Week twelve: reading room

Peach.  This room was peach.  It’s the front room, the first room you see when you walk in the house, the sitting room, the parlor, the most dramatic room in the house, with a deep black fireplace and a brightly colored stained glass window.  And it was peach. Well, we had to fix that.  I don’t like to put down other people’s design choices, because I know, clearly, my ideas aren’t for everyone, but the peach, yeah, it was definitely not for me. I want this room to be dramatic and interesting.  This isn’t a room where we’ll spend a… Read More

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Week ten: kitchen island

Let me tell you a tale of a kitchen island… So there was an island in this kitchen that the previous owners took with them when they moved.  My first week here, I ordered a new kitchen island from JC Penney, antique white with a stainless steel top.  It shipped the following day and arrived two days after that.  Amazing. After this and that and painting the kitchen and everything else, we set out to put the island together a few weeks later, opened the box and immediately saw that Part F was broken right in half. Called Penney’s the… Read More

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