We are at a point in the Cure where all of the changes are finally starting to add up and I am starting to see things come together, which is a big improvement from where I was just a few days ago... in the depths of, "What did I take on? I want to quit but I can't exactly leave it like this."
Name: Aaron and Emily Choi Type of Project: Full remodel, including the kitchen and two bathrooms Location: La Jolla, California Type of building: Condo; 1300 square feet
We've been following along with every step of Emily and Aaron's condo renovation, witnessing their home's transformation from crumbly 70s time capsule to beautiful, modern new space. And now that all the dust has settled, they're sharing with us the lessons they learned along the way.
This room was designed for the gorgeous Miss D. It was time for her to venture into a bed from her cot (crib), so her room was changed from a nursery into a little girl's vintage inspired meets contemporary space.
We are right on schedule. Though there's still quite a bit more to do, I feel much more at ease now that the floors are finished and there's paint on the walls. It's really coming together! Behind the scenes, my husband has been putting in a lot of late nights and I am so thankful. He definitely deserves a nice break when this is all done. All day Sunday we traded off baby and paintbrush, and today I'm sharing the progress we've made.
Q: I let a bottle of red wine fall to my newly-sealed concrete floor. There is no way that I can remove the stains. We want to put another waterproof sealant on, but if we are going to scour the stains, the surface will differ from the remaining floor. Can you give me any advice, please?
As my kitchen makeover continues my mind is now on lighting. It's truly amazing how much lighting can add to a space. It's like a piece of jewellery that can add the perfect finishing touch to a look. There's the practical kitchen lights that are often tucked away in the ceiling, under the cupboards or behind a valence and then there's the feature light. That's your stylish necklace hanging there for everyone to see. Here's a round up of 4 different styles of kitchen/dining hanging lights to consider for your space. What look would you go for?
A few years ago my father gifted me a really gorgeous cutting board that he had made. It was so special, I was terrified to use it. Afraid to add dangerous bacteria and ruin the beautiful finish, I decided I should probably just keep it for "looks" and displayed it proudly on the counter in my kitchen.
If a dollhouse is on your little one's Christmas wish list, and the thought of spending the next 4 years co-habiting with a Malibu Barbie Beach house makes your eyes water, then never fear! Here are five incredible dollhouses, that all look lovely (and some are even quite compact).