Quick Update

21 Aug

Hi Friends! I’m heading out of town for a few days to stay with my sister and her fam in their cute apartment in Brooklyn. Plans include excessive play time with my nephew, teaching him how to say “Auntie Kate”, eating big fat NYC bagels, hitting up the farmers market, and a long run in Prospect Park among other fun activities I can’t wait for.

I hate to leave this space blank for so long, so I thought I’d pop in with a small update on a few (of the many and endless) projects we’re in the middle of…

Like staining the dining table!

Here she is with two coats of stain on (we used Minwax’s Dark Walnut – mostly because we had it on hand). We’ll likely put on a couple more coats before we’re through.

And here’s a peek at the pantry I mentioned we’re working on.

Yes, stripes. Just like the coat closet. Nothing new here. I have a disease that requires all of my closets to match. You’ll be seeing these again in the linen closet too at some point. But then I’m done with the stripes. I sent a picture to my sister and she politely responded with “that’s a lot of work for a pantry.” Indeed.

Hope everyone has a good week!!


13 Responses to “Quick Update”

  1. dailyboyd August 21, 2012 at 11:15 am #

    How about adding “find cheap wall decor for my sister’s apartment” to your list? If you think things are cute around here you’re going to be sorely disappointed. I need help! And hurry up and get here!

  2. Gabbi August 21, 2012 at 11:36 am #

    Okay, so it might be a lot of work for a pantry, but it’s the prettiest one I’ve ever seen! 🙂

    We just used the Dark Walnut stain on some legs I bought for my recovered bench. Love it!

    And have a blast at your sister’s place!

  3. Melanie @ Mailbox Journey August 21, 2012 at 11:59 am #

    The pantry looks great! Have a great time with your sister!

  4. Whitney @ drab to fab August 21, 2012 at 11:59 am #

    Your stripes are so pretty! That sounds like something my sister would say too haha! Have fun in Brooklyn!!

  5. Robertson August 21, 2012 at 7:36 pm #

    Would you not want to engage Kate for future assignments?

  6. Karen Kibbee August 22, 2012 at 11:22 pm #

    That is going to be one very pretty pantry! Since you were so kind to answer my previous question about your curtain panels, I wonder if I could bother you for one more. Where did you find your awesome oversized botanicals in your family room? They are gorgeous!
    Many thanks, Karen

    • house185 August 23, 2012 at 11:07 pm #

      Hi Karen! I think I got them from allposters.com. If you google “dr.j Thornton gunnera leaf prints” you should be able to find at least one of them out there. Also, check out http://purestylehome.blogspot.com/ Lauren just did a post on large botanical prints (and included the gunnera leaves in her round up). You may find it helpful!!

  7. Diana @ Boy + Girl August 27, 2012 at 9:05 am #

    OMG. The striped in evey closet is genius! I might have to copy this!

  8. Mckae (kaes corner design) August 29, 2012 at 8:06 pm #

    The stripes looks so pretty! That is going to be one fabulous pantry!


  9. Katie August 30, 2012 at 1:28 pm #

    I hear you on the endless projects. Somehow I always seem to start more than I finish. The table is looking good… and so are the stripes! I wish I could cut and paste those things on my bathroom walls. Almost daily I look at them and think “maybe this weekend…”. And this has been happening for at least two years now. lol.

  10. designchic August 30, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

    I just love the idea of stripes in your closet. Makes it feel so important!!

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