Monday, March 31, 2008
It was for my alma mater, Washington University. This year's show was held in conjunction with St. Louis Fashion Week. It was a blast, although I was exhausted by Sunday evening.
You can read more about the show outline and design program info here.
Unfortunately, it's still too early for photos of the show.
Monday, March 24, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
I was inspired by "This Old Crack House" posting some time ago about the baseboard trim in a house they visited during a housetour. I knew that whenever it came time to do the baseboard trim in my house, that is the look I was after.
So, here is my interpretation, thanks to my Dad's fearlessness of the miter-saw.
This is what I did to compensate for the large expanse of wall inbetween the 2 corners, I think it turned out nice and a sidenote to others considerating this look (It also helps when you only buy 8ft long pieces of board and need to span a 12ft wall).
Monday, March 10, 2008
I absolutely love the window casing that we made, it's so simple but absolutely gorgeous and I find myself petting it whenever I walk past.
Now, you may be wondering exactly what the color is on the two larger walls. It is a dark violet from Behr called Crowning (650C-7). A lovely regal name, don't you think. While the room does fill with daylight as you can see in the photos above, we didn't want to overwhelm the space by painting all of the walls this color. I think our decision makes for a lovely pop of color that this home certainly deserves.
The sought-after Alien Room Redo pictures will be up sometime this coming weekend, so mark your calendars:
While the room isn't 100% finished, it's 90% done with the following left:
- Scrape, Tape and Paint Window
- Tape and Paint Brand New Window Casing
- Buy baseboard trim and install
- Buy floor vent and install
The flooring went in so easily, there were only a few crazy cuts that needed to be made, all the others were just regular length cuts.
As for the window casing, it is truly a thing of beauty. I kept struggling with how it should look, do I add some semi-ornate trim, router the edges, etc. Well after spending way, and I mean way too much time hee-hawing around, the answer was right in front of me: just keep it simple. I cannot tell you what an ephiphany moment that truly was. Once I paint it a nice white, it will be perfect. Needless to say, this will be the standard for all the windows in my house.
So for now dear readers, don't let the anticipation ruin your week.
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Everything is painted and flooring has been purchased. Next on the agenda is to make a new window casing and hang the closet bars. After that is done, then it is off to flooring and all the trimwork.
When the room is done, I'll definately show you some before and after photos. I guarantee you won't believe your eyes.