Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Proof: the 80's is back.

Little B playing with his 80s vintage "Supercar" while wearing his brand new Yo Gabba Gabba hoodie.

Not my House!

These people probably think that I am some crazy stalker, because I cruise their house several times/week, usually stopping to take pictures. I guess I am sort of stalking, just stalking the light as it plays across this incredibly beautiful roof line!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Big Boy Bed

This is a BREKKE bed from IKEA, a discontinued item that I found on Craigslist and bought this weekend. It wasn't exactly what I was looking for, I wanted an old iron daybed, or cot base, but I have been looking for a while and haven't found one. This is nice, I can style it like a nice daybed, and the storage drawers underneath are useful, I think I will look for some vintage kid's wallpaper to put over the drawer fronts. A plan is coming together for B's room finally! I'll try to pull together a materials/inspiration board to post.

Yet more pics of my house

I am constantly restyling, but I hope working towards an overall vision. I wanted to enter the house in Apartment Therapy's Small Cool Contest, but had trouble with the upload. However, here are the shots of my clean house. Things to note: I finally finished the wallpaper above the door in the dining room; there are mirrors covering the hole in the wall, and the quilt has been moved to form a headboard as it was always meant to be; the rug is fairly new, a cast off from my sister; I did not shoot the dining room because just beyond sight is everything I didn't want in the photos; I only styled that corner of B's room, the rest of it is pretty much a mess. The first pic is actually a hastily thrown together floor plan, but it gives you an idea of the overall layout.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Bathroom to do list:

Just to put a damper on the toilet excitement....a list of things to do in bath to make it not look like a crack house (working toilet and non-holey walls only being a few steps):

Repaint (after repairs were made, it ruined my initial paint job, so have to redo the work)
Refix the fixed light (someone did finally show-up to fix the light fixture, can't find a pic now but will post what they did later. At least I do have a working light fixture now!)
Paint? floor, haven't decided how best to do floor
Paint over pink sponge paint job on bathtub exterior (black? or deep blue?)
Hang towel shelf with hooks
Put frosted window film on windows
New shower curtains
Strip door?
Wallpaper back of shelf
Curtain around sink

To think this is all a rental! I do love the fix-up though, and I do try to get landlord to pay for as much as possible.