August 19, 2008

Spring…umm Summer Cleaning

by Shelly

Since the birth of our first child, our not so big house of 1100 sq. ft really has begun to feel quite small. With a highchair, safety gates, and baby toys our house has really shrunk. As I mentioned in an early posting I have been redoing our living room/ dining room area to accomodate our new little one a bit better.

Well the furniture has arrived and the room is pretty much in place (pics to be posted soon). I am still working on the finishing touches however. I still have upholstered cornices to be made for over all the windows, more custom pillows with fun fringe for the sofa, and I am cleaning….cleaning…cleaning out EVERYTHING! I am going through our vast amount of boxes that fill all of our cupboards in the hallway and kitchen/laundry areas. I have frames and candles dating back to my early 20s! So out there are going! There really has been no reason to keep all of this crap. I haven’t had it up in my home (not this one or my previous one) for years and years. Maybe I was waiting for a few extra rooms to “magically” appear so I could put them up? Who knows.

But in any case while looking through the latest Martha Stewart Living magazine, I ran into an ad for a really cool company http://www.schoolhouseelectric.com/. They have fabulous vintage lighting for inside and outside the home. I know my hubby would KILL me if I go ahead with my plans, but I really am loving the following fixtures:

To go outside in front of our door and in the back of the house near our backdoors. Would be done in the same finish shown, a bronzed satin.

For our kitchen ceiling and in the attached laundry area, but in a smaller size.

For our small half bath off of our bedroom in a brushed satin finish.

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