These are my two new large format designs, Violetta and Birdcage. Thanks to both French Kissed and the Graphics Fairy for images. They are available as digital downloads in both the online store Shabby Cottage Studio and my Etsy store aka Shabby Cottage Studio.
Finally, finally we got the last window installed downstairs. When we redid the downstairs windows we didn't replace the one in the dining room because at the time we had figured that would be french doors leading out to a future deck. But you know plans change and we decided the hopefully next year deck would be better in a different spot.
My home is difficult at best to photograph the interior on this side of the house and this is the what I usually get. Bleh. And those old windows made everything even worse. Always dark looking in this room and this is a sunny day!
Ok, NOW we're getting somewhere!
Just look at THAT light BAY-bee!!!
Hopefully this fall we can get working on my plan to repaint in here and next spring a new floor. This one is just a faux floor and rug I painted over the eee-yuck linoleum that came with this old house.
Yep, this is a picture of a wall. I happened to turn around this morning and for once the light in the computer room allowed me to take a photo where I actually could see the color of the wall. (The screen door leads into my studio and the other door the living room) The walls in this room are a favorite of mine. From the chair rail up I did a wonderful textured faux finish using several texture products. Once all the textures were applied I applied a two color glaze...blue on the top and a burnt sienna on the bottom, then wash the colors toward the middle where they blend to make yet another color. Then wash a little of each glaze color on top of the other randomly. It was a lot of hard work but so worth it because when you see it in person it is beautiful. Since this is the room where I spend most of my time running a business it was important to me that it was restful and looked good.
So this has been a good week...a new window and the first tomato out of the garden. I always say it's the little things that make you happy. And I am. Happy. :-)
I hope you are having a happy week also my wonderful peeps!