Frank Lloyd Wright Quote

"Form follows function-that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union"

Frank Lloyd Wright

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Time is running out

If you want a chance at winning the very cool stainless steel mailbox I'm giving away, you need to add yourself as a follower of this blog soon! I'll be drawing the winner this coming Sunday night at midnight.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

My Latest Side Project

My blogging here has been sparse for quite some time for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the fact that I haven't done anything to the house.  I've also been busy building a new website that I hope will serve as inspiration to fellow classic home bloggers and remodelers.

New Classic Designs is the site, and it is meant to provide interior design ideas to anyone with an older home who wants to undertake a respectful remodel of their bungalow, foursquare, cottage, or other classic American home.

So far I only have pages for the Bungalowcious kitchen and basement bathroom, but I am looking for other finished rooms and also for interior designers who are looking to get more exposure.  If you have a high-end interior that you would like considered for the site, please drop me a line.

If you visit the site and like what you see, don't hesitate to tell your friends!  And if you're really feeling gracious, a link from your blog would be much appreciated. ;-)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Who wants a free mailbox?

I've got a mailbox to give away to one lucky reader!  The good people at have supplied me with one of their Ecco small brushed stainless steel wall-mount mailboxes as part of an internet promotion, and I get to give it away.

I also get to make up the rules, so here they are:

On February 1, 2010, I will randomly choose one person from my list of followers.  To add yourself to the list, just click the "Follow" tab in the upper-right portion of this page.  Do it now!  You'll have pretty good odds at getting yourself a free stainless steel mailbox that will look good on any front porch.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A Trio of Reuse Ideas

I've been wanting to post this for a while, and since it's a new year I figured I should start blogging again, so here goes.

A good use for at least two of those flower vases that you have sitting around (because you buy your wife flowers so often...) can be put to good use.  One can become a plastic bag dispenser and the other can hold your dead batteries until you get a chance to recycle them.

You can also use an empty diaper genie container to hold strings of stuff like the bead garland from the Christmas tree.