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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Chair recover

Mema and PopPop's old corner chair! I used to love it, in the corner of their TV room.
I wanted to make it more simple and modern, so a quick upgrade in fabric was in order!
Fabric from King Cotton in Birmingham

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Curb Appeal Part #2

The second installation of my favorites in Homewood!
Cute roofline!
A nice change with the stone
I always like porches
Two of the same house on Broadway near Oxmoor, possibly my favorite one with the windows and the old painted brick chimney
Can you see the storm door here?? I want one at my place just like this but I have some small windows at the top of my main door so I don't know if I can do it... another blogpost in the future
And now, a series of my favorite grey houses - several with great red doors!
The "hobbit house" per a yard sign that they put up around Halloween!
Save the best for last! The little home where Chappell was born!! (I think.... Holland correct me if wrong!) maybe she was just dreamed about here...

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Antiquing... again

I am incapable of passing by an antique store without stopping in. I think it has something to do with the fact that treasures lurk inside, and theoretically they are one-of-a-kind and I may never find another one like it! This is me, psycho-analyzing myself. Regardless, I have recently shopped at about 5 different antique stores, other than my usual, Hannah's, just taking pictures and getting ideas! I did find this fabulous old wine jug at one in Irondale and could not say no to the $42 price tag! Above is it in my dining room corner. Sorry for the Iphone photo quality...
I have revamped this pseudo-antique, the mirror, that I originally got from Laura back in Chapel Hill. A fresh coat of paint does wonders!
The frame was $5 and I did the bird print as a copy of one I saw at the same store, on 5th Ave. It still has some work to go before I actually hang it.
Copper chairs at Land of Was
Two side tables from Hannah's
How appropriate!
I am dying for some gothic arches like these, but I want one with a thicker wood frame. Anybody seen one??? I've looked everywhere, even all up in North Carolina.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Houses of Homewood- Curb Appeal part#1

I love to walk and drive around to look at all the great houses in my neighborhood and the other neighborhoods in Birmingham. One day I felt especially voyeuristic and decided that I should take some photos of my favorites for future inspirations, if I ever design and build my dream house or something! A lot of these are on my daily walk route, and others are from my venture via automobile to the farther parts of Homewood. Jimmy thinks of me as a huge creep and likes to embarrass me in front of his friends... but it really is one of my favorite things to do!
**click on the pictures for larger images!!

I like the cottage feel

One of the few dark brick ones I love!

I like the windows and the HUGE trees in the front.

Ahhh how I love painted brick.

This yard is amazing. Can't appreciate it here but it wraps around to the right and back. About a whole other full lot, and well landscaped!

Have I mentioned I love neutrals and grey colors?? This one has grey trim inside the windows which are nice too.

Grey became the established British spelling in the 20th century, and it is but a minor variant in American English, according to dictionaries. Canadians tend to prefer grey. The non-cognate greyhound was never grayhound. Both Grey and Gray are found in proper names everywhere in the English-speaking world. Americans tend to use "gray" in reference to the color and "grey" as the adjective. - WIKIPEDIA

I want this one!

See the dog statue? I like this hidden side-yard.

Nice roofline.

Tucked in.

Sorry, this one ended up looking like a car ad...

One on my cute street!

I have a whole other round of favorites to come but thought this would, in and of itself, be sufficiently creepy of me!!
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Thankfully - we were able to rig the deck without major work done, and we added a beautiful doggie-door that Piper just loves running through!!

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