My Cabinet Drawer And Gold Leafing Design Decision

kitchen design by CVL Designs, via Houzz

Thank you so much for all of your input on my cabinet drawer and gold leafing question!  I read every single one of your 225+ comments and suggestions (on yesterday's post and on Facebook), and really gave them some thought.  And then my mom and brother came over just to look at it in person with me and consider some of your suggestions that really … [Read more...]

Wall Of Cabinets Finished For Now

wall of cabinets finished 2

I didn't quite get everything done, but the wall of cabinets is done enough for now. I ended up having plain glass installed in the four upper cabinet doors.  The plain glass adds some shimmer while not adding yet another pattern/texture to the mix. I also got the base cabinets and doors topcoated with the polyurethane, and got them … [Read more...]

So Close, But Yet So Far Away

bottom cabinets 3

I was certain I'd have the bottom cabinets on the wall of cabinets finished by now.  And I probably would if it weren't for the weather not cooperating!!  It rained early Tuesday morning, and when the rain stopped, it was unbelievably hot and humid outside.  It wasn't one of those rains that clears the air and everything feels so fresh afterwards.  … [Read more...]

Green, White, and….Black?

green white and black room, Viceroy Hotel, Santa Monica, designed by Kelly Wearstler - 2

After I put forth the question about my breakfast room ceiling the other day, Matt and I had a discussion about vaulting the ceiling.  We both love that idea, and I think that will certainly be the long term plan.  But I think we both agreed that for now, it would probably have to wait.  If the contractor was correct, and his framer would do it for … [Read more...]