Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Great idea for a fountain for a pool

Went to a builder's open house the other day and snapped this amazing pic. The fountains weren't turned on, as it was too windy. The flagstone style bench, is just a flag veneer, it holds the pumps, etch for the two pots on either side that shoot out water when turned on, into the pool. I saw this a year or so ago, and when the builder was holding it open I went back. That is an amazing idea. I have an above ground pool, inground and would love a fountain. I am thinking 2 large pots at the end, no need for the bench etc. as the pots can hold the equipment. Hmmm, I may need to figure this one out. Would look great for the pool.

New Haven Homes, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Barrel Chairs Redone!! Refinishing Chairs

The Barrel Chairs are Done!! Hooray!! See below.

Taken apart, washed, sanded and dried.

Sprayed with Kilz to eliminate any stains or odors. Hey, they are vintage.

Spray painted black. Some of the cane is missing, I just left it that way, gives it character.

Finished with great fabric my daughter picked out. After all they are going in her apartment.

They look so great with her butter colored leather couch, and she has a black throw, and some damask pillows, like you can see on the floor in the other pic. Love these chairs. They have even survived their first party.

These were a great find for $70 for the pair, and with all the paint and fabric my total came to $120.00. So that made them $60 a chair, you just can't beat that. Love Craig's list, great find and great chairs. What are you redoing?

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

9 By Design Bungalow Hotel

9 by Design Season Finale tonight!! Love, Love, Love that show. I have to admit, I have watched each episode more than once. Just love it. So imagine my thrill when I ran across the pics below at: Such a great blog. There is also an invite to the season finale, so If you are in New York, you should so go to the finale party. But, for those of us not in New York, we will have to pop some popcorn and enjoy on our DVR, or as it plays on Bravo.

Spoiler alert, the photos below show the Bungalow Hotel that will be shown in tonight's episode.

All photos, Sixx Design, and

Remember when they were talking about the flags for each bedroom?

Remember the trip to look at all the wood? Oh and how about the leather couch redo. Yum.

How about the cow pattern couch redo. It is amazing. Loving the extra large Queen too.

Enjoy the finale. Great show.