Monday, September 24

And now, for the Weekend Update.

What would a rainy day weekend be without some kind of fun home improvement project?
Well, it just wouldn't be normal without one around my place. Here's what I was up to this weekend.

I painted the old armoire a fresh coat of shiny white. I stacked some colorful blankets
up there next to Rico, too. Winter's coming, he's gonna get chilly up there all by himself.


I gave the hallway a bit of a blush - I've been mixing this pinky-coral color for a
week or so. When I brought it home it was a naseating shade of Pepto-Bismol pink
so I added some of my own acrylic paints from their tubes (heaven forbid!) to the can
of pepto-paint until I came up with a shade I liked. I also gave this old bench a coat of
high gloss white - it's the bench I got at the Bernal Heights Community Yard Sale for $10.



I gave my newly acquired vintage pear canister and carved wooden reindeer from the
wonderful Three Potato Four shop (above) a new home on the sacred Saarinen end table.
You know these two finds are special to me when they take up residence on the Saarinen!


Laslty, I framed this cool poster I got from The Poster List. I had to have it, as not only
was it very retro 70's L.A., but it reminded me of my old high school stomping
grounds near Dogtown at the Santa Monica Pier. Ahhh, those darn cute Z Boys.


28 comments:

karyn said...

The blush looks beautiful.

Bradford said...

Nice work!

I've been thinking about buying a new Saarinen end table. Yours looks new and pristine and white--and, of course, beautifully accessorized. Is yours laminate, or is it the "extra white" marble one? (I only ask because I've only seen the "extra white" marble one listed online, and I've never seen it in person.)

k.i.s.d. said...

The accesories are beautiful, good arrangement.

midcenturyjo said...

Hahahaha the sacred saarinen! A shrine to all the scandinavian gods of design.

styletreaty said...

The colour is beautiful, I love it. Well done on another successful project!!

zee said...

Everything looks great Victoria. I'd love to have had such a productive weekend. And I can't believe you snagged that awesome pear and the deer, they look like they've made themselves at home.

Erin Lang Norris said...

busy busy!

i love that pink! i'm sure mixing it wasn't much fun but the result is great.

and all your new stuff is fabulous :) i can't wait till i can spend money again (saving for vacation right now) because i NEEEED to hit up three potato four for sure.

Jon said...

It's Monday... and I've got a bad case of the Monday blues... I wish I could just dive into one of this books with a coffee and try again tommorow !

lisa said...

your house is so beautiful. i want to come over soon and take a peek!!!

Alicia said...

Oh is that pink/yellow flowered rug from Anthropologie?!
I have wanted that SO bad!

Whitney said...

Love, love, love the pink walls! I have been dying to paint my walls pink but alas my landlord does not allow us to paint the walls :(

Style Saves the World said...

Wow. Your weekend was a whole lot more productive than mine. Amazing work!!

www.stylesavestheworld.com

be glam. live green.

Freshly Found said...

What a lovely weekend you had! Very satisfying. We had a cleaning-out-one and a preparing-for-a-wedding-one - which was also quite inspirational.

Jennifer at Design Hole said...

I love the pink! And where do you get all that energy? Me? I hung 4 photographs and took a nap!

Tracy said...

You beat me to the pear canister! I guess it's only fair since I learned of Three Potato Four from your website! I also love the pink wall, but sharing a home with my husband and three boys keeps the thought of a pink room in the realm of fantasy...

flip this said...

your place looks fantastic! what a great way to spend a rainy weekend.

Anna at D16 said...

That pear is so sweet.

poppy said...

beautiful pink!

Kelly said...

Mmm, coral is my favorite color . . .

What I'm really writing about, however, is the framed poster. I have a 24x36 poster at home to frame, but I'd like to avoid the expense of going to a framer's. I've only been able to find one decent frame in that size, and of course there's no matte. What did you do to frame yours?

sfgirlbybay said...

thanks everyone!

bradford - yes it's the white laminate saarinen from DWR (my sacred little table!).

alicia - yes, it's the small pink & yellow area rug from anthroplogie.

the pink coral color was a challenge. i just sat their on my floor squeezing tube after tube of acrylic paint into the existing pink to get the color i wanted. it was quite the challenge.

and as per usual - this is a RIbba frame from Ikea that comes with the existing matte already cut. i love me my Ribbas!

Anonymous said...

ha! you got that pear! i clicked on your link and on that pear cause i really liked it and it said it was already sold! thanks for showing us where it ended up! looks great!

Kelly said...

Ack - I was afraid that was what you would say. Unfortunately, the largest Ribba is 27x39, with a matte opening of 19x27. Ah well, no matte for me! Thanks for the tip, though!

decorno.blogspot.com said...

Ah. Tibor. That's a fun book. I have that one and it's still inspiring.

paola said...

I hope you go into the paint mixing business. I want to buy some of that pink.

Anna H. said...

Oh, that pink is delicious...

Have a lovely weekend, Victoria.

Anonymous said...

Love your enviable home :) The 5th picture (dining room with little suspended globes) is lovely :) Wherever did the originating picture come from? :) :)

sfgirlbybay said...

thanks y'all. more projects are in the works, as per usual :)

anon - i think you might have meant to post your comment on 'Blue Monday' - if so that pretty room is from Meggeth Pixel on flickr.

diNa said...

that is the nicest pink/coral color i have ever seen. nice job, i'd love your pink/coral secret.