Lori and I are swiftly [as in run like hell] putting together the Show house room for the Cathedral Inspiration House which opens on January 31. If you remember this is where we last left off....
Here are the before pictures to refresh your memory.....
The ceilings are very low! Where you see the bulkheads on the right and left....82". Yep. Then it goes to a whopping 92".
The room was cleared out and painted.
Much better.....but we still have those exit signs to work with. The electrical moulding will be painted the color of the walls.
As you can see we painted the ceiling the same color.....but then had a wild hair and decided to do something else. Also you can view a sample of the donated laminate floors. Clapping for those.
How about some wood on the ceiling for added texture. But first let's both go out of town and not worry about where the wiring for the lights are. Cause how easy is it to rewire with this situation?
Take down a board....no.
Get a smart electrician who can give us a bazillion [really 2] suggestions on what our options are?
So our ignorance and lazy attention to detail was saved.
Phew. Good thing we are not professional designers :)
Here is a crappy picture....
We used a new Minwax stain color called Classic Gray. I know it looks purple. That would be due to my poor photography skills in a room with one window the size of a thumbnail.
Lights go in today and without giving anything away....think Circa Lighting. Think pretty. Think brass.
Here is a shot of a pair of antique French chairs that we are using. Since the room is naturally dark and we made is even darker [WHY.....not sure].....trying to use mostly creams which is a bit of a departure from our orginal plan.
Here is something that will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.
My friend Melaine Thompson from the blog My Sweet Savannah had her whole blog disappear on January 3. Yeah...just gone, locked out and she has had to start all over. That is a freakout right?
I mean where did it go.....why can't blogger help her.....what is wrong with the world? OK...I know world peace and all that but seriously.
So she has had to start over. The new blog is called mysweetsavannahblog.blogspot.com
Now I have another thing to have nightmares about, besides the serial killer that lives in my basement.
Oh yeah.....one more thing. If you want to read something funny about how to write a "thank you" letter....go here .
Carry on Wednesday.