Thursday, February 2, 2012

Failing miserably

Monday was my first full day back at work since the birth of my daughter.  The job was to add to some stenciling I had done on a four poster bed when I was about 7 months pregnant.  I only agreed to take on this job in my state because the client's home was actually closer to the hospital where I would soon deliver my hot tamale of a little girl than my own home!  

This is a great little job for the blog: a vintage Herendon four poster, black lacquered bed that my client did not want to replace but was purchased when it was en vogue to have suits of furniture that all matched.  Slowly but surely she is painting and replacing pieces to modernize the look of her home.  I am using Annie Sloan Chalk Paints for the job as well as stencils from Cutting Edge Stencils, so indeed a very different look than her previous Herendon Asian-inspired theme.  The client is very happy because we have been able to achieve a very feminine "Marie Antoinette" look without her bedroom feeling heavy and overly "done".  Thanks to the simple lines of the once Asian-styled bed, some chalk paints and light, tone on tone stencils have done the trick.  This has been one of the best before and afters I have done thus far while living in New Orleans, can't wait to post!

I have to admit that it is February(and almost Mardi Gras for New Orleanians) and already I am failing miserable at my resolutions to write to you followers more often.

I would like to confess that I have seen Bryan Batt twice this week!  The first time in the bank on Monday on the way to my job, and the second was tonight!  I was in Whole Foods checking out, I wasn't going to tell him in stalker fashion how much I loved his book but I was thinking it and I did have Alice with me in her baby sling and he commented on how cute she was and then I had to tell him how his book made my year and visual archives.  Confessing this to you my dear readers keeps me on my toes.  

I wish a great weekend to all!