Saturday, November 29, 2008

days after the stuffing

things at our home has been quite hectic, first the banquette, our antique fixture and now the crown molding, however in the midst of all of this we take a break from our day to day to give thanks that we have each other. i hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. i must say this was the first Thanksgiving that I ate til I just couldn't eat anymore and then I ate some more... while we live in a construction zone, I thought I would post some eye candy...I love the stillness of this bedroom. it invites me to start a fire in the fireplace and curl up with a good book on a cold winter morning. more updates to come on our home. i will post the finished product of the installed molding soon. stay tuned....

Sunday, November 23, 2008

a way to my heart

Ladies and gents... as i type we are having crown molding installed. My husband is on a roll and as promised, he feels so good doing it (crossing off things on his list and making his wife happy). Stay tuned because i will definitely share the finished product with you...

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

let your light shine

okay, i lied, my banquette is not yet painted as promised, but hey I am only one person with a millions ideas and things to do. However, I am crossing off more things off my husband's-to-do-list. This week we finally hang my awesome antique find. I love this light fixture, it reminds me of Morocco with an old world feel. I found this baby at an antique shop in Cocoa Beach, Florida... Below you will is my husband's-to-list. He has quite a way to go before he's finish but I am cheering for him that he will complete these things quickly... because the list continues to grow honey and the faster you mark things off the better you will feel, I promise!

My husband’s To-Do-List
1. Install wood floors in living, dinning and staircase
2. Install new base board
3. Stain kitchen cabinets
4. Purchase chandelier from pottery barn
5. Install chandelier from pottery barn
6. Re-paint front and side door
7. Install crown molding downstairs
8. Get new mirror for downstairs bathroom
9. Install lights above kitchen cabinets
10. Paint inside of coat closet
11. Hang frames along staircase wall
12. Paint outside porch railings and porch floor
13. Install surround sound in living room
14. Hang drapes in bedroom
15. Re-Upholstery bedroom chair
16. Install California closet in master bedroom
17. Get organizers for garage
18. Hang art work in living/dinning room
19. Install brick work on the outside of the house
20. Finish landscape in the font yard
21. Install pavers in the back yard and start landscape
22. Get closet organizers for downstairs coat closet
23. Paint front, kitchen and garage door
24. Hang mother’s antique clock in entry way
25. Change out light fixtures downstairs
26. Get flat screen for kitchenette
27. Install surround sound downstairs
28. Change downstairs fan
29. Change master bedroom fan
30. Install brick on the outside of the house
31. Redo backyard with pavers
32. Install banquette
33. Paint banquette
34. Organize garage

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

decisions! decisions!

hello my decor101 designers, it has been a few days, but again I have a great excuse... my husband and I were celebrating our first wedding anniversary!!!! we had a lovely time at Marco Island, i recommend it to all... back to business of course... i have been up day and night tossing over the idea of cushions for our new banquette, above are the fabrics I have chosen. I have not decided which one I will use but I will be getting samples of these fabrics to see which one will go with the style I am creating for our home... hopefully my next post will be of the cushions I have chosen and hopefully they will be on my painted banquette (note that I have not yet painted the banquette)... more to come as usual...

Sunday, November 2, 2008

day two

well my friends #32 has been accomplished. behold the finished product above. I am quite pleased. I wanted more details but jeff the carpenter advice me to keep it simply, now that I see it completed, i agree. my next step is painting this baby... below is a picture of the type of treatment I would like to apply to this banquette... using antique white (cream) and going over it with a brown or amber glaze...

I'm off to home depot to pick out paint and glaze and then it's off to the fabric store to get cushions made...

Saturday, November 1, 2008

day one

of the many items that is on my husband's to-do-list, we are finally accomplishing number 32 (not that 1 through 31 has been completed, but whose keeping track). after many discussions of building this banquette together and how fun it would be to do a project together, or taking a class at home depot to learn how to build this banquette that is in my head, we caved and threw in the towel to seek the help of a carpenter. whom did all of the wood work in the house below (including the floors).

if anyone is interested in hiring this carpenter (we will call him Jeff the carpenter) do a little handy work, contact me (he's located in the Orlando area but he is willing to travel)...

back to day one of the construction zone... I am so excited to see the finish product... stay tune for more on the banquette (and yes, I know the honey oak cabinets has to go).