Saturday, February 2, 2013
I am jumping all over my to do list. I found and purchased a sofa before I had sold the old one. For the last month, I've lived with two sofas. I tried to make the dual sofa situation work. No success. On Monday evening, a nice family purchased my sofa. It broke my heart to see the sofa placed on the back of a pickup. The sofa would leave the city and move into a home .....with kids. The mother sent me an email the next morning saying "We love the sofa. Thank you so much."
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
I have got so many different house projects going on right now. I love it! As I mark one item off the list, a new task is added. Some are easier and others are not so easy. The list is forever growing!
#3 on my list is paint the bathroom. The rest of my condo has a fresh coat of "American White" by Benjamin Moore that I recently completed. Its a perfect white to me. Think fresh fair gray. I would like the bathroom to connect, relate and make sense with rest of the space but I don't want to use the same color. I am leaning towards gray green (see middle paint strips above). Since I'm undecided, I will hold off committing to any gray. Thoughts?
Sunday, January 6, 2013
The last time I purchased a toaster was in 2001. When I moved into the new place, I decided it was time to upgrade a few things..one being my toast. I was surprised to find the variety of toasters available in all price ranges (I actually saw one priced at $300!). After a bit of searching, I decided on the Kitchen Aid toaster (pictured above). This little thing is not only attractive but gets the job done. A favorite feature is the chime indicating your toast is ready. If youre looking for a toaster, heres an excellent option. Enjoy.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
The 5 photos above nicely represent the process for defining the bedroom. Below is the snapshot of events.
1. The night I moved in, I didn't have a proper bed because I hadn't had a proper bedroom in 5 years. I tried to sleep my 5 ft sofa......bad idea. Then I moved to a sleeping bag on the hardwood floor.....an even worst idea. The next night, I ran to BB & B and purchased an Aero....that lasted one week.
2. My aunt purchased a Serta mattress and after sleeping on it for a month, she decided to upgrade to a Sleep Number. I quickly jumped on the opportunity to purchase the $1k full size mattress at the "family rate". This is the most comfy bed I've ever slept on! No regrets! I enjoy every night of sleep. A good mattress equals good sleep.
3. For a week, the mattress laid directly on the floor. This got old quickly. I began my search for a bed frame! I hit up all the local furniture shops and even did an online search.
4. I picked up a pair of shiny lamps from West Elm. And I painted the walls "American White"-(same color I had in the studio).
5. I decided on the Ella bed frame from Room & Board. I feel grown up! The bed feels even better on a frame.
Of course, I am not finished with the bedroom. Heres what's left:
1. Eventually, I'd like to upgrade from IKEA cabinets to true bedside tables.
2. Add artwork over the bed.
3. Sooner than later, I would like figure out bedding-either a duvet or blanket.
4. Add a tv for HGTV before bed (undecided).
5. Paint bulkhead (undecided).