ORC Linking Event … Week 4

I cannot even believe we are at Week FOUR!  Linda is still calling the shots and keeping me on track! 


If you are new here, Linda organizes a semi-annual Challenge to change one room in Six Weeks.

You can check out Week 1 and 3 if you are interested.
I skipped Week 2!

And then she asks everyone to join in on their own in her Linking Event to do the same.

Perhaps because I have an entire house, also known as #ProjectDownSize, to do … 
I am just crazy willing enough to join in!

I promised last week a post on lighting and a new ceiling. 

Well here is the problem when I am not a total DIY'er.
My Electrician is coming TODAY.  He is clearly not as interested in pleasing all of you as I am.

I apologize on his behalf.  However, if you are in my neck of the woods, I'll share him.

He rocks!

So … here is what is happening that you cannot see!



You might remember the "Hide" I scored last year.  
It finally has come into it's own.

It is at the upholsterer right now.  Taking over the Toile that graced my kitchen a few years ago.  Here's the thing about chairs.  They Rock. And can be changed in a heartbeat.  Continue the Chair Hoarding.  It is a constant Giver!
And the Kravet accent fabric … well, you will just have to wait to see that little treat.

So … while you might think I am slacking off … here is the real DIY'er going on right now.  
Yes, at the same time as the ORC Linking Party.

Remember when Don told me to focus.  
You clearly know I am no good at that!!

We are painting the kitchen cabinets.


And I haven't even shared about my countertops yet.

 So I can't make it a total surprise …  they are man-made.  
Love at First and Last Sight!
I promise to share more on my finds.


You might spy my Island Top … 
But this was quitting time my friends.

Notice Don has his hand on the Kettle One.
Yep. Cocktail time.  
We do have priorities after all!
Looking forward to showing you my lighting next week!  

Check out all the linking participants here!

Making the World More Beautiful.  
One Room (or more!) at a Time.
xo

kim

Friday Snip - Its … HPMKT 2014!


1.  My new friend Kelly and I won these beautiful stone bracelets from CRLaine!
2.  Even Alexa can dig a little DIY.  Loved this!
3.  Antlers go Glam!
4.  More Alexa Goodness.  Details Abound.
5.  C2 Paints Custom Colors by Barry Dixon. You are going to be able to buy them here this summer!
6. HGTV using IG to get us all on snapping photos! 
7.  Cookies mimicking these from Traci Zeller and CRLaine.
8.  Yeah, I didn't post this week.  
Next week will be Double Good!
9.  Yellow Leather and Turquoise.  Perfection.

I spent the last 5 days at HighPoint Market 2014.
I was a First timer and will be back again next year!
Thanks to all those who made the Show so successful and for bringing so much creativity to the Design World!

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

xo,

kim

Orange and Emerald ...

The chair brings the Orange.  Nature brings the Emerald!


This chair literally fell together!  I love it when this happens ... it was a no-thought come together of the best kind!

Hopefully you remember the day I found the skin ... one of those purchases that I truly had no idea where it was going to be used.  Just knew it needed to be mine!

Once I made the decision to use the leather on my chair, I wasn't entirely sure what fabric I wanted on the pillows to complement my chair.  And I wasn't pressed to make a decision which is always a good thing!

And this happened.



The blue/white print is from an old Lilly Skirt that I had in a pile to go to GoodWill.  I loved that skirt, it was getting a little short!  I just glanced over one day while doing the laundry and decided it needed to be a funky little pillow!

I call it Preppy Zebra!

I also didn't want to lose the "spirit of the skirt" so I left the little brass button and pocket!



Then the crazy popular Chiang Mai Dragon fabric.  I was in my upholsterer's workroom one afternoon a couple of weeks ago and saw this:


Well, I stopped in my tracks ... this is beautiful ... what a lucky person bringing this home.  Ha Ha, fooled me!  It was already used and done.  This sofa was in for a little facelift of it's own to become leather.  

Well ... hmmm ... what are you doing with the fabric when you pull it off?  I asked.

Um, can I have a piece?

Well ... sure ... and here it is my "vintage" fabric pillow.  

Couldn't be happier!!



My throw is a vintage Kantha quilt ... it is so soft and HUGE!  Was purchased to use on our hammock.  But now it is the true traveling blanket!



Yes, the chair will reside in my Illusion Office ... but if I could, I would leave it right here in the grass ... isn't it lovely?


Murphy gives a nod of approval ... the chair brought him out into the heat for a few minutes ... then he disappeared back under the deck into the rocks!  Poor Guy, the heat is really killing him.


Last week brought together my ya ya's and their families.  My Family.  We have been spending a week together every summer for 17 years.  We each come away relaxed, loved, and re-juiced for the next year!  
I have been blessed by their friendship, thank you my dear friends!

Thank you for hanging in with me and continuing to check in! 

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

xo,

kim