Something about birds.

    

I’m not sure where my obsession for birds came from. As an English lit major it was always a mysterious, engaging theme throughout poetry & prose. If you wanted to bring something into the etherial, mention a bird. Nests, eggs, feathers. Birth. Transformation. Flying.

They are in my home and all over my home. Pillows, pottery, lamps, dishes, linens, books.

Our house is a very, very, very fine house…

…with 3 cats in the house, a 100lb chocolate lab, and 3 kids running everywhere. And life is sweet. My hubby and I have designed & built two homes. It is a long, exciting and laborious process, but one we love. My husband grew up designing & building homes with his family. I grew up changing around the furniture in my room every weekend, browsing art museums, reading books & marketing for the architectural & design industry.

Designing a house is fun, designing the inside of a house is even more fun. Here’s a peak at our nest.

          

First Milk Paint Project

This is a picture of the ratty chairs that I bought off of Craislist that I planned to refinish and put in my new home. I had no idea how they were going to turn out as I have never refinished a piece of furniture, but I bought 8 chairs for $150 and didn’t have a budget for anything thing else. These were going to work. I had purchased a PB farm table in a honey color and wanted the chairs to go with this. This was also a design issue because I didn’t know what color I was going to come up with and how was I going to make it work with the table.

So, we dug into the project by standing all the chairs. Actually, my supportive & loving husband cleaned and sanded all the chairs. Then I started playing with the milk paint I bought from The Real Milk Paint Company. We were also in the midst of picking out colors for the exterior of the house we were building so I had some pretty neutral stains that I put over the color combination I liked. It turned out to be a distressed brown/beige color. I’m in love with them and the color is perfect in my kitchen! Check it out.