I bought 1426 Ives Pl SE on 12/08/2010.

This is a photo chronology of the demo and remodeling.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Fabric and Tile Samples

Guess which fabric is $350/yard.

(it's not the pig butt)

Also, I love them all. Thank goodness Lauren gave me her preferences, otherwise, I wouldn't be able to decide. The Goodform chairs will look great.

On a similar note, I have more Goodform chairs.  I just need one semi-upholstered Goodform armchair to make my collection complete.

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Framing: Day 1

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Monday, April 11, 2011

6th purchases for the house

"new" dining room chairs from Modernicus

aluminum and vinyl
(AL to be restored, vinyl to be replaced)

made in the US of A

60 year old paper

60 year old foam

for the guest bath vanity.  tearing off the top and replacing with marble. converting the top drawers into false fronts.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Medicine Cabinet Restore

I had to destroy one of them to get the mirror out.


looks like I have to replace the mirror, although it's not in terrible shape for being 50 years old.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

5th purchase for the house

Gloria and I went to Second Chance in B'more to look for anything that would go in the house: sitting chairs, couches, sideboards to turn into vanities, dining chairs, lighting, etc.

Our first go around the warehouses netted a nice green velvet couch, for a steal. It needed a little cosmetic help, but that's it. Since we had 3 other places to go, I decided to leave it and come back for it. 120 minutes later, we return to find a red tag on it. It was sold.

Dejected, I moped around the store, looking for something to buy to lift my spirits (I have a problem with that). Gloria spotted this perfectly sized, newly reupholstered sitting chair. This chair is the exact style I was looking for: wood arms, lightly upholstered, good details.


I love the double piping and the colorful plaid. It definitely isn't the pattern I expected to find, but I think it will do wonderfully in the house.

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