Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Quick Switcheroo

This was a quick and easy update to our hallway.  Especially easy for me as I "supervised" rather than actually doing any of the dirty work.
Before - builder basic boob light!  (and a nice closeup look at the popcorn ceiling!)
After - the soon to be in every hallway in America, Ikea Alang!

Monday, September 24, 2012

A Look at the Nook

First up, Ikea trip was a huge success.  I'm currently fighting with some flat pack furniture.  Updates to follow, if I don't get lost in a sea of allen keys first!

More importantly, a look at the nook!

This is how it looked when we viewed the house.  Hmmm, floral wallpaper, pelmet, chandelier.

And this is how it looks now.
A much cleaner look, with a big old mixture of old and new.  The chairs were a vintage Craigslist find and the table is from JCPenney.
The thrift store bread print looks a million times better in its new frame.
The view from the hallway.
We still need to add new window treatments in place of the old plastic blinds.  I'm having complete analysis paralysis when trying to pick the fabric.  I feel like it needs to be a print.  Or maybe a solid.  Or textured.  What about a burlap?  Oh good grief!
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Fall Photos

Autumn is officially here!  It's completely dark when I leave work, I can actually walk outside at lunch time without breaking into a sweat and football rules the remote.

Unfortunately, it also means I can only take pics at the weekend.  Photos with natural light = :-)  Photos with artificial light = :-(  And who wants to read a post with no fun pictures (apart from this one, obviously!).

I suppose I could get up before work and take a few snaps but, lets face it, that's never going to happen!  The snooze button calls to me!

I have a shed load of updates to share - most of the light fixtures we inherited from the previous owners have finally bitten the dust, the kitchen is almost finished, and I've thrifted a few more pieces of fab furniture.

I promise I will be snap happy this weekend (in between a long awaited trip to IIIIIKKKKKKKEEEEEAAAAA!!!).


Tuesday, September 11, 2012


I don't think I've ever been this excited about soap!

But I managed to pick up these limited edition Method Soaps at Target.  Adding a little Orla Kiely style to our sink.  Love it!