Sunday, September 21, 2008

Omnia Vanitas

"All Is Vanity" by C. Allan Gilbert,

Omnia Vanitas means "All is Vanity," in Latin. This phrase comes from a Latin translation of the Book of Ecclesiastes.

This weekend we visited Justin's mom in CT and she very sweetly gave me this piece of furniture that she was planning to store.

It works perfectly as a vanity in the bedroom - now I just need a chair for it!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Vote for Our Kitchen!

We are stuck at a crossroads in our kitchen design. Which one do you like better?
*Edit - Option one is on the left, option two on the right. You can click the pictures to view actual size.

Note that in option two, we would be walling off the hallway that connects the kitchen and the bathroom. This means the only access to the bathroom would be from the hall off the living room. Option two also means that we'll have a larger bathroom (big enough for a double vanity) once we renovate the bathroom. I'm also hoping for a window bench in this design.

Option one keeps the basic layout the same as it is currently, but updates the cabinets and adds a few more. We keep the peninsula and add bar stools.

In both designs we will have a corner bench and two chairs around the dining table.

We have decided on white cabinets to keep the space bright, and I think we are leading toward the beadboard style.We did real work on the house this weekend - I swear! It just got too dark before we took pictures of anything.

I'm going to try to stay on top of updating this more frequently in the coming weeks as we make a decision on the kitchen and move forward.

Comment with your thoughts! Is it weird to loose the walk-through to the bathroom from the kitchen? I'm worried about guests/outdoor parties and walking through the living room... Does the peninsula cut off the room and make it look smaller? Are the beadboard cabinets going to go out of style quicker than other more classic designs?

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Good Fortune

Look at the fortune Justin got in his cookie last night!!

We should probably play the lotto with those lucky numbers...