We painted the ceilings a super light warm blueish-gray...Palest Pistachio. The walls, a mix of White Mosaic, Golden Straw, and Edgecomb Gray. After looking at eco-friendly, recycled options to replace the old carpet in the bedrooms, we decided that the best 'non-impact' way to remodel, was to use what we already had...so we ripped up the carpet, sanded the plywood, and painted over with a glossy warm charcoal porch paint Kendall Charcoal. Love it. Someone commented that it looks "Anthropologie-esque". If you know me, then you know this is a major compliment :)
Go slowly through the house.
Be polite, introduce yourself,
so it can introduce itself to you.
-Under the Tuscan Sun
In the office we did the same with the floors, got some great heavy, long black and white tapestries for the windows, and I even "shabby-chic"-ed (my made-up verb) an awesome vintage armoire we found at a store in town. The wrought-iron hardware on this piece is so unique, and I painted Chris' desk to match.
Artwork is making it's way back onto the walls, along with lots of new photos from our time in Italy. The kitchen and guest bath are the last on the agenda over the next 2 weeks...then I think we'll be able to take a sigh of relief.
Not only has the inside of the house been bustling with activity...so has the outside. Since the summer has been a very tropical, rainy one this year, we've had 2 of our many banana trees actually produce fruit. I doubt that the bananas will reach full maturity, but it's nice to see the bunches hanging over the yard. Also, the area is experiencing a visit from a not-so-welcomed guest this season...these monstrous locust/grasshopper things that eat, eat, and eat. But they are colorful and interesting to look at. Fellow St. Augustine blogger SomePinkFlowers posted about this phenomenon this morning as well.
So these are just some of the happenings around our house these days...I'll keep you updated on the progress.