Archive for July, 2008

July 28, 2008 4

birthday presents

By in Art, Life, Me

I got some great gifts from friends for my birthday this year. One is this beautiful reproduction of an Italian poster for Breakfast at Tiffany’s that my friends Sara and Kate got me. I love it! Audrey Hepburn is one of my favorite actresses and Breakfast at Tiffany’s is one of my favorite movies! I […]

July 28, 2008 8

tiny & scary

By in Chimney, Thurston's Room

This is the hatchway to the attic in the front part of the house. It is located above the drop ceiling in Thurston’s room. I have another attic over the back part of the house, but more on that later. This hatchway is only 19″ x 23″! I’m going to have to crawl up there […]

July 25, 2008 8

the elephant, I mean chimney, in the room…

By in Chimney, Master Bedroom

So, one thing you might have noticed if you have gone to my Flickr account is that I have not addressed the horrible situation with my chimney on the blog. How does the old saying go? Denial isn’t just a river in Egypt? Anyway, I just haven’t wanted to think about it because it has […]

July 22, 2008 6

paint colors

By in Anna Says..., Inspiration & Ideas, Master Bedroom

I figure paint colors deserve their own post at this point, right? I was thinking about floor paint, and I pulled out my BM paint chip stash and found the PERFECT color: Palladian Blue. It’s a pale blue-green with a bit of gray in it, and it’s totally gorgeous. You’re going to look at the […]

July 22, 2008 20

ready for drywall

By in Master Bedroom

The perimeter frame is still up in this pic. Sunday and yesterday were spent removing the awful drop ceiling. This whole project is worth it alone just to be able to see that ceiling “go the way of the Dodo”! Just 6 more drop ceilings to go! Drywall is going to be done some evening […]

July 20, 2008 4

Happy birthday, Adam!

By in Anna Says..., Life

Wonder Woman is waiting outside with a fresh dumpster for you!

July 18, 2008 10

bedroom door

By in Master Bedroom

I love my bedroom door, it is one of 5 out of my 13 doors that are original to the house. The rest are ugly modern flat panel doors and some unattractive pocket doors that need to be replaced. The bedroom door is is in fairly good shape but it has some trouble spots that […]

July 18, 2008 8

a snag…

By in Master Bedroom

I have been in discussions with my good friend Dave who is a contractor (and a very good one) about my walls, which have been decreasing in health with the more paper I remove. Apparently my plaster is only one layer thick, instead of the correct 3 layers (scratch coat and two finishing coats). In […]

July 18, 2008 5

wallpaper removal

By in Master Bedroom

So my mom and I worked for about an hour/hour and a half on removing wallpaper last night (we had to leave the air conditioner in the window to beat the humidity, hence I slept very little in the spare bedroom last night). It is coming off fairly easy. The walls underneath scare me, but […]

July 17, 2008 7

Thurston’s room

By in Pets, Thurston's Room

Thurston is my cat, who came to live with me almost 8 years ago. I have no idea how old he is as he was an adult when I adopted him from the Potsdam Humane Socety (of which I am a board member) but I think he is pretty old, as he’s slowing down a […]