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A few interior design additions

With not much going on in terms of construction, we decided to add a few decorative elements to our living space. The first is this MacKenzie-Childs wrought iron farm bell, which we originally wanted to install by the back door. But, then thought better of it - the House is so huge, that we actually need something to communicate between the floors. This seemed like a perfect way to do it. And it's so much fun for the kids.

Also, having removed that monstrous refrigerator, we realized we had all this souvenir fridge magnets and no place to put them. Hubby thought a magnetic wall would be a perfect solution. And he was right. I got this one from Ikea. It was just the right size and the color.

But, if you require a custom size and different options, check out this place - Magnetic Wall. They are based in New York, and honestly, I was amazed with what they had to offer, including hand delivery and installation. Alas, we had to need for something this elaborate, but you never know. Right?!


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