Sunday, October 25, 2009

Catching up

I've been catching up this weekend. This morning I cleaned out three big cupboards, one food cupboard and two storage cupboards. I was unpleasantly surprised by some of my discoveries, such as a couple expired and very sticky Luna bars.

I still need to clean my pantry and then I should be caught up with my assignments. I've already started a good pile of stuff to give away.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Slow Progress

I've been making really slow progress. Last weekend I mostly ended up lazing around and so I didn't get around to my assignment.

Today I'm catching up. So far I made brownies and cleaned out my fridge. My refrigerator is amazingly clean now! I'll be moving on to my food and appliance cupboards soon.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

"Before" Photos

It's a cold and rainy day and I look forward to starting to put my kitchen back into order. I just took my "before" pictures to show how much work I have to do.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Starting the Fall 2009 Kichen Cure

I'm about to start the Fall Kitchen Cure at the Apartment Therapy Kitchn. I don't have any plans for remodeling or major purchases, the intent is simply to reorganize and pare down the contents of my cupboards.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Newly Framed Art

While the official Apartment Therapy Cure is long over, I've still been making some small improvements and will make updates here occasionally.

I possess one and only one piece of real art, a painting by my sister. I decided it deserved a real frame, not the Ikea frames I use in the rest of my home. I got a recommendation for a DC frame shop that lets you do some of the work yourself to reduce costs. The frame looks great! Here it is:

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Final Touches

I will still make a few tweaks here and there, and complete some final paint touch-ups, but here are "after" and "before" photos from my project.

The bathroom (I'm very pleased with my final choice of linen colors!):
The bathroom "before". The photos just don't convey the state of disrepair:

The living room "after." (I still have a few paint touch-ups to make):

The living room "before." I'm so happy to be rid of the louvered wall (on the left between the kitchen and the living room):

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Choose your own adventure

I took some photos of two different options for towels/bathmats. (I haven't had a chance to touch up the paint, so forgive the obvious smudge about the TP.)

The towels I originally purchased (I can't remove them from their packaging until I decide to keep them). If I do keep this set of towels, the trash can doesn't have to stay:

Another option:
The second version definitely pops A LOT more and I like that. I'm just not sure it is as warm as I would like. I like that the bathroom is so cool and clean, but I would like also like it to feel warm and comfortable.