Monthly Archives: October 2009

Crown Molding

Want it. Love it. Wish I wasn’t renting.

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I took this photo from Timothy Whealon‘s website. He’s quite the designer who seems to have the opportunity to design grand interiors. Ones where my entire apartment will fit in each room.  But molding really just makes a space feel some much larger, formal, and better.


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Looking for hardware for our french door. Wesley the little doggy has decided to sneak into our bedroom and hang out in the bed well we’re away at work.  I wouldn’t mind that so much except that Jack has realized that he’s mildly allergic to Wesley. I would like doorknob or hardware similar to this, and found the match through Van Dykes Restorers.  However, the cost of this fixture happens to be $110.00!


So its off to Anthropologie I go. I think I’ll just end up getting one of these.


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I love the look of these curtains. They’re bright and energetic. I also think I like the way that they are hung and for the longest time I have been trying to figure how I will hang my curtains.Country curtains has a few options and I’m try to decide which direction I’ll go.


I like the simple ball or the glass ball finials the best, just because they’re classic and can really every be tacky. But, my  biggest concern is how one of my windows is super close to the corner of the room. If put a curtain rod up with a finial, I have to take the finial off of that side.


This kind of rod which is also shown in the above pictures will allow me to pull the curtains back all the way to the wall and I don’t have to worry about loosing a finial.





This is the Brunschwig & Fils Bird and Thistle fabric that I have been obsessed with for about a year now. I love the feel it evokes, how its beautiful, elegant not stuffy and still has a young look about it. Of course myself being a poor college student cannot afford it, so I found this other fabric from Calico Corners for about $20.00/yard.  The colors are perfect for my livingroom as they have the browns of my couch, the greens on my walls, and the pale aqua that I have in my bedroom. I can also use the bright blue in covers for my chairs.

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Below is another fabric that I ordered a swatch of to test in the kitchen.

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I received another fabric sample today. I recently order about 12. It is pretty nice but it leaves me even more indecisive about what I’m going to make our kitchen window curtain/shade out of.  I really need something because I’m so tired of having our neighbors see me walking around my apartment in my jundies.  I’m sure they love watching me as much as I love watching them. Jack and I have created character personalities for them. Starting with “naked guy” who yes walks around naked and its pretty horrid as the window only showcase his naughty bits. The “bachelor” who Jack named because we have never seen a significant other, nor him leave his TV lounge chair. And of course “the mexicans” (sorry if that sounds offensive, its not, they’re Mexican) who all watch TV together and walk around shirtless.  Yesterday they were fan smoke out of their apartment with towels in their briefs.  It makes me think of the movie Rear Window, which is a favorite of mine. Fortunately, I’m not watching any murders.

Check it out. Our neighbors windows: Top window-Mexicans. Bottom two- Bachelor. Sorry I did not include the naked guy.


oh yeah, I almost forgot. The fabric swatches. These are the ones I’m trying to decide between.


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The deer one I think will go well because it  will play off of the black and white accents that are already in the room. I have black countertops and a white backsplash (that I can not change.) I have hung images of black and white photographs and etchings.  The other one is a graphic print that is the same exact color of my dishware.  It also is close to the blue color of my bedroom walls which you can see through the french doors in the kitchen. The next picture was taken about a month ago, I have since finished painting the walls, changed out the rug in the bedroom, moved the bed to the other wall and put molding on the french door. Jack built both the door and the wall that is in. The kitchen and bedroom were originally all one room.


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Back in Action!

I’m going to start doing this blog again, I hope.  I’ve been super busy with two jobs, school full time, a new little doggy (!) and of course working on my apartment. First of all I would like to present Wesley. We think he is a German Pinscher, about 18″ tall and 24 lbs. what a lovely. We found him at a shelter in Providence and couldn’t leave without him.



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