Thursday, November 18, 2010


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Friday, November 5, 2010

I had to put the Kabosh on my Momcave because the Mister said SO!

The Kitchen is why...

This is how I want my kitchen to look :)

This is how my kitchen really looks :(

My husband reminds me everyday about the not-so-convenient kitchen we have. I thought a cool vintage kitchen complete with a fifties stove, arches and solid wood cabinets from 1938 would rock. It does NOT. We realise it has some problems. All the cabinets are taped to stay closed in this picture. The radiator takes up three cabinet spaces- ample needed storage space.

This arch, even though it is sooooo beautiful is in the way. Everytime I open the refrigerator door it hits it and the frig is a mini frig. The arches are why I loved this kitchen. One over the sink and one in our breakfast nook.

Oh boy and the flooring, hmmmm how to address this? It is vinyl and I bet back in its day the floor was stylin'. Now it's just super worn in places and has this 80's acid wash jeans look to it. Good news for us, there is hardwood under that tacky vinyl.

Our sink and faucet remind me of an old man.

I'd like to replace it with a farm sink like the one in this picture.

I spent my whole night last night looking at farm sinks. There are just so many choices! I like the vintage look the sink has to offer.and the deep basin. Now all I have to do is spend another night looking at faucets!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Hey they left it, and I should re-purpose it!

Bill, the previous estate owner of our new home, was going to throw out this dresser!

CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? My Nonna (grandma) always used to tell me that one man's junk is another man's treasure. I  must have been listening at one of her famous neighborhood garage sales because I was all over this.  I made sure to ask him to leave it.

I think it has charm, it just needs a whole lot of lovin! Lovely new paint, lovely new hardware, and a lovely new spot.  Now, all I need is  some suggestions as to what I should do with it?

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Hi my name is Vintage, Vintage Stove

And I need a new home. After 55 years of hardly any use, my new owners have decided to release me into the wild.  I come with a broiler and a griddle in the middle.

 I think I would look fantastic in the right home, just look at my fancy knobs!

 I am clean and very dependable,

I have been working for  over 55 years! Maybe I would look great in your home or somebody else's you may know just contact my email and we can make some arrangements!

Monday, November 1, 2010

My Korner Office/MomCave- Operation Beautification

This is my space in my new house. Personally, I think every woman should have her own MomCave. Mine comes equipped with an over sized chase lounge, a cute oval side table, book shelves, and a table where I can create all my little projects... my head. Yes, all of this is in my head. It is screaming to get out! I know I have not created the said above space BUT I will soon! This space may look a little rough around the edges, but it has unbelievable potential.

Ignore the layers and layers of linoleum and

this space has great exposed brick, ding! (a great noise barrier from the kids and husband)

rich bead board, ding! ding!

And three walls of natural sunlight, ding! Ding! DING! did I give this a ding?

Now all I have to do is tear up the floor(s), pray there is wood under all that linoleum, refinish it, find the time to do it, and save up money to buy furniture, by the way I have this great vintage stove for sale, if you are interested...

ahhhh the kitchen, it is an entity in itself

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Aren't we a good looking bunch!

Masks courtesy of Zagone Studios.  Seen on CSI, Big Bang Theory, Saturday Night Live, and in the movie The Town

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


The house we bought is an estate sale. It had a lot of "stuff" in it. ...And what I mean by stuff is over 10,000 books, tax records dating from the 40's,  grand piano, trunks, a moose, you name it, it was probably in this house! My husband was curious about the previous owner so he looked up his obituary.  He did this while I was making dinner and I keep asking him what it said. My husband said that the man died in the living room and wasn't found until three weeks later... OMG our house is going to be haunted!

Other interesting facts we discovered is that the husband grew up in chicago and went to Lane Tech-  so did my husband, the wife was an artist- I am an artist, they had one son, we have one son. I think this house was meant for us.

Ohhhhh and by the way, my husband was only pulling my leg.  The man passed away in a nursing home, phew!