October 13, 2013

Upstairs Hall

When we bought our house the walls were painted peachy-mustard throughout. The first floor and basement were painted before we moved in but the upstairs hall remained. It barely took any time at all to paint, I don't know why I didn't do it sooner. Now, every time I walk upstairs I swoon, just a little bit. The new rug and light are just an added bonus.

Before: 
old wall color, boob light, cheap-o rug from the last house, test swatch of a new paint color
During
wall color: Benjamin Moore's Revere Pewter HC-172
ceiling color: Benjamin Moore's Chantilly Lace
After
new light from Lowes, I spray painted it "champaign" after seeing it done here
it was relatively inexpensive and it sparkles at night
our new rug!!! a tribal Kazak
my first real grown-up rug
Mollee puked on it the first week, le sigh….
 City Park illustration from Etsy, Ikea frame
restored brass switch plate, instructions here
First attempt at a rug from West Elm. This rug was hideous in person and too small.
Rug inspiration
I love it
we still have to paint all the trim and doors…someday


This Guy....

This guy is coming to live with us!!! 
Our new rug for the front entry. I'm smitten. Supposedly he is 1940's Heriz, Iran. 
But I got him on Ebay and he was relatively cheap so we'll see.
We don't have a big entry so that limited the options. 
I pulled a bunch that would work and Bernie made the final choice.

Tomatoes & Cucumbers, oh my!

This year I grew 12 tomato plants and 6 cucumber plants and we've had them coming out our ears all summer. I've spent many a weekend this year roasting and canning and pickling and now we have a freezer and fridge full of goodies. Pretty much we eat tomatoes with everything these days. Recipes at the end.
burrata salad - to die for

Follow my Pinterest board: Food I've Made for all the recipes

Roasted Tomato Pesto - OMGeeeeee - this is so good!!!
More Dill Pickles - these are my fav!

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