Last night I dreamed we sold our house for a lot of money and moved into a huge old house in our former neighborhood (that I adored) in another city. And guess what our first project was...? Re-doing a bathroom.
Picture this: really big sections of cardboard covered big holes in the plaster walls. Workers had to break all the fixtures just to make them fit in the wonky room. The plumber spent his weekends working on our bathroom because time there during the week just wasn't enough....
I ran out of the house screaming only to realize that we had no yard.
In my dream, I started sobbing and crying, "We made a mistake! I want my old house back! I want my old house back!"
People, let me tell you. Today I want to wrap my arms around my home and say, "I love you." I grumble and complain about parts of it all the time. And even more often, I wish so much of it was different. But this morning I woke up and realized how much I really love it.
the house I love
(taken at 7:30 this morning)
Wishing you a wonderful weekend in the home YOU love...
We are getting started on a master bathroom renovation in our 1940s cape cod home.
I. am. petrified.
Inspiration is all around me; yet getting exactly what I want on a budget is making me lose sleep at night. I expect some anxiety-ridden moments; but a lot of fun and excitement along the way. For me, the real pleasure will come when I'm able to add all the great personal touches at the end.
(Wouldn't make-up brushes look awesome in a few antique silverplate sugar and creamers?)
I have read and re-read Joni's recent post 'Updating Your Decor'. Great advice and insight. One thing I keep coming back to is her recommendation to paint interior doors high gloss black, especially if the doors are inexpensive/builder grade doors. I have a pantry door in my kitchen; its almost just like Joni's, above. It's a narrow door and is angled into a corner. Seeing Joni's door makes me want to update my door hardware and paint mine black...
I'm captivated by these fantastic hand painted grisaille wall murals by Los Angeles artist Scott Waterman. His website is full of images of his beautiful wall paintings and you can also get a glimpse of his artsy and eclectic studio and home. And don't miss Scott's blog. His fun collages of interiors are the best....
Please help me welcome Pears and Bears as a sponsor of a perfect gray. I'm delighted to have Kayce Hughes and her wonderful line of women's and children's clothing and accessories on board. And in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, here are some pink selections from the Pears and Bears line.
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