Posts tagged ‘CB2’

February 28, 2011

Build-in Envy, Part 2

by Cait

As I alluded to in my last post*, I’ve been rethinking the idea of the build-in in the library.  We were going to use Expedits, but I started having second thoughts about how that would look and those are “last chance” at Ikea now.  I know we can probably make our own build-in a lot cheaper than our former brilliant plan (of buying six Expedits), but I have no idea when we’re going to get to that.  What’s the line about the best laid plans…  (The real line, not the Eddie Izzard line involving mice putting all the cheese in the back of the Mini.**)

Library

We are currently discussing the idea of making something that is sort of a cross between the CB2 3.14 shelf, the DIY version featured on AT, the Expedit and a build-in like the ones below in Kara Paslay’s bathroom & the living room of one of YHL’s house tours.  We like the idea of molding at the top & bottom, but we also like shelves that are not perfectly symmetrical.  The whole eventual process should be interesting, to say the least.

Left from AT, right from CB2

Left from Kara Paslay Designs, right from YHL

Other build-ins that I love are the one in Sara at Russet Street Reno’s den/woman cave, and of course we’ve all seen YHL’s painted bookcases.

*Ok, my last post was random and fueled by coffee, this one was random and spurred by tiredness & Eddie Izzard.  Oops.  Meatier, heartier posts soon.  Hopefully.

**Don’t sit there, there’s a mouse making a plan!

February 5, 2011

Making Light of the Situation

by Cait

Since I sometimes have decorating ADHD an inability to focus on one space at a time, I’ve been driving myself crazy trying to decide what kind of light I want over the living room table (as I mentioned here).  The current frontrunners are:

The Victory pendant is a bit more than we want to spend & might blend into the wall too much, the Eden may be a bit big, and we would most likely DIY a slightly smaller version of the West Elm Cluster Bulb Pendant.  Also, if we got tired of the bare bulb look of the DIYed Cluster Bulb look, we could always add cage to them.  (Which is a much more pleasant option if you have access to a large number of wire coat hangers and/or a friend who has a tendency to get bored and make things, rather than paying $110-195 a pop.)

Apologies for the blurry HTC pic, I tend to get text messages like this after I ask Ryan about making something

I also have it on semi-good authority from the Birthday Fairy that the light over the table needs to at least coordinate with the light I wanted to replace the living room fan with from West Elm.  Said Birthday Fairy recently said something like “It would need to coordinate with the West Elm light which I might possibly have purchased when it was 20% off. But I didn’t.”

I guess it would have been helpful to wait about a week in case I “maybe, possibly” receive something light-like for my birthday,  but at least it looks like the DIY Cluster Bulb pendant won’t clash with the Flush Mount?