Stop. Do not go to your local paint shop. You are not ready. You might have your tools all set up and your finishes all picked outóbut your missing one of the most important details: what brand of paint to use. Continue reading Painting the Town
Tiredness comes in several forms and are more easily embraced than others. What are the levels of tirednessólet me list the ways. Continue reading Tired and True
You planned your room design with care. You spent countless hours poring over color swatches and room dťcor magazines. With organized folder, selected swatches and cash in hand you step to the paint counter at your local shop and present your genius before the store clerk, fully expecting his showers of praise. Instead, with a vacant stare he asks a question that makes your quivering mouth look like a gasping fish out of water: ďwhat kind of finish would you like?Ē Continue reading Satin, Semi-Gloss: Which Paint Finish Do I Choose?
This post has nothing to do with train wrecks. Train wrecks are horrible things. When over fifty tons of steel and glass are hurled down feeble tracks at speeds as high as one hundred and sixty miles per hour towards a wall or a similar oncoming vehicle, everyone should be scared. Or horrified. A similar reaction should also be reserved for the folk on American Idol. Continue reading American Idol and Train Wrecks
I cherish the mosaic of people who became part of my life: my family (who I hardly see but constantly think about), my college buddies (whose one year get-togethers feel like weíre still in school), my work friends (who I lunched and hung out with every day for seven years). All of them came together in this town, New York, where I was born and bred. But as New York natives gather around with pointed questions about my exodus, Iíve began to memorize my answers so as to save them some trouble. Continue reading TTFN New York
New homeowners hate two things: moving and painting. Both are time consuming, energy reducing and always overwhelming on the outset. So I fully expect the quizzical expression on the readers face when I say: painting can be fun! Continue reading Painting Preparation
Just wanted to list out the things that still needed doing so I could remember them. Iím sure not a single person wants to read my to-do list but this way I can save the thing and remember what Iíve yet to accomplish and thus be exceedingly overwhelmed. Yay. (Updated May 15, 2006!!!) Continue reading Things To Do
Need to remove the pool at some point. It’s a liability.
Painted Master Bedroom
Painted Sy’s Room with fan
More pictures to come.
Here are some pictures of the new place in the mid-demolition stage. The project is multifaceted. Firstly we needed to tear up the old flooring and put in some hardwood and carpets. Secondly, we need to install some outlets in the basement. Thirdly, we need to paint the place so it looks a bit more modern. Lastly we need to make the new curtains to tie the whole piece up.
The Front of the House: Gorgeous, right?
The Dreaded Blue Room: Blue, white, and white moldings painted flat black. Ugh.
Discarded piles of Carpet
Covering nice steps with bad carpet might be a sin.
Living Room shot post ripped carpet
Pic of the Living Room and Hallway
Iím not a movie expert because I like Netflix. All of the people of my friendís list can attest to the fact that I have some, um, interesting taste. Itís just that the last couple of years Iíve been seeing this funny tune pop up in movies touting the proper way to measure a worthwhile life. Continue reading Measure in Love