Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Here’s the Living Room with its walls painted Maxi-Pad pink (!) on the day we bought The House.
Here's the Living Room after we’d painted this accent wall yellow and decorated with our old basic black sofa from the apartment, complete with old throw pillows.
AFTER WITH THE NEW SOFA:
Here's the yellow and cream Living Room with our new sofa! This brick orange leather sofa gives the room a Mid-Century Modern meets Palm Springs vibe without sacrificing comfort.
After two years of visiting furniture stores and sitting in literally hundreds of sofas, this one from www.roomandboard.com had the look, comfort, length and support we wanted. The clincher: we both can take a nap on it at the same time. Love!
Sunday, October 2, 2011
A front door is a statement—a haiku poem, if you will—about a house and the residents inside. Here are two haikus—a BEFORE and an AFTER— I wrote on our front door.
BEFORE: The flimsy Front Door of The House the day we bought it.
Oh thin, plywood door
Hollow as a cold coffin
Full of white-washed bones
DURING: Mr. Wonderful installing the new door himself! Uh-huh.
AFTER: The new Front Door--solid mahogany wood.
Hard wood, solid sound
Welcome friends, vintage style
Craigslist price makes me smile.