Yes, I have only one (decorating and blogging) thing on my mind these days: Driving toward completion of my Mahalo Lounge or at least toward the point when I can start serving cocktails with sufficient affect. What will I do with the ceilings? I already painted them, a kind of caramel color — Benajamin Moore Shelburne Buff — which reads nondescript in the photo above, but I assure you, does have some pigment to it. But the paint is just a place holder: I also want/need texture on the ceilings. There is so much of them — 45′ x 15′ of ceilings, in five beamed sections. With the ceilings commanding such attention, I must treat them as a “sixth wall”. Thinking and thinking and thinking, and looking and looking and looking, I finally found this open weave natural weave burlap on ebay (affiliate link). I think it might do the trick, adhered right on top of the paint.Heck yeah there is more →
With just one corner of the dining room left, I ran out of leopard print fabric to cover the walls above the wainscoting in my Mahalo Lounge. Scouring my stash — no: It’s a hoard, and I’m not apologizing, because it came through for me! — of vintage wallpaper rolls collected over the past 15 years, I came across 21 linear feet of this 1964 paper — “Du Barry” by John Leigh Spath for Albert van Luit. So excited! The colors — gold, reddish bronze, and dark brown — are perfect — and I’ve always wanted to get some vintage metallic wallpaper into the house. Heck yeah there is more →
The blog has not been “epic” lately — but I assure you, my ongoing project — creation of my Mahalo Lounge — is. Epic, that is. And proving that (1) it’s good to collect things over time and (2) no detail is too small: I remembered that I had these vintage antique brass bamboo and thatch-design switch plates in my hoard. I bought them three years ago, when Kate and I discovered them on ebay. And guess what: There are still more available >>> click here for the link to the huge stash of vintage Leviton tropical switch plate and outlet covers (affiliate link).