Back to the Home Tour ... Our Living Room ...

A couple of weeks ago on my Friday Snip-its ... I discussed brick.

To paint or Not to paint.

The images I shared ... I agree with you totally.  DON'T Paint.

But here's what I have ... and no, the fact that a lightbulb is out is NOT the problem!

Do you see how DARK it is in that back wall and in both corners.  I tried so many ways to keep the brick and lighten it up.  

Then, I took the jump.  And painted the whole damn thing.  WHITE.

Here, I was playing with mantel colors.  Mustard.  I am not a fan of Hot Dogs.
This was short lived.

The little bar area also had no light.  I loved it ... but I just need LIGHT!

Here is is today.  White Brick, White behind the bar ... and a little door treatment in the bar area.

Red Mantel. Fun for now.

The LIGHT.  Oh how I love the LIGHT.

The Bar.  White Walls. Portrait Light. Pattern on the Doors. Love.
John Gonella Art

Again, the Before ... 

The Original Dark Corner.  Now has Light.
Favorite piece of Jane's Art.

The Whole After ... 

No Shades on Chandelier.  White Brick. Portrait Light.

Making my life brighter!

Things continue to change with the wind.  But I am so much happier with the Light.

I have fallen in love with New England.  But when it is dark at 4:30 in December, I need the light.  The painted brick delivers the goods.  

In my case.  It was necessary to Paint the Brick!

Glad you stopped by for another visit ... have a wonderful week!

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.




Continuing our stroll through the Open Studios last weekend ... Don and I met John Gonnella!

We met "her" in the hallway ... hmmm, where did she come from???  We rounded the corner and found more!

She is 6' tall and I wish this photo could make you feel the way I did in her presence.  In AWE!

This one ... we brought home for a trial run.  It FIT.  Don and I will be meeting back up with John in the next few weeks to have him sign it for us ... in RED!  I will REVEAL it's new home as soon as it is signed!

Pop Art Goes TOILE!  Can't you just see this POP in a serious blue and white toile room?

The ORANGE Angel ... We didn't see this one in person.  I found it on his Website ... ahhh.

John ... in front of one of his girls' ... this gives a better visual of the SCALE of his art.

Thank you John for your time and ART!!

Go Find Some POP on John's site ... here.