now days on a construction site means–no workers. With everything so quiet, I’m looking for a little inspiration—a few projects need attention. I’ve searched Pinterest, my books and magazines for ideas. Here is what’s inspiring me today!
Perfect look for my beverage and bar center–even has a doggie bowl area
Front Entry Garden idea–so very charming
Garden area like this one is a must … I dream big
Wonderful Faux Bois china for the kitchen–very mountainy don’t you think
Plates will go on the living room wall—above the door
I love these stools for the kitchen—maybe in leather
Of course everyone wants Bunny Williams barn–yes, please
Maybe I’ll repeat my last renovation Entry Garden–I have all asphalt again … not charming
And then there is always Mr. ‘P’s’ favorite house for inspiration
Snow days can really get you thinking … which sometimes leads me down unexpected paths!
emember the side table problem in the Atlanta kitchen? First I tried the large round skirted tables with the copper coffee urns–way to large for the Belgian linen loveseat. Then I tried several small tables from around the house and a shop or two–too small. I was very discouraged so I just left the corners blank for a while. My next shopping trip was the charm. I shopped about 100 stores one week and finally spotted the winner– these iron and wood tables had just arrived at, of all places, Boxwoods! It seems that I missed them the first time around because they sold immediately. I brought home two sizes and the larger size was the clear winner. Sometimes you just have to shop a little more to find the perfect table–not a problem for me. See what you think.
The round skirted tables and Belgian coffee urns were just too large for the space.
The tables were too small, but the lamp on the right was a winner.
And the Winner is …
Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together. The draperies are the next choice on the list–more later.
hese beautiful turkeys are frequent visitors to my Garden. They seem to say ‘Welcome to the mountains’ every time they arrive. We also have three deer that drop by from time to time. The bears have avoided me so far–very glad for that.
Gobble, gobble all in a row
The Parker Garden—a favorite lunch spot
Enjoy the beautiful Winter weather!
Photos by Keven Hawkins for Lissy Parker blog
hank you for all of the comments and emails about my painted kitchen floor. I am crazy in love with this floor. College son had three sick professors on Thursday, so he came to Cashiers for the weekend. His comment on the floors was’ WOW.’ I said I was thinking of adding a zebra rug on top in the window area–his comment was ‘Why.’ He has always been a man of few words. Sorry about the delay in posting these but my laptop was in N.C. all week and I was in Atlanta. My last post was by iphone and editor–thank God for editors. Enjoy the fun.
Frog Tape in action–or, Men at work
The reinforcements have arrived–all of the Frog Tape at Lowe’s
Taping and Painting fun at Lissy’s house
The math involved in this process is mind-boggling. All corners of the Island, room and entries had to match.
Some of the lighting was on back order so small lamps were used to light the area as needed
This is Kermit–1.159 miles of Frog Tape! I am buying stock in Frog Tape.
The view back into the kitchen–note to self, paint those electric covers on the island.
If you have any painted floor questions just send me a comment or e-mail.
All photos by Lissy Parker for lissyparker.com
abulous Frog Tape is the best new invention in years. It seals to your floor and … no paint leaks—unless you move it. The painting project moved ahead after loads of math, marking and chalk lines. Then the fabulous green tape came on the scene! We started with eight rolls, but needed about 20 more rolls to complete the job. When all was finished 1.159 miles, yes miles, of Frog Tape was used. The guys even saved the used tape and made a giant tape ball named ‘Kermit’—green, frog and fun. I think the results were simply stunning, but let me know what you think!
I think you could seal this and call it a day!
The first part of the pattern to be painted was the border.
Working on the inner grid—that’s Merritt the Magnificent painting.
The pattern was taped on the dry grid—the circles were drawn with a compass and cut with an exacto knife
The outside border was painted while the pattern was being taped.
Painting in progress—so exciting to see it all come together.
I am crazy for this floor!
he day has finally arrived–paint the kitchen floor day. A base coat of Benjamin Moore Ivory White will go on in the morning … then the fun begins. After many color trials the final choices are Ben Moore’s 925 Ivory White, Cromwell Gray and Sandy Hook Gray. The pattern will be a grid filled with alternating circles and squares that was adapted by Keven Hawkins to fit my kitchen floor. Check back ASAP for the floor updates.
The Kitchen floor awaiting beautification!
Kitchen floor all primed and ready for paint
Ready, Set, Paint!
hope y’all had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Happy New Year from New Orleans!
Not me, my brother! What a great idea for next year.