Friday Finds

February 1st, 2013

Hello all, thanks so much for the great comments this week, and for those of you who took the survey, some things I knew, some things I didn’t but I’m so so grateful for your feedback! Here’s a peek at some things that caught my eye this week.

Have you picked up the February issue of BH&G? This dining room is perfection in my eyes, the rustic beams and table, the natural light, the striped rug, and blue mismatched chairs. So inviting, I love it!

turquoise chairs bhg

 

The Homies are back – those “best blog” nominations over at Apartment Therapy, where readers vote every year. If you’re inclined you can vote for the CG blog in the DIY & Home Projects category.  :)

homies

 

Ladies on the go, these little emergency kits from See Jane Work are good to have in your handbag or glove compartment, I bought the coral one myself.

emergency kits

 

 

More articles I enjoyed this week:

Trend predictions: the comments are my favorite.

Happy 100th Grand Central!  (love the pictures)

I cannot I cannot I cannot accept this as truth. But I’ll try.

The power of motherhood and a handwritten letter.

30 Rock one liners and guest stars.

Nine secrets of motivated people.

Work a desk job?  Stretch it out with these yoga poses.

 

We’re tiling the bathroom backsplash tomorrow and watching the 49ers (hopefully) win the Superbowl on Sunday, hope you all have a great weekend! 

.kate signature image

 

Painted French Doors

January 31st, 2013

Sometimes I need to listen to my own advice.  I was crushing on colorful mullions and trim a few weeks ago and wishing I could go that route and then I smacked my head and realized I could so add color to my house if I just painted my interior French doors.  So I did.

They’ve been white for five years and I decided to have some fun – I chose a medium shade of teal blue by Glidden called ‘Still Waters’ and it gives the entry and the living room a dose of fresh color.

diy painted french doors

 

Painting divided light French doors isn’t difficult, you can even paint them in place, you just need these supplies.  A tarp, a foam roller, deglosser, an angled paintbrush, a utility knife or box cutter, a razor blade scraper and painter’s tray (not shown),  painter’s tape, rubber gloves, and a screwdriver or drill.

painting supplies

 

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