I dropped everything to drive two hours south, to pick up this gorgeous, pristine, amazing Witco tiki hula girl artwork at an estate sale, then drove two hours home. The piece is 60″ high and 30″ wide — a real statement piece for sure! I also got a small Witco stool that sat under it for many many years. Like, since 1980, at least. She will be a crowning jewel of my Mahalo Lounge! I am so psyched!
I’ve been painting… and painting… and painting. Denise is back at her house. I am finishing up all the painting, and I will glaze the little dentil pieces. Then, she will be back to do the final wood graining on all the remaining larger expanses. Heck yeah there is more →
Congratulations to reader Mandrake, who guessed 1,408 dentils inserted within the ceiling molding and beams topping my living room and dining room. Mandrake guessed amazingly close — 1,408 — to the number of dentils I counted, 1406.Heck yeah there is more →
I scored a bunch of New Old Stock Plan-A-Room Kits designed in 1956 by designer Paul MacAlister — all from his estate. My sets have provenance! You responded to my story so here you go: All this week, a chance to win one. But: I’m going to make you work for it. I am taking a break from the blog this week to continue to faux bois paint and glaze the dentil molding and all the other wood trim in my living room and dining room, all part of my Mahalo Lounge transformation. To win: Guestimate how many dentils there are in my living room/dining room.Heck yeah there is more →
I spoke too soon when I said I had quickly found the base color for painting all the white woodwork in my living room and dining room to look like wood — aka faux bois painting. Getting the custom color base right took Denise — a genius decorative painter — A DAY AND A HALF. Even though she is a pro. Or: Because she is a pro! Heck yeah there is more →