Tuesday, May 24, 2011

It's ours!

it's ALMOST ours.
The inspector is coming tomorrow to look over things. We already know that there are some pretty stout electrical/plumbing concerns-

Carpet in the Kitchen?
You know it.

Only the best for this beauty.

In the photo below you can catch a glimpse of the wretched wall texture. yikes.
Last but not least...the floral wallpaper and green shag carpet.
Fortunately, I am gainfully unemployed, allowing infinite time to research solutions to these problems.

Monday, May 16, 2011

1920's Kitchen

house hunting.....worst ever.

We have been on the hunt for a new pad since mid March. It's awful. This market=awful. Seems like 1/2 of the homes on the market are short sales and the other half are priced way over market (whoa, the word market was used x1 too many).

What I mean it, either it will take forever to buy...or the sellers can't afford to part.

We do know this: We are looking for a circa 1920's home.

A charming Tudor will do just fine. The problem? The 1980's! That's the problem.

True story:
What's a girl to do? Rose colors swag is not an option.

Research people. We know most things lovely in architecture came pre-1930; but interior design?

Here's to simpler times, huh?

The challenge: contemporary function vs. time stamped fashion.

Concrete countertops = function
dye them white = fashion
These honed concrete counter tops give a look of stone apothecary. Very true to the time; and still functional.

Floor to ceiling cabinets = function.
Retro hardware and console shapes = fashion.

I love the shaping of all of these cabinets. They come together like an old ice box. The cute farm sink ties it together.
NOTE: the beadboard back splash is def a function no-no.

I found countless beautiful kitchen's with 1920's influences...
ha! If only?! The only not wonderful thing about the 1920's kitchen is the not so comical resemblance to a shoe box.

A time when space was limited.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Schools out....forever.

Disclaimer: My photo uploader wasn't working. I chose these at random; snap shots, really.

We are here!

The two ladies who got me through it:

And just like that, it's over.

Job hunting is the worst- that and house hunting...both of which are taking up time these days.