Saturday, November 6, 2010

Seville Chair from Arhaus

I would like this chair:
The Seville Chair product image

maybe in this fabric, which is the same as on this chair in my living room:

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Confuzion Satin Nickel Six-Light Chandelier

Have admired this chandelier for a long time ... wonder how it would look over the kitchen table?

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Three-Tier Fruit Basket Stand - Sur La Table

Three-Tier Fruit Basket Stand - Sur La Table
Three-Tier Fruit Basket Stand
... would have to go on the island as it is 19" tall... but am looking for something like this or a two-tiered plate for storing large grapefruits and other fruit....may take up less space than my current crystal bowl.

Upon further review ... this stand is too big for my purposes, will have to look further -- is there a two-tier fruit basket stand?

Update 2/28/2011:

Bought the three-tiered fruit basket stand and turned it into a two-tiered one below:

Sits on the counter under the cabinets so as not to take up island space .... third level made it 19" which was just one inch too tall for the space ... now fits perfectly and holds a lot of fruit!

The top tier can be used separately, which is one good thing about putting things together yourself -- you can adapt them to your own purposes.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Counter Stools

Put together the counter stools today -- very easy to do. Just the right height, comfortable and they swivel:

Friday, October 22, 2010

Kitchen Renovation Finished (Photos With Backsplash)

Overall views:

Close-up of the seams (done with TEK grout in Silverado -- I think it was a good match):

Finally with my "stuff" back on the counter:

Notes: Avenza Marble 18"x18", installed by Weller Tile and Mosaics of Ashburn.

Backsplash in Progress

Had to decide if veins should be vertical or horizontal -- vertical. Poor tile guy had to hold heavy 18X18 marble tile both ways so I could decide, then changed my mind and did it again. Both looked nice, but think vertical will minimize grout lines:

Here is another photo taken halfway through:

Friday, October 15, 2010

Then and Now

Speaking of doing dishes, here are some pictures of me doing dishes (then and now):
First, doing dishes by myself (probably circa 1963) --

Doing dishes with my mother (same vintage time, same vintage place) --

Finally this picture was taken last week -- Olivia under my feet while trying to do dishes -- she likes to hang out with me in the kitchen --