Friday, November 19, 2010

Shopping Spree - Liz

My amazing friend Liz did a little shopping for some much-needed basics (jeans, cords and a fabulous purse). She requested that I find tops, flats and boots to round out her fall/winter wardrobe.

Shopping List (including her recent purchases):

Outfit Ideas:

Happy shopping, Lizzy!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Photography Assignment: Wickford, RI

This past summer I took a photography class at RISD. I've always loved taking pictures, but this course helped me learn how to get out of the dreaded "automatic" mode and start playing with aperture, ISO and shutter speed. Here are some of my favorites from the landscape black and white assignment which were taken in Wickford, RI. Wickford is a really special place. If you're ever in the area, I highly recommend spending a few hours there.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Upstairs Bathroom

The wallpaper in the upstairs bathroom was the least offensive in the house and was the last to go. The remaining features of the room - aqua toilet, iridescent vanity top, fake wood vanity and brass fixtures were all awful and as I entered my second trimester, the urge to rip it apart grew. We removed the wallpaper and painted the walls and the ceiling, painted the vanity, gave it a new top and faucet, installed a new toilet, covered the floral tiles with tile tattoos, installed all new hardware and framed out the mirror. This was a very low cost makeover (less than $500). While it isn't our dream bathroom, it is definitely much improved. 



Tuesday, December 2, 2008

64 Coffees, 12 Trips to Lowe's, 4 Visits to Home Depot, 3 Gallons of Paint and 400 Man Hours

That's pretty much what went into the family room project. The extended Team T-J (us and my parents) worked our tails off, hyped up on Dunkin coffee and adhesive fumes to finish in time to host Thanksgiving, but barely. There are still a few loose ends to tidy up, but the room looks amazing and we are thrilled with the results. Check out the project from start to finish here:

As a side benefit of this massive undertaking, Matt became quite the carpenter. Check out his collection of templates:

What can I say? I'm a lucky lady!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Bruce is in the house!

Our Bruce flooring that is. It came in earlier than expected and just as we finished the beadboard. We just might be back on track after all. Or will we?

Progress after Day One of floor installation:

Friday, November 7, 2008

Rock Out With Your Caulk Out

Sorry, but the pun. It was irresistible.

We began the first weekend AD (after discovery of the floor issue) by purchasing, cutting and painting the beadboard, painting the room and starting on the beadboard.That day only two panels were hung. Color me frustrated.

Even Doug was annoyed with how slow the progress was

Over the next few weeks Matt and Glen slaved away weekend after weekend, scribing cuts on to beadboard, hanging said beadboard, discussing molding options and finally getting to use our caulking gun. Sue and I headed up trim painting. You'd be amazed how much trim was in that room.

Finally all of the beadboard was hung by the chimney with care, with hopes that hardwoods soon we be there.

Great job guys! The room looks amazing and as Glen pointed out, a professional couldn't have done a better job.