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Feb 26, 2012

Q & A with Rachel Ashwell at Shabby Chic



Susan at Between Naps on the Porch wrote a post about an article from Garden & Gun magazine, which featured a tour of Rachel Ashwell's Texas home and included a a fun Q&A with the designer and founder of the brand we know as "Shabby Chic."

Susan decided to answer the questionnaire herself and invited her readers to do likewise.  The following are my answers to the Q&A:

1. Favorite Cocktail:  Wine.
2. Favorite Getaway:   Anywhere I can hear the waves.
3. If you could meet anyone in the world, who would it be?   Jesus.
4. Daydream of the moment:?   To see the first flowers of spring.
5. Your personality in one word?   Contemplative.
6. Are you more garden or gun?   Garden.
7. If you were road-tripping, what's the one album you'd take with you?   Fleetwood Mac.
8. What are you reading?  One Thousand Gifts.
9. What do you want to do when you grow up?   Create beauty through design, photography, gardening, etc.
10. What is your greatest extravagance?   Mani/Pedis.   Guilty Pleasure?   Chocolate covered pretzels.
11. Favorite Southern Food?   Sweet potatoes.
12. Most treasured possession?   My wedding ring.
13. Favorite Southern name?   Samantha.
14. What talent would you most like to have?   To be a good photographer.
15. What's your current state of mind?   Thankful.

Now it's your turn!  Copy and paste the questions below into a comment and answer them in your comment.  If you're a blogger, you may wish to create a post with the questions and answers for your readers and ask how they would answer.  :)

Here are the questions...can't wait to read your answers!

1. Favorite Cocktail:
2. Favorite Getaway:
3. If you could meet anyone in the world, who would it be?
4. Daydream of the moment:?
5. Your personality in one word?
6. Are you more garden or gun?  .
7. If you were road-tripping, what's the one album you'd take with you?
8. What are you reading?
9. What do you want to do when you grow up?
10. What is your greatest extravagance?  Guilty Pleasure?
11. Favorite Southern Food?
12. Most treasured possession?
13. Favorite Southern name?
14. What talent would you most like to have?
15. What's your current state of mind?

Thanks for visiting!
 

Feb 24, 2012

Rustic Perfection


I painted this rustic cabinet and took it to the shop to sell.  I couldn't get it out of my mind.  I decided to go back to the shop and bring it home.


 I love the shape and color of this cabinet.


I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in a mix of Louis Blue, Provence and Duck Egg Blue.  These three colors mixed to a beautiful turquoise.


The color of the cabinet is about two shades darker than my walls, which I recently painted in Sea Salt by Sherwin Williams.


It's an imperfect, rustic cabinet, which fits perfectly in this corner of my kitchen.

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Snowy Morn



We woke up to a snowy morning.  Smokey didn't like the snow too much.








Stay warm and thanks for visiting.

Feb 6, 2012

Pinterest Project



If you love Pinterest as much as I do, you'll want to check out the Pinterest Project hosted by The DIY Club.   The theme for February is Red.

Go to The DIY Club for the details and link up your Pinterest Project for February.

Click here to view my Pinterest Project for February.

Feb 4, 2012

Sherwin Williams Chip It



Sherwin Williams has a new color tool called Chip It.  You can load any photo from the web, and a color palette will be selected to coordinate with the colors of your photo.




Click on Sherwin Williams Chip It to give it a try.





Another great tool to use when planning your color schemes.