Thursday, April 30, 2015

vintage dress forms for sale!!! Number 1.

I am selling my collection of 5 vintage dress forms.

Each of them is different.

I am looking primarily for local 
Chicagoland buyers
because I am pretty sure I do not want to try to ship them.

I am going to put them in Craigslist also.

I am selling them separately.

I am calling this one No. 1.

Contact me by email... see sideboard------>
for my email address with your questions.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

let there be molding and picking paint.

See that French Door molding?
Looks like it has always been there, right?

Well, not so.  It was finished yesterday 
after a 20+ year lag between door installation
and molding.

As soon as we moved here 25 years ago I knew
I wanted to add French Doors to this opening.

Why didn't we have the carpenters finish the molding then?

I really don't remember,
but it was a challenge as I will explain below.

We started this project Sunday and finished on Wednesday so this 
was one of our fastest finishes....
after the first 20 year lag, that is.

Now I picking out an accent wall color.
This is the first thing someone sees when they walk into our house.

Back to the challenging part of the molding.

If you look closely at the left and right side moldings,
you'll see that they are both angled from top to bottom.

These side molding had to be specially cut to fit by a
cabinet shop.

Now that everything is painted I don't think anyone
will ever notice.... but us, of course.

Another project done.

Now i am working on another unfinished molding right around the
corner from the clock face.

This one is around glass closet doors we added, of course, more than
20 years ago when we first moved in.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Bathroom remodeling... We are almost done!

I left you at the low point in our master bathroom remodeling.

We have gotten beyond that low point and are almost done.

The walls are painted Benjamin Moore's Guilford Green HC~116.
I used their bath and spa line again since it is mildew resistant.

The bottoms of the walls are beadboard wallpaper painted
Benjamin Moore"s White Dove.  

I put the beadboard trim at 57 inches above the floor.  I wanted more white
and less green. 

The beadboard trim is casement molding turned upside down.  
 I wanted that little top edge to put stuff on.

I ordered the beadboard wallpaper from Home Depot.Com.

One note about the paint color.  It is not as "minty" as it looks in the photos.
It is a softer, silvery green.  And it is Benjamin Moore's color for the year 2015.

The bathroom is very pristine and fresh looking.
A bit too pristine and fresh looking for my taste, so the first thing I did 
was to add this antique rustic "for sale" sign.

This is a remodeling project born out of necessity.

Our old toilet c.1972 was sinking into the basement
because the floor was rotted underneath it.

So our biggest expense was having the bad flooring and tile torn out,
repaired and replaced.  That is a part of the project I did not want to take
on myself so we hired experts.

The floor was so uneven that pink "marble" tile was cracked in multiple places.
It also had ugly, dark grouting.

We still have a pink/tan bathtub.  That is the last undone part of
our project.  We are going to have it reglazed white.

More details in another post.
I just wanted you all to know that we had moved
onward and upward with this project.

The front hallway is next!

So the "for sale" sign lasted a couple of hours.
I have already replaced it with this
print of sea shells.

I think it goes better with the fish
shower curtain and 
other seashore touches around the room.

That is how fast things change around here.
Wham bam and the sign is gone.

Linking to~ Inspiration Monday, That DIY Party.