On Friday, I was very excited about a certain delivery......nope, not that one - I finally received a tile sample from Edgewater Studio. I hurriedly opened the package, expecting to be greeted with a small series of interlocking beauties. What did I get? ONE measly tile! ONE! WTF? The tiles run at $40 a square foot and I paid $25 for a sample. So, one would assume a sample would consist of at least 1/3-1/2 of a sq foot plus shipping costs, right? Wrong. All the other samples I've sent out for were quite large.
So, dear readers, would you take this as a lesson learned (always ask what the sample consists of) or voice your disappointment?
Joan from Charleston Daily Photo claims "By the end the summer the house will be completely covered with the vines. At some point theownerwill trim around the windows to let a little light in. By winter he'll trim it back to the ground. I can't resist watching the progress each year. "
"For anyone that isn't familiar with the term "shiplap", it refers to wood planks that were typically used as interior walls of old homes and buildings by placing them horizontally from floor to ceiling over the 2 X 4 studs. When pine went into short supply, and all of the high quality Long Leaf Pine was gone, sheet rock was invented, and thus this method of constructing interior walls ended...(sadly)" -
How did it get to be Monday afternoon already?? I have some pics of the house but still have to get them on my computer.
For now, please enjoy some online shopping. Urban Outfitters has really stepped it up lately. I wish I still lived in Boston and could find these items in their basement sale section in a few weeks for a fraction of the price.
$8.00!! Would make a great gift to cheer up a friend's day
I like Edgewater Studio's use of tile for the hearth (is that the correct term for it?). We were just going to get a slab of marble at a remnant store. Do you think it would be overkill to use the same tile for the backsplash (only a small 3x3 ft space above the stove) and the living room hearth (just the floor portion)?
Since we aren't getting too fancy with any of the work, we figure we should splurge on high impact items to increase the resale value. Would this "wow" you during an open house?
Before Repointing - We'll keep the white mantle for now
After Repointing - Tile would go on the floor in front
Unfortunately, the fireplaces will not be operating. They will be outfitted to, but the complete process is out of the budget. When we win the lottery, we'll make the living room one functioning. For now, I like this idea
Here is a pouf in a nursery, courtesy of my very talented friend Ashley Hope. She is a photographer and new mom in Atlanta for those of you looking for a jack-of-all-trades artist. She has shot babies, weddings, interiors, fashion shows, you name it, and manages to perfectly capture the moment in any setting. I think she should add interior designer to her skills because her ability to layer old and new pieces always blows me away.
So, how much do poufs cost?
You could find them at John Derian for $285 (metallic $325)
You could find them at Tazi Design for $225 (free shipping)
or , may I present: Proof That You Can Afford Pouf......
You can find them at Rocket St. George for $186 (including international shipping) - Go to the bottom right corner of the page to change the currency to your country.