Hi everyone! Thank you for the overwhelmingly sweet comments on my last post. It's such an amazing feeling to finish a project and have you all to share the results with!
There were a couple questions I wanted to answer!
Missy: The paint color in my kitchen is Tangier Island by Ralph Lauren and the bedroom is Georgian Green by Benjamin Moore.
Ella (love the name!) asked:
I've got a few q's for you. I have a similar stair wall along the banister railing in your 12th picture. Only mine extends the full length of the stairs. space there really needs a face lift. How hard was it to paint the spindles, railing and wall in that tight space? Do you have any tips that make for a nicer finish and easier process there?
That area really was difficult to paint. We definitely didn't do it in a "professional painter" kind of way but it worked. For the wall behind the railing we used one of those long skinny paint rollers.
Picture from Apartment Therapy
The area was tight so we hit the stair rail a few times but that's why we did the wall first. For the back of the railing I took a small paint brush, loaded it with paint and slipped it through the spindles vertically. Then with my other hand I reached around to grab the end of the handle and swiped the paint on as best I could. I'm thinking there has got to be an easier way but we couldn't think of one. If we tried to use a small roller for the semi gloss, it didn't roll and just slid after the first coat. I got up on a ladder after that was done and got what I could from underneath.
If you come over to my house, look up the stairs, turn your head to the left and look closely while squinting, you will see some missed spots between the wall and railing. We did the best we could though!
Completely unrelated now, I've been trying to find a ceiling fan worthy of our master bedroom. Where oh where did you find that simply beautiful ceiling fan?
I purchased the ceiling fan at a local lighting store but I did see it online. Here is the website for the manufacturer Casablanca .
It's good to go and talk to someone about which fans and light kits are compatible. I picked out the light kit I wanted first and then he showed me which fans I could put it on. They call my light kit a 4 - light Victorian fitter, #K44V.
I also wanted to show you my new pillows! I bought them on Etsy from Sa-Sea Boutique . If you haven't been over to her store, check it out! There are some new ones out now that are completely tempting me!
Like this one, how darling is this?!