Painted the Dry Erase Board Navy!
- Published on Thursday, 15 November 2012
I know we said we were going to paint it black, but in the end, we went with navy. The advantage – we had some on hand from Ben Moore’s Natura line (odor free, no VOC), so we went for that!
It’s tough to get a good shot of due to the shape of the room and camera lens, but hopefully you get the idea.
In the reflection, you...
Series – Starting a Business 101 – Week 3
- Published on Wednesday, 14 November 2012
This is the third week (plus intro) of my series on Starting a Business 101. Last week, I talked about choosing a business structure. Now that you have chosen a name and chosen a structure for your business, this week, we are going to talk about DBA’s and business licenses.
In this series, I cover the topics below that are central...
- Published on Tuesday, 13 November 2012
We made a couple of changes to the entry.
We used Rub N Buff on the frame to turn it gold. Actually, first I spray painted it silver and then I lightly used Rub N Buff in antique gold.
Then, I stole my husband’s antlers that he had for his office and put them in the center. I wish I could paint them white, but that is not going to ha...
The Secrets of the Fiddle Leaf Fig
- Published on Monday, 12 November 2012
Though the fiddle leaf fig is a very popular plant in decorating due to it’s graphic overstated appearance, it’s not easy to grow. If you have one, you know just what I mean!
We got ours in April of this year. During the first few months, we lost a number of leaves (at least ten). We read up on how to take care of it and followed t...
Home Tour – Updated
- Published on Friday, 09 November 2012
I updated the tour page and thought I’d share it as a post.
Below are photos of our new home in Austin. We’ve lived here for 7 months now! It’s still in progress, for sure, but most of these rooms are close to being complete. I am currently working on our dining room and office.
One day I hope to really style...
Goodbye Perfect Blue
- Published on Thursday, 08 November 2012
We started working on finding that just right color for our dining room a few weeks ago.
Right away, I bought samples of BM (Benjamin Moore) Marine Blue and BM Champion Cobalt. Though the CC was nice, it reminded me a bit of faded dark denim. Yet, I was in love with Marine Blue. It is a dark inky navy blue with the perfect amount o...
Series – Starting a Business 101 – Week 2
- Published on Wednesday, 07 November 2012
This is the second week of my series on Starting a Business 101. Last week, I talked about choosing a name. Now that you have chosen a name, this week, we are going to talk about choosing a business structure. Each of these things must be done prior to actually becoming official with the IRS, state or local government.
Beige Undertones – Avoid this Mistake
- Published on Tuesday, 06 November 2012
All beiges have undertones – pink (red), yellow or green typically. That’s right – all beiges are not the same! They are not all equally neutral.
A friend of mine sent me photos of things she chose for her new home, from her builder’s design center. Below is her choice for a fireplace surround as well as a gr...
Wet or Dry? Glass or Acrylic? Black or White or Clear?
- Published on Sunday, 04 November 2012
I may be late to the party, but I discovered wet erase markers, aka liquid chalk, this weekend! Do you know about them?
Ever wonder how those restaurant menu signs are done?
With these wet erase markers!
They come in many brands and colors and show up well on black surfaces in particular. In fact, possibly even chalkboards, or so...
Our New White Board
- Published on Thursday, 01 November 2012
We made a glass-looking white board for the office in our last home. We loved it so much that we plan to do the same here. To make the white board, you’ll need a piece of plexi-glass or acrylic. We ordered a 4 ft x 8 ft sheet from a local plastics company.
You can see the backing peeled off above on the upper right. (And, you can...