House and Life

House and Life

Monday, January 30, 2012

Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

Via Apartment Therapy and Unknown.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Patience and Penny Pinching.

So I told you all we have moved into our little house down the way. Part of the reason is to be able to afford a house in the country and we have been looking in the Berkshires for over a year now. I am super excited. I know I am going to want to fix up up right away to the fullest, but the budget is sure not going to allow that. This is why I love An Urban Cottage's blog. The owner has been renovating this little greek revival in Cambridge MA which wasn't so greek or revival till he brought it back to life. It goes to show you that you can make some quick fixes initially in a bad kitchen that can really be transform the space. With a lot of vision and little money, look how gorgeous this space is! The exterior renovation was much more extensive, but what a showstopper.
This is the before (thanks to Vintique Object, another great blog )

And this is the after

Steve painted the tile (yes, you can!) and gave it a clean, white backdrop. He added stock cabinets which he painted out, added some little shelving, butcher block counters, and an antique island. Smart accessories add to a very functional, pleasing space.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


I thought I would share this DIY I did in the New Year. I picked up this server quite awhile ago at our local Goodwill. I loved the lines of it with its tall, skinny point legs and great brass handles. Here it is with the first coat.

I grabbed a quart of Martha Stewart high gloss. Because the color is quite dark, I skipped priming. I know Eddie would not approve.

So here is the after!

The lamps are also from Sal Val and the shades just picked up from Tar-jay. I was so happy to find Bunny Williams "Point of View" on clearance at our local bookstore. So for under $150, I have a chic serving space in the dining room. Hope you like!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Let's Start Over

Let's go 2012. I'm dreaming of white, leapard sofas, roaring fires,burlap, oak,and the Berkshires. Wearing this

Here's to a wonderful year.

Images from Pink Wallpaper,MFAMB,dress and boots from Net-A-Porter.

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