1. LOCAL BLOGGERS BRUNCH
You are cordially invited to a local bloggers brunch to be held on
March 26th, 2011
at 11 a.m.
in Arlington, VA
Come mix, mingle, and network. Put faces to names, and make new friends, too!
You will be asked to bring a dish or beverage to share.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP and obtain the address. Also, let me know what you would like to bring. If too many people are bringing similar dishes, you may be assigned a different type of dish or drink. Also email what you're wearing so we don't show up wearing the same thing. ;) kidding!
2. POWW FAVES
Love this rehabbed combo of two pieces into one beautiful union at 4 the love of wood. Isn't it amazing?
Forever Decorating always comes up with something unique, but this is my favorite piece by Terry to date. I love the beauty of the wood grain on the drawers.
And you guys know I am a sucker fro a bird! Love this armoire makeover from Sarah, aka The Thriftress. She used a Homegoods vinyl for that lovely design!
3. A FUN TABLE MAKEOVER
One of my favorite clients who lives right here in town brought me a table to paint for her. It is not just any table either. Her husband built it back when they were first married, and he did a beautiful job. It is solid, well made, and has wonderful lines.
That picture was taken just after it was sanded. Bridget at first said she wanted a bright blue and we were going to add red or coral knobs as we were coordinating with fabric she had. Then she emailed me and said she was thinking about the darker coral and wanted to know what my thoughts were... I said, "YES!"
I took her fabric with me to Benjamin Moore and when I got there I realized what we thought was a darker coral in her fabric was more of a cranberry red, so I went with my gut and chose another color that I thought coordinated and fit the dark coral mold. It is called Ryan Red by Benjamin Moore, and we went with a glossy undistressed finish. I should also mention that the table was primed first with a tinted primer which is always necessary when working with a red. As you can see in the above pics, the table had no knobs and needed some. I just happened to have two in my stash that I thought were perfect, so I added those and then emailed this picture to Bridget as a little teaser!
She was at work when she saw the picture and told me it brought a smile to her face. So now are you ready to see the whole thing? Good.