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Thanksgiving 2015

So my kitchen wasn’t ready in time for my first year hosting Thanksgiving dinner. Big whoop. It turned out not to be a big deal at all. WHEW. My mother came to help me cook (she made the turkey and dressing and I made the side dishes) and my father and step-mom came to visit and eat with us. It turned out really nice. All the warm and fuzzies! I…

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Lessons in painting

So, I don’t know why I assumed 2 cans of spray paint would cover 4 cabinets. I guess I thought spray paint went a LONG way. In case you’re as clueless as I am, and have obviously never spray painted ANYTHING in your life, let me fill you in… It doesn’t go far. At all. In fact, those 2 cans didn’t even cover 1 cabinet’s exterior. I feel extremely disappointed…

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The neutral seat

1, 2, 3, 4 Out of these 3 choices as cheaper alternatives to #1, I like 3 best. But in my reading of the reviews it seems this chair is quite large, “large enough for me and my daughter to curl up in.” I have a tiny living room and don’t require gigantic chairs. I already have a ginormous chesterfield! But fear not, if true vintage isn’t in your budget…

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MCM Chairs

I’ve been thinking about chairs (when am I NOT thinking about chairs. I love chairs. Chairs are my heart) and how I’m not sure about how much I love my thrones anymore. At least not in my living room. If I don’t do the bench idea in the dining room I can picture them under the windows there. Or in the guestroom. Or in my office. Yeah! …Clients need a…

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Kitchen progress

I don’t know about you but I HATE prep work. Like can we just paint this b*tch and be done with it! Washing all the grease off the walls, spackling all the nail/screw holes, priming all the dark gross old paint spots painters were too lazy to move the cabinets to get to….WORK. :|. But I have finally reached the moment where I am able to paint. Yippee!! Here’s progress…

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Benjamin Moore Simply White

I will admit I didn’t do much research on what white paint to choose. Emily Henderson’s “Styled” book lists White Dove, Decorator’s White, and Super White as all good choices but I didn’t like beigey white dove and I don’t like SUPER duper white. So, simply white it was! I think it’s juuuuust right 🙂 So now that that is out of the way, I can begin painting my entire…

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The nook

I have begun demolition (kidding, I didn’t demolish anything!!!!!!!!). All the cabinets have been removed and I’ve begun cloroxing the walls. Pictures to come! I’ve been thinking about what should go into the nook. I don’t want to spend a lot of money in that tiny area. There’s a junk/thrift shop near my house that always has small tables for sale. I was thinking I could buy one of those…

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Beep beep bed room rugs

What to do, what to choose! Well, I know I need 8 x 10 and something funky/fun/blue. Of course, every rug I like is out of my budget. Gosh darnit. These are within reach though. 1/ 2/ 3/ 4 I don’t know about #3 exactly but something about the pattern makes me think of a painting. I appreciate its big bold blueness.  If I didn’t do the tassels on the…

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Kitchen woes

If you recall this is my unsightly kitchen. On the other side is an arch, with the breakfast nook and that is where the landlord has put the refrigerator. I’ve been doing some reading on the kitchen “work triangle”. My kitchen is currently very ineffective in workflow. I mean, what is with this sparse cabinetry? We’ve already established I hate the steel cabinets (I tried to be enthused about it…

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Ms. Color

Those plain side tables really threw me for a loop because I was thinking of something more ornate to paint blue. And when I saw those I thought “Oh how mid-century! They should be teak colored!” You know by now I’m a scatterbrain. Now I’m wondering about an emerald sort of green. I really wanted this fringe duvet bedding from Anthropologie but it is long gone/sold out. I love those…

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