Kovels: Tin toys that move always popular
Clockwork toys have gears and parts like those used on a clock. In 1862, a cheaper type of power . It's made of walnut, 54 inches wide, has columns on the sides, a burled oval on the front, and 2 large and 2 small drawers. Can you tell me if it is ...
April 10, 2015
Couple cut commute, create tranquil workspace at home
She loves antiques, and he veers more toward contemporary pieces. The colors that accent their two-story Mequon In the old days we would have had huge file cabinets in here." The couple recently talked about their home, Julie: The family room ...
April 10, 2015
Colombia's treasures revealed
In one shadowy room, a large, intricate-looking object stood out, glowing in the dark. In fact, “Gabo” was everywhere, in street art, sculptures, plaques and a timeline adorning the entire outside wall of a huge library. shiny financial and ...
April 10, 2015
Habitat ReStore's secrets to success: How one local retail shop became a ...
Some years later, the small shop expanded dramatically: In 2001, Asheville residents Skip and Mary Pearlman donated the ReStore's current facility, the much larger 31 Meadow Road location. In 2010, seven years Last year, the ReStore's 444 unpaid ...
April 8, 2015
Mind the difference between 'clockwork' and 'windup' toys
Clockwork toys have gears and parts like those used on a clock. In 1862, a cheaper type of power for moving toys It's made of walnut, 54 inches wide, has columns on the sides, a burled oval on the front, and 2 large and 2 small drawers. Can you ...
April 7, 2015
Restaurants focusing on feasts for the eyes to sell dining experiences
Ishida struck a balance between the two with more classic pieces, such as the custom-made, low-back, white-vinyl banquette, which contrasted with contemporary accents in the form of large abstract paintings featuring vibrant hues and bold brushstrokes ...
April 4, 2015
Peirce Mansion volunteers finish latest phase of restoration
SIOUX CITY | Joan Schurtz marvels at the beige wall she plastered and the wood floor she cleaned and polished as rays of light stream through stained glass windows in the Peirce Mansion's third-floor ballroom on Tuesday morning. "The floor was black ...
April 4, 2015
Ho boy, I've been lazy with my blog and updates, and I sincerely hope you guys and gals haven't abandoned me, or given up hope on this blog, since there's still so many more projects left to do (and hopefully some big ones coming this year). This post is going to wrap-up a whole bunch of projects I've talked about this year, but that I haven't posted any photos of yet. This included fitting all the doors (old windows), installing the hinges and knobs, and installing some old salvaged crown moulding to the top. I still have the 4 bottom doors to cut and fit (just plain flat doors), and 3-4 drawers to make in the centre opening. Another project that I never showed is the large (9 foot tall) storage rack/shelving unit that I made (which is standing in the left corner next to the hutch in this photo below). The hutch is 97" tall (a hair taller than your average 8 foot tall ceiling), and the shelving unit is a foot taller than this. Again, this entire hutch is just crudely built, and was made entirely out of SCRAP wood, and junk parts (other than the hardware). This "room" is hard to photograph, and there's also some junk in there currently (old doors, and a bicycle) so the photos are likewise awkwardly taken. This was because the wall with the window ended on the flat roof, which has a 1:12 pitch.
Next, I went online to look for window treatment for the room. Since the space is so small, the only place to put the bed is the wall with the windows. Using regular panel curtains would be impractical in this situation so getting a pair of roman shades is a natural choice. I have always wanted a roman shade with a ribbon trim and a bedding with a thick band so I selected a similar color for both to create cohesion and continuity. I love the look of this throw so much but I will have to put it back in its original bag after the photo shoot. :( To enhance the niche further, I knew I wanted a pair of lighting on either side of the niche. Wall sconces were the first thing that came to my mind but after considering the cost of hiring an electrician and the cost that went into rewiring and etc, I threw the idea out of the window. The next best option is to get a pair of candle holders. To find my perfect candle holders, I went online again. I had a few picks before getting my most favorite candle holders, a vintage pair from Etsy. They had some imperfections (color wise) but I was fine with it. I think they really enhanced the niche wall area with its bold, fancy door knocker look. When I put them above my living room fireplace mantel, they were intended as stand-ins.
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April 10, 2015
Bonelli House offers a look at Kingman a century ago
The top floor features furniture donated by local antique shops that would have fit during the period. Some of the more interesting features include an 1875 Seth Thomas Regulator wall clock that once was used in the Santa Fe Railroad depot as its official ...
April 3, 2015
The 12 greatest video game 'Easter eggs'
Players have to enter the office of the asylum warden, Quincy Sharp, and blow up a wall . What they’ll discover is a hidden chamber with a large blueprint on the wall ... and then set their PlayStation system clock forward several months, when they ...
April 2, 2015
Insect remains form Grafton artist's body of work
"Every creature on Earth is a devine creation," reads another with three large beetles ... dozens of antique oil cans lined up neatly over the refrigerator. On the walls of the stairway up to the second floor, she hangs several cuckoo clocks she's purchased.
March 30, 2015
Dine Out Maine: The Miss Portland Diner
Who can resist the multicolored tile and endless chrome, the Fiesta Ware-like mugs and plates, the swivel stools parading down the length of the counter and the vintage blue-and-silver “Worcester Diners” clock on the wall? (The Worcester Lunch Car Co ...
March 28, 2015