sunday afternoon ramblings
yesterday was the first time i’ve gone up rt. 1 in many moons. the strip between dania and west palm beach is full of great old oldies in every shape and size. chairs, mirrors, chests, dollhouses! i took a bunch of shots scouting for a client but going through them none seem to interest me but these. i had a dollhouse growing up, my parents still have it although it is getting ransacked with 6 grand kids who love to play with the tiny chandeliers and silverware, and are basically in awe of it, even the boys!
i found this beauty yesterday. it would be such a gem to restore. the front opens in two sections.
i guess you can see why i was a little obsessed with it. the grandeur and the decay and all…
this must have cranked the electric lights and doorbell. this would be a fun makeover. but i can barely tackle my own house.
on another note, i got my first delivery from paris! two sconces and a chandelier. i’m a little devastated by how they were packed and thank god they were ok when they got here yesterday. when liz saw them she insisted i decorate with them instead of keeping them in storage.
the truth is that i’d love to be around them but live in a place that is completely uninspiring and haven’t even attempted to decorate. she thinks that’s pathetic especially since my motto is that four walls can become anything.
but with no outdoor space and absolutely no view, my plan was not to stay here long. still, months turned to years and we’re still here.
it’s totally humiliating and i’m only telling you cause it’s my own intervention.
and since i’m rarely here, it’s been a crash pad which is such a cop out. but i went thru the phase of wanting absolutely nothing since i’m on the go.
but even the cobbler’s kid’s have better shoes. i have to put together a 3 minute video so liz and i are going to do a quick makeover. so we’re off to home depot tonight to start some basics like plants and curtain rods.
(hey guys, me here, next day: i had to take down my before shots, they were just too much, but will repost when the afters go up)!
these are a couple pieces i found yesterday that could be a good start at mixing the old and new. i’m going to use what i have and just accent. well we’ll see. i’d rather move than decorate but will give it the old college try. my friend mb asked me what i wanted when we were in paris. i want to move. she said that anything i do that’s not toward that goal is a waste of time. so i’ll going to get things to take to the new place, but for now, this one will be cozy and respectable. geez. it’s about time. guess thaft’s what friends are for. to get us out of our ruts and kick some @$$! more soon, happy sunday!
last but not least, if you’re in the mood for some nostalgia, check out the promo for the ‘thrill of the hunt’ teaser. we shot it like 7 years ago…in HD, when i had motivation! the premise was a bachelor’s apartment that was pretty together but the bedroom was lackluster and he wanted a place to entertain. it was almost as bad as my place. but i’m hard to beat right now!