My kitchen nook is getting closer to coziness! Here it is in its drab before - 2.5 years of being in limbo.
(nevermind - I can't find any pics from the first year)
Second year after painting the walls:
Boring, weird colors and completely out of scale - go ahead and say it cuz I know it! Sadly it remained this way until about 2 months ago. Inside my green stands, I kept all my photo prints, random knickknacks, tools, ribbon, and worm feed & compost teabags - yup, a huge smorsgasbord! (ok, it's really bugging me that I can't spell that word! I am an AWESOME speller!) I was starting to outgrow the drawers, plus the stands were way too small and green for that space.
Now, here it is with things a bit more IN scale and I couldn't be happier. It started with just the yellow dresser. Then I found the mirror, but the mirror was left on the floor for THE LONGEST TIME! Hanging the mirror has kept me giddy for about 2 weeks now! :D
Want to know how much it cost me to upgrade this tiny section of the house? :D I'm pretty excited! Ok, here it goes:
Yellow dresser - $25
Gold framed mirror - $7.99
Everything else - already had! I especially love my iron pineapple for $9.99!
TOTAL upgrade: $32.99
May 19, 2011
January 9, 2011
|love the chandelier, headboard, and touches of glam|
D Home Magazine recently featured the lovely home of Jamie Laubhan-Oliver and Larry Oliver located in the historic Cedars neighborhood of Dallas. To read the whole story go here! All photography–the amazing Manny Rodriguez.
|black ceiling??! YES!|
|i SO want a wood-planked wall!|
|there's something about pretty metal wastebaskets|
I'm looking forward to getting to know my area better! A budding "designer" has got to have her little black book of resources and here's an easy, risk-free start. I even looked at their job opening/internships to see if they could use a photographer =). They have a listing, but they don't recommend full-timers to go for it. Maybe I'll try for it in the summer! (I have GOT to stop making excuses and just GO for it, sacrifices and all!)