…This Old House

So fun to seeing Blue Egg Brown Nest on This Old House! This is our Hide & Seek screen introduced by Frammie (my MIL) & built by my DH, stylized by yours truly.

http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/yourtoh/diy-projects/gallery?entry_id=50e495c7fc944a4572004c8c&image_id=1

The back story is is that I really wanted window seats so the flatscreen had to find a home above the fireplace. I know this is a big issue of debate. But, the screen has helped and it was a great project. I heart having a handy husband!

I hunted down some vintage bird & botanical prints & had custom mats made for them.

The frames are cheap-o ones from Michaels that I stained and added gold leaf to - another tip from Fram!

DH had to get custom hinges made to make the screen open easily. It's a bit more tricky than it looks.

 

Very happy with the finished product minus the fact that I get in trouble when I accessorize the mantel too much and the TV won't turn on. I can't help it!

I'm making a few screens now in French Linen. Already have the prints and this little gal has them painted.

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…Favorite Things Friday – Le Creuset & a confession

I’m not sure we’ve discussed my secret addiction, but I think I’m ready to confess. Well, let me just show you a picture.

 

 

I know, it’s a bit ridiculous. I won’t tell you the exact amount, but it’s over 25 varieties.

I thought I deserved a lovely tea kettle since I knew I would have a good return on investment. And Le Creuset is the best.

www.blueeggbrownnest.com