Mason patented a design for a canning jar in 1858, but there are other designs for canning jars, even if many people call almost all canning jars “Mason jars”[...]

July 3rd, 2010 - 3:07 am § in bath, thinking

artwork in the bath

Artwork on the ledge of the tub. I love the casualness of it, I love that the artwork and frame necessarily needs to be cheap because, let’s face it, it’s going to get splashed, especially since I love taking long baths, and I love that it means nothing goes onto the wall. In a rented [.[...]

June 30th, 2010 - 5:04 pm § in bedroom, thinking

sweet dreams

Currently, the official bedroom of the flat is being used as a study, and the dining room is being used as the bedroom. We’ll use the bedroom as the bedroom (we think — a bit difficult to tell when I haven’t even seen the space yet), and the dining room as a sitting room. From [...[...]

June 30th, 2010 - 6:13 am § in deck, thinking

outdoor walls idea

Love the idea of the old church windows to create “walls” for the deck. I personally don’t like the rather fussy busyness of the rest of this outdoor room design, but I love the idea of recycling architectural leftovers to create an illusion of walls and a sense of privacy in a spa[...]

June 28th, 2010 - 8:27 pm § in shopping, thinking, tools

cardboard furniture

Everything old is new again, or maybe I mean it the other way around. Since we’re planning on only being in this flat for a couple of years, we’re trying to make sure that we don’t encumber ourselves with a lot of stuff that’ll cost us a small fortune first to buy, then store[...]