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post #41 of 125
Sheesh--I'm even drooling over your computer screen's wallpaper background. Very cool. Did you do that piece too?

If you're ever in the mood to "declutter" a painting or two, keep me in mind, okay? I'd even pay for the privilege of taking it off your hands

Linda
post #42 of 125
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Hi!

I loved your house as well

I have a question if you don't mind. I love your kids' bunkbed. Could you share with us where you got it and if it was expensive (if you don't mind).

I'd love something like this for my boys.

Thanks
No they weren't too terrible. I think it was $448. What's nice is that for one they're real wood and also they come apart to form a full and a twin as opposed to the bottom being a futon like some of the full/twin combos out there. I got it at a local chain called North Coast Beds. It was a small place and the prices were much better than what I saw online.
post #43 of 125
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Those are your paintings?! Love them. Besides the neutral colored walls and comfy/homey yet organized decorating the art work really stood out and fit in well.

I like your design style; neutral walls with splashes of colours, art and plants all over!
ftr, the neutral walls are because we rent and I know I could never rope DH into painting a place we won't be staying in. He'd see it as somehow benefitting our landlord, who he thinks we benefit enough.
post #44 of 125
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Originally Posted by LindaCl
Sheesh--I'm even drooling over your computer screen's wallpaper background. Very cool. Did you do that piece too?

If you're ever in the mood to "declutter" a painting or two, keep me in mind, okay? I'd even pay for the privilege of taking it off your hands

Linda
I will keep that in mind. The computer background DH chose and I have no idea who painted it. It looks impressionistic, 19th century to be sure. The subject seems to be striking workers or something, which I'm guessing is how he found it - when he was putting together a powerpoint presentation for teaching a class.
post #45 of 125
Love the house!!

Rarely do they make them like that now - the iron vent covers, the doors, and all those little things that add up like the built in bookcases and what not.

I have been looking for bunk beds just like that, where did you ever find them??
post #46 of 125
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Love the house!!

Rarely do they make them like that now - the iron vent covers, the doors, and all those little things that add up like the built in bookcases and what not.

I have been looking for bunk beds just like that, where did you ever find them??
See post #42
post #47 of 125
http://www.northcoastbeds.com/

I've been there too. I must admit, I will NEVER let AnnaKiss in my home now
post #48 of 125
WOW! Superawesome, your house rocks, i LOVE your style !!!!
Do you mind me asking where you got the little stove from? the kids one, it looks like it has a little sink it in to.

HA! NM! Answered my own question, DOH!
post #49 of 125
Beautiful house! I am curious how you can keep the kids from hanging from the christmas lights around the fireplace and clearing out the books, etc from the shelves. Do tell your secret. Or do they do this and you clean it up immediately?

My oldest would have a field day in your house! LOL
post #50 of 125
Just lovely! I love a nice clean simple home! What year was your house built? I'd guess 1920s? It looks very similar to the house we just sold. Our current house was built in 1921. The built in stuff is my favorite! And the wood floors! And the trim! OK - all of it!
post #51 of 125
Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing!

I feel more peaceful and centered from just the virtual tour .

I am inspired
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Very impressive!
post #53 of 125
Annakiss-I think you're my new hero. Your style really resonates with me. People comment on our house being so neat, and sparse, and calming. And I feel that your pics say that about your house. BTW, my house ISN'T neat and calming all the time, it's just not constantly filled with crap, and we edit a lot out. Plus, we hide the clutter!

I really like your tips, too. "Corral the clutter", is a saying I love. We are working on this. And have issues with the kids' toys. Any suggestions there?

TIA. Oh, and thanks for asking about the bunkbeds, ladies. I want them, too!
post #54 of 125
Anna your house really is cool and comfortable to be in too! - She let's guests pee right on the floor ... or at least she doesn't completely freak out when they do (boys will be boys!) but seriously, you make things so cozy!
I want the bunk bed too, but steve said "you two are so silly, can't you just go out and get another 'friendship bracelet'?"

Lovely, lovely house. Lovely, lovely lady.
post #55 of 125
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Annakiss-I think you're my new hero. Your style really resonates with me. People comment on our house being so neat, and sparse, and calming. And I feel that your pics say that about your house. BTW, my house ISN'T neat and calming all the time, it's just not constantly filled with crap, and we edit a lot out. Plus, we hide the clutter!

I really like your tips, too. "Corral the clutter", is a saying I love. We are working on this. And have issues with the kids' toys. Any suggestions there?

TIA. Oh, and thanks for asking about the bunkbeds, ladies. I want them, too!
well then you sound like me! I like to hide things, but have them accessible. My kids toys are all basically on two bookshelves in baskets, sorted by type. I do NOT like lots of crap, so I promptly get rid of crap and mostly have nice toys that I want them to have. DS1 doesn't really care too much about toys in general though - he prefers my stuff. I'm hoping DS2 plays more with them (he does so far).

We do hide lots of little action figures and plastic snakes and such in drawers throughout the house. We learned when aleks was a teeny one that he would just take all of our stuff that was in the side table drawers OUT, so we just put his junk stuff in. We have a freestanding cabinet thingy (like a sidetable with a door & drawers) in our hallway that stores most of that stuff and then his costumes (which he loves). Occassionally I edit that stuff one thing at a time when he's sleeping - no need for a random plastic penguin christmas ornament really. My main thing is that I just try to keep the toys down. But they're growing slowly. They have their own room now though, so hopefully that will help.

btw, your 4yo reminds me a LOT of my 3.5 yo. A LOT.
post #56 of 125
oh yeah, and I want credit for the bunk beds! Even though, I really didn't do anything but drive around aimlessly, talking relentlessly. But I did land you in that place and I think I helped talk you into them, too.
post #57 of 125
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Beautiful house! I am curious how you can keep the kids from hanging from the christmas lights around the fireplace and clearing out the books, etc from the shelves. Do tell your secret. Or do they do this and you clean it up immediately?

My oldest would have a field day in your house! LOL
The Christmas lights, DS2 has been playing with one end of quite a bit. They don't actually work anymore, I discovered recently, so I need to take them down, but they're stapled in place (our mantle has a recess underneath).

The cabinets are very difficult to open during the summer. All summer long they swell up and all winter long the get to where they are now, which is easy enough to open. It's rare that DS1 actually does this though, in part, I believe, because he forgets that he can get them open. They're built-in too, so they seem to be kinda boring for some reason. And he is one to go a-looking for stuff to destroy for sure. He does sometimes open the built-ins in the dining room, which I discourage heartily. He hasn't broken all my dishes yet or anything. Mostly he's just curious what it all is.
post #58 of 125
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oh yeah, and I want credit for the bunk beds! Even though, I really didn't do anything but drive around aimlessly, talking relentlessly. But I did land you in that place and I think I helped talk you into them, too.
That you did. That you did. Everyone know that Ana here helped me pick out my new furniture! And - her son peed on the floor!


you didn't call me back today, btw.
post #59 of 125
thank you anna, now I feel much better. People need to know that I do have good taste, regardless of what my house tells them.
And yeah, and you're surprised that I didn't call you back? I still love you, worry not.
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