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Friday, January 28, 2011

First Project

My $6 Goodwill Chairs were great to practice on. I learned a lot! I learned not to sand in the living room and to always wear a mask. It felt like I had swallowed bleach from the chemicals. Also, there was a lot of dead bugs in the chair and in the cushion that probably would have been better to remove while outside the house. I think I also didn't do enough sanding. I felt like everything that could go wrong did, which was great to learn from. Paint wouldn't stick because it was too cold outside, screws broke while taking out, seat wood was moldy, cushion foam was too small, two spray cans were not enough.... etc.

I am however pleased with the results from the before to the after.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

It's Looking Up

I adore a painted ceiling. We thought about doing it in all rooms until we found out how difficult it was in our bedroom. I do think it's worth it. Here are some of my favorite.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Sweet Dreams

We are finally crossing off the master bedroom on our to do list. We do still need some art work but we anticipate to collect those things over time. It took a little while to be inspired and really tune into what we envisioned for our master bedroom. We purchased a king size bed and memory foam bed. We purchased all new linens, one large dresser, two side tables, a floor length mirror and painted the walls, ceiling and did a stencil treatment behind the bed. I feel so relaxed and calm every night and morning when I enter our bedroom.


Monday, January 10, 2011

Homeowner Sorrows

We love our historic home, you can't put a price on the charm and character. Actually, you can price out how much historic windows will cost you. We received our first utility bill and died, six times what we paid in our loft. It appears that our vintage and original windows suck out our expensive heat and are freezing us out.

What is your thoughts on historic windows? I love the charm and worry about resale. Could we replace them? Purchase shutters? Create heavy duty curtains?

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Monday, January 3, 2011

And so it begins!

This is my first of hopefully many furniture restoration and modernization projects. I picked these up from Goodwill for $6 a piece, I think that's a steal!

Stay tuned for what happens!

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