I’m reporting live from Tybee Island, taking this short break from the excellent facial sunburning I’m working on to share some beach inspired color palettes from Design Seeds with you today.
Congrats to my brother and sister-in-law who closed on their first house this past weekend! Welcome to the wonderful (and sometimes overwhelming) world of home ownership! 🙂
We spent this weekend giving their new house a face-lift with fresh coats of paint throughout the interior. And I must say, after alot of prep work and elbow grease… it looks mighty spiffy!
What perfect timing that Sherwin Williams was running a 40% off sale over the weekend?! We stocked up on everything needed for a successful painting weekend, including the complimentary coffee from their Keurig station. Thanks, Sherwin!
Not sure about everywhere else, but in the Little Rock area at least the sale runs through the 22nd. So if you need a new splash of color or some “purdy” great supplies, run on by today and save a buck or fifty!
To cover over existing wall colors quickly, we went with the “Super Paint” 2 in 1 coverage recommended by the SW specialists. This was my first time working with this particular SW product, and I must say I was impressed with how it covered. We were able to cover over the existing gold, blue, and pink walls with one coat in every room!
Here was the final line up of paints that completed our neutral interior color palette. Taking the 8′ ceilings and amount of natural light available into account, I made sure to stay on the lighter end of the fan deck to allow margin for the colors to appear slightly darker once applied. The main goal was to make the space feel more open throughout. Mission accomplished! I was quite happy with the results and I think our new homeowners wholeheartedly agree. 😉
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Here’s to a happy Monday and fresh starts all around!
Let’s talk clear today. Whether acrylic, lucite or polycarbonate, clear “plastic” furniture and accessories can be just what the designer ordered.
The benefit of being colorless is that it goes with everything. It also opens up a space since it’s transparent so light moves right on through. Something about it just adds that touch of glamour and sophistication and most pieces tend to adapt to their surroundings much like a chameleon, which helps it fit into a wide range of styles from traditional to contemporary.
While glass is also clear, it’s not always ideal for every application due to it’s weight and breakable factor. Plastic materials like the ones listed above are not only visually weightless, but are actually light weight and surprisingly durable too.
There’s lots of reasons to use this material, but sometimes the only reason you need is that it’s ridiculously FUN!
Here’s my line-up of “clearly” fabulous pieces:
(Small Lucite Tray by Dabney Lee At Home – You can customize the bottoms of these trays from a bazillion different pattern/font/color options!)
(Canali Crystal Clear Chairs by Overstock – I actually have a couple of these babies in my dining room, and absolutely adore them!)
The price point for pieces made of these materials can range from the hundreds to the thousands. The good news is if you’re looking for an inexpensive pop of clear you can usually find it at places like CB2. If you’re looking to shell out a couple grand for a custom statement piece, there are places like Plexi-Craft who can create pretty much anything under the sun!
Keep it real. Happy Wednesday!
Good morning from the upper deck!
Hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July yesterday. I surely did, and am looking forward to more lake-fun with the family through the weekend.
In other news… I was excited to discover this morning that the Patio Bath was featured on yet another amazing blog, Centsational Girl!
If you haven’t checked out Centsational Girl yet, well, you absolutely should. It packed full of inspiration and DIY ideas that you will just love. Make sure to stop by the about page to meet the “centsational girl” behind the blog, Kate!
What an honor to have the Patio Bath kicking off her “Best of the Blogosphere” post today – just, wow. Head on over and check out the post here, as my project is just the beginning of a long list of fun projects featured on her blog today.
Thanks again, Kate! 😉