Saturday, November 16, 2013

Deck the Walls

You read about it for several posts; the fabled reclaimed wood wall in the master bedroom, and you thought " yeah right, a lofty pinterest project she'll never get to". Well, IN YOUR FACE, doubtful readers! I present to you the fruits of so much labor......
Most people do it behind the headboard, but then I would never  get to look at it!

These are the sort of projects that older generations look at and go:
"Well that's....interesting." or "Very...creative." or "That's....a design choice....."

Oh yeah, we made the cheap-o mirror part of the design and now it looks AWESOME.
All the rusty hardware is also original to the deck

Made entirely from the old deck, some pallets, and a wine box from the side of the road. We are so green, this totally justifies the AC bill from this summer, right? Somewhere an endangered owl is tilting his head at me like this:
Are you being serious right now, Jamie? No, endangered owls, not really.
So now the walls of the master bedroom are completely done, taking it from a cold and stark space to a cozy haven for us and pup.

And the giant wood pile in the back yard is gone! More space for Todd run around and less space for lizards and opossums to nest. With the little bit left over we made a table top for a table base I picked up off free craigslist.


( Black chair and side table are also from free craigslist)

We put the rest out on the curb where a lovely man with a trailer came and took the lot to be used yet again!
Gracias, guy who reads free craigslist like it's his job!

And yes, readers, I wrote this on my very flat laptop. I now have a system of using pillows to prop up the screen while simultaneously bending my knees a certain way. Ahhhhhh...when's Christmas? Is Santa real? Can elves make a Mac?

Off to write some letters to the North Pole, readers....byeeee.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Austin, We Have a Problem

Readers, prepare to feel a combination of laughter and pity, for this is what my current blog entry and entries for the forseeable future will be composed on.....

BEHOLD! The world's biggest iPad. 

Many moons ago (February), this computer decided it would no longer close properly. So I kept it open and tried to reinforce it with duct tape. And here we are in November, the adhesives have finally dried out and cried surrender to the sheer weight of the 17" screen. Like watching the elastic on your favorite yoga pants give way 20 lbs after you bought them, making them forever "all-you-can-eat-ice-cream buffet-but-the-buffet-is-actually-just-10-pints-of-hagen-daz-on-your-coffee-table-pants".  
This is what you are like, computer.
So, readers, enjoy your upright laptops. Cherish them. Love them like children. And buy some new yoga pants.