We made some progress on the kitchen this past week. We got a lighting fixture hung in the banquette corner and a table made too!
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
In an effort to make house maintenance easier on myself, I decided to get rid of the old wood porch swing on my front porch that required yearly sanding and restaining, and replace it with a Poly lumber swing made of recycled plastics. Poly lumber is made from post-consumer bottle waste such as milk containers. Supposedly, Poly lumber requires no maintenance such as painting, scraping, or replacing. It is termite resistant and will not crack, splinter, warp or rot and does not promote bacterial growth or mildew and will not weather from natural elements. It is fade proof due to U/V stabilization.
I am pretty excited about my bright yellow swing that arrived last week!
Friday, June 18, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
Her console table is about 70 inches wide by 30 high and 16 deep, and really makes the most of the space behind her sofa that is part of her dining room. She requested that I build the table to have a shelf in the middle for storage, which you can see that she is making good use of in the pic above of table sans skirt.
The plumbing pipe and wood materials for this table cost about $150. The 6 yards of fabric that I used to make the skirt cost another $100 and the glass piece for the top of the table cost $60 for a grand total of $310. It is a really large piece and completely customized to her space, and I don't believe we could have found a better alternative for the price.
In the background of this picture you can see the large entertainment unit that she had built. We painted it in Dove Wing by Benjamin Moore and added some seagrass wallpaper to the back panels. The ring pulls in pewter came from this online shop. We are finally ready to start the fun part......decorating it!
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
I picked up this little round wood table at the thrift shop for $14
It fit perfectly in my client Sara's family room as a small side table between her couch and club chairs, so I painted it for her using oil enamels and a stencil I made from this Anna Maria Horner fabric
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Now that I have returned home from my trips east and west, it is time for me to get serious about finishing my kitchen. In order to begin the process, I needed to do a little cabinet and pantry re-organization. I have an original built-in cabinet in the hallway off my kitchen that had become cluttered. In this picture you can see touch-up car paint beside Ritz Crackers beside fishing line.............this lack of order made it hard to find anything.