Tuesday, May 19, 2009

must take a look!

I love the lighting post over at Design*Sponge you should definitely go have a look. I am really loving all the new lighting trends!

Monday, May 11, 2009

some kid stuff...

I love this idea of art supplies on a lazy susan! though this one is rather conveineint with it's special spots for the buckets I'm thinking a more affordable one from Ikea would do the trick just as nicely. And you could even glue the cans or buckets, whatever you were using, down if you were concerned they might fly off.

We have a kid's table with a bench and one chair. It's been used daily for a couple years now so I'm thinking of giving it a new coat of paint, red maybe? and the chair and bench in a contrasting color...ideas anyone? (and no I didn't bother cleaning up their toys before taking the pic! you get my life as is)

But since I do like things organized and tidy... wouldn't these little guys be darling to house toys in?!

all of the baskets and the lazy susan can be found on Pottery Barn kids if you're interested...I'll just drool over them and save myself the $!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

half the new carpet among other things...

We got new carpet! YEAH!
management agreed that since we have lived here 3 1/2 years and signed another 6 month lease that we could have new carpet. Ours was not new when we moved in either. Anyway we're thrilled and it feels so nice to have clean, stainless (for now) carpet!

The only thing I'm a little bummed about is the color. And it's not that I don't like the dark gray shade, I really do actually (other than now I have to vacuum daily since EVERYTHING shows up lol) it's more that before I knew it was going to be gray I'd been looking at paint colors for the living room.

If you don't remember then just scroll down a couple posts...ya, that's right I was planning on painting the living room gray! grrr! If I wanted a completely modern and "cold" look I think it could actually still look ok to have the darker gray carpet and light gray walls with white trim. however the look I'm kind of going for is more natural, earthy and warm. But now I'm a little stuck, I'm really not sure what color i'll pick now. I'll keep you posted on that one.
Anywho, at least you can get a feel for what the new carpet looks like! we'll be getting the stairs and upstairs done on Wednesday.

among other things, my parents are bringing down some stuff for me the highlight being my piano! It's actually the family piano. My Grandma bought it for her family, my mom grew up tinkering about on it as well as my aunt who plays quite well. Then it eventually came to our home where me and my younger sister Erin learned to play on it. I adore it!!! getting to the point however I want to hang some kind of pendant light above off to the right side of where I already am planning to put it.
Enter the below image...
Glass orb cluster light

I found it and a complete tutorial on Remodelista!
I'm sure mine will have it's own twist to it but I can't wait to start collecting the supplies to make it!