Monday, 26 November 2012

Phase II: Master Bedroom.c.

Walls and floors ripped & reconfigured, patched, painted, new Low-VOC Eco-carpet. Have a looksee at the difference a coat of paint & carpet can do!

The Elephant:
Yah... I know... BEIGE. WTF? Life is too short for beige. Especially with colour being so sexy.

I admit it. I chickened out. Not worth having a Xanax moment over it, especially with so much going on around here these days... so the man suggested this brilliant piece of wisdom: "We can paint again later". Huzzah! I knew I kept him around for a reason besides his good looks.

Besides... I found this flocked velvety teal fabricgasm. Hot diggity. I promise to love it and cherish it and dress this room in it's luxurious glorious flockity-tealness forever and ever. Nomnomnom.

Craftsman trims, window treatments, assemblage of furniture, lighting, decor, change everything all over again (haha...), move in! 

Things change, especially with our ideas and design (a more accurate term would be design whiplash). So we are learning that it is necessary to let things go simply for the reason that they are heavy.

Best part: we are getting so damn good at working in flux, it is becoming fun. Hang ten!

We gathered a microbus-load of IKEA (shame spiral pending). 
PAX wardrobe is on the go, and MALM bed pending SKORVA midbeam in the mail this week ("SKORVA" translates from Swedish into "return to the store"). DIYing the heck outta this bedroom!

Fun Times:
There was panic and hilarity for the man and teenager when fitting the King sized mattress up the stairs, PAX-induced fits are still rampant, and kitties HEART cardboard.

Ohyeah... IKEA sent us too much stuff. Yay? Want some PAX cupboards in white? We have four with your name on them. Call me.

News about Sleep:
Still under construction.  
Please send beer.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Phase II: Master Bedroom.b.

On our way... subfloor coming along, ceiling joists sistered, bathroom wall framed, electrical routed.

Goal is to be moved in & enjoying the King Size bed by December. Long way to haul yet, plainly. Lack of exuberance in blogposts reflection of lack of sleep. Ugh.

Blue, grey, yellow, purple? Blue AND purple? Yellow AND Purple AND Grey? Still deciding... I feel this will come down to the wire. Oh colour... why you so sexy?

Next Up:
Walls, trim, paint, carpet, furnishing, decor. And oh gawd SLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!

Phase II: Living Room.c.

Much like the Dining Room, the Living Room is in a state I am embarrassed to call design... because it is not.

At least we have waltzed into the progress-stage and created a cozy little oasis to snuggle while we plan the garden over Sunday morning coffee... a clear inspiring space for evening meditation & Yoga practice... it is simple, warm, and inviting for winter napping.

Upper portion of walls painted, energy boosting draperies, re-arrangeing the furniture... and coziness commencing.

Next Up:
Wainscoting on the lower half of the walls, and a re-do of crowns & baseboards are coming this wintersleep: adding more architecture to the space. Our efforts in this room will be concentrated on the permanent fixtures.

I've got indigo and neon ideas  for in here... just have to wait for it.

Ohyeah... and still waiting to be blessed with the chair... ahem ahem. 

Phase II: Dining Room.c.

 Remember this weirdness? Still in an embarrassing state & I really didn't want to post like this... messy girl! But... it's about the journey, and it's winter, I'm full of excuses, and I'm being too hard on us from lack of sleep because we're working.

It is very nice to not have this room as a catch-all hallway as it has been over the past almost-year. Although walls, trims, etc. are still in progress, this is now a functioning space for us.  

Isn't is fun how things change? We think so. 
Those Wegner chairs ended up (for now) in the Kitchen nook, as a happy surprise. It dumbs down the decor: the ghost chairs play off the chrome & crystal of the chandelier... and makes us feel badass. This is the motorcycle of our house brrrrwrnnnnnn brrrwrnnnnnmm MMM MM mm!

Homage to the man's roots. Layered over a hemp 12x9 for a warm style.

Danish Teak Credenza:
Another thrifted find, for a fabulous price ($70!). I have become a bargain-hunter thrill-seeker. It is perfect. We love.

Tweaked design because of time & money (I sense a theme developing?). But, more so than in other rooms, I'm pleased with the restraints.

Original Wood:
Original wood trims will be painted-over if they can't be salvaged and restored. I know, we are awful people disgracing your 1980's aesthetic values. Hey... you don't get to judge us.

Up Next:
More Yellow:
Searching for crushed yellow velvet for the curtains to span the entire north wall. Anyone got a lead on some for our miniscule budget? This crappy baby-poo yellow curtain will be a stand-in until we are blessed with said yellow. Please, close your eyes for a moment & bless us with yellow. Thankyouverymuch.

Removing that gawdawful Hummel-shelf over the Library door; wallpaper & paint on the walls (white on white on white); heavy crowns, trim, and wainscoting; and black glossy ceiling. It'll be a stunner.

Yes. please.