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 … [Read more...]

Did You Forget About Me?

Bungalow Entrance

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 … [Read more...]

Basement Remodel Update: That snail is barely moving…

Finished floors and walls bar thebackyardbungalow.com

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

Drywall progress thebackyardbungalow.com

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

Bar with ceiling tin thebackyardbungalow.com

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...]