Monday, June 11, 2012

Take another picture with your click click click click camera.

I totally love this song. And it happens to be right in line with a very exciting happening in my little life this week.  Back in August {yes, I mean TEN months ago} while on vacation in Cape Cod or for those of you from the Commonwealth- "The Cape"- my camera inexplicably stopped working... just after taking this picture....

When it was on, the lense retracted and closed.  When it was off, it unfurled and the lense opened. You heard me right.  It was all backwards.  Our mugs broke the damn camera- on Matt's birthday. 

Obviously unusable, it sat in my office for 8 months.  Which was part of why the pictures I've been posting for the last 8 months have been sub-par at best.   I think it was part fear of sending my beloved camera off to no-mans-land, and part of it was laziness.  Then I found a small mom and pop shop in my hometown that had great ratings for camera repair.  {Though, I must say, they were less then stellar in my case. They were curt, expensive and they vastly under quoted their lead-time. Hence why I'm not mentioning their name on here.} Six weeks later... My camera is up, running and back in my hands! WOO! 

With that being said, I thought I'd share with you some new pics of our house and the way it's looking lately.  It's still missing some key elements so bear with us...

Fist of all, our couch is so very naked.  I need to get on making throw pillows for it.  But pillow inserts are expensive!! I know I could buy batting and its cheaper but I like to make shams so I can continue to be fickle and change them out whenever I want.  So to-do list part 1: make more throws. 

That awkward gaping hole between the couch and loveseat is not going to be empty long.  There is an upholstery project in the works to fill in that hole!  I swear I will show you the inside scoop on that one soon! 

You guys might remember the personalized print I made for Matt and I not too long ago.  But the yellow and white print on the right?  That is thanks to my brother Joe, who is a seriously talented artist and his most recent gallery show featured a slew of a silk screens entitled "There's No One There."  I had mentioned long ago that I loved the one with the truck. And my amazing big brother surprised me by sending us that very piece all the way across the country.  Isn't it so cool?  And it goes so perfectly with the rest of our bright colorful art that we have in the room already. 

That may or may not be The Bachelorette on the TV. This particular wall is a toughie for me.  I want to replace the TV stand for something more like furniture, something more solid.  In the meantime, I want to put a fun table or a pouf or a plant under the Metropolis poster.  A plant, to me, would be ideal.  I would get height from it, as well as a fresh, comfortable, lived-in look. 

Along with a paper mache animal head that I plan on making myself. BUT! While the paper mache animal head is a "go" the plant .... not so much.  Matt is afraid of ruining our beautiful hardwoods. So maybe something like this would be more up his alley...

That's not so bad?  I can't say I blame him for not wanting to ruin the floors though, since we went from this....

To this....

Not too bad, right guys?  What do you think? What are your ideas for that wall that is irking me?  We don't want too much furniture... but not so little either.... Oh all the things we could do!  Alright guys, its on you! Now dish!! 

Happy Tuesday Nesters! xo


  1. OMG, girl...Your house is gorgeous! It seems like just the other day that you were getting ready to move in. You've done so much in such a short time. I'm really, really impressed. Great job!

    I have plants on my hardwoods. I just buy pots with no drainage hole and put them in a rolling plant holder with a saucer, so the pot never touches the floor. And I'm very careful to wipe up any spills when I water. Tell Matt not to fear. :)

  2. Oh Dana, how I've tried to convince him... but even as I wrote this post, I showed him the terribly photoshopped image (which by the way, I was not trying to make look perfect.. hahaha) with the plant and he said "yeah, we're not getting that" and pointed right at it. Ho Hum.

    But thank you for your accolades! It's definitely a big work in progress. As with most people like us, there is and ever-growing list of things to do and upgrade and change. :) But so far... we love it. It's home and thats the important part. Even if I do have to compromise sometimes... ;)

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