Posts by: cdmader

that sometimes make the biggest impact, don’t you think?  We’ve all seen the reproduction light bulbs that look so super cool, like these from Restoration Hardware: via Restoration Hardware The issue with those is that they are pricey and they are not energy efficient, I guess the latter is the bigger crime especially...

I’m in the final stages of finishing (is anything really ever finished?) my living room makeover.  The fireplace is the focal point, and I am trying to downplay the huge TV over it.  I have really liked these lamps flanking the TV on the mantel, but the lampshades have not yet come up to speed.  Here is what they...

E has an amazing space on a hillside overlooking the water.  I think she would agree with me when I say it needs a bit of freshening up to live up to its full potential.  Here is the loooooong wall with the fireplace, we are going to flank it with built-in cabinetry: Here is the other side of that fireplace with the...

After we finish our upstairs bathroom we are pretty much done with our house… although I have never felt our master bedroom was totally finished, it needs pattern, texture, something.  I was down there this morning saying I thought the bedroom needed some work expecting the typical rolled eyes from hubby and he agreed...

Here is the foyer all dolled up, those prints were the easiest thing to do.  Printed out some images from the computer then glittered them.  And to tell you the truth, they are still on my wall, holiday schmoliday: Here is a shot of the main entry table.  What you don’t see on the right is a big ass paper mache...

Here is the mantel decorated with all the holiday trimmings, I desperately want to paint that fireplace screen a glossy color now, maybe chartreuse? and closeup… closeup of a shelf in the living room I wasn’t kidding when I said EVERYWHERE…

And we continue the holiday decor into the dining room, wreath on the window is in sad need of a ribbon! And when I say everywhere I mean everywhere, the china cabinet gets some bling too! And more bling… Peace out.

I took shots of our Holiday decorations before I took them down, the last bits were tossed just a couple weeks ago.;)  So let’s look at the pics!  I try to do a different color combo each year, and this year was inspired by these amazing garlands peppered with red, hot pink, teal and chartreuse. Here is another shot,...

How cool is this front entrance? And check out the moose head door knocker I found!  Notice also the TWO peep holes, one for adults and one for kids, how sweet is that?

When we started this project he was also deep into the process of brewing his own beer, that quickly turned into discussion about something more exciting and then this thing showed up on our front porch.  He’s also been talking about moving to Kentucky.;) The current bar offerings:   See more of the mancave...