Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Last Furniture Purchase?

The last piece of furniture I bought for Brendans' place is this bar stool. It is the perfect height and I love the faux wood back to it. Now I can watch while he cooks.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

The best creative space

My creative space
Originally uploaded by *jenny b allsorts
This is the tops for organized beauty

Make it work!

My schedule this week is packed to the point that I double booked on Saturday. I am now carrying a daily planner to tell me where to be at what time. Being prepared is half the battle.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Domestic Pride

housekeeping pin-up
Originally uploaded by malinmaskros
This is my present passion- housekeeping, not chicks.

Having Nice Things

Oh, those folksy Amish!
Originally uploaded by kitschcafe
 I recently got this tray at an estate sale. I use it for a cleaning supply tray for my downstairs bathroom- I now only have eco-friendly cleaning sets in my house. With all these sales I've been working, I have been gathering new items. I do the gather and ween often- gather new items and donating the excess. I surround myself with my favorite things and get rid of the rest- I get better with age.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Attacking the List

 I am making progress on Brendans' to-do list ( MY list for him):

 Glued the loose table leg,

 Started to make a tool drawer,

My eco-friendly cleaning caddy. Got rid of all his chemical cleaning products.

I made a condiment tray. This wasn't on the list but it will come in handy to eat on the balcony- it is so windy that nothing stays upright out there.

Brendan needed bedside tables- someone suggested these bar stools at one of the estate sales I worked. They work well and have clean lines.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Estate of the Heart

My boyfriend went to New York for 5 days to see a show and to visit family and friends. While he was gone, I was determined to finish the to-do list I made when he moved in 2 months ago. I worked 2 estate sales while he was gone and got paid with great stuff. One thing I got was the patio table- the view is the main reason he moved into this space.

 I finally emptied the boxes behind the couch and hung a few things- that feels good!
I also got a metal bookcase for all his do dads. I set up that shelf and moved it 3 times. That is the best spot in front of the window- looks great with the morning light.

 This was the temporary bookcase with cardboard boxes- bye bye!!

This was July 4th. It rained all night- hard. I was hoping to hang out on the balcony at the new patio table and watch fireworks but it was cold, blowing rain. No rain, no rainbow.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

That was then

Brendan moved two months ago (longest two months ever!) these are some photos of the old place before we packed up.