Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Someone else please tell me you didn't know this...

I can't believe I didn't know this glorious furniture painting tip! I cannot tell you how many pieces of oil base painted furniture I have sanded to the bone. And if you have done that before you know, it is no small task! I only paint with latex products to preserve my health and the health of my clients. I use a glossy polyurethane if I want the deep luster look of oil based paint. All that to say, am I the only one who didn't know that you can paint any piece of furniture with oil based primer and then follow it with oil OR latex paint? Not sure how I missed that, but am pretty sure it will shave years off my life. Thought it was worth sharing. So, if you have a fabulous vintage piece to refinish, you can hit it with oil based primer and then paint away with that safe latex, non toxic non VOC paint!

And while we are at it. Look at this cutie pie room I have been designing. These paisleys will be gigantic. Maybe three to a wall.

I feel the need to preface this next statement with the fact that I buy all organic, no hormone added, no dye added food from Newflower Farmer's Market. However, tomorrow is Whataburger's Bday and if you wear orange you get a free burger. Just sayin.

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Monday, August 2, 2010

It's coming...

The date has been set. Taylor's little fingers may fall off. I have (finally!) booked Taylor to come shoot a bunch of recent work so that I can do another six week series of updates. I know you are all losing sleep over the lack of work posted lately. The last Friday in September is the day! Prepare yourselves for baby nurseries, furniture, model homes and pictures galore!

Until then here is a project in the works and a television cabinet.



I have been on a kids' room kick lately. Let me tell ya, it has been fun! I had to send pictures of this to a designer friend and thought I would share them. Typically I rip these out of my book and let the home owners hang on to them during the deicsion making process. So, I thought I would share them since I actually had them. I am so excited about this project. I love a modern twist on a traditional idea.

if you are wondering, she has chosen option#2 for her baby's (secret, to be revealed at birth, my kinda woman) name. i chose drew as a stand in.
Last, I feel compelled to share with anyone in driving distance of DFW about these delicious babies being on sale today. Go wait in line. It is so worth it. Just don't mix your cookies. Or your wife will want to toss her cookies.

Happy Monday!

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