Fall Creek Eclectic
Two first time home owners in a 1926 fixer-upper French Eclectic home with a stage.
The Wise Chalkboard Wall
- Published on Sunday, 07 April 2013
This year will mark 5 years that we’ve been in our current home. Below are two images from the first day we saw the house – on the left is our current Den and on the right is our current office.
They look the same today – with the addition of stuff – furniture and wall hangings and such. Yep,...
Mother. I painted the chairs.
- Published on Saturday, 12 January 2013
Did you grow up with the same voice in your ear? “Don’t paint the wood.” “What are you doing? Glitter paint does NOT go on wood furniture.” “Gasp! Did they paint that antique?” I’m spending countless hours researching how to properly (and without toxic fumes) strip the woodwork in my...
Looking to 2013
- Published on Wednesday, 09 January 2013
Happy 2013! This will be the year of hunkering down and actually getting as much done with as little as possible. This means, the breakfast nook is getting stripped, painted and cozied up a bit. Also the year that Josh sorts out and organizes his garage space (so my jeep can fit snugly inside), and the year we tackle the back...
Fall Creek Parkway, it has potential
- Published on Sunday, 30 September 2012
Allow me to introduce you to Mapleton-Fall Creek. A neighborhood rich in history, diversity and nature that’s only a hop-skip and a jump from downtown Indianapolis. It has been the focus of a MidNorth Quality of Life Plan that is related to the mural I will be discussing shortly, take a gander here.
When we first came across o...
The Kitchen: She’s Lookin’ Good
- Published on Monday, 24 September 2012
So this open shelves thing isn’t so bad. At least for now. We’re able to display our eclectic collection of kitchen goods – like these mugs I picked up on shopgoodwill.com and Target’s collection of yellow containers.
Look at them… all lining up to take a dive…
Josh is beside himself with glee at...
Open shelving, open mind
- Published on Thursday, 13 September 2012
When the husband first declared his desire for open shelves on our kitchen walls I
whole heartedly agreed and said, “Why dear, what a wonderful idea that is!” completely nixed the idea. I mean, what if there’s an earth quake? What if our dishes are knocked off by our 8′ friends’ elbows? He...
Kitchen face-lift continues
- Published on Wednesday, 05 September 2012
Yes, it’s still a smidge green, but it’s more of a gray green, and really, we had to figure out a color that would look good with the countertops AND our new cabinets. Oh? I’ve not mentioned those yet, have I? Oh yes. Prior to Jimmy, Josh and I were just going to strip the doors that were already there, slap on...
Our secret weapon
- Published on Tuesday, 04 September 2012
Our friends have texted encouraging things like, “good luck!” and “Hope you’re doing okay!” My parents have texted other notes, such as, “Just wondering how it’s going…” “Who drew first blood?” I suppose they’re all remembering Josh and I’s first large...
I hope you weren’t attached
- Published on Monday, 03 September 2012
Our kitchen, in all of its green glory
I hope none of you have secretly been attached to the aesthetics of our kitchen…
Josh wasted no time ripping the place apart.
It’s disgusting to see these walls once had tile… To which ever owner determined it would be better to rip them off the wall…. I have words...
A moment to gloat
- Published on Monday, 06 August 2012
Forgive me. I’m about to be that friend. You know… the one who doesn’t speak to you for months at a time and then all of a sudden gives you a call, text or email just to say how awesome they are. Well. Consider this post that friend. It was prompted by this:
I’m sorry, do you see that price? $599 for the...