You all got me thinking..

Taking all your advice into account from my last post on the living room redux, here’s what photoshop and I came up with: White Ikea  white Lenda curtains on all windows (sorry brocade, I love you but you’re just not working for me!) and these Jute/Poly shades from West Elm, miraculously in the exact width […]

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Weekend Update: Living Room Changes

It started out innocently enough on Saturday morning..picking up an antique coffee table I won from a local ebay seller for $10 back when I hated the way the dark coffee table/ottoman looked in the living room: Ebay $10 Coffee Table And because Ikea was on the way home from picking up the table, we […]

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Dressing the Walls a Little

Part of the reason we’re not completely unpacked yet is that its much more fun to do the little things like hang curtains and art than say deal with this: The Mess that is the Office Speaking of office mess, did you find that the amount of paperwork needing to be filed increased like 100% […]

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The China Cabinet has been Collected

  Some of you may remember when I bought the antique china cabinet on ebay about a month or so ago.  The seller is about 120 miles away in Pennsylvania, so it took us a while to schedule a time to meet half way. Having looked at a google map of the route between the […]

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Shabby Cheap!

Damn! I had so many good pics to share with you this morning.. the after pics of the craigslist dresser and vanity, our porch that has been miraculously cured of all projects and the antique china cabinet that we finally picked up from the seller… But I forgot my camera cord :( So instead I’m […]

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Curtain Solution?

There seemed to be a common consensus in your comments about the curtains (say THAT ten times fast!) that some sort of sheers underneath would help the look. Ya’ll are so clever! I had actually been wondering how I was going to replace the ugly blinds that were left by the previous owner with something […]

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Armoire Painted and Some Curtains Hung!

We’ll start with the armoire/linen closet.. the first refugee from The Porch of Projects has been painted and relocated to its new home in the upstairs hall! First the before, with the much too faux navy blue crackle: Armoire before painting And now, the after: Linen Closet Armoire after Painting Sorry the picture is so […]

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It’s all about the curtains..

As I mentioned in my earlier post today, we actually DID get quite a bit of work done this weekend (even if I have no pics yet to show for it) for a couple of reasons: 1) My lovely little sister Roxanne is coming to visit the house from LA for the first time tomorrow […]

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Day 3 and I’m Only Slightly Less Panicked..

So actually LIVING in the house is really quite different than working on it while having another place to stay… all of the sudden it changes from fun side project into your LIFE. Every can of paint you open and leave on the counter eventually gets in the way of crucial activities such as making […]

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Weekend Plans

The weekend is upon us and we’re in the unfamiliar territory called “the home stretch” in which we actually get to start “cleaning up” and “finishing things” in preparation for (gasp!) actually MOVING IN! Whoohooo! Ok, as usual I’m getting a bit ahead of myself because we can’t move in until we have the floors […]

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