Friday, October 17, 2008

The Bed - Completed

Our bed is gorgeous, but has always lacked the complete look. We needed pillows, but it has been difficult finding the right pillows. Well today, I took the time to go to Ventura Target #1. I found a beautiful black pillow, but unfortunately, only 1. So I didn't buy it. Then I went to Ventura Target #2, and found the same black pillow...only 1. So I had to go back and forth to get both. I also found a pair of reversible striped pillow that I liked. Only problem is that one of them was labeled as $3.87 and the other has $7.49. Luckily for me, the girl at the register let me have it for the lower price. Here is the result...I still think I am missing one for the middle...maybe a roll.

Sunday, October 5, 2008


It's been awhile since the last update. We are still working on the house, but we are also focusing on just living in it. Here is where we are so far:


Andrew has put one layer of stucco on the back where the hole was. He has also been cleaning it out and organizing boxes and our garage belongings.

If you remember, it was a big hole that was boarded up.

Here is a picture of the somewhat organized garage:

We are also working on laying down the tile for the half bath. If you remember, here is our inspiration bathroom.

Here is what the bathroom looked like originally:

Putting in some blue paint. The color is called Cincinattian Hotel by Valspar.

Laying down the tile:

The finished result:

Close-up of the tile. It is 2 strips of 1 inch white square tile, 1 strip of 1 inch blue square glass tile, 1 more strip of 1 inch white square tile, and then the 1 inch white hexagonal tile.

We will need to put down the moulding and the beadboard, which are currently in the car. We also need to grout.

Living Room

Just trying to keep the living room in a livable condition. Here it is, all cleaned up:

And to end this post, I will leave you with a picture of 2 friends: