I recently received an email from Hometalk asking me to curate a board of bedrooms. Why "yes", I said!  I like bedrooms! In keeping with my design aesthetic, I made sure each room had some element of vintage in it.  That's why I named the board: Bedrooms - The many faces of Vintage Clever, no? Click on the picture below and it will take … [Read more...]

Did You Forget About Me?

Hello.  --Hello? Is this thing on? *taps microphone* Hi there, remember me? Wow, it's been months--seems like years--since we last spoke. Well, I'm back!  I don't know how frequently I'll get to post to the blog, but I'll try to drop in more often than once every 11 months. There's been a lot happening over the past year at The … [Read more...]

Basement Remodel Update: That snail is barely moving…

There's so much going on around here that I can hardly keep up with the demands of our schedule.  It also means that I don't have time to take proper pictures of all of the furniture re-styles I've done, the store updates and the basement remodel. Whew!  I knew if I opened a store that I would be married to it, but this is getting … [Read more...]

Basement Remodel Update

When I last showed you the bar area in my basement, there was hardly anything done.  The bar had been removed and had gotten a facelift with ceiling tin.  Here's where it stands now after 3 weeks.  Time crawls like a snail at Chez Abrams. Sigh. It's been studded out and readied for the electrician and drywall. Just for the record, I … [Read more...]

The Backyard Bungalow Basement Bar Makeover in Progress

I'm going to attempt to show you what's happening in my basement bar area. It's not pretty. Yet. Don't expect a lot. And yes, I used the dreaded FLASH!  The blogging no-no!  But, hey, if I didn't you wouldn't be able to see anything! It's a basement...and it's dark. This is how the basement bar area looked when we viewed the … [Read more...]