Posts tagged ‘merrypad’

March 21, 2011

April Showers

by Cait

With the weather beginning to warm up here in Florida, I’ve been thinking a lot about our outdoor shower (and our tank pool, but that’s another post).  The idea of rinsing off out in the sunshine after a long bike ride or a day at the beach sounds pretty heavenly.  It might even be a great alternative to washing the dogs in our guest bath during the summer (except that wet white dogs + dirt = terrifying idea).  I’ve been kicking the idea of having fun/funky gauges in the outdoor shower ever since this house tour on Apartment Therapy, and then seeing the shower in Emily at Merrypad’s post about Hamilton Productions pretty much cemented the decision.  I’m sure Robert can come up with something completely awesome, he has yet to let me down when I pose weird design problems.

Left from Merrypad, right from AT

Initially we thought a wooden shower stall around an existing concrete pad in our backyard (I would show y’all a picture, but it is housing a lawn mower beneath a pollen-coated motorcycle cover at the moment- classy).  After seeing Emily’s post we started thinking a 4×4 post frame with either corrugated plastic or the corrugated metal like Kara used for her headboard (which was recently featured on AT!)  Robert is leaning towards corrugated metal, and I was thinking plastic because I like the idea of it being at least semi-translucent, so that it’s not just a big thing in the yard (I am obviously always really eloquent).  It seems like it would get really gross, really quickly though (and it might be completely see through, we didn’t remember to look the last time we were at Lowe’s). 

Left from Merrypad, right from Charles and Hudson

For some reason I never noticed that gorgeous Dwell rug before! Now I love Kara’s guest room even more!

Here’s hoping the shower can be completed (oh hey, even started is good with me) soon!

March 15, 2011

Build Me Up

by Cait

We haven’t made any moves on our build-ins yet (I’m pretty sure I’m going to run out of build-in title ideas before we even finish planning ours), but I love, love, love the ones in Emily at Merrypad’s dining room and had to share.  (Also, how awesome is that mirror?  Emily’s is made from salvaged barn wood, but I totally need to make one of those from the pallet wood I have laying around!)  Anyone who hasn’t seen her blog yet should head over to check that out!

I love the chunkiness of Emily’s shelves (read more about how she accomplished that here).  The thickness of the outside edges was something that drew me to the Expedits we planned to use in the first place, so I guess that tells me I want substantial looking shelves.  I also love the way the wall color is clearly visible between the shelves.  I’m debating between leaving the wall behind our future build-ins yellow, or painting that wall a bold color.  What do y’all think?