Sunday, December 30, 2012

The Hall...before and after

New old flooring, bead board, paint, ceiling, lighting and doors!

The before and after reveal...we do need a few details finished, but it's much better now!

New old door!!  LOVE this door.

We are still not sure what to do with the bead board, neither of us really want to paint it, or make it darker, but it is a slightly ackward transition between the darker existing kitchen paneling and the new in the hall:

Thursday, December 27, 2012

One of my Christmas gifts this year!

This year we decided to give each other mostly useful gifts.  YAY!  When you have a small house, clutter is NOT your friend.  There's some really great new stuff here I'll have to post about, like an antique cast iton waffle maker.

THIS, though, is one of my favs.  I specifically asked for one, which is probably good because mr eclectic has never heard of them until now.

I got a defroster for the Norge!!  It's not automatic of course, lol.  It's a nice vintage electric one.  Happily, I haven't used it yet because I had just defrosted it about a month ago and it doesn't need it yet.  I'll post about using it whenever I get to that point.  No worries, I am SURE it will need defrosting eventually.

Here is is, it came with the original display box!