Well it is always on my mind...keeps me awake at night, in a good way...keeps the blood pumping
Headed to Atlanta this Monday for the Design Bloggers Conference
Who else is going? Would love to meet up with some of my favorite bloggers
And these people......
Michael Patrick Flynn
And Key Note speaker, Nate
My friend Luba of the Boston area, is with the firm who organizes this event. Heads-up Luba, I will be asking for some introductions. Hope you can get out of town!
From Atlanta I head west to Memphis for a retreat with the Amy Howard decorative finish line. A hands-on session with the new product line up
Am particularly excited about the VENETIAN PLASTER, 2D EMBOSSING STENCIL and
GREAT NEW STENCIL PATTERNS for furniture, walls and fabric.
New techniques will also be taught and one just learned is reverse painting on glass with lacquer sprays and water
Nice isn't it? Watch for a future post with instructions and the decorating options.
Up for a BEFORE and AFTER?
Here's a current favorite
What we have here is a builders special; black granite surround and a rather odd mantle which is so out of place with this massive wall. The two rustic columns on the side were set there as a potential design element.......nope.
Four of these boys, found in Atlanta, are vintage Belgian Draft horse bog shoes
Tiny mantle, gone. In it's place is a vintage fireplace surround found in Tennessee, a gorgeous Tiger Eye and Burled Maple with a beautiful patina of age. Hubby Steve, built a surround above the mantle, this is one tall wall!
Those criss cross shadows are from the overhead woven egg basket chandeliers.
Can you spy the wet bar to the far right?
In it's reincarnation it will be a Whisky Bar, with custom chalk art and rustic floating shelves from Thailand.
In formation with a vintage Prune Dryer from Provence, a one piece hand carved wooden chain, et al, makes for a big change, don't you think?
If I get my act together would like to bring a professional photographer in. Another plus from the Amy Howard retreat will be lessons in photography so you will not have to endure low quality images.....well, I hope
Going to the conference in Atlanta? Let's meet up, drop me a line
The winner of this book is Carolyn, enjoy!