The Buehler Buzz

{watch dumb and dumber do up their dwelling}

Month: November, 2011

A few updates…

So, in between switching jobs, heading to Bermuda, hosting a party or two, picking up more dog shit in the basement, and generally living the high life, we’ve actually managed to do some stuff to the house recently!  Now, shut your pie-hole when a couple of you realize that some of this is a few days… I mean weeks… who are we kidding I’m talking months here, people, months old.  Deal with it. 

We’ll start with my favorite – the attic.  What once looked like this:

Now looks like this:
shoe storage
 shoe storage, purse storage
purse storage
Oh yeah, who’s totally jealous?!  It’s cool, I know you are all.  Sure, it’s not a ‘finished’ space (and by that I mean there aren’t any walls, just some sweet asbestos-covered pipes and what probably passed for insulation in 1954) but I guarantee you my shoes and bags are having a rave every single night, talking about the good ole days when Lizzie used to tear it up nightly.  And by ‘tear it up’, I mean ‘fall down and hurt myself because I was drunk a lot’.
What’s next… oh yes.  Remember when I told you all I was going to spend a weekend spray painting?  Weirdly, that never happened.  However, I have been attacking random objects in the house with my acquired spray paint over the course of the past few months, and these lamps got it good with some pretty green paint.  They came with the house – see one to the left of the bed?  That beautiful beige loveliness with a gold applique of flowers and a yellowed (from nicotine) shade?
beige lamps, old owner bedroom
Let’s see that bad boy up close, shall we?
beige lamp
We kept those beauties because there were two of them and who am I to turn down a matching set of lamps?  A dummy?  I think not!  My mantra, then and now, and especially when my mother-in-law is around because she always thinks I’m nuts and that it’s going to look like poop, is “I can spray paint that and it’ll be awesome – you’ll see!”  And it’s actually been proving true recently.  I mean come on, look at those lamps now:
first floor bedroom, spray painted lamps
Fabulous and awesome, right?!  Only two cans of cheap green spray paint and a couple of new white lamp shades from Walmart.  Oh yeah, I said it – Walmart.  You laugh… until I tell you they were each only $12.  In your face!
We actually purchased something that I’ve had my eye on for a while – this mirror made up of mirrors to go above our fireplace:
I’ve been looking for something to go there since we moved in, so we’re talking a year and a half.  That’s pretty patient for me, so the day I went back to the website where I’d seen it (Pier 1, for your inquiring minds) and saw that it was on a good sale and only available in stores, I called up our nearest one and picked it up that night.  I got the last one… winner!  I’ll try to take a better picture sometime maybe, possibly during the day, maybe with an actual camera… we’ll see.
And to round up today’s lovely post, I’ve been working on where to put our odds and ends art.  You know, things you love and want to display, but don’t really require their own highlighted spot?  Plus, I’m running out of wall.  For real.  I buy way more art than we need; I fear that by the time we’re 70 you won’t be able to see a wall in our house due to the art.  Which will be awesome – it’ll be the wall-less Buehler home, and we’ll be like hoarders but with art.  Back to the point – here’s what I started in our purple room/study:
We’ve got a picture with my sisters (hiya Chrissy and Kat – you get a special Christmas present if you actually read this and tell me you found your name in here since I’m about 80% certain that nobody in my family even reads this because they all hear about our retardedness on a daily basis and who really needs to relive that when you’ve been dealing with it for 30 years already, am I right?), a picture of A and his mom, a picture of us, a picture of A’s dad (they could have been identical twins at 18, I swear), a picture of A as a baby, our college diplomas (see Jennifer – I found an awesome place for these… and it’s not a bathroom!), and a copper piece my grandmother made.  I’ve already added to it since I took this picture, but I like it because it’s not my usual format – all black frames and white mats.
And that is all for today.
Later taters,
-L