I forgot about the randomness that goes with "this and that"'s a pass for just dumping all kinds of pictures and info onto a post with pure abandon!

So today I will bounce all over the place and leave you spinning for the weekend.

Let's start with a kitchen reno....

You remember the before right?

Everything was going smoothly until the painting....I knew this part was going to be rough for her because it's pretty hard living through the inconvenience of all the plastic etc..... 

But she made it with my encouragement....and wine of course :)

These Silestone countertops called Eternal Calacatta Gold are my new fav!

This kitchen faucet Grohe K7 

Moving my Manchester project.  

Scored this awesome art form Scott Kerr at Scott's Market!  The amazing part is I hung it with D rings and no level.  Only one extra hole :)

Trying to accessorize this single girls bedroom with some blush.....

Her sweet puppy "Coco Chanel"

Back downstairs we started this gallery wall in the kitchen!

We placed this chair in the kitchen for a cozy spot to enjoy a cup of coffee in the mornings!  I have a spot like this and it's the best.
Small table and floor lamp from West Elm....

And hello gorgeous black and cream blanket from Williams and Sonoma Home [friends and family weekend]

And.....there is a new development down in Fayetteville Georgia that has really caught my eye!

Pinewood Forest is a large planned urban development and the homes are being curated by Dana Lynch Design who oozes talent.

I took these shots from their Instagram page [Pinewood Forest Design Group]

The first few are the new sales center...hubba hubba

I'm interested.....Maybe a day trip soon!

And no "this and that" post is complete without a picture of Cami....

So all of you special people have a wonder Thanksgiving.....I'm headed to Tucson to visit some family. 



I'm sitting here in a dither trying to decide what to write about today.  Here's the  problem.... I am in the middle of so many projects but I feel like showing you bare drywall and unfinished spaces is pretty lame.'s looking like this might be the case plus if I answer a few questions then all might be forgiven.....maybe?

The wood dresser in the post "Design Plan" is from the Hooker Skyline collection.  The rug is from Silver Creek.

I do have a few other details [on this same project] to share so I will try to keep it interesting.....:)

The master bath room before.... with that gorgeous view of the river but clearly outdated.

 Took down the wallpaper and added trim!

Giving a space some architectural details is always a good idea!

Painted the vanity BM White Dove

Whoa....slight game changer.... plus new hardware!

Also if you look at the before picture there are sconces which we are replacing with these from Circa Lighting.

Trying to bring the glamour back!

Back to the bedroom.....against this back wall is the seating area....

Here are the fabrics.....

The sofa and 2 chairs were previously in the LR
A pretty gray blue velvet for the sofa and the chair fabric is actually a cream color [shown like that so you can see the pattern]

And opposite of the seating area on the other side of the bed.....a chaise from CR Laine with a Kravet performance fabric on know the singing and dancing fabric:)....haha  And the Bungalow 5 white textured dresser.
So lots of blues and creams.....

Sheer linen curtains with this pretty trim on it....
I mentioned before that the ceilings were painted BM Glass Slipper and the walls are BM White Dove.

Here is an almost finished picture of the bedroom entry....light fixture goes in today....door knobs soon!  I still can't get over how much better the plain doors look with the added trim.

It has been a long time since I have done a pretty traditional room like this!  Hopefully I can hold off any more pictures until it is finished.

I'm sure all 10 of you are yawning by now.....tis the season I guess:)



I made it home from the beach with chipped and broken nails but my spirit was still intact.  If you have been reading DI for a while then you know that we purchased this beach rental down on 30A at the peak of the market back in 2006.'s definitely been a struggle but thank goodness it is finally breaking even with good rentals.  Whew.....those were some lean years for us.

I think I have mentioned before how much work it is keeping the place spiffed up as it sleeps 10 and that many people can be hard on a place.  Word of advice.....just's much easier:)

The same furniture had been there for 11 years and was not a pretty site.  Time for a refresh!  The last time I did one was here

I knew it was slim pickens down there for furniture shopping because everything is so expensive!  But I stumbled on a store called Stock and Trade Design Co and it was the motherload.  Reasonable prices and tons of merchandise.  

I got a sofa that was sunbrella AND slipcover. 

I purchased the coffee table and rug also.

The chair in the corner is so comfy and performance fabric also.

I have to tell you that I went in one store and asked the sales women if she had any sofa's or chairs in performance fabric and she looked at me and said "what is that"?  


I said you know "fabric that sings and dances"......what the heck.....are you kidding me?

We left.

Yes it drives me crazy that the sofa can't be centered under the window.....

I got that original watercolor picture a while back at a thrift store for 35.00

So this small table and chairs were purchased a few years ago from a flea market and then I stumbled across the place called Not Too Shabby  and bought this mirror!

I painted this Pottery Barn wood and glass console while I was there and I took about 5 coats and 3 full days.  Don't you hate when you start a project that you think will be so stinking easy's so not!

This piece is original [I bought when I first did the place]

I found this little occassional chair at a place called Retail Therapy.  Good deals in that place!

There are still a few things to do....but it's so clean we backed out of that me done!

Got home Tuesday night and it's already Friday.  I could be a little happy about that:)

After Cami wined for 3 hours she wore herself out.  Traveling with that girl is not for sissy's.


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