Thursday, March 31, 2011

Storage Dreaming

When cruising Apartment Therapy, they have the greatest stuff. I ran across this amazing storage pic. from their Small Cool Contest, the one below is from 2009. I love their small cool contest. Anyway, I love the storage and that it is hidden behind curtains. I wonder if I could do something similar in a garage? Yes, a garage. Small Cool Contest coming up., click on by.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Easy Above Ground Gardening

I am looking for an easy way to do an above ground garden. By easy, I mean not building one out of wood. I want it at least 12 inches deep and protected from the ground and ground squirrels underneath.

These 2 have caught my eye. Oh, and also semi reasonable in price.

Trough gardens. At my local farm store are about $75, each. Not bad and good looking.

This amazing wine barrel garden I found via Sunset Magazine, here:

This serves the Brown-Forman Corporation in Kentucky, where the executive chef Mark Williams serves over 300 employees daily. Check the article it is wonderful, and if you haven't check Sunset Magazine out, it had some great articles on gardens this month on the newsstand.

Dreaming of getting started. Hmmmmmm. Oh, here the barrels are about $35 each.

Which to choose?

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Outdoor Dreaming & Dining

My porch last summer, yep those doors. Need new curtains. I just buy the cheap Walmart polyester tab top curtains in the 2 pack for under $20. These have been outside for several years, and just need to be replaced.

Okay, still dreaming about doing my doors, 'nuff said. Except I love the wood screen door, I have one on the back of my house, but sadly it won't fit my front door. Lucky for me it is supposed to be windy, so no painting.

Garden troughs. I love above ground gardening. Hit up your neighborhood, or not so neighborhood farm store, here they are about $75.00, each.

I would so roast marshmallows in this fireplace.

Beauty. Enough said.

Love the pea gravel, love the raised bucket of drinks. Hmmmm, again at the farm store. No worries.


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wednesday Inspiration

Just some Wednesday Insiration to get you thru hump day.

I love art. I have it all over my house. What I love in this room, is the step tables, and the creative couch. Is that 2 twin beds I see? Could be, not sure, but Love it. That's a capital Love.

I love leather chairs. They work anywhere. I also love a true white room. Just painted, okay a year ago, painted my whole house true white and love it.

The image below is from Sunset Magazine. I love the colors. I love the blue/green walls and the brown and leather. Here's the question, do you love or hate the really, really, really worn leather chairs? I am not sure, some days I love, some days I hate.

I love this!! I am still looking for inspiration in my guest room. This inspires me. Hmmm.

I love this look. Of course I would be the one on my hands and knees smelling it to make sure it didn't have any smoke, must, dusty smells. Come on laugh, haha.

Move around some furniture. Repurpose something. Be inspired.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Bottling Wine - Australian Cabernet Shiraz

The Hubs made another batch of his amazing Australian Cabernet Shiraz, will be drinkable in about 45 days.

Here it is getting ready to be bottled.

A brighter shot of the bottles.
Ready to be moved to the bottles.

Steaming the corks, sanitizes as well as makes it easier to get corks in the bottle.

Fun. Now, to finish the wine room, and other various projects, oh and to think of the garden, and list Ebay. Too much to do.
Happy Friday.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Strips

Update: Chipped and nicked at dinner. Oh, well, back to my OPI.

Let me start out by saying I purchased these at my local Walgreens to try. Nothing free here.

I wanted a polish that lasted more than a few days. So I thought I would give these a try. They are $9.99 here, plus tax.

Now I have short nails, so one strip could be used on 2 nails, ie. left pinky, and right pinky. If you have longer nails you may not be able to do this. So for me this makes this manicure $5, since there are 16 strips.

Instructions are self explanatory, and it was really pretty easy. Took about 30-45 minutes. Which I am sure would improve over time.

Now will it last up to 10 days? Or even more than 3? I don't know. But, I hope so.

For colors you are a bit limited, but I liked this #270 Raise a Glass, kind of metallic nude/gold color. Champagne if you will.

Anyone have any luck with these?

Yes, I have short nails. But, I like the look.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Dianne Von Furstenberg's Bookshelves

I love bookshelves. These great pics are of Dianne Von Furstenberg's bookshelves in her home. Absolutely beautiful. Love them. I think I have found my inspiration to finish painting my bookshelves white. Yep, every weekend I need inspiration to paint. Still haven't painted. But hey, it's another weekend. :).


Dianne von Furstenberg's Bookshelves.
Sorry, I don't know where the pics are from. Vogue?

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Wine Room Riddling Racks

Ok, so still contemplating painting. Can you tell I hate to paint, ok I like to paint, just hate getting started.

Anyway, found these amazing riddling racks via the book "Downtown Chic", by the Robert and Courtney Novogratz, you know them from 9 by Design.

Back to the amazing racks. I am sure they are vintage, antique, and super expensive.

Now, to figure out how to make these. I need these in my wine room.

Also, in the wine room, we are doing a hanging door, we started that project a year ago, we really need to finish. Now hanging doors, ie barn doors are everywhere.

Can't wait to finish and post pics.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Stretching T-shirts on Canvas - Artist Harry Fonseca

I love art. Always have. I ran across this Coyote Cafe t-shirt featuring art by Harry Fonseca, an artist I admire, (he passed away a few years ago). I always loved his Coyote series. My favorite piece of his was "Rosie and the Res Sisters", and a lithograph series he did of Coyotes eating Cotton Candy, can't remember the name. Anyway, that got me thinking.......Could this be cut and stretched like canvas on stretcher bars? It would make a wonderful piece of art.

Currently it is for sale in my Ebay shop, atticroute66. I also have a Picasso Lady in Yellow, it would be fun stretched too.


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Camping Cots - Beds - Coffee Tables

Years ago, wish I could remember when, there was a photo spread of Paul Mitchell and his lovely wife at home. In front of their big windows looking outside was an old fashioned camping cot with a feather bed top and a yummy blanket.

I really wish I had saved that pic. Anyway, in looking for some extra lounge type space I recalled that pic I had seen years ago, and went looking. I couldn't find it, but I did find a great idea from Martha Stewart using a camping cot. Use it as a coffee table with trays on top. How great would this be in a small house, then if you needed extra sleeping space, you are ready to go.

I love this idea. Must find somewhere to use it.

Two images below from Martha Stewart. Hey Martha, I don't Ipad or Ipod, but I would love an App to get your mag online, on my HP. Would love it. Just a thought.

Image below is a cot from Wally World (Walmart) for less than $34. I may need that for my guest room, so I can nap.

Cots, fun and functional.

Monday, March 7, 2011

It's Complicated Kitchen Garden

Still contemplating doors. :( Sorry, can't get motivated.

But, now I am contemplating a kitchen garden like the one in the movie "It's Complicated".

Lot's of work, not sure. Hmmmm.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Doors Again!!

Saw this photo today and it totally inspired me. You see, I have these 2 old doors that I have wanted to repaint, and they are kind of uneven, and sag. This old door is also uneven, see the bottom, yay, I am not alone, oh and I totally love the color.

Above photo via,

My old ugly doors below, they originally were a blue/black really deep and have totally faded over time, oh, and the dog did some damage, he passed away several years ago. I really need to do these doors.

The other outside door. Doors are really in need of a paint job.
I am thinking of having them match the house. Maybe that would minimize the look of the non matching doors, although they are quite a bit apart.

I feel spring in the air. Now, do I feel like painting?