Remember how I was all psyched about using a leopard print rug in my Mahalo Lounge? Well, it turns out that Denise had a roll of 20 yards of leopard print fabric — it’s a micro-suede — that she had picked up a few years ago at a nearby fabric outlet. She paid just $3 a yard. Last time she was here to paint, she brought it along for me to ponder. Could I turn it into a rug? Nahhhh…. Let’s use it as wallpaper! Yowza: It looks fantastic — it feels like flocked wallpaper! — and it is going up like a DREAM — so easily, with a staple gun, kapow kaboom!Heck yeah there is more →
Denise and I have been painting fools all week long, and the foolishness is scheduled to continue through about 3 p.m. Friday, when we break for the long weekend. We are heading toward the finish line in our epic task to faux bois paint all the dados, windows, beams, cabinets and trim in my living room and dining room.Heck yeah there is more →
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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 →