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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Better Bookshelves

I saw another bookshelf today in color order, and it just reminded me how much a little reorganizing can change the entire look of a shelf. Sure there are those who this kind of organizing drives INSANE... but if you think you can handle it, I think you should definitely do it.  I was worried I wouldn't be able to find anything, but to my surprise, I usually remember what the book looks like - and have been able to find the book i'm looking for pretty easily.
 Your shelves can go from ordinary to extraordinary in a matter of hours. How to tackle this? Just pull those books off, put them in color piles, and try to organize each section by hue. For example, notice how the green isn't just green... the similar greens stick together, and slowly fade to the neighboring color. I'm not going to lie, this takes a lot of time, so put on a favorite movie & a pair of sweats, you're in for the night!

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Here's another newbie for the bunch. I saw this table and had an immediate flashback to my childhood. I completely forgot about tables in this style!
The almost checkerboard squares inlaid, really takes me back. I think my Dad had a rectangle one of these.  I had to give it a try, partly because of the memories and partly because this is a genuinely cool table. Ross had a great idea to paint it checkerboard, and that sealed the deal for me. I bought it, threw it in the car (it fit, that's always a plus!) and started brainstorming.  I have a lot of ideas.  The one I'm leaning towards is all matte black, with the squares alternating matte black and ivory.  then distressed and rubbed with a walnut stain, and sealed for durability.  I'm excited that the wood texture will show through the paint too, that will give it a lot of character. What are your ideas? We'll see where this week takes us. We have a lot of work to do in the shop itself now that it's raining.  The main workshop is getting it's own pallet floor solution like the storage area, as we've been getting hit with a few puddles! Well, thanks for stopping by and have a productive day!

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Kill

Hello again! Hope everyone had a great weekend. Quick side note, I've always said "Hello again" without thinking twice about it, but recently we had a night with Netflix and the movie that arrived was "Hello again" with Shelly Long.
I hate to say it, but it wasn't the greatest movie in the world, but somehow it stuck with me, and I can't stop thinking about or quoting it!  Eighties movies are so fun to watch though, I think it's something you just HAVE to see. Anyway, moving on!

We just got in a few pieces of furniture and I've been racking my brain to remember what it is CALLED. I've seen them all over and I used to know, but I'm drawing a blank! Maybe you can help:
I love the style, the raised back perfect for a lamp, leaving room for book and knick knacks underneath.  I'm toying with a few different ideas as to how to paint it, any suggestions?

Now I usually don't talk about all the vintage things we put in the shop, simply because there can be SO many that it would hog the whole blog.  This one though, I had to show.  This plate is actually titled "The Kill". Check it out:

This has to be the most interesting plate I think I've ever seen... well, have a great day!

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