Sunday, March 27, 2011

A Few Stragglers

The new camera battery arrived and here's a better shot of some of the items I bought a couple of weeks ago on an antique shopping trip. The little red step stool is made from vintage wood, bit its not old itself. I bought it to use in my kitchen.

The chair I picked up last weekend for $12. It's pine. Someone stripped the majority of it and then lost the will to continue on the front legs and cross rail. The plan is to strip off the remaining paint and then paint it off-white with pink or black back rails (my grandmother used to do that), add a cute cushion and then use it in my guest bedroom.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

One Last Shot

My camera battery went dead immediately after taking this photo. A new battery is on order, but won't be delivered until next week, so in the meantime I'll post this rather poor photo of my new purchases.

 A friend and I went antique store shopping last weekend and I found these items. I plan to hang the grater and the horse shoe on the wall in my kitchen once I get the wallpaper up (finally).  The little aluminum funnel is something I will actually use.  I'll post a better picture of the metal basket (under everything) when the new battery arrives. The basket is very cute.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

The Gap

I didn't mention it during the Great Lilac Disappearance of 2010, but the lilacs that went missing included a bunch of bushes that stood between my house and my neighbor's.  I presume they removed those lilacs to let more light into the back room of their house. There must be a desk there because now I often see my neighbor sitting in front of the window until the wee hours.

Unfortunately, their room is directly across from one of my bedrooms and my bathroom.  The lilac trees once afforded us both some privacy. Now that they are gone, it is a clear shot from their room into my bathroom. Creepy.

I immediately put up some of that peel and stick glass covering and slapped up some temporary curtains on temporary robs (I know they look horrible, the rods kept sliding down the window frame).  However, one day I was outside and was surprised at how much could still be seen through the window when the lights were on.  Really creepy.

I hadn't spent much time thinking about what type of window covering I wanted to put up in the bathroom.  After all, I still have half of that window to restore....and to figure what I want to do with the rest of the bathroom.  But, there was a sudden sense of urgency.

My former condo had metal mini-blinds in the bathroom. They were neat looking, private and low maintenance.  I pulled out some of my old photos.  I ended up ordering brushed aluminum, 8 gauge, exterior mount, metal mini-blinds.

I'm not overly fond of the headrail on these mini-blinds, but they do make the bathroom look much more streamlined and I think they will protect the wood trim nicely. And no one can see through them.

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