Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
A few months ago, a reader named Jessica contacted me and asked if I'd mind giving her
the measurements of my lockers.
Of course not! I sent her the measurements, and then kind of forgot about it.
But Jessica didn't!
Look how great her lockers turned out!!
She said her husband was skeptical about putting the wire screen in the doors, but now he loves it.
With three small children, she also said her lockers help hide all the chaos. Do you see the vent at the bottom of the picture? How smart is that? I've got furniture blocking heat vents all over the house. Not so energy efficient, I'm sure.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
I saw this photo on Pinterest
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Downton Abbey is over until JANUARY next year!
Season 2 was good, though, wasn't it?
But I'd still get so lost in the sets!
as great as the upstairs is
~and it is great~
Monday, February 20, 2012
Friday, February 17, 2012
So in this hallway I'm going to makeover, we have 4 doors. One is a pocket door to the bathroom that looks like this door. We'll call it Door #1.
The other three are the cheapest of the cheap kind of hollow core doors. They will be replaced, and two of them will be on barn door tracks. (YAY!) The other one will be a traditional door with a doorknob.
Part of me says go with the same 5 panel doors that are on the bathroom, for the sake of continuity.
I found this style of door, and it costs about the same as the 5 panel door. We'll call it Door #2. I like it~it looks more barn~ish to me. So here are my questions. Should I go with door #1 for all 3 doors? Should the sliding doors be Door #2, and the regular door be like Door #1? Or should all three doors be like Door #2?
The bathroom door that's the 5 panel style like Door #1 is almost always slid into the wall so you don't see it much, and they'll all be painted white no matter with style I go with. As great as wood stained doors would look, that hallway is way to dark for that.
What do you think?
Thursday, February 16, 2012
This is $90 at Home Depot, and I like it. But I'm worried about finding those bulbs close to home. It might not be possible. So it's my Plan B, with slight reservations.
This is around $120 at Lowe's. I do like this one a lot, but it won't work in our hallway. It has a slanted ceiling. So if I can find one that will work with a slanted ceiling, this is Plan C.
Then there's this one.
Weathered Nickel for $90 at Home Depot. It's interesting, and it has that little turn switch thing on the side.
It's Plan D.
It's Plan D.
It's about $90 at Home Depot. I like the mellow finish on it.
(It's not really my last choice. My last choice would be to leave the swirly boob lights we have up there now.)
Which one would you get, assuming you like any of them? Would you paint or otherwise revamp any of them, or leave them as is? Or would you just cough up the dough for Plan A?
(Or, would you rather I just put on my big girl panties, made my own decisions and left all of you out of it? No...wait. Don't answer that one.)
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
There are some crafty women in my family.
My daughter has been making some really cute wreaths.
This one is for here sister.
Who said she wants to hang it at her station so she can see it when she's cutting hair.
This is one she's keeping.
My sister in law surprised me with this quilt she made. She's an excellent quilter.
Isn't it gorgeous?
I love the colors and the star pattern!
And I love that every corner is a little different.