Friday, February 27, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
one of our upcoming projects – as you may remember from the 2009 resolution list – is installing hardwood floors in the dining & living rooms. i’m super psyched for this one. i feel like it will give the house much more charm, character & warmth… plus, we’ll have to move the horrible in-your-face wall back in the process!!
although i love the idea of reclaimed wood floors, our budget just won’t allow that. lucky for us, we have a backup J i remember last summer - when we were remodeling our kitchen - finding a local distributor with really reasonably priced beautiful hard wood floors. ironically it was the same place we ended up getting our granite countertops from (also very reasonably priced). dj recently stopped in to pick up flooring samples... all the samples below are acacia walnut (with different stains). Although they’re all beautiful, we’re leaning towards the "natural". we like the contrast of light & dark + think it's more traditional & characteristic of the time period our house was built in (1920s).
Sunday, February 1, 2009
although the paper pony version is so lovely with it's mismatch of beautiful fabrics, since mine would be laying on a dirty floor (where people constantly track in snow & mush), i thought i should use a more substantial (& less dirt revealing) fabric. i found a really pretty soft grey corduroy & went to work. below is the end product.
- afterward i realized i could have used an old pair of corduroys (either a crazy color via jcrew clearance or a thrift store score).
- our doors are 35 inches wide so my fabric measured 37 inches long x 8 inches wide, which gave me a 1 inch seam allowance.
- each pillow used about 3 lbs of rice - fyi, the rice cost more than the fabric!
- i feel the need to mention that we are planning to paint the back door the same color as the trim (once a final trim color is picked) :D