Saturday, February 28, 2009

More from Renningers

Well, since the house is at a standstill, I decided to entertain you with a few more images from the flea market I visited last weekend. The couch is one of my living room inspirations. Currently, I am looking for an adorable small dresser to slip under my bathroom sink!!! I love, love, love the red ones and regret not purchasing one. If you would like to purchase any of these items I have contact info for most.
Hope to get started again soon. I will keep you updated.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Dear Mr. Inspector

Dear Mr. Inspector,

I have done as much as I can without your approval. Now I am at your mercy. Please grant me the permits I desire!!!!


Looks like I can't go any further without getting appropriate permits and fingers-crossed, I don't receive any "slaps on the wrist". What's next? Windows, drywall, driveway... did I mention electrical and plumbing? Can you hear me screaming? I am holding on tight to my last good nerve and going straight to City Hall in the morning!!!!

This adorable sign is from My sister found this cute Etsy shop today. What cute vintage pieces. Check them out today!!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Guest Blog...

I am officially a "guest blogger", it is just for my sis.... but, you have to start somewhere!!! Check it out.


Oh Renningers, I Salute You!

This weekend I attended Renningers Extravaganza.... and it was all it promised. Having specific needs in mind, I went with a grocery list. Without my list I could have found myself lost in an antique heaven. Some of my favorites I will post with contact info just in case you are interested. Marine vintage lighting, Lucite furniture and accessories and amazing mid-century modern leftovers. If you have an eye and a hand for sanding, you would have needed a moving truck to take it all home. Lots of pictures to come!!! These pics are from a nautical renovator, he goes into old ships and boats and restores most he comes across. I bought 5 lighting pieces for the new house!!!! Visit for the next dates!!!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

"Missoni-ish Wallpaper"

I promised a view of the wallpaper.... any keepers? Hit me with a thumbs up!!!!

Demolition Man!

Nothing is more fun than demolition. If you're having a bad day, a little anxiety or just plain feel like destroying something than knock a wall out! So far we have smashed one finger, pulled a back and a bloody nose! Sounds like an insurance nightmare, but not when it's friends and family. I am so grateful for everyone pitching in :-). This week we said goodbye to the old kitchen and it's gem of a sink, the ceilings in two rooms and and the mud-room became a much need extension to the kitchen. Next, bathroom demo is in the works and two more ceilings. I was pulling plaster out of my hair for days. We'll be back on it this weekend...

Oh, I have not shown the garage yet... so here you go!!! This will be our last project and maybe the biggest one yet. Plans? A loft and laundry room.


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I love Domino Magazine more than bread....

....and it's gone. My sister called over the weekend crying, I thought the dog died, to my surprise it wasn't the dog at all!!! Instead she was weeping over the end of an era, the end of waiting by the mail box, the end of calling your friends to see who got it first, the end of Domino. Conde Nast publications canned the magazine this month and the issue sitting so boldly on my night stand is it, the last I will ever receive in the mail!!!! The terrible thing is all my inspirations have come from that mag, and I will surely miss it. I hope soon we can all get over our disappointment, bury the hatchet, and go on living!!! Here are a few of my favorite pics for past months.

"The only chance of renovation is to open our eyes and see the mess" -Samuel Beckett

Sunday, February 15, 2009

This is the inside and backyard.... the photos speak for themselves, but I see potential!!! Notice the small kitchen, 10X10 to be exact, oh did I mention the blue and white bathroom? The wallpaper is the best. My sister says I should keep it, kinda "Missoni-ish". Missoni on acid if you ask me. I will post a picture of the wallpaper soon. We started demo work this week and walls have come down. Update pics soon.

Here it is....

This is the house and I love it and it is small and it is a lot of work..... LOT's of ANDs!!!! Hope you like it too, I know you will love the finished product!