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July 31, 2007


dining room
dining room with chocolate color wall and black apple's paintings

i finally took some pictures of our new place last night. it turns out that only our dining room is in a presentable form. see, black apple's paintings looks smashing here, don't they? we have been having dinner at our dining table ever since we moved in! which really was amazing, considering we always eat in front of the tv.

and we can never live without a grill, ever again.

the rest of the house is still messy, but at least now my craft room is not screaming scary purple. the only problem this house has is the lack of lighting, which can be a problem for a crafter! we hence painted the room a shade called barely green. and it really is a very non-committal green, and sometimes can even be a bit yellowy. i like it nonetheless, it's so refreshing.

craft room
messy craft room (with black apple's painting, too)!

i also changed the bulbs in the room with those energy efficient compressed ones with "sunlight" grade. it's sunlight bright alright. almost too much! so instead of having four, i swapped two out with the usual incandescent ones. it's sort of weird but i'm sure i can live with it.

for those of you who were wondering about our animals, they are doing great. we have yet to release them outdoor. maybe this weekend. last we counted, there were three neighborhood cats. i guess they'd need to re establish the territories yet again. and to make things even more complicated for the feline community, we just learned that husband's parents are returning the third cat we had asked them to take care of before we moved here last year. short notice. we probably need to get her next week. the tricky part: she's half feral (reason why we had to leave her behind in the first place) and always considers herself the alpha cat. and... the best part, we are not even sure how to capture her to bring her here. any ideas? blow gun? fish net?

will write again soon.


I love your dining room. I'd want to eat there too!

I love the shot of your dining room. It looks like a magazine picture. The barely green walls are lovely and light.

Your dining room is gorgeous. It's nice to hear you're almost done with everything. I have some energy efficient lighting in my house, too. But not everywhere, because I still prefer warm yellow light, so cozy. Looking forward to your next post.

I have caught cats like that by slipping sedatives (from the vet, of course) into tasty moist food.

What a sleek dining room!
Good luck with the cat. The sedatives sound like a good idea...

You could also put some tasty moist food into a live trap or some kind of cat carrier. Of course with the cat carrier you would have to be standing there and your kitty might be too scared of that. It is possible that you would be able to borrow a live trap from your vet as well. That is what my brother did when his cats escaped from the home they were staying in while he and his wife moved. It took a little while (because the cats were very confused about where they were and only really liked my sister-in-law), but they caught both of the cats. The cats then became much more adoring of all people (because they were now back being spoiled and pampered inside). Anyway, just a thought :o)

The chocolate brown walls are beautiful. I have energy efficient lighting throughout my house - admittedly, it took a bit of getting used to, but I could never go back to yellow light again!

Glad to hear you guys are settling into your new home. Not sure what to tell you about the cat - maybe lure it over with some tuna? Works like a charm for my domestic cat, not sure about feral cats, though.

LOVE the dining room! What color paint did you use, if you don't mind my asking? We're looking for a similar shade for our den.

I love your dining room. It looks gorgeous.

Grilling is always good. Less preparation work required. hehe.

Really nice dining room!
It is a great combination of classic(the lamp), modern(the pictures) and simplicity(furnitures).
Buon appetito!

Lovely! your dining room is beautiful! i really like the brown wall :)

this dining room is gorgeous -- you definitely have a knack for color!

love the chocolate in the dining room. it's so much fun to pick out colors for the walls. my problem is that i'm ready for a change after about six months!

I really love those Chocolate Brown walls!

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