Holga 35MM Camera
Lace Shopping Basket
Built By Wendy sewing books
Kiehl's Original Musk
Melissa Joy Manning Initial Earrings
(on sale and additional 60% off with code TAKE60)
How do you let your spouse/family/dude know what you'd dig for birthdays and holidays?
Carpet in the process of being removed (upstairs):
Carpet is up!
We decided to start with removing just 1/3 of the carpet and baseboards in the upstairs attic/bedroom. Since we have a lot of stuff on the other side of the room, my next step is to clear out the downstairs office to make room for storage.
Originally we were going to paint the floors but now we are thinking about sanding and staining. Our goal is to get everything done by the summer so we can move our master bedroom upstairs.
Any advice for refinishing the floors?
The one limitation that drives me really crazy with our house is the outside. In my dream version, the exterior of our house would have a metal roof, cedar plank on the house and a river rock base. I guess the limitation is that there is no good reason to replace the vinyl siding or cover up the base. We are planning on a new roof in the springtime, but will probably just go with asphalt shingles (compromise to my metal roof).
How do you deal with compromises and limitations when renovating and decorating? What's the one that really bothers you the most?
After watching a recent episode of Renovation Nation in which the Omey family's remodel was featured, I was ready to "accidently" put a hole through our vinyl siding to replicate what the Omey family did to their exterior. They installed recycled cedar plank using a rainscreen siding method. Love it and there would be no compromising!
In the end, I guess I find relief in compromising and limitations by blogging. Sorry, readers!!
In the meantime, I'm also starting to collect upstairs storage inspiration. Under one of the dormers, we are considering building a storage bench (which means, I have to come up with some solid plans in about two months). The upstairs includes one large space, which will be the master bedroom, and a full bathroom. Since we live in a Cape Cod style house, the upstairs is really just a finished attic space.
Here's some inspiration for the upstairs reno:
Better Home & Gardens, January 2010 issue
With snow and skiing on the brain, I'm thinking of some snowflake inspiration for the house.
From CasaSugar via Marie Claire Maison
(I want that poster!)
Snowtable by Nendo
East Tennessee applique cotton quilt from Case Antiques
Wilson Bentley's snowflake photography in NOAA's Photo Library
(Hmmm....I'm thinking of framing a few!)