If you'll remember, I've been playing with paint (4 colors sampled) and working with contractors to get an entertainment center built and brighten up this dark room. We finally some progress to share!
I shared with you a few weeks ago about Sherwin Williams' new line of paint collections by HGTV. I used this and found it very helpful, even though I didn't follow it 100%. You can see my post here.
I ended up using Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige on the walls. It wasn't in the collection, but was a little warmer than Accessible Beige. Sometimes in different light it has a hint of green, which wasn't in my plan, but I think I still like it.
All the white cabinetry is Dover White. It matched the existing fireplace really well.
I used Sedate Gray for the bead board on the back of the cabinets. The cabinetry had just been finished the night before this photo and knobs are being ordered.
The morning is the only time there is sun in this room because of the balcony overhang.
These colors are much more "us". Looks like I may be painting the rest of the main floor to match.
Well, somebody will, probably not me. I guarantee the TV will be installed this weekend and decorating will commence!
I thought I'd share a few things I've been enjoying on the internet and design magazines lately.
Really pretty things.
1. BHLDN's limoncello lace dress. So beautiful, and SO EXPENSIVE! I think my youngest daughter would look lovely in this, maybe in a deep blue. It doesn't come that way, but I can dream. Maybe with a few pounds off, I could pull it off. Well, again, I can dream. Let's look at things that don't have to fit.
2. Renovation Style Fall Issue has a story about Pandy Agnew and her gorgeous, small home. Her shop sells these beautiful chandeliers. In the story, I love the way she hung them with rope. Might have to copy that one.
3. After cutting up old magazines I came across some bookshelves with these mounted above them. DH thinks it's too late for us to do this since the crown moulding is installed. I'm holding out for an electrician to give me hope. We'll see. Check it out at Hinson Lighting.
4. I don't know what it is about me and lighting this week. Here's another beauty that I may not be able to resist. You can even find fun things at Pottery Barn Teen!
5. This living room from House Beautiful makes me want a fig tree! I actually love the cover photo the best. The table with all the binoculars! So creative. I probably have enough binoculars at my house for a little display like this. We'd always know where to find them, don't you think? Do you suppose a fig tree from Home Depot would work? You can see the entire house here.
Isn't summer eating just the best? I love all the fresh, fun salad's that I can make or eat.
This week I tried a new combination for me.
I used arugula, grilled chicken, green onions, broccoli, fresh peaches, gorgonzola cheese and toasted soy nuts. Then I drizzled a little Newman's Own Low Fat Sesame Ginger dressing. It was SO good and just hit the spot. What fun salad combinations have you made lately?
Today is my oldest daughter's birthday. Her name's not really Missy, that's just her nickname. Lauren is 2cough today. She wouldn't want me to go into the numbers. I don't really either. Especially since it's a reflection on mine as well. I am very proud of her and the fine young lady she has become. I hope you have a wonderful birthday sweetheart!
Okay, so I'm finally making some ground on understanding Photoshop Elements. Thanks to Kim Klassen and her skinny mini e-course things are becoming a little clearer. I haven't gone too far yet, but here are three photos I've played with. These are all photos you've seen here before.
This picture was even taken with my iPhone! This is so much fun, but takes a lot of time.
At least for this beginner. Check out her course, she makes it easy! Well, sort of.
The last time I came this way, my friend Kathy and I happened upon this quaint little deli out in the middle of nowhere. We had already eaten before we meandered down the roads looking for the lavender farm. This time I made it a point to stop for lunch.
Evidently there are other Yellow Deli's. Check out their history and locations here.
The kitchen is a mobile one parked out back of the cottage. As you can see, the entire experience was a step back into the 60's maybe.
The inside was very quaint and interesting, but it was a very hot day so we opted for a breeze outside.
They gave us free samples of heirloom tomatoes and their organic green drink which was made from all sorts of vegetables.
The food was delicious and was the perfect ending to a great day with Nancy and Renee. Thanks Nancy for your photos!
There was also a lot going on outside the barn. This beauty greeted us as we arrived. She needs to put some meat on her bones.
There was a beautiful display supporting the local CSA's. That stands for Community Supported Agriculture and you can find out more about it on their website. There are probably some by you. For a donation to the local Agricultural center you could take some produce. I just took a couple of fresh eggs and made lovely scrambled eggs the next morning. I took a blue one, from an Americana chicken? Something like that. My memory is going. Click on the photo to enlarge it and see how beautiful this produce was.
The farmer was a pig farmer and brought these babies along.
This is a 6 week old calf whose Momma had died.
The animals didn't much care about us. Unless we had a snack to share.