Archive for November 9th, 2010

November 9, 2010

That’s Scantastic!

by Cait

Please excuse the title of the post, I couldn’t think of anything else to say.

We break from our irregularly scheduled decor posts to bring you this scanner review.

What’s wrong with this picture?

I have had this HP all-in-one printer since I went off to college five years ago, and today Robert was printing homework for class and accidentally knocked it off the dresser in the guest room (where it has been living recently since we got our new scanner and Robert’s aunt sometimes needs a printer while she’s in town).  Notice how there is no glass in the scanner bed (and the top is taken off, because we wanted to see if we could replace it).  Oh wait,  nevermind, there is some glass left,  See?

The crazy part?  After having the broken glass cleaned out it still prints and scans just fine!  After falling off a dresser onto Robert’s foot!  So if anyone is in the market for a cheap HP all-in-one that can fall off a dresser and survive (ish), the PSC 1400 is for you!  Or probably the newer models that will print directly from your iPhone are just as robust.

November 9, 2010

Faux Brick or Faux Pas?

by Cait

It’s no secret that I love these sconces, but that’s a story for another day.  Today I want to talk about the lovely white brick wall the sconces are hung on.

From West Elm

I love exposed brick walls in houses, I don’t care if it’s “overdone”, it’s one of the things I always wanted in a house (or even just a studio space).  Our house doesn’t have any brick walls (painted over or not), but I have been contemplating the thought of making a faux brick wall behind our tv and painting it white. 

I know there is some awful looking faux brick, but does it matter what quality it is since I want to paint it a nice, glossy white ?  I’ve seen some pretty expensive faux brick panels online, and I’ve contemplated brick tiles, and I’ve brainstormed some other ideas, now I need y’all to give me your opinion, faux real! (Ok, that was just bad…)  But seriously, should I figure out a way to faux brick the wall or curb my enthusiasm for exposed brick for 10-15 years until we build a garage with studio space above?