Wednesday, July 1, 2015

let there be light.



Our lighting projects in the dining room are complete.

The sconces are wired so they finally work for the first
time ever.

The pendant light I designed is up.

I used a deeply discounted glass shade I found on build.com
and 
combined it with old-fashioned black twisted cord
and a vintage-styled socket and canopy 
I purchased on etsy.

Total cost for pendant parts~~~ around $50.



Lastly we added recessed lighting
to this windowless room.

It makes such a difference both day and night.

Now my newly painted ceiling and beams really look good.

Monday, June 22, 2015

still under construction, but closer



For right now this is all I am going to do
with this space.


I am going to "try it out" for awhile
and see how it works.

I have displayed things on the back of the
shelves to make the space interesting,
but all the shelves are empty
so we have places to put things down
before going inside.

I added some hooks next to the door
and hung up my trusty hammer.

So I declare this new space OPEN 
for business.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

things that over perform.


We all have things in our life that under perform,
but I am posting today about two things in my life
that are way over performing this year.



First, these vines on the side of my house
which with all the rain
are certainly over performing.











I have been trimming them weekly so
their over performance 
doesn't engulf my whole house.







And those King Ferns back by the potting shed.

They are almost 4 feet tall.

But not engulfing anything~
just hiding baby bunnies.

What is over performing at your house?