Hello friends! Crazy week around these parts. My husband is many things but handy he is NOT. Lucky for me I have an amazing handy man but because he's so amazing he's in high demand and difficult to pin down. At last he showed up this week and it was just a mad dash of to do lists. So I thought I'd share. But let it be known, this is not standard protocol around my house. I'm worn out just reading this. ;-)
Here is a shot of it before with black trim and door in the reflection of the mirror. With black trim comes high maintenace, dust and overall doom and gloom for this lover of light. It was time.
And now with a light gray green trim (Ethereal Mood by Sherwin Williams). Doesn't that look so much better?
And while we had that paint color out I decided to experiment on my kitchen cabinets. Sort of. I proceeded with caution and chose to paint the kitchen island as it was pretty dark and time for a change. Very happy with the result. Totally digging this color and just recommended it to a friend (they're not clients, they're friends ;-)).
While I'm in the kitchen I wanted to brag on my bar stools right quick.
I stole these at Pier One when they were on sale but didn't care much for the pattern. I found this fabric on clearance and had slipcovers made. They have been doing me right ever since. They hide dirt and stains amazingly well for being so light and wash up great in the washing machine. I've always wanted to monogram them one through four on the back ala Heather Chadduck, the insanely talented stylist for Cottage Living and now Coastal Living (can you say girl crush?).
Photo via Cottage Living
I'll investigate the monograms next week. Typically you want to have the fabric mongrammed before its cut to upholster because of the tendency to pull and stretch the fabric. Stay tuned for that.
Next on the list was my experiment with high gloss on the ceilings. This ceiling needed a touch up as I had added some can lights awhile back (easy to do on the second floor, not so easy to do on the first) and its a safe play being the upstairs hallway. Verdict still out on this one. I think the result would have been much better had we sprayed so lesson learned for next time. I will say I love the reflection of light it gives off (shocker). If only my money tree would just bloom already I could finally put some hardwoods up here and have double the reflections. Ahh well.
You're probably wondering where in the world i got the idea to paint the ceilings in high gloss? Take a look at this picture from House Beautiful. No longer does it look like just a plain ole ceiling. It's now a conversation. High gloss can be ultra chic but you have to have THE perfect walls and ceiling for it. No imperfections at all.
Photo via House Beautiful
Next up converting these five shudders I found in the attic of my old house (score!) into a screen.
Not sure where they'll end up and I'd like a fresh coat of paint and wax on them but that's for another day Scarlett. All of the above and the windows washed, roof leak repaired and oh my goodness I almost forgot, my new backdoor. Well not really, its been sitting in my garage since 2010 but like I said my handyman is hard to pin down.
Couple other items of interest, this little number I picked up for $70 at my favorite antique store, The Queen of Hearts, in Alpharetta. Isn't she gorgeous in her green and gold? Hah, not! She'll make a great before and after desk for my daughter. Keep you posted on that.
And lastly remember my favorite little etsy shop I mentioned? Well this showed up in the mail this week.
I hope you enjoyed this week's post and have a fabulous weekend! Have any exciting plans or projects? I'll be trying Persian food for the first time tonight and hitting the Scott's Antique Show today. I can't wait to give you a full report of this world famous show right here in my own Atlanta backyard and share with you all the beautiful things on display.
xoxo, Jenny from The Rock
xoxo, Jenny from The Rock