Friday, July 31, 2009

My desk/console

I finished the office part of my family room today. My dad and I sawed an old Empire library table (not in great shape) in half and I attached it to the wall to make a long console desk under the cabinets that were already there. It will be a handy place for writing and working on assemblages.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

I missed the exterior of the Parthenon...

Our Trip to Nashville

He's contemplating the Old South.

One of Belle Meade's horse barns

The family crypt at Belle Meade

Belle Meade

Esme's new house.

I can't tell if he's cross-dressing or locked in the stocks.




Elijah and I went to Nashville today and visited the Parthenon reproduction and Belle Meade plantation. Both were amazing. We also visited the Nashville Farmer's Market (fabulous!) and had a fantastic Caribbean meal for pennies!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

The Living Room (Revised)

After living with it for thirty days, I decided the living room was dreary and needed some help. So, I've spent the last couple days reworking it. I hung a bright white embossed wallpaper (on clearance at Lowe's 90% off!), painted the upper part of the walls a lighter shade of gray and trimmed is bright white. I love the results.

About the Es pictures: one is him crawling out of the works of the sleeper sofa to bite me, another is him helping make the bed, and the third is him helping rearrange furniture. He's a big help, believe me.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The family room....

Many thanks to my mother, who made the valances out of a floral fabric she abhors.

My revised bedroom

Monday, July 20, 2009

bathroom pics and the front of the house

The Bathroom

While I was visiting my parents last week my dad and I built a new sink for my bathroom and I got it plumbed today. It's made of an old treadle sewing machine base and reclaimed wood from an old door. I'm very excited to be rid of the particle board monstrosity that was there when I moved in (pics included).

Thank God Gram Was a Klepto

Otherwise I wouldn't have this cool hurricane lamp and bracket that she lifted from my maternal grandfather's childhood home (now demolished). Mom gave it to me when I was visiting.