i know i’ve mentioned i’m not a huge fan of online magazines, but this one may have changed my mind.
adore home is austrailia’s first online home and lifestyle magazine and it’s seriously full of beautiful interiors, ideas and accessories.
i haven’t had a chance to look it over in it’s entirety, but i already have a couple ideas brewing. the only drawback is that everything is priced in the euro and probably only available across the sea, but i’d never turn down beautiful inspiration. right?
anyway, back on the home front, things are progressing in my room. but they are progressing quite slowly. i will most likely be extending my completion date of next friday (as some of you may have already guessed). but i’m okay with that. it takes the stress off a project that’s supposed to be fun.
the past couple days have been spent preping. all the wallpaper is gone thanks to jen’s amazing tip. seriously. amazing. she made my day.
yesterday and today i have been filling gaps. with a house that’s going on 100 years old, things tend to shift and move creating gaps between moldings and such. and unforuntatly this rooms has quite a few.
for example … this is what a section of the base modling used to look like.
and this is what it looks like after a little spackle. much better! right?
want another example? before…
it’s a bit time consuming and tedious… especially when working with moldings around four windows and four doors. but it’s done. it’s all about the details and having all these gaps filled make an amazing difference.
i also hung and attached the wood for my window coverings. they even have a coat of primer on them (that happened after i took this photo.)
…and a couple pretty pictures of things to come.
these are a pair of vintage corbels i bought about two years ago that have been sitting in my basement. i’m finally putting them to use in this space. i’m really excited to share this project with you. i’m just hoping it works. *crosses fingers*
and these are antique wrought iron nails heads. another cool project i’m pumped about!
and this is my new chandelier for the sitting area of the space. ain’t she purdy?
i love the wrought iron, and the crystals add the perfect amount of glam! so pretty.
so things are moving along … slower that expected … but isn’t that how most things usually work? hopefully by tomorrow i’ll start painting the ceiling and move onto the trim by the weekend. then it’s smooth sailing after that.
anyone want to come help me paint? i make a killer breakfast.