Apr 30, 2017
Five years of searching on Craig's List for outdoor bracket lanterns finally paid off. These sconces are $40 demolition discards from a 1926 Coral Gables home. I had them sandblasted, primed and rewired.
Apr 7, 2017
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Jul 7, 2016
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Jan 29, 2016
|I spotted this in a store in South Miami.|
|I asked, of course, and they confirmed that is is Don Loper’s “Martinique” wallpaper.|
|I am trying to create a live version in my back yard.|
Nov 25, 2015
Oct 31, 2015
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Dec 10, 2014
So rather than wait decades for my copper flashing to achieve a beautiful patina I decided to force the issue by applying Miracle Gro. All I did was rub a strong concentration of Miracle Gro on the copper and it immediately started turning "Statue of Liberty Green". Less than 10 minutes.
Nov 29, 2014
Oct 29, 2014
ooh..looks like I need to take a drive up to Palm Beach to check out the newly remodeled Colony Hotel.
|Carleton Varney's "Brazilliance " wallpaper. |
An adaptation of the Beverly Hill Hotel's iconic "Banana Leaf" .
Carleton Varney, President of Dorothy Draper & Company, was the interior designer for the $9mm renovation of The Colony Palm Beach.
Apr 11, 2014
|The best part is--I did not break anything or injure myself. I spent $30 at lumber yard to cut mirrors + $5 for glue + $10 for home depot mirror tiles. The dog? priceless.|
Apr 9, 2014
I have not posted in a long time because I am lazy. I have been working on a few projects and if I don't get injured in the process I will post the after photos soon.
|Gluing mirror tiles on to all the glass panes --- bedroom closet doors...|
|These two windows (mahogany side light windows from an old front door) will be closet doors for a small linen closet. I found these on Craig's list.|
Jan 29, 2014
Oct 29, 2013
Oct 5, 2013
So whenever we have guests over no one can ever find the garbage can in the kitchen because of course it is hidden behind a cabinet. So I found this peel and stick removable sign. Problem solved.
It is a wee bit bigger than I wanted but will do for now.
Sep 5, 2013
I found these on CL---originally from an old 1920s Coral Gables house. I am not totally happy with the
size/proportion of the pale blue shades.
|$20 for the pair of sconces. Pale blue linen shades from Amazon.com. |
The "Coral" chandelier is from Ballard.com.
Aug 30, 2013
I found this light fixture on Craig's List--it is from a circa 1925 Coral Gables house. VERY heavy, solid brass. A bit gaudy, but what the heck.
|TADA! cleaned, rewired and installed.|
|I have noticed this roof tile as window detail on several 1920s|
Spanish houses, so I thought I'd try it.
|Here is how it looks on the inside of the|
window in my foyer.
|The best part-- the morning sun polka dots.|
(mirror--Craig's List/ table: dumpster dive)
This window is in a powder on the other side of the foyer.
The capiz shell ceiling light fixture is also Craig's List.
It softly jingles when the AC is on.
|I found these wooden *screens* on Craig's List to hang over the powder room windows for privacy.|
They are always slightly crooked because I did a half-assed job as usual.