Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Spring Thing

This guy just did a Maverick type fly by and scared all the sparrows off the feeder. I can't help but think they are so cool. I'm falling for the bad guy all over again. 

The bath tub alcove is built and ready for tile. It's been a long time coming but I think we may be able to take our first shower in here in about 2 weeks. Holy moly that's exciting stuff!!!

In an attempt to shape up our ratty old kitchen we had the boys build this island. We may have misjudged the measurements a little because right now we call it "the giraffe". It's a LITTLE too tall, but that's an easy fix. 

The top is butcher block from IKEA, and so are the chairs. The painting is by Rosemary and the bowl is by Kajsa.

Rosemary visited last weekend and brought goodies as usual. She finished seeeeeewing the yellow Roman shades for the bedroom! Very nice! We chatted about lots of house stuff of course and searched together for a coffee table for the living room. I hadn't seen one yet that I thought would fit, but Rosemary suggested Ballard Designs and the answer was not 1 table - but 2! We are always re arranging the living room to watch movies and be comfy and with 2 little tables we can do anything we want! Plus these are good looking and fit the space. The living room is really very done except for some art on the walls and a musical instrument OR big fish above the fire place.

Rosemary and I found an interior decorator blog that finally explained what IKAT is. It's so good I have to share it. Here again is the fabric we settled on for the pastry shop windows.

It's a print AND and a weave. And it's gorgeous.

The boys are laying the floor upstairs. 

We still haven't settled on a finish for the floor, all our testing struck out miserably so we are just going to leave it up to our floor guy, Michael.

I've posted these houses for sale before but I found the listings and thought I would share them again. The prices are TOOOOO GOOOOD. This one is on 44/55 in Clintondale.

This house is on Maple Ave.

This is my favorite sign of spring!

Which means the focus is about to shift drastically around here from INSIDE to OUTSIDE. I'm ready to get dirty !

Happy spring!

1 comment:

  1. JAAA! Där satt den! Och så fint! Golvet blir ju underbart! Tänk den som ändå hade lite scilla... här är snötäcket fortfarande tjockt på gräsmattorna. Höjden på köksön borde passa James kanske? Smart! Då får du kanske ännu mer hjälp av honom i köket. Och skålen... Och badrummet - snyggt! Cykel hade definitivt varit ett alternativ om inte bilen startat. Särskilt nu när vägen är isfri (men geggig). Präktiga Kajan har alltid tagit i ordentligt med marginaler så att jag skulle hinna cykla. Iallafall öppningsmorgnar. Men bilden som du målar upp av mig farandes nerför backen med rollerblades - skrikandes - är rätt så skräckinjagande. Iallafall för dem som skulle möta mig. Fula skynket faller! Som en avtäckning av en ny staty. Och en liten ceremoni med en brasa - det gillar jag. Då måste ni dricka nåt gott, spela något pampigt och säga några väl valda ord också. Ta ett kort för fan! Det måste ha hängt där i mer än ett år. Jag tycker det känns som om det alltid har hängt där. KRAM!