The great stripes fiasco

So, two of Anil’s living room walls are covered in brick that has been painted white. The third wall was painted off white and the fourth was painted maroon. Walls before: Behind the living room is a nook that Anil had painted orange: All of the other walls in the hallway near the nook were…

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It’s all about the details

A few things to note before giving you the big living room reveal after Anil let me play decorator for the past couple of weeks. I gave you the kitchen organizing update a few days ago. There have been a few small updates since then: Anil got rid of his old plates and bowls and…

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Make your own kind of music

What’s a redecorating project without art? The only bad thing about working with  me is that I’m a pain in the ass when it comes to art. I like it to be custom. I don’t want someone to walk in my house and say, “Oh, I have that same print!” or “Oh, you got that…

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Organizing a kitchen and finding out your friend secretly is a cat person

Step one of the great Phoenix remodel: Organize the kitchen.   Anil loves to cook and he’s really good at it, so he deserves a kitchen that is easy to work with. And the first few days of the redecorating project were spent window shopping, trying to figure out the official plan for the condo…

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Redecorating, reorganizing and other people’s mail

So, I’ve been in Phoenix helping Anil to redecorate his condo. And it’s been so much fun – and so much work! For the first few days, we were still finalizing the “look” we wanted to go for. If you recall, I gave a proposal here as to what I thought we should go for. The…

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potty talk

Because sometimes bathrooms can be a conversation piece. There’s a multi-opening frame in our half bathroom that holds photos of some of the more interesting bathrooms we’ve seen while on various adventures. I love taking photos of neat or unusual or weird things I see in bathrooms (not like that, you sickos). I happened upon…

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Friends, shopping, and stripping

Everyone else is excited about the holidays. I am, too, but I have to confess that as I’m gift shopping I’m also looking ahead to another project. Very soon, I will get to help a friend with one of my favorite things: decorating. Anil is opening his home to me for a couple of weeks so that…

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You are getting very sleepy …

On occasion I’ve been showing you different rooms in my house, and how they’ve been decorated (so far. Is a house ever really done?) So far you’ve seen my closet and my hallways. Now let me show you the bedroom … but not my bedroom, that’ll come later. This is the guest bedroom. In this room,…

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Skeletons in my closet

I’ve done plenty of writing about how I’ve helped Chris decorate his place, but I haven’t written much about my own house. That’s mostly because the decorating was mostly done before I started this blog, but it is certainly not anywhere close to done yet! So, without further adieu, here is an inside look at…

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