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Blue tape is NOT my friend…
May 31, 2007

First of all, I would like to say that Melanie fron Design Amour is a funny gal and I love her comments! If I didn’t have a lovely spot in my guest room for that table, my fantastic find ( gilded table ) i would seriously consider selling it to her.
Back to the blue tape…OH MY GAWSH!!!! I finally finished the refrigerator, which BTW felt like I was faux finishing the grand canyon ( glad it wasn’t a SUB ZERO! ). I am finally finished, minus the molding my husband hasn’t brought home yet, and I take off the blue tape and it rips a piece of my drywall down clear to the brown paper!!!!!
All that aside I am very happy with the first part of my kitchen. Now the real fun begins…the rest of the kitchen!

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I know the finish is hard to see but I am happy with the results minus the blue tape incident.
I can’t wait to see the crown molding on.

On to more wonderful things…HOUSE BEAUTIFUL magazine was kind enough to email me a copy of an article on L.A. designer Lynn Von Kersting from 13 years ago ( not ashamed of my age I was 29 at the time with two small kids ). Lynn is the owner of the famous restaurants “The Ivy” and “Ivy At The Shore”. She also owns a beautiful store on Robertson Blvd. next to The Ivy called “Indigo Seas”. If you are ever in L.A. you HAVE to go there. it’s like taking a vacation on the island of Capri. This month’s Domino magazine has her book as one of the “must haves”. Pricey at $68 but worth it.

Below are the pics from the article and I will explain what I will take from each one.

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This pic is self explanatory…only my adirondacks aren’t as worn out. I will distress them but not as much as these. Love the flower baskets on the stucco. We have a patio with the adirondacks that will look great with those.

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LOVE LOVE LOVE THE BEDROOM. I am going to do a similar version for my girls. They are teenagers the giant vintage pillows ( fantastic reproductions are at the Santa Monica Airport Flea Market ) and the leopard lampshade with vintage floral bedding will be fabulous. The other picture of the sitting area will be a version of how I will decorate the downstairs teenager living room ( yes…thank god they do have their own space and that is the reason why we bought this house. )

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LOVE THIS LITTLE PATIO…AND WE HAVE QUITE A FEW LITTLE CORNERS TO PUT SOMETHING ( or more than one ) SIMILAR.