Wednesday, July 28, 2010


I'm obsessed with this couch.  It popped up today.. but for $449!  bwahahaha.

Sunday, July 25, 2010


This couch is for sale on Craigslist again.. I'm determined to find out, WHY?!

Friday, July 16, 2010

I've been convinced by my Sweetie not to paint three adjoining rooms the same shade of blue.  I think he's right, but I'm still stuck on blue.  So, I went back to the gray blue for the living room, a silver blue for the dining room (which I intend to make very feminine/romantic) and turquoise for the kitchen.  

I spent the evening packing and have a truck reserved for Sunday.  I'm nervous.  deep breath..

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Why is everyone selling the same couch?

I'm on a mad hunt for a living room sofa ever since I had to give mine up to move into a corner apartment it didn't fit into...  So I'm on craigslist every five minutes looking them up.  And this is what I KEEP finding!

$700 (as part of a set.. but still, seriously?)

And, for $275, the original ad that made me WANT the couch.  

Here's the best part..

yup.  That's the same couch.  At Big Lots right now, for $330.

Monday, July 5, 2010

What I'm doing in Sketchup

I've been talking to people about Sketchup, and I feel like the general consensus is that it can do some cool stuff, especially considering what's available for free.. but that it's not easy to use.

I find it completely un-intuitive, but little by little I've become addicted to it, and I'm using it to create a scale model of my house as it is right now.  I'm finding it incredibly helpful just because when I'm not working on the house and I get an idea, I get to try it in sketchup without drawing it on the back of a receipt:)

Anyway, because I've been jabbering about it and couldn't show people tonight, here is where  I am right now:

I just realized that (at least on my screen) the quality is really poor, I used "grab" to take the picture, I'll upload a better one later.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Floors floors floors

The floors are stained!  Tomorrow I poly. For now, some before/during pictures, since it's not after yet :)

This is what they look like today: 

This is what they looked like the day I closed:

There were gray/black "paths" from the kitchen to the hall/bathroom area 

All the radiators int he house had pipes that exploded where they connected to the wall.  A mixture of oil and water blew out of them and sat on the floors over the winter.  Or at least that's what my realtor told me.