Happenins’ 10/5/12

Yo Yo!  Thanks for all the feedback on my floors.  Only now I’m more confused then ever!  I’m going to consult with my flooring guy next week and get more educated on the process and pricing of bleaching wood floors.  Then I will make a decision between bleached/stained and painted.

Let’s see what else has been going on this week?

I picked up this new Schumacher Fabric this week.  What do we think, is it the new Chiang Mai Dragon?  PS I’ve been really into chartreuse lately.

This is a material scheme for a bathroom we will be building later this year.  Wood-look porcelain floors, pebble floor in the shower and large 12×18 neutral porcelain tiles on the shower walls.  The cabinetry will be that gray sample you see in the middle.  It should be a really cool space.

I passed up on this settee this past weekend while antiquing.  They were asking $150!!  I forget the measurements but now I’m wishing I had them so I could see if it would fit in my dressing room.  I’m trying REALLY hard not to buy anything until I move into the house.  It’s tough to have patience in decorating!

These are the colors I’m considering for my bedroom.  Planning to get some samples and swatch-it-out this weekend.  Fun fun!

Some of you were probably hoping for an update on ProjectCrafstman.  Well here the deal with that.  Floors were installed and stained and coated with three coats of polyurethane.  (That’s our preferred method in a kitchen- much nicer than prefinished floors.)  They looked really beautiful and then we covered them up to prepare for cabinetry install.  And guess who forgot to take a picture before they were covered?  That would be me.  We’ll catch up again when our cabinets are delivered.

(Floors Pre-Stain when we made our custom stain selections.  We went with the top right.  
Our base cabinets are darker and we wanted a nice contrast.)

And with that I bid you adieu.  I have a design presentation in a couple of hours and I need to stare at my fabrics some more to make sure they are perfect.  Have a great weekend!  

  1. I am loving the new Schumacher…I feel it will be as popular as Chiang Mai for sure.
    And the bathroom is going to rock…love the organic look of it!

  2. Mmmm… that Schumacher fabric is delicious! I wish that whole color scheme would just throw-up in my living room!! Also, I must admit, I saved the photo on the settee and attempted a zoom-in to see exactly what store you went to. I’m hunting for a settee for my kitchen. Thinking about using one for a banquette. Lucky for you I couldn’t read the tag. If I were you I’d put a payment down and explain I was moving soon. They would possibly hold it for you.

  3. Nancy

    Is that the Lacquer color way on the chiang mai? I LOVE IT.How exciting to plan for your new house. All your choices are great, though I favor darkish floors, and not painting your loft floors-sorry! I use those peacock and navy colors in my house,and have had them for years and never tire of them. Have a good weekend.
    xo Nancy

  4. I LOVE your fabrics! I’m totally into Chartruesse right now too! Just say’n. So excited for your new house!

  5. About the paint, I have Benjamin Moore “Teal” in my living room, the teal with the least exciting name, but I love it. It’s not too green, not too navy, not too tuquoise and it’s really rich and dark but when the light hits it, it’s stunning!
    See pics at the end of this post:
    Love your blog!

  6. Love the materials collage for the bathroom – great texture and variety in a neutral palette. I can’t tell what you’re considering from the color cards, but if you are in the blue/teal range, maybe give Aegean Teal a shot. I just painted my living room this color, with Acadia White trim and medium walnut stained oak floors. I love it!

  7. Susan

    Just found your adorable blog – what type of wood do you like to use in kitchens? Why is the stain and coat with polyurethane so much better than prefinished?


  8. I say call the store and get measurements! That settee for the price is something you should pass up! It is so darn unique and would make such a statement in the room. Call them!

  9. Erin

    Hooray progress!

  10. I am not as strong as you. I would have bought that settee with no use for it just bc it’s so purdy.

  11. Krista

    Any chance you’ll share the whereabouts of the antique shop? I have my eye on the leather sofa in the background…

  12. Kristen

    Can’t wait to see what you decide with the wood floors! I’m actually really loving the wood like porcelain tiles for wet spaces. Can’t wait to see how that turns out in the shower!

  13. The fabric combo kills. That should be my dining room.

    You are crazytown for passing on the settee. Also very strong, which is commendable. Still crazy.

    Your bedroom wall looks like my dining room wall!!! For serious. If I don’t go white, I’m leaning towards BM Lake Blue. Check it.

    Carry on, talented lady. ox

  14. Kim

    That new Schumacher fabric is all kinds of fabulous.

  15. Wow. So much goodness in one post. And I’m sorry I’ve been a bad commenter. Crazy week. But I just went back and read your last few posts. You are so crazy talented that you should cut yourself some slack. Honestly, we all make mistakes, so that should be expected. Especially when you’re as busy as you are.

    Okay, now that new Schumacher fabric has all my living/family room colors in it! Um, coincidence? I think not. Must. Get. Some. And how did you not snatch up that settee?? Please run back and get it. The fabric is amazing looking as is. I think I’ve tried all those paint colors before too. Those floors look great. And lastly, re: your cottage floors, I have no idea, but I’m sure you’ll make an amazing choice.

    Whew, longest comment ever!

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