Sometimes I am really grateful that I have this blog as a mechanism to help out friends and family. This is one of those times. My friend Jenny told me the other day that she is thinking about taking her cat Binky to the Humane Society. After several expletives, I calmed down and she explained that her allergies are REALLY bad and her doctor told her she shouldn’t even be in the same room with him. She asked around and posted a notice in her building but so far no one is interested in taking Binky. She put some ads up online and not much has happened. I told her to make a video that I could post since her boyfriend is in Europe with their cameras. So if anyone in the Ottawa area is looking for a pet and wants a totally adorable and affectionate kitty named Binky, please email me and I’ll get you Jenny’s contact info. I live just down the street from the Humane Society and it would kill me to drive by knowing Binky is in there. Thanks.
This post is self-serving. I do not have an appropriate dining table for my new kitchen. And I don’t really have alot of time to find one. I doubt I’ll ever find one to my specifications. I may end up building one. Should be interesting as I am NOT a furniture maker by any means. Thought I’d get a bit of inspiration from my dear friend Flickr in the meantime.
|my pocket||Eastvold Custom|
|rauchdickson||Eleventh Earl of Mar|
|LINDEN STREET DESIGN||Graeme Quinn|
WINKS – weekend links. Here we list what has come in during the week, things we’ve found and things we think you’ll want to see. If you’d like to see your blog or website featured email us and if we think it fits with our readers we’ll link you. So what’s in this week?
I’m out of time again! Lots more for next week. Have a great weekend!
Funky interiors from French magazine Côté Maison.
So I’ve shown you all my horrible to slightly less horrible kitchen that I will be renovating, and next I thought I’d show you the layout ideas I had for the new kitchen. Here’s a photo to recap what the kitchen looks like currently:
As you can see, this kitchen is really REALLY badly designed. Or not designed as I see it. And the craftsmanship everywhere is AWFUL. The cabinets are made of solid wood (MDF?) – so the drawers are heavy and are a total pain to open and close. Half of the magnet latches to keep the doors closed are missing. The little built-in china cupboard with glass doors got a serious chuckle from my contractor. He thinks they are bi-fold closet doors made into cabinet doors. The island was made with scraps of tongue and groove paneling and bits of trim, and was initially left unpainted/unstained. There was an ugly square table that was built at the end of the island that I ripped off and tossed the day I moved in, that came with 2 cheap wooden chairs that I also tossed. The cabinet over the island is a pain to get into because you have to lean over the island to see into it. So that’s the cabinets in a nutshell.
For more gory details, check out the rest of this post HERE.