On this episode of cribs, ROBINA CRAFT MONEY takes you on an exclusive tour of her doll house.
(i finally am satisfied enough with this stage of my work-in-progress doll house to share it with you all!)
So this is my living room/office/mud room. It's an all-in-one package but I make it work. Note the candle on the table: the (former) mice chewed on it when I went away to Newfoundland. I was pissed.
This is my ugly futon that I can't stand but make work since it's so practical. It came with the joint. (i bought some furniture/dishes/pots from the former tenant since she was moving across the country and i had moved from across the country. She couldn't take it, I had nothing to bring...it was a good deal from 200 bucks.) I've been desperately seeking a new sofa but I just don't know what I want. Everything I have tried is a good price but not comfy enough, or not the right color/material/size. I just don't know what it is that I want, But i'll know it when i see it. above the sofa is a cluster of art/photos/prints I have been lucky enough to acquire either by friends (i love you angie/colly/lynn/izzy/lindsay) or by a little something known as salvation army. I wanna make it grow up into the corner of my room I think. ALSO, I should add that I will be painting this room a nice sandy color hopefully this month. trim stays white. WOOT!
This table was made for me by my dad and is one of my prized possessions, and a conversation piece (mentioned by almost everyone that enters my house). it was made from a tree which fell in my uncles yard. he passed away 5 years ago and had this piece of wood in his workshop which my dad took and turned into this woodsman table. Its perfect in front of the big windows i have, and I intend on buying lots of plants to sit on it, but again, I don't know what I want.
My office!!! My favorite new things! I got this desk (actually a 1950's lacquered kitchen pastry table) from a client, as well as the chair on the side which is made from bamboo. The chair actually has another half which you can put together with it and make a loveseat, or place separately as 2 one-armed chairs. SO COMFY. I LOVE how cozy it gets by the paper lamp's light. It honestly is like this in person, not just a lucky pic. The inspiration board makes me smile every day.
This is what it looks like with a flash (haha)...You can see the colors of everything much better this way. the paper latern kind of looks like a globe in the other pic, but it's actually asian butterflies and pretty pretty.
THESE ARE MY CUTE THINGS. I love the lamp, I just can't find the perfect drum shade for it yet! Where the hell do you buy a drum shade?!!? why is it so hard to find??? Also, still stumped on what color it should be too. The thimbles were given to me by rhiannon's dad and really mean so much to me. The front tin is full of vintage silk threads!
This is my room. I just put up the haliwood thing (which i made) yesterday, but it doesn't match anything so I think I am going to take it down. I do really love the scale of it though, so I need to find something else to put there. The linens are all vintage, minus the duvet cover which is cozy and jersey and was 20 BUCKS at jysk. that store rules. have a sleepover in this bed. The comfort is legendary.
this is my absolute favorite thing. It is the corner of my bedroom and is the other half of my love seat. The curtain is a beacon hill fabric panel which I got for FREE from my job at the showroom because the pattern is discontinued. I love how warm it feels and how organic the linen looks. (linen is my favorite fibre content...NERD ALERT!). This window is perfect for smoking out of which sitting in your underwear, reading while having some tea, or for amir to sit in while I try on outfits and make him tell me if i look cute or not.
This is my bathroom. Nothing too fancy, but I feel lucky that i have a well maintained bathroom and a tub I can actually take bathes in. As much as i am sick of "spa colors", i do like how cool (as in relaxed, not hip) my bathroom feels. Inappropriate framed print a cassie connors original.
MY KITCHEN!! look at my big windows and my red countertops! look at my pyrex and my fancy dish rack! I am ordering new hardware and painting the walls a very pale robin's egg blue. i love this kitchen, it's perfect size for a young home-maker who lives alone.
another view of the kitchen. I have new tiles in my kitchen/bath which is nice.
it's awesome having a dad who is a carpenter. He refinished this antique drop-leaf table (it was my grandpas) to match my kitchen. I love that I can pull it out for eating in my kitchen/make crafts/whatever, or leave it down when I need more space
This is the view out of my kitchen window. At night it looks like a light-brite. There are beautiful city lights as far as your eyes can see.
OKAY. CRIBS. THIS IS MY FRIDGE.
it doesn't look like this now, I need groceries.
This was a good week for meals at my house, lemme tell you. key points: amazing tofu sweet curry spread/dip I buy from acadian soy products at the market every week, a case of tonic water for gin and tonics so graciously stolen from the marquee for me by my straight-edge boyfriend. That's where the pineapple juice came from too. The amazing pyrex juice pitcher was a birthday gift from my love rhiannon, now housing low-acid orange juice. I managed to use almost all of that cilantro this week, and if you haven't tried the president's choice fake chicken strips, they are AMAZING.
fuck. now i'm hungry.
also, I DON'T OWN A MICROWAVE, NOR DO I MISS ONE. It forces me to eat fresher and in turn, be healthier and more aware of what i am eating.
this is my backyard which i share with my neighbor! it's quaint and i have a door to a small deck/stairs off of my kitchen leading into my yard. it's handy for putting stuff in the compost. I can't wait to grow vegetables and get a hammock. Me and becky are going to grow peas, beans, beets (!!!), onions, zucchini, potatos, and greens. YUM. oh, and strawberries! Jam-making party!! :)