Very Neat!

I love organization and needless to say, at the Money Pit there is very little of it right now.

Day by day I am managing to get things accomplished, mostly finish work like painting and moldings. However, this week I had to something about the Laundry Room. It is the first place I walk into from the garage and needed to be welcomed by calm. So as usual, I began a new mission.

Coincidentally, last Thursday a local auction house had a great vintage 74″ wide shelf that was perfect for the wall. I got it for $90.00.

I had a sheet of small subway tile that I didn’t use so I took them off the sheet thinking I would use them as place cards for the table.

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I glued them onto baskets I bought at The Container Store, the best place to shop for all things organized.DSC01922

This piece was on clearance at Home Goods and fit perfectly between the washer and dryer.

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While building the Money Pit, I bought so much at Restoration Hardware that I earned a $300.00 gift certificate. This equestrian coat hanger was one of the things I got.

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I attached it to the bottom of the shelf and it fit perfectly.

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 I bought two of these trays from Ballard Designs. They are perfect for dirty and wet shoes and boots. (photo courtesy of Ballard’s catalog)

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I labeled all the baskets and filled them with all the stuff that was laying around in boxes.

 Here is the finished product.

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Very Neat!

Finished Kitchen at The Money Pit

It’s a beautiful sunny day and it feels like summer inside. Everything is so bright, even if there is about 8″ of fresh snow outside.DSC01918

Yesterday was a day to stay in and do all the things that are on the “to be finished” list.

Hubby put tile around the upstairs shower and I started to put together a guest room and the laundry room and finally put all the hardware on the kitchen cabinets. No more white tabs of sticky paper.

There are still some little things to do but I thought I would share the photos I posted on my “HOUZZ” page.

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We are expecting another big storm tomorrow night so it looks like I will get a lot accomplished and will have more photos to share this week!

TIME OUT!

I am on computer overload.

Every day this week has been all about setting up my new home decor site. I am learning HTML’s, shortcodes, browsers uploads, downloads and web pages ad nauseum. My new best friend is “Jackie S.” from the online HELP site.  I need a break….

I need to write a blog. Something easy. Something fun.

I went on Pinterest and decided to make my version of Pantone’s 2015 color of the year, Marsala.

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For those of you who aren’t familiar, The Pantone Company has been a leading force in everything COLOR for a very long time. Way back in the 70’s as a student at FIT, the Pantone color charts were essential to everyone for use as a reference guide for all of our projects. Think of Pantone as the Alan Greenspan of the design world.

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Alan predicts the economy and Pantone predicts color trends. Maybe it is coincidence but the color of choice for Alan’s ties happen to be this year’s color;

MARSALA

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When Pantone speaks, every one listens…..

Every industry imaginable that has to do with design jumps on the bandwagon.

Cosmetics,

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I LOVE this Burberry scarf-

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Sneakers and Boots.. (Mental note…new Hunters for the barn!)

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Even food is following the trend!

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Who wouldn’t want this to make their morning coffee?

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Even Mother Nature has figured out how to follow the trends..

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This is living art.

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Why not paint your front door every year?

I could live with this.

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One single color used in so many ways..

wallpaper…

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Plush fabrics..

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A color scheme for an intimate dinner party of thirty-

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The easiest and most cost effective way to transform a room is with a simple coat of paint

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Or just the tub..

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Even just an area rug?

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And don’t forget,

Valentine’s Day is coming up.

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A NEW YEAR BRINGS NEW PROJECTS

The New Year has begun and I hope it will be a good one for all!

I have been busy working on my new antique and vintage shopping site, CASTLE AND CLIFF MARKET.

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I am all set in the inventory department, however the technical part is still being worked on. As I am a “do it yourselfer”, I have also taken on the task of setting my shop online. It is not hard to do, but very time consuming.

I wanted to give everyone a preview of what to expect. I will be offering a range of pieces with a European flair, vintage and antique. I buy things that have a visual appeal at a very good price. Therefore, I am able to work with wholesalers as well as direct to the consumer.

If you are a vendor, I will not publish your information or reveal your cost. All items are one of a kind which will mean the site never stays the same!

If there are specific things you are looking for please ask, as I may have it or can help you find it. The following photos are a sample of items that are already for sale. If you have any interest, I may be contacted through the comment section, private message on my Facebook page, or by Twitter.

I look forward to doing business with you!

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