Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Color Ka-pow

We have completed most of our painting here on both sides of the dupe, but have yet to get good photos to post. In the meantime, here are a few scans of inspiration examples that guided our color boldness taken from late 60's, early 70's decorating books. While we didn't go so bold as to paint a whole room pink, we definitely used strong colors to define our spaces and "architectural features" (if you want to call them that...). We'll have shots of our actual spaces soon, but in the meantime use these to fuel your imagination...

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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Winter Projects

Per Stuart's suggestion, we decided to ditch the driveway and put in an aquarium. There's plenty of street parking anyway, and the garage doors seem pretty water tight. I hope Jean and I don't get TOO distracted by the new view out our basement studio windows.

We did consider the cost of heating and upkeep for such a pool and pet, but we figured it would come back to us at resale time. Plus we saved a ton of money by doing most of the work ourselves and sourcing materials from salvage yards and Craigslist.

I don't want to spoil the reports of other projects, so I won't until we have our pics together. I'll just say there are some good entries to come!

*** Photoshopping and good idea credit goes to Stuart Ottenritter***

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Walk this way (virtually)

I noticed the other day that Google now has its crazy street-level-view system set up for Seattle. Which means you can take a virtual tour of our street and neighborhood. The shots were taken during the summer, before we bought (hence the for sale sign).

Take a walk down NW 62nd here.