Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Pretty wallpaper DOES exist!

(first published in: Livingetc, February 2008)

I have spent the last two weeks removing old, ugly, painted over wallpaper!

This made me want to look for photos of pretty wallpaper!


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(Photo by Max Kim-Bee, Domino, March 2009)

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(photo from Ideal Home, July 2009)

(first published in: Livingetc, July 2009)

For anyone who saw Sex and the City 2; here is a picture of Big and Carrie's apartment bedroom which has pretty wallpaper :)

(SAT2 movie)

...back to tackle my ugly wallpaper...

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Where to put our Linens?

We have been storing our towels and sheets on the top shelf of our coat closet. It was messy, unorganized and not very convenient. The top shelf in the picture is where EVERYTHING was stored.

(I forgot to take a picture with everything in the closet...but you catch my drift)

Our plan is to split this coat closet into two. Put a door in the hallway for the linen closet and move the door over to the left and utilize all the space left under the stairs. Instead of having a rod to put coats we are thinking about using hooks.

Last night Shawn and my brother Dave cut a hole for the door, framed it and now we have a door in the hallway! Shawn was ecstatic to use the nail gun!

Next we have to frame out the closet, drywall, put molding around the door and figure out the coat closet door.

Thanks for helping Dave!!