Tuesday, December 14, 2010

It happened at Goodwill

I fell in love...again...with another chair.  (I don't usually name furniture but I'm calling this guy Don Draper.  I have this whole Mad Men/mid-century thing going on.  Seems appropriate.) After first seeing it, I knew I was a goner but kept telling myself that we definitely didn't need one more piece of furniture.  I kept sneaking back to see it, sit in it, measure it.  Every time I pulled up to the GW, my heart would race.  Would it still be there?  Had someone taken my heartthrob? One day I walked in and it had been moved-ACK!  But I found it and sat in it again, and measured it again and looked at it from all different angles...and walked away, again.

Then on Sunday, I got finished with work early and told myself I'd stop by just one more time, and if Don was still there, he was MINE!  And he was and best of all, he was half-price!

I may not do anything to this guy except a good cleaning.

And the media cabinet that this is perched on, I'll tell you more about that later.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

New Plaster Wall

Remember this:  Demolition Day?

So now we've gone from this,

to this,

 to this,

and then this,

and this

and this

and finally, this,

a beautiful earthen plaster made from Kaolin clay, silica sand (60 grit) and flour paste.  This picture does not do it justice-it's a beautiful soft white with just a touch of texture, sort of like crushed velvet.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Well it wasn't tomorrow...

but Ta-Daaaaaaa!

 Love the sassy curve of the back legs!

But my favorite part--the buttons!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Project Rampage

I do this just about every year-decide I have to get all these things (whatever has been on the list for the last 3-4 months) done!  Before Christmas!

Is now this...

And hopefully tomorrow will be back to its new, old self.