October 26, 2019

Happy Halloween!  It's actual scary around here as  a once-in-a-decade "wind event" is due in Northern California over the weekend.  There's a good chance we won't have electrical power as you're reading this.  Hopefully, some wind fires will be prevented.  

To cope, I'm rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.  Maybe these little fall vignettes will prompt you to do the same....

October 20, 2019

Have you fallen in love with Washi tape?  This repositional paper tape packs a wallop of design into a small roll of tape.  Big and bold like this chevron patterned wall or the thinnest of line where the ceiling meet the wall, uses for Washi tape are limitless.  Let's take a look.

Greek key design.

Random triangles.

Quilt pattern.


October 13, 2019

As we get closer to the holidays, I was thinking of affordable projects anyone could do in a day or two - just in time to show off to holiday guests.  What about updating a staircase? Ours is covered with carpet so we're a bit stuck, but that doesn't mean I can't dream. Don't you love this trompe l'oeil black runner?  It's amazing what an impact a little paint makes. Let's take a look at the impact of ju...

October 6, 2019

There's lots of reasons why we might not be looking up right about now, but maybe it's time.  Literally.  How about a ceiling makeover?  While there are ton of decorative options, including the above tin panel, let's look at some ceiling makeovers using a gallon or two of plain old paint.  It's hard to imagine how different these rooms would look if they each had a plain white ceiling....

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