Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A lot of craziness going on over here

This is the opposite of an eye candy post. You see, it's T-24 days until some very special guests come to my home. I am now attempting to complete a whole series of to-do's. Here's my office midway through redecoration. I painted the brick white (the wrong white I might add) but then decided it should be like the walls, Benjamin Moore's North Creek Brown. Notice the white mantle to the left (Craigslist $100) that will be soon attached to this brick wall. The shelves are also in need of some serious editing and styling! (p.s. the original brick was not pretty)

Here are two shelving units I bought years ago at Upscale Resale. They were dark wood that I painted black. Now they're being painted Farrow & Ball's Pavilion Gray. They've been mounted on top of a frame my husband built. I still need to get the doors for the lower half...
A little stool that I found next to the trash bin in the parking garage at Clarendon Commons. It has been painted Pavilion Gray too. Notice my use of the past tense - this project has been completed! I still need to take a photo of the finished product.
Here's a bouquet for you. You deserve it after looking at all this non-eye candy!

24 comments:

Chemin des Muguets said...

Way to go girl-Lookin Good! Love the shelving units too!

Marjorie

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

You have some super exciting projects going on there! Can't wait to see the finished products :)

Greet said...

The Farrow and Ball gray will be very nice !
I use the F&B colours a lot in my projects! They really have something special.
When I was looking for the colour of my frontdoor, it was only to F&B that I found the right colour!
The cabinet will be very beautiful.

Greet

Red Door Home said...

So glas to hear that I am not the only one who goes into "project mode" right before guets come!

mb said...

Nothing like the impending arrival of a guest to get things going at home. It is like nesting before a baby. You go girl.

Alicia B. Designs said...

I can't wait to see how that painted brick comes out! I love projects.

Style Redux 2 said...

Pressure pressure. I have used Farrow & Ball everywhere-even my garage and garden shed. It is the best!

AnnaVallance said...

Love that brown. And the shelves.

Haven on Hanover said...

Good reason to schedule a party!! Pressure's on now!!

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Can't wait, CANNOT wait! Love the shelves, BTW!

Lauren said...

hahah you & me both Michele!!! Can't wait to see how it all turns out- beautiful I'm sure!!

thomas said...

a work in progress is just as beautiful if not more beautiful than the finished project...in my humble opinion.

LindsB said...

Those shelving units are great- I need something exactly like that for my BF's office re-do.

Also, if you have any inspiration pics of amazing styled bookshelves, your own included when you finish, could you post them?? I need to re-do my bookcases and its a daunting task- I'd love eye candy :) Thanks!

Kathleen said...

I like seeing things in progress.

Hill Country House Girl said...

You will make it all happen on time and it will be beautiful. Right now, pace yourself and good luck! It is good to see someone's real life now and then - sometimes all the perfect, flawless rooms we see on design blogs can be intimidating.Please post the final product!

Yansy said...

I can't wait to see the finished room. I'm loving the brown.

beth said...

Love the shelving units :)

pve design said...

Only wish I could run right over, apron clad, brush in hand, a pot of coffee and ready to work side, by side.
You are one brave woman posting such non-eye candy and then for painting it too. Take two aspirin, painting can really give one muscle fatigue!!!~~~
pve

ana said...

I want to see the pics of your projects when they are ready!
thanks for the flowers :)

Southern Aspirations said...

So many great projects! And the not-eye candy only means fabulous afters!

Windlost said...

Some exciting stuff going on over there. You haven't posted that many photos of your house, so I must admit that I am curious about your house and style.

But you know what, don't pressure yourself to be perfect...I am sure your guests, at least most of them but a certain pair, live in half-decorated, half-undone homes. haha. I know I do!!! I am sure your place will look amazing with what you get done. I would freak out if anyone were convening here in 3 weeks.

Big hug and take a deep breath! And thanks for being honest. It is my favorite quality.

Not expecting perfection, but bet it will be! xo Terri

Developing Designs said...

LOVE what you have purchased/found to work with it, all wonderful pieces. Without a doubt it will turn out fabulously gorgeous! Looking forward (as is everyone) to seeing how great it looks. The colors are scrumptious too. Laura

Semigloss Chic said...

Those shelving units are beautiful! Is that wire or etched glass in the front?

maría cecilia said...

Hello, my first time in your blog.. and so far what I´ve seen is very interesting to me. I´m following you to see your future posts. (excuse my english)
María Cecilia, from Chile, southamerica.

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