Posts Written OnJuly 2011

SURPRISE! We bought and installed a ceiling fan!

Remember when I went on and on about the ceiling fan I wanted?  It was this number from Home Depot and sold for $279 but I was confident I could get it on sale closer to $99. Well I watched for a sale. Memorial Day rolled by: nothing. Then Fourth of July: still nothing.  Every time we went into a Home Depot I looked to see if they had it in store: nope. So I finally decided that it was time to move on.  Spending close to $300 on a fan that will be mine for less than a year…

I’m addicted to Craigslist.

Its true.  And its a serious problem.  I have Craigslist open in a tab, sometimes, multiple tabs (gotta monitor craigslist.org/fuo in as many as 6 local subsites [Central Jersey, North Jersey, NYC, Philadelphia and sometimes Jersey Shore and South Jersey]).  I know I don’t have room for any more furniture right now. I know that I don’t. Buuuutttttt……. I.cannot.help.myself! Case in point: This beaut just showed up.  Its a fantastic mahogany china cabinet that needs a lot of work but it is crazy cheap at only $150.  I instantly envisioned it looking like a multi-thousand dollar Restoration Hardware piece like…

Change of Hardware: From drop pulls to disco balls

A couple weeks ago, we swung by Anthro after work to check out the hardware options.  At this point, I was pretty set on getting drop pulls, however, I had some reservations about the drawer handles.  The option I picked out earlier were nice, but I was afraid they were a little too old lady-ish (don’t get me wrong, I love me some Granny chic, but too much of it and you really lose the chic part and just get dated and meh). The other main concern was that the separation between the bolts on the current hardware was 5.5″…

Another Drawer Update

I know this is getting boring at this point.  But working full time (+ some) and going to graduate school doesn’t leave much time for projects at night. Maybe one day my day job will be to stay at home and do projects all day…. until then, the snails’ pace wins. The paper from Smock arrived on Saturday while I was in New York City for the day with friends who were in town from LA. I dragged the huge box inside in the wee hours of Sunday morning when we finally arrive back home.  Sunday morning proper, I opened…

Dream Bathroom Design

My previous post about the small improvements we made to our extremely tiny bathroom got me thinking about what I want the bathroom to look like after the renovations were complete. I turned to Pinterest for inspiration, naturally. I am of the opinion that bathrooms should be black and white.  Not only is it simply the most classic of all possible color combinations, I also believe that since this is the area that many of use to get ready for the day, that black and white designs make the perfect backdrop for nearly every outfit one could wear.  These kinds…