Monday, January 16, 2012

That thing in the basement

When we moved into the house there was this giant metal thing in the basement and we had no idea what it was. After a week or so we realized it was a divider that went by the front door. Apparently it was taken out when the floors were redone.

For a while now we have been thinking about putting it back up or possibly using it somewhere else in the house. Today we decided to prop it up next to the front doors and see how it looked.

We like the look at lot. What do you think? Unfortunately the divider is filthy so it will need to be sanded down and repainted. This brings us to our next question, what color should we paint it? The color it is now isn't half bad but you can tell it used to be black at one point too. Would that make it seem too obtrusive if it was that dark?

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

New purchases!

We got some exciting new things today at Highland Row Antiques!

A fun little plant stand for a great price!

We don't have a good outdoor area yet but when we do I will paint it a fun color and move it outdoors. For now I'm thinking it could serve as a sometimes tiny table for our two chairs in the living room.

We also got.....


I've wanted one of these for quite a while. It was in pretty good shape and the price was wonderful. Now when I sit on the couch and knit in the evenings I won't have to squint.

Has anyone else made any fun purchases lately?

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Suggestions needed

For Christmas Susan's Aunt Sue gave us this awesome Satellite Bowl sold by MoMA. We immediately placed it on our dinning table and stuck some leftover Christmas ornaments in it.

It looked great for the holidays but we are at a loss for what to put in it now. Do any of our readers have any fun suggestions?