Finally all is revealed in Elizabeth's wedding pictures!
More pictures can be seen here and here on Once Wed. And from the very talented Heidi Geldhauser of Our Labor of Love.
So there you have it! Oh, and by the way, we WON!
We have judging tomorrow and still have to finish up our "table-scape." Tomorrow I'll have some more pictures to share.
Our scrap wood christmas tree was inspired by this amazing tree that was featured on Apartment Therapy.
Ours had to be a smaller version since it had to fit into a car to be transported to the office. And of course, the presents are wrapped with maps!
Will this project ever be done? I need to finish it up soon before it get's too cold to cut wood outside.
Over the weekend, some shelves got cut out of MDF (I wanted to go with wood as recommended by Kelly, but I lost) and the tracks got hung.
So now the important stuff ... deciding what shoes make the cut to be in the shoe towers, what shoes go to shoe heaven and which ones go next to each other. Sounds easy enough?
I still have to figure out a few things:
- Paint or cover the shelves (wallpaper or contact paper)? What color?
- What to do with my pretty shoe boxes (they might go into a plastic tub and find a home in the basement after the shoe bags are removed from the boxes)? Do you save shoe boxes too for your fancy shoes?
- Is there something to put in the shoes rather than tissue paper to help them hold their shape?
Dokidoki Fries says, "please finish this project soon so I don't have to be next to the hiking boots!"
They got their 1900s Federal style home for a steal ... $52,000! It may only have (barely) one bathroom and lots of wood paneling but they are ready for the diy challenge.
Emilie is blogging the whole mess over at Home Sweet Headache. Stop on by, say hi, comment that my brother needs a hair cut and help her with some design/diy decisions!
Teaser: You might even see the Dude helping out in some basement destruction.
After one year and three months, we finally have our street paved, new curbs, sod between the curb and the side walk, and a new driveway apron.
Our town started out by replacing the 100-year old main sewer pipes, then it was the water pipes which finally let them to "encourage" the gas/electric company to replace their lines. The whole time, we lived on a dirt/gravel road.
For two summers, we have not been able to sit on our front porch or open our windows because the dust was crazy!
I think this weekend I will sit on the porch just for the hell of it.
A post from the past...
Last November we got new gas lines to the house.
The Dude and I are currently considering putting in an application to one of those shows (many film in our area) but are a little hesitant. Yes, I would love to have some experts help us out and yes, I would love to have a nice discount ... but what about the design. I've seen a bunch of poo on some of those shows and some really awesome things too.
Over the weekend, I was feeling a bit under the weather and spent some quality time on the couch. I caught a new show called "I Hate My Kitchen" and actually loved what they did.
Would you risk it and have a tv show design one of your rooms?
Below are some screen shots from the "Traditional Update" episode of I Hate My Kitchen.
We did have a little problem opening the can. The left-over paint had to be poured into some plastic chinese take-out containers since there was no way to put the top back on that bad boy.
Hopefully (fingers crossed) this week we will start getting some shelving in the two towers.
Any recommendations on the type of shelves that we should install? Right now, I'm thinking of white painted shelves in mdf or plywood with white contact paper on the tops. Remember, these shelves will be used for shoes. I'm up for some ideas!!
We ended up with the Top-Drawer Coffee Table from West Elm. The website had it on sale but I called over to the Philly store and they had it for cheaper...and I saved on the shipping charge!
I also ordered this rug from Overstock. I was able to save a bunch by ordering it during a "rug event" and had a 10% off coupon code.
(please ignore the donation pile behind the chair and the silly dog)
It's finally getting a little chilly outside and all I want to do is wrap myself in a warm blanket and watch re-runs of the Rachel Zoe Project.
I'll take one of these Pendleton blankets...
Add some sleep socks and I'll be good to go for Fall and Winter.
I think we can rock this out in time.
(via PhillyMag.com)Last week I was lucky enought to
The house is enormous! It made me a little sad to see so much extravagance on an old country farm property. All I could think of was 1. I would never see the Dude if we lived in 12,000 square feet 2. it would take me 3 months to clean the house (I would need 5 Zoilas) and 3. how many sinks and tvs do you really need?
But...it was very lovely. You should really stop by the house...100% of the $20 ticket proceeds goes to the Ronald McDonald House.
Oh, I almost forgot to mention - the house has a Panic Room.
**Disclosure: This party was sponsored by E.P. Henry. All of the opinions are mine and not influenced by E.P. Henry. I did get a really nice gift bag with the perfect diy/6 AM dog walking hat.