October 30th, 2008
It’s probably going to be an awfully long time before we have the time/money/patience to get around to doing much with the backyard, because the inside of the house is going to be such a handful. That doesn’t mean I can’t daydream about it, though!
After spending some time in a gardener friend’s backyard, and after randomly finding a picture in the Saucydwellings community on Livejournal that made my heart stop momentarily, I’ve decided that our back patio MUST have a pergola.
It’s a little embarrassing that I never really knew what these things were called, and instead always referred to them as “arbors”. I’ve since learned that arbors are very close to pergolas, just much smaller and not really functional beyond letting viney things grow up them. I’ve since been converted over into knowing and loving them. Here are a few examples of what I’ve got in mind for when we’re able to build one out back:
October 28th, 2008
I can’t wait to get into the house so I can take some real pictures of the inside to share, because until then I’m left to daydream, scour the intarwebs for items to fill the house with, and update this site. Sorry, dear readers.
I tried to find some pictures that might serve as inspiration for the bathroom tile, and these were a few that I came up with:
I think what we’ve got in mind is lots and lots of white tile with some black accents throughout. I really like that we’re choosing colors that will go with everything, because I’m a little on the fickle side, design-wise, and I want the ability to change things drastically without actually bringing in demolition.
Also, here’s a tub that looks exactly like the one that’s in there now, the one I want to save:
Just imagine it as white. Isn’t that fabulous? What is that style, art deco? I really need to convince Kevin to keep it, as it adds a wonderful design element to the room.
October 28th, 2008
We did a little browsing at Lowes last night after work, and didn’t really find any vanities that piqued our interest. After really considering it, we decided that the ones that we had seen at Menards might be a little too big and overpowering for that size bathroom. The floor space is only 4′x8′, and putting a big sink and cabinet in there would just take up precious space. So, we’re back on the pedestal sink track, which means that we definitely need a medicine cabinet, as well as a free-standing cabinet to hold miscellaneous items like toilet paper and towels. We’re both pretty set on the square-shaped ones, like this:
In looking through my IKEA catalog last night, I found this cabinet:
It’s pretty much ones of the best looking ones I’ve found that isn’t too deep for the wall that it has to sit on (14.5″ is not very deep in storage furniture land). We’ve got one other option, a vintage cabinet with glass doors at Artifacts. I think we’re going to go check it out tonight after work to see if it’ll fit. At $35, it’s a lot more affordable than the $150 for the IKEA one, and will leave more money for other fun stuff in the room, like an accordion shaving mirror and funky lights.
I’m really glad that we went to Lowes, actually, because I found out that my hex tiles for the floor are going to be about $60 cheaper there than they’d be if I ordered them from Home Depot. AND! We were both really disheartened to discover that the subway tile we had been eying for the walls was really expensive, but then I walked around the corner to see what they had as their normal stock, and they had it for $0.19 a tile! Huge relief, seriously.