Wednesday, July 25, 2012

brass, lacquer, good things

A project I'm currently plotting is the refinishing of an old armoire.  I'm daydreaming about high-gloss black lacquer (with perhaps a pop of color inside) and polished brass hardware.  And yesterday, I may have found (and purchased too quickly to second guess myself) these beauties on ebay:

now I am beyond excited, although a little nervous as I have never taken on a project of this sort.  I've been pinning loads of tutorials and reading up on different methods.  I want to achieve a very smooth and glossy finish- if anyone has any tried and true methods please let me know!  I am hoping to tackle this in the next few weeks- so stay tuned for updates.  I promise a before-and-after post of sorts (unless of course I fail miserably, in which case we will never speak of this again.)

Sunday, July 22, 2012

late sunday musings

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And just like that, the weekend is over.  This was one full of packing, organizing, and purging.  Looking forward to moving into a new space with great friends next weekend, but until then I am up to my eyes in boxes.  Hope you all had lovely weekends... 
here's to a week full of things you are proud of.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

over my head

So I think I may be in a little bit over my head... but what else is new?  My schedule has been out of control as of late.  Sorry to have left you high and dry for so long!  Here are some gorgeous light fixtures- so you can have something literal over your head.  All are by Lindsey Adelman Studio... gorgeous pieces that I saw in person at the ICFF at the Javits Center a few weeks ago.  I know it seems impossible, but they are even better in real life.  

I'm loving the terrarium style (fourth image above). You can view other available styles here.