September 30, 2009
September 29, 2009
Hanson Brothers go Hippie
The most adorable little boy I've ever photographed (after G baby, of course). I really wish I new his name or his address, or his mom's email address so I could send her these pictures. Her son is fantastic. He was selling lemonade with his best friend right in the middle of the walkway.
This guy reminded me of John Denver or Bob Dylan. Not that I ever met them. But if I did, I'm pretty sure this is how they would sound and act. This guy jammed out.
All photos taken by Pawleys Island Posh
September 28, 2009
Some more examples of the block all strategically placed!
September 23, 2009
I purchased this heinous, but in working condition, faux brass lamp from the Salvation Army store for $1.99 (tax free) which included this tan linen shade. I eyed it from across the room and thought to myself what a great transformation it could make with alittle glossy white paint. Spray paint of course.
This is the spray paint handle thingy. It eliminates the mess and finger cramping that spray painting causes. It's really cheap, maybe $2.50ish at Lowe's or HomeDepot, and, best of all, resusable. You just slide it on to the paint can until it clicks and then slide it back off when you're finished. I purchased this one after seven or eight projects ago so I'm no longer considering the cost when tallying up the cost of a new project.I used white semi-gloss paint by Rustoleum. I like the sheen of gloss over flat paint and the high gloss would have shown any imperfections in the application. You can use whatever you like. Just make sure you to buy the thingy. Also, notice that this can says 2x the coverage. This isn't just a marketing ploy. This can had already been used on two other projects so, again, I considered the paint free.
It's important to spray paint outside. I've only disregarded this rule once and it was such a pain. I covered my driveway with flat boxes to catch the overspray but a drop cloth would have worked better. It's really good to do this in the fresh air or else your babies might be born naked. And we don't want that.
A few more pictures of the transformation!
I can't get over this lamp's gorgeous curves! It seems to glow like a candle when it's turned on. Oooh, that sounded weird, sorry. It's already found a home sitting on the desk in our den. If you're really clever you may have noticed the white paneling and blue walls in the background.
More on that update later.
September 22, 2009
September 21, 2009
So by now I think I've mentioned (probably twice!) that I have an absurd affection for pairs of lamps. I love them. It doesn't matter what the lamp looks like or where I plan to use it, I just can't seem to buy only one. I've passed up really fabulous lamps that were great deals because one was missing it's mate or I couldn't afford the price tag times two. There is something so desirable and polished about a pair of lamps. When I see them, I notice that you took your time and thought through their placement in a room. It demonstrates your ability to see past the obvious task of creating light in dark spot but rather showcasing them as a deliberate addition to the design. Now that I have a whole house to light, I am always on the hunt for a new pair of lamps.
Back to the lamps, as soon as I got back from lunch with my lucky find, I began browsing through some of my favorite interior design pics and noticed just how many of them have pairs of yellow lamps. I've never really considered myself much of a yellow person. It's not really my color, at all. Yet, I love the playful pop it adds to these otherwise sophisticated rooms. Yellow tells you to relax. It helps you to be mellow. To sit down. To not take yourself too seriously. That's a good thing in any space and in life.
I've added the yellow lamps promptly as promised! They didn't come with any shades (who cares for $5 bucks each) so I snagged these bold black and white graphic shades from the white lamps in the living room. More to come on what I did with those lamps. Sorry these pictures aren't styled but I've really struggled to find a home for them and I didn't want to keep you hanging on until I do.
*I can't remember where Ifound this picture, but, I think it's orginally from the set of the movie Bedtime Stories. Please let me know if you discover it's source.
Image from Room Service via Elements of Style
Image found via Everything In It's Place
Image found via Patricia Gray
Image found via Patricia Gray
I'm happy to see that lots of real-live designers are as obsessed with pairs of lamps as I am! I was starting to think it was my bipolar OCD kicking in. No, I'm not bipolar, my OCD is bipolar. I'm usually super laid back and easy going...and then it strikes. I only have OCD for particular things at totally random times. I can go a month without putting my laundry away and have no problem pulling clean clothes out of a laundry basket but yet I will reload the dishwasher twice if someone puts something away wrong. I know. I know. I digress.
To be honest, I'm not really sure where my new gems are going to live. They don't really go with anything else in our house. But you better believe I'll be letting you know when I do find them a home!
That's all for today y'all.