A blog about the restoration, remodel and renovation of a 1929 Chicago-style brick bungalow

Posts Tagged ‘cool finds’

More Water, Please

I love carbonated water. I’ll drink much more water if it’s the carbonated variety and we all know we’re supposed to drink lots of water. But even though we recycle, I hated all the liter bottles of Poland Spring Sparkling Water we went through. So I was ecstatic when I received the Sodastream Penguin Starter…

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Vintage Bathroom Sink

Right before Thanksgiving, we finally had a working toilet in the basement, but no sink (hand sanitizer was provided). It worked out fine, but we wanted to have a functional sink by Christmas. Around that same time Joanne over at The Box House blog offered up a vintage sink that she garbage-picked in her neighborhood…

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Tuna Box

When do you ever see a box, made out of solid wood, which was used to ship goods overseas, such as 48 7-oz. cans of tuna? We found this a little while back in our basement. Angola, sometimes known as Portuguese West Africa, was under Portuguese rule until 1975. They gained independence after a 15-year…

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Tree Table

We went to the Public Works facility in Morton Grove to pick up mulch provided at no charge to residents. The PO left a kiddie pool behind, so we threw that in the back of our VW Passat Wagon to contain the mulch along with a couple of shovels. As we started to shovel our…

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Busy Weekend

It was an action-packed weekend here at Bungalow Chronicles. After a family obligation Sunday afternoon, Pete and I drove out to The Natural Garden in St. Charles. It’s not the most convenient nursery to go to, and it took a solid hour’s drive, but they are one of the few nurseries in the area who…

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Can You Dig It?

Yesterday we ordered 5 cubic yards of Grade 8 Limestone for the paths and patio foundation. According to calculations it will fill the patio and about half of the paths. The delivery truck can only handle 5 yards at a time because of the weight of the stone, but we planned to order a portion…

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Unearthed

We spent the day Monday preparing the yard for our future patio and garden. We’re beat. We rented a sod cutter from Home Depot, which was invaluable for this project. We also enlisted help from my stepbrother, who had used one of these before. It was easy to figure out and use anyway, but the…

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Time for Clocks

If we have any sort of collection, I would have to say we have a clock collection. I’ve always loved clocks, even before I married my third-generation jeweler/watchmaker husband. Jewelry, I could care less about (and he’s very thankful for that!) — but give me an antique clock any day. When I was a little…

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Dining Room Update

Barely a week has gone by since I was pondering dining room table ideas. I said something about wanting to find “the perfect antique dining table”. Well, I must have put the Antique Dining Table Vibe out there, because not three days later we found it at an antique store in Michigan which specializes in…

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Basement Inspirations

Thanksgiving is over and we had a great time with family and friends. The turkey was perfect and the other dishes were also pretty tasty (and with the help of a new tablecloth, completely free of cat hair!). To get ready for Thanksgiving, Pete and I wanted to have the basement fixed up as much…

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