With me studying non-stop for the boards the last few weeks, Jay had been getting a little cabin fever. One afternoon we were taking Butters on his walk and noticed our neighbor had thrown away an oak table top. The reason for this was obvious, it was broken in half. I didn't give it a second thought, but Jay got all up-cycle-y on me and gathered it up to take into the garage. His argument was "It's really nice wood," and mine was "It was in the crazy cat lady's house." She has 5 cats. Mine was a good argument.
Hello! Thanks for popping by. Jay finally decided to come home from captain training (I guess it would be more correct to say "Captain Jay") so we were able to bust out a few projects this past weekend. We had three smallish but nagging updates we've wanted to do in our dining room and for various reasons haven't, so apologies in advance for an exceptionally long post.
First, a cute pic of Butters. He's such a good helper. Actually he's a terrible helper but he's cute. I promise Jay has clothes other than that hoodie, hat and jeans, but those are his favorite project clothes, so they're all the internet gets to see.
Now that that's out of the way…
Project 1: Display Shelf for Gallery Wall
Ever since putting up our gallery wall a few months ago we wanted to add a little shelf guy to display the rocks we've gathered from various climbing and mountaineering adventures we've taken together. Like all the projects in this post, this one just kept getting pushed aside because of, I'm assuming, it's lack of sex appeal. Nothing about a little black shelf with rocks on it excites anyone, but it was an addition to the wall I really wanted to make to add texture and to enjoy our keepsakes.
I cannot wait to share this post with you guys! It's been months in the making and I can't tell you how thrilled I am that this is finally a reality. Last Sunday Jay made me the happiest woman in the world. That's right folks, we…… bought a new dresser!!!!!!
No really. It's a big deal. I've been petitioning for a new dresser for at least forever. Our old malm from Ikea just doesn't do it for me. Don't get me wrong, Ikea is the sh*t but something about that light wood veneer monster wasn't working. Or, you know, everything about it. Way back before Christmas I found a pretty decent looking vintage-y mid century one on craigslist for around $200. I know. So. Cheap. I used my best convincing skillz but sadly made little headway (what can I say, I'm a medical student not a law student). After a week of being quite literally harassed (sorry Jay) he finally gave in to my fabulous cheap dresser. I was so excited I flew onto craigslist and of course it was long gone.
Fast forward until Sunday, but insert prolong dresser hecklings and negotiations. After getting brunch at Baby Barnaby's we checked out the fabulous but fabulously overpriced Reeve's Antiques "looking" for a dresser once again. There are like 10 things I would buy from there in a second if I could possibly justify or afford the expense. As it stands it's more of a indoor window shopping situation. My favorite dressers were these two, checking in at a whopping $1000 and $1300. I know. I could eat so much Chipotle for that much money.
For my fall break I went to go visit my big bro Jack who is doing a dermatology research fellowship at George Washington U. Yay Jack! He lives in the really awesome Capitol Hill area in a pretty sweet little row house that I would love to slap a fresh coat of paint on.
In this City Spotlight I decided to add a few restaurants and bars in with my home design stores!