Thursday, June 30, 2016

My Choice in Paint Colors

I've been out for a bit doing a big wedding I've been working on for 6 months. Well it went off without hitch and I can't wait to get the photos back from the photographer so I can share the whole event with you! Until then I thought I'd share the paint colors I've chosen for the new house.
I must tell you that sweet Laura was so instrumental in helping me and giving me great design advice. She seriously talked me off the ledge...a few times. Thank you Sweet Friend. Ok .Here we go.
The siding on the house will be Sherwin Williams Whitetail

The shutters will be Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black

The porch floor will be Sherwin Williams Gray Shingle

The trim and porch railing will be Sherwin Williams Pure White

The porch ceiling will be Benjamin Moore Glass Slipper

Now let's go inside!

The great room and man cave walls will be Benjamin Moore's Edgecomb Gray

The master bedroom will be Benjamin Moore's Revere Pewter

The mudroom,stairwell, upstairs hallway and guest rooms will be Sherwin Williams Eider White

The kitchen desk and the dutch door will be Benjamin Moore Hale Navy

The kitchen cabinets and trim will be Sherwin Williams Pure White

Well what do you think?
It's Thursday and I'm wedding free so I'm partying with my crew at TOHOT!

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Range Hoods

One exciting thing for me about the new house is I get to have a range hood! My last home the cooktop was under a window and I had wall ovens. This time around I have a range

So now I need to decide on a range hood.
Range hoods are not only decorative but they serve a much needed function...housing the ventilation insert. The insert is what draws smoke and odors up and out of your house.So let's visit Pinterest to look at some possible choices.
This contemporary look is quite popular now.

it's a very sleek, clean look and can be used in both modern and vintage style kitchens.

Custom metal varieties are another choice. These tend to be either industrial looking or with a curvy French country appearance.

There are more curvy styles.

Or something that resemble a fireplace mantle.

So tell me. What's your favorite style? Which would you choose?

It's Thursday so you know I'm hanging out with the girls at TOHOT!

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Dr. Thorne

I have a wedding I'm working on this month so lots of crafting and chalk boarding has been going on. The good thing about binge crafting is I can do some binge tv watching. Recently while I was knee deep in table charts and out of town welcome bags I had the pleasure of watching Amazon Prime's Dr Thorne.

Julian Fellowes, the creator of my favorite and yours Downton Abbey adapted Anthony Trollope's novel for Amazon Prime.

The story is a familiar one if you like historical fiction. A hero/heroine of inferior birth finds true love despite great obstacles all against a backdrop of gorgeous costumes and the idyllic european countryside.

I won't spoil it for you but if you are a Masterpiece Theatre lover it will most definitely delight you.
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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Magnolia Home Furniture

Last weekend The Hubster and I were at Nebraska Furniture Mart picking out appliances.They have Viking, Thermador, Miele, Bosch, Kitchenaid showrooms among others. This



And This

All made the short list.

FYI Nebraska Furniture Mart offers a builder discount which my builder happily passes on to me. Thank you Bill. I would imagine your contractor would do the same.
Anywho while wondering away from the dishwashers(because how many dishwashers can one girl take?)I ran smack into this.

Ahh Uh. Right in the middle of
Nebraska Furniture Mart was all kinds of Chip and Joanna goodness.

This bed was so pretty! I wish I needed another bed.

And if this sweet bed looks familiar

it's because you've seen it in their daughters' bedroom.

There are so many pretties I didn't know what to look at first.

Look familiar?

Here is something way similar in the Gaines' home.

And for the littles in your life look at these darling pieces.

I remember both of these pieces being on the show, Fixer Upper. Do you?
Even their tags are cute!

If you haven't been to Nebraska Furniture and you live in the D F Dub you need to take a little field trip.
On a sad note this thing of beauty will not be going in my powder room. It won't fit without being altered and I'm afraid that might mess up my adorable cherubs.

I could use it in my craft room but I think I really need a utility type sink in there so I think it will be used as a dresser in the soon to be senior at UT's (I can see the light at the end of the academic tunnel and it's not a train)room. So I'm on the hunt again.
On a happy note there is much progress on the house and things are moving quickly now.

As we speak windows are going in and the house is being wrapped.Whoo Hoo!

It's Thursday so I'm playing with the girls at TOHOT.

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