Friday, May 22, 2009

It's that time again.

Well, we are coming up on a year being at our place here in Sunnyvale. Since Jeremy had moved back from New York, we have discussed moving to San Fransisco together. Well, that has been put on hold, because of his job and my lack of one. Sarah has decided to move in with Stephanie in Burlingame. Jeremy and I are staying around this area. I would like to find something in Mountain View, but it's looking to be pricier, and my standards are higher since I have a little time this time around, Thank God. Scrambling for a place to live last year was a nightmare. Jeremy had one appointment to view an apartment complex in Sunnyvale called the CITRA. I', pretty much in love. It's pretty much at our price limit though. It's less than a mile away from were we are now, which would make for a fairly simple move, I hope. I'm not going to go into details about the place, because I'll pump myself and other people up, and then be crushed when we don't get it. It's happened... Anyway, I'm hoping to apply this afternoon, or first thing next Monday. Wish us luck, I suppose.

In the process of moving, we plan to get rid of A LOT of stuff we've got being stored, presently. Sarah is moving into a bedroom, and we are moving to possibly a much smaller place. So, it's time to let go of some garb we've been carrying around. I plan to donate most stuff to goodwill, as much as I'd love to have a garage sale of some sort before moving day, but it's probably just not going to happen. I will probably try to eBay some stuff, I suppose. Who knows.

I'm so excited to get a NEW place to start fresh in, to get rid of some clutter in the process and get to decorate all over again!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Bad Ass.

I want this Dining Room.
Especially the Chandelier and the Giant gems centerpiece they got going.

Taken from this Apartment Therapy entry.

Oriental Midnight, buffet project.

While I'm at it.
Here's a before and After from the Buffet's Makeover.

Here is the Buffet originally. It was in my grandparent's house. My Aunt assured us that it was not an important piece and if it was too much to lug around from apartment to apartment, we could get rid of it if we wanted. I had contemplated doing so many times. But, my sister wanted to keep it. So I asked her if I could paint it. The wood looks lovely in this photo but in person, it was anything but. It's moved a lot and has so many scratched and dings. My sister wanted me to keep it in original form so that it would match her bedroom furniture if she were to move into a studio. She eventually caved and suggested I paint it grey. Well, awesome. Except the couches are now grey and it wouldn't work in the same space. So, I went with something a little different.

The color is called Oriental Midnight, I can't recall the brand... It's from OSH. I have the can here. I was going to replace the hardware as well. But, I ended up really enjoying the way the antique brass looks with this color.

I decided to leave it the kitchen. I like the color against my grandmothers paintings on the wall in our dining area.
Project complete.