Beautiful things

Friday, June 25, 2010

Hide and Seek Storage

While looking for storage ideas for my kitchen, I came across some interesting storage solutions

I love this coffee table. Here is a video on how it works. http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/la/look/play-coffee-table-16-hidden-storage-boxes-044714

Great ideas for a guest bed that doesn't take up space when not needed.

I've been walking around the house to see where I could add this, or else I could just do some cleaning out and not need more storage....we'll see.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

New find

Last weekend, I found a terrific binder/recipe organizer.
It's from Umbra, http://www.umbra.com

I wanted something to hold some pictures of jewelery I would like to make or purchase.
When I saw this, I thought of some many things it would be great for.

Monday, June 21, 2010

And the final colors are...

After much thought, looking at them in every conceivable light condition, time of day and night, with the lights on, off or just dimmed, I have picked the following colors..and that's my final answer.
cabinets are
HC-26Monroe Bisque, Trim is
OC12Muslin, and the island is
HC-89North Hampton Putty

Until I change my mind!

Friday, June 18, 2010

The Sun is shining and it's Friday

What to do with the weekend?
The options are endless.

It feels like the start of a great summer.

What are you doing this weekend?

I think I'll get in a bit of gardening

I am looking forward to going for a huge walk this weekend and just enjoy the views around town.

Maybe go to the market and pick up something tasty to have for dinner on Sunday.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Kitchen Story Board

Had some free time today so I put all the bits and pieces on a board so I could see how everything is going to look together...I'm liking it. Still haven't pinned down the actual colors for the cabinets, but I think I'm close.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Peonies and Dust

I came home from work and decided to cut some peonies from the garden, there are so many, and more to come. While I was out there, I took a few other pictures, everything is so beautiful right now, I wish I had more time to enjoy it. O'well the last of the demo was done today and I have the next 4 days to clean up from it.

Light fixture

Although the house is over 100 years old, I will still have a small room off the kitchen that is just a cozy corner for reading or watching TV. I have been thinking about the light fixture for this room, and I found one that I fell in love with. Because this room is so separate and can not be seen from any where else, I think a change of style will be nice. What do you think of my light fixture?

Sunday, June 6, 2010


Now its time to pick a color for the kitchen cabinets. I have used Benjamin Moore, Muslin for trim color every where else in the house, so I guess I will use it for the trim in the kitchen as well. I want to pain the cabinets close to the trim color but with a little contrast, maybe Putman ivory, will have to look at it in a few different lights and see how it looks. It will be nice to have this figured out and move on to the next item, hardware for the cabinets.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

What about concrete floors?

The plans are ready and the Cabinet Makers has them! A huge milestone.

Now I just have to figure out the sinks, faucets, counters, floors and about 1,000 other things!

I am really considering using concrete as the finished floors. I love the variegation in the acid staining, getting alot of conflicting advise as far as the electrical heating under the floor. I'll have to spend sometime and really look into it.