Me tired! Using only the clients’ belongings, this is what we achieved. Gave her an “office”, making her living room more functional… Used a bookcase from upstairs to make a “bar” in the dining room… A very happy client…and a very satisfying day of work.
Stuff I’ve picked for upcoming corporate job. Desk chair and orange chairs from CB2, bench from Chiasso, bistro table and stools from Target…
Another magazine clipping from my mother’s collection (don’t ask why I’m hanging onto these two, old magazines in the first place). This one from House Beautiful’s Building Manual Spring-Summer 1957… …why DOES every child need their own bedroom? I’m afraid I’m guilty of this with my own kiddos. How did we get from 1100 square feet in the 50s to the mega mansions of today? Such a practical room and it implies that the inhabitants actually played in their room…no… Read More
I’m dreaming about these for summer… …all available here and here…for lots ‘o money. So instead I shall search my local second-hand shops and other haunts for similar items.
No words, just pictures. New Mexico…sigh…
Had an old magazine of my mom’s laying around…Canadian Homes, July 1962. This particular issue was devoted to “Antiques…The Great Canadian Treasure Hunt.” Tucked way In the back, overshadowed by ads and the like, I discovered this fun, little gem. The “idea” caption is so Martha; I think she would approve. Good tip, and still useful for 2010…
Methinks the no-cost transformation this past weekend will end up costing me mega repair bucks, as yet undetermined. There are some things best left to professionals…and one would be moving heavy, awkward furniture. But hey, when you have a seventeen year old boy and a strong husband in-house, why not enlist them instead? This is why…. The splintered door that sits in front used to hang ON the armoire. Somehow, mid move, the sliding tray on the inside dislodged, causing… Read More
I have been a little wary of certain online sources for vintage finds…endless array of choices, seemingly good quality but expensive as all get out. Discovered this source (not inexpensive, but a wide range of prices) that linked me to today’s treasure which is in an actual Chicago storefront (great vintage modern vibe). It somehow makes me feel better to know there is a real, live store. I’m still a bit of an internet-phobe, can you tell? After an exhaustive… Read More
For this no money monday installment, what to do with those plate glass mirrors after a bathroom renovation? If you’re lucky to remove without them breaking into a million shards, for no money why not reuse these mirrors in a new way? Try re-hanging them vertically, instead of horizontally and add a ballet bar (a little money). And you have a wonderful addition to a dancer’s room. Or for almost no money (25 bucks for this circle), haul the mirror… Read More
As a result of the bookshelf adventure last week, I purged a lot of books (as did my kiddos from their shelves). A favorite “no money adventure” is a trip to local used bookstores. Trading books for store credit yields the biggest reward, and after visiting three stores (all within close proximity of each other), I was able to trade a lot of books. Note: I said a lot, not all. A lot of books they just don’t need. Even… Read More
I love this couch, all of its squeaky, squashy self. This unwitting heirloom was my mother’s, purchased in 1959 in all its mid-century modern glory (it looked similar to this). In 1995 my parents downsized, moving to a condo, and the couch ended up 750 miles south at my brother’s house. I happen to live near my brother and for seven years the couch sat in his house with 1970s upholstery intact. I moved to a new house and needed… Read More