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3 Dec 2012

Built in Kitchen Shelves, East Side

While we haven't been doing anything major lately, Adrian did build us these nice kitchen shelves for storage a few months ago.

I love them!  They really do tidy the place up quite a bit.  Storage for some of my teas, my legumes, hippie flours, grains and nuts, and a bit of miscellaneous canned goods (which are super old, I should toss them).  The best part - cookbook shelf!  Every kitchen should have a cookbook shelf.  Unfortunately I had to do a bit of a purge to fit all my cookbooks in (on the ones I really love made it), but it sure is handy having them all there!  Not shown is a small little stool I use to actually reach the cookbook shelf, since it is so high up.

The great thing about these shelves is that this was totally unused space, allowing us to free up some other space and move the island around a bit to make the kitchen more walkable.  And the bookcase we formerly had in the kitchen to hold all these things now is in the living room holding BOOKS - a much better arrangement.

The plan is for the other side of the fridge to receive a similar treatment, with slightly deeper shelves (our bigger jars won't fit on these skinny shelves).

3 Oct 2012

Long Time No Post! Bedroom pics!

Ok, I've been a bad blog authoress.  M'I bad.  I do hope to get back to posting more.  The updates on the house aren't as drastic or come as often, but we're still doing things here and there.

Well, our bedroom has been done for AGES.  I just haven't put any pics up.   The bedroom is really lovely, I think to myself "I really love this room!" every night.  (And I still particularly like the colour, which does not show up well on camera.)

Remember when it only looked like a computer-generated dream?

Well, now it is an actual room!

The bed isn't gray like we originally planned, we bought a wooden bed and Adrian sanded it and we stained it Jacobean like the head board. (Jacobean is our go-to stain, featured anywhere in the house I can talk Adrian into staining instead of painting.)  Since I am a real person and there is a real closet in the way, you can't see the whole bed - sorry!

You can see Adrian did put the switches in on both sides of the bed - we each have a switch for our personal reading lamps, and there is a three-way switch for the backlighting (doesn't show up in the daytime, but is very soothing at night).

Adrian just recently put up the curtains which you can see to the right of the photo - he put light blocking fabric on the back, so it is nice and dark at night.  (There is a street light in our alley which makes our room super bright if we don't take care.)

The shelves turned out to be floating instead of cabinets.  Meh.  They are sorta cool.  There is storage under the bed, so we're ok from that point of view.

We also did put in a cool ceiling fan, which is a lifesaver on hot days!

All in all, I LOVE our bedroom!  I wouldn't change it, but to add more rugs in winter.  We're talking about getting some custom rugs, but we're not there yet.  Now that warm weather is headed here, I am more concerned with talking about awnings!  :)  Cheers!