Sunday, February 21, 2010

What's going on over here

There hasn't been much progress at Shade of a Beech Tree. The winter is getting us down a little and we're eyeing the crack-house next door as a possible new endeavor. What if we made a low-ball offer and they accepted it? What house would be build? What should the house look like? How many rooms do we need?

We're looking at house plans, like this one from Frank Betz:



 We like the 2 story entry and the Family Room off the kitchen. An attached garage would be a nice upgrade, currently we have to walk from the garage to the house, braving the elements the entire 15 steps! I also like the idea of a covered front porch, where Jeff can greet our daughters' future suitors while sitting in a rocking chair with a shotgun on his lap. You have to think ahead, you know.

Don't forget, the Library would need (yes. need!) a coffered ceiling, and we'd need nice hardwoods throughout, with a granite kitchen, and marble bathrooms.

Then, we think about the yard!

 We'd need an outdoor kitchen!

And a place to relax and have drinks!

Then, the next thing you know, there's no way we can have this dream house we want for the budget we'd have. But dreaming about it is more interesting than watching the thermometer fall.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Dining Room inspiration

We repainted the dining room and hung new curtains, but I've been itching to add some "wow factor" to the space. Here's how it looks today:

I'm thinking a new chandelier:

A coffered ceiling:

From Design*Dump . The other projects at Design*Dump are amazing too and very inspirational.

A properly-placed chair rail, with picture-frame moldings. Our current chair rail is only 30" high so our chairs leave marks on the wall.
Maybe a new rug. 


I noticed Overstock is selling West Elm rugs, now might be the time to try a jute rug.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Sign making give-away at a Concord Carpenter Comments

The Concord Carpenter is giving away the Signpro by Milescraft.

I can think of 100 uses for this, most of them include writing my name on things so people know that my items are to occupy said space, and not theirs. Or to try to teach the Beechnuts where to hang their coats and hats and where their boots go.

But shhh... don't tell Jeff, I want him to be surprised when he opens this on Valentine's day!


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