Monday, November 30, 2009

Bathroom REDO

I've recently been working on a small bathroom renovation in an existing 1950's home. The existing bathroom is covered in mostly pink tile, so the owner decided some updating was necessary. She wanted a clean, classic look and after some deliberation and careful consideration, we chose hexagon floor tile, ceramic subway tile, carerra marble countertops, and classic cabinetry. Stay tuned for developing shots as the project progresses.

The Details:

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Out with the RED and in with the AQUA

I can now add furniture refinisher to JR's list of talents. We had a red Chinese cabinet that just did not fit into our new study/sitting room color scheme and after receiving some bids to get the piece lacquered, we decided to paint it ourselves. We trepadaciously commited to an aqua color and were off to the paint shop to match the aqua in our new wallpaper. Thus began the transformation...


Priming. Painting. Polyurethaning.
Et voila!
There was some leftover wallpaper from the study, so we decided to line the interior with the print.
Our new liquor cabinet! I think we'll take a break now.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Wallpaper Crazy!

J.R. & I have been busy putting the finishing touches on our house. This included an accent wall in our study. I chose a vibrant and bold print from Graham & Brown. JR was a little hesitant, but I wanted to take a risk, as most of our walls are painted a neutral gray. After meeting with several wallpaper hangers, I decided to go with Jerry Horton Wallcovering based on his experience and estimate.
Before the installation
The process: Floating the existing wall, sanding, measuring, applying primer, cutting wallpaper, and hanging the paper.
All Finished!