long time no see! finally had a day off yesterday thanks to the snow, being forced to stay inside usually leads to lots of fun projects.
i painted the outside edge of this painting tomato red/orange
I love it, the edge gave it the edge it needed
this room got a new sofa too, but that fiery little edge is all I can see
loving the linen sectional too, but brown can not compete with electric tomato
Painting that edge led to more painting which led to inspirational music searches on youtube which led to this
Here’s what’s happening;
Anderson Cooper’s kitchen has a kelly green striped tiled wall, right on.
white christmas trees are happening
mine is trying hard
and copper is happening, especially copper pendants
tom-dixon copper pendant
it’s the look and the feel of old fireplaces, I can’t help feeling nostalgic
leftover from a time when people depended on them, but they’ve kept their dignity
they warm up rooms in a different way these days
i have this dresser in my son’s room and it’s just meh
i don’t even have an urge to paint it, inspiration block….
take that abstract!
a while back I saw ballpoint pen art by Il Lee which I loved;
Artist Il Lee
it seems kinda dull now compared to this;
his subjects are all hilarious and nsfw,
Paul Simon turned 70 yesterday
and I’m going to Graceland
That up there is the before photo of my powder room.
It’s been 5 long years of saying to guests “the hot water doesn’t work and the boys have probably peed on the seat”
The days of powder room disrespect are over. My parents dropped by last week and within 72 hours the powder room looked like this;
fast and dirty style all the way
tile on tile
mdf panel glued over tile
pretty putting ugly in a sleeper hold.
I have the best parents ever!
Victoria's room BEFORE
I owe my stepdaughter Victoria a huge apology. When we moved into this house 5 years ago she was 12 and wanted eggplant colored walls. I let her have one, and painted the other three walls easter egg lavender barf.
She moved in full time last month and requested black walls with white accents. I got out my ladder and drop sheets before she could say “you have ruined all colors for me”
That’s the closet view. I painted the inside white to brighten it up and encourage her to use it. We will hang the art and mirror soon V, I promise.
Thrift dining room table BEFORE
This table was high gloss and burgundy. I forgot to photograph it before I sanded it.
It’s from the same thrift shopping spree as the credenza and was only $60. All I needed was a large table that could seat 8 and had no leafs (leaves?) to insert. Leaf tables feel wobbly.
The old table ended up as the new office desk;
i used to squeeze guests around this desk to eat and they were too polite to complain
Which prompted an office re-paint and re-organize;
great grandmother's desk (could be a different distant relative)
My grandmothers old dresser got demoted to the office but I still love it. And the art is unfinished, so don't start judging
The bookshelf was inspired by the bookshelf in this video;
Thrift find BEFORE
Top is some type of hardwood with a burl trim
I picked up this old dresser at a nearby thrift shop for $100, threw on about $20 0f paint and transformed her from granny to drunk college student in 2 days.
Can’t help thinking about this (totally geek to totally chic);