Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Humpty Dancin' Over the Bathroom

All in All: Black pinstripe tile is making my day

The last black T.P. holder at Nemo tile in the Flatiron
I may not use any other rooms in this apartment if the bathroom gets any better looking...

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A Giant Leap for Floor Kind

The Spaceships Have Landed
A single grey tile will dot the inside of each spaceship.  And yes the one flung off to the back is on purpose.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Bathroom Flo': The Beginning

I think this is pretty self-explanatory: Black 4" border, white middle, black florettes.  And it looks like the tiles all fit (I wish I could say the same for the dark brown florettes in the kitchen tile floor, which now have to be recut down to size, ergo...4 week delay!).

Monday, February 20, 2012

Progress...Kind of Looks Like a Set from Silence of the Lambs...

The cement bathroom, followed by the living room du boxes.  Both rooms have been called "ahead of their time" by some.  But I think some are drunk. 

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Kitchen Flo': Pre-Grout

May the floor stay looking this good for 30 years.  The blue dots are where the brown tile florettes will go. 

Friday, February 17, 2012

Florette on the Floor! YYEOOWW! Jump back.

This picture comes to me from my contractor -- apparently the kitchen floor is in?!  I have to go check out the placement of the dark brown florettes and give the green light.  Imagine that?  My very own floor.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Renovation: The Awkward Period

Sconce #1: The Buried Treasure

The unveiling of the kitchen cabinets!
Shower Heed - higher and apparently through to the Living Room :O

Medusa on the Kitchen wall
So after removing all the old tile, part of the wall in the bathroom collapsed due to shoddy work back in XX decade.  There's a hole through the bathroom shower wall into the living room, and the living room is going to have to be respackled and painted.  There is shit in every room and it's hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel.  However the light at the beginning of the sconce lends hope.  None of these things were expected, but I'm not panicking. Maybe because the cabinets are HOT! 

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Hidden Treasure Found in Living Room Walls!

I have been informed that yesterday, while the electrician was checking out the apartment's wiring, he "unearthed" two sconces in the living room that had been plastered/painted over!  Why anyone decided that was a good idea, I have no answer, but I am going to bring them back to life and attempt to restore their former glory.  Yay.

Monday, February 06, 2012

Intermission: Tom Binns Jewelry is Ruling My World Today

My funky fresh friend just sent me several links to the Tom Binns website, and I am an immediate convert.  It is taking me back to all that was holy in the 80s.  Some of the pieces are out of the range of what a 99 percenter would consider affordable (such as the one pictured above), but there are other items in the more down-to-earth area ($200+).

Located at 41 Perry Street in our fair city's West Village, I shall make my next best attempt to visit...once I have time and money again.

And now...back to your regularly scheduled e-program.