Friday, August 5, 2011

Blinds, TVs, Chairs and Cabinet Pulls.

We have continued to have lots o window drama around these parts.  Remember this, and this and this?
Well, that one empty window (below) has been a mega issue.  (btw:  not one of the original master bedroom 'issue' windows).  When we moved in it was broken.  When they replaced the glass we noticed it didn't open and close like the rest of the windows.  We reported it to our builder.  And then we waited.  We waited for two months.  Finally, they decided it was the framing and all the exterior brick around the window had to come down and they had to reframe the whole damn thing.  
So, that happened last week. 
And guess what. Nothing was wrong with the f'in framing.  The "sash" (which is the lower part of the window that goes up and down) is the wrong size and I guess it is jimmy-rigged into place.  Awesome.  So that's getting replaced this week.
(ugly furniture blog post is coming soon.  I'm under no illusions our furniture 'works' in this space.)

Once we decided they weren't going to be re-sheetrocking, we decided we could hang our final set of blinds.
And Handy Husband, yet again, rocked it out.  (He had just finished mowing the lawn... the doesn't sweat that much putting up blinds.  Promise)

We also have made a fun new purchase... a 43'' Plasma.  For our bedroom.  Because apparently, we're blind.  

We had something like a 20'' in the bedroom and honest to goodness, we could barely see the thing from bed.  Our bedroom in the apartment was very small, and moving into a bigger space has really changed the size ratios of things like televisions.  
See, it doesn't look *that* giant from our bed.  Or maybe we are just 'go big or go home' kinda folks?  Make your own judgement.

We loved loved our Samsung LCD TV in the living room, so switching to plasma was a stretch for us.  Once we find something we like, we typically stick with it.  The plasma is a little thicker than I would have liked - but honestly, it's got a great picture and buying it for under $500 forgives any "thick in the middle" concerns.  

Our 46'' living room TV was a monster in our apartment... now not so much.
I even whispered to Handy Husband that I wouldn't be opposed to larger in the living room.  I hated tv before I met Handy Husband.  He's changed me.  I don't even recognize myself anymore...

See how thin and beautiful the LCD tv is?  *swoon*

We ended up moving the previous master bedroom TV into the guest room.  

My goal this weekend is to find a new chair for the planning area and knobs/pulls for the kitchen.  I really would love a (Faux) leather Parson's chair in the planning area, but Handy Hubby has already expressed his desires for a traditional 'computer chair' with wheels and back support and all that other ugly stuff.  Want to take bets on who wins?  

This is the planning area.  Where I happen to be blogging from right now.  

See that leg space?  These thick thighs don't fit into that 2'' of space.  I've been dragging our kitchen chairs into here to work on the computer and it never fails that my right leg goes numb and my back hurts from leaning all the way over to type.  

Knobs and Pulls are going to be a much needed upgrade in our kitchen.  I feel like pulling on the cabinets with my hands is going to make them dirty and age too quickly.  

My only real question is if the knobs should be stainless like the appliances?

Or oil rubbed bronze like all of the fixtures in the house?

Thoughts on the pulls?  Color?  Style?  Opinions are welcome (and honestly, needed)!!


  1. I would go with a pull that matches your fixtures. *Technically* you can take your fridge with you if you move, although I think most people leave it. The fixtures have to stay and since there are more of them throughout the house I would go with that. But that's me. :)