Wednesday, November 21, 2012

For 765 / 5

Media consoles are taking precedent in the 765 Pinboard lately. I guess with new lights there is a need to make everything match?
 I fell in love with the Patchwork Dresser from West Elm the minute I opened the catalog. We have quite a few different wood finishes in the house and this would tie them all together perfectly. Sadly it's $1,000, so it won't be coming home to 765 anytime soon.
The next option is a close second and much more affordable, but we'd be adding yet another wood finish to our mix.
The third one is a good combination of painted and wood but the style might be a bit too simplistic for me.
I guess for now I'll dream of an amazing Black Friday deal on option number one!
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Annie is the lone chicken at 765 right now. This little speckled lady got her name after we saved her from wandering the streets of Spanish Town. She proved to be a fighter when we went on vacation and she survived two raccoons and a dog. Thanks to a neighbor who kept her in his kitchen, she's still around. It took a few months of recovering, but she finally got back to scratching for bugs and egg producing. Annie has now taken to hopping the fence during the day to scratch around the neighbors yard, and when I pull up from work she comes running up to be let back into the yard. Her and Juliet certainly make a cute duo in the backyard.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


The pendant lights are installed and functioning!

This project was the first one inside 765 that required serious commitment. Paint can always be changed, but we cut a whole in the ceiling here. Those things weren't moving once that happened. Of course this is all thanks to Travis who did the real work, including spending more time than he wanted in the attic and putting his nail gun to work. 765 is lucky to have such a handyman.
The lights hang perfectly over the dining table, giving us a well lit evening meal or just a smidge of light while watching TV, thanks to the dimmer switch! Another added bonus of the project? The brass lamp that's been hanging around since we moved in can go into hiding until it finds a new home!