Thursday, June 24, 2010

Mid-Century California Modernism Masters

Back in March I went to the Mingei International Museum to see the Masters of Mid-Century California Modernism show they had going on. I wanted to take home almost everything there! The show focused on Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman who helped shape the California Mid-Century Modern era. I was just thinking about their artwork today and thought I would share a few images of their work. You can see more on their website as well as a great story of their history here. The LA Times also did a good story which you can read here.

I would love to own this pottery, so beautiful!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

We've been blogged!

Beth Zeigler, a contributing editor for Apartment Therapy blogged about our little house on Apartment Therapy today! See it here. Thanks Beth!

It's funny because she wrote that the room is blue, it's actually very very grey but looking at the photos I took I see the color looks blue-grey. Looks like I need to make an adjustment on my camera. I'm so use to seeing grey I didn't even notice the photos looked kind of blue. The color is called Sweatshirt Grey by Ralph Lauren but it appears Home Depot has replaced the Ralph Lauren paint with Martha Stewart. Such a bummer because I really like Ralph Lauren's colors.

You can read Beth's personal blog here. She has a lot of great organization ideas!

I think this photo below shows the grey pretty true to it's color.


All the molding has finally arrived! Looks like I've got more painting to do. This is really going to add the finishing touches that the house is missing. I'll post photos when it's complete, won't be for at least a month though.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Still painting...

So it's been awhile since my last post. Why is this you ask? Because we are STILL painting the outside of the house. If you have the money I highly recommend hiring somebody to do it because it's hard work and our house is only 820 sq ft! If you're crazy like us though you can paint it yourself, saving a lot of money. Don't think you're going to finish in just 2 or 3 weekends though, oh no, try 2 or 3 months, 5 or 6 even!

Inside the house we used Home Depot Behr paint but I decided for the outside to splurge and use the Sherwin Williams Duration paint. I read a lot of good things about this paint and I didn't want to be back outside painting the house again in another 2-3 years. This paint must be made out of gold because it costs $48/gallon. It goes on really well though and sticks! Plus they guarantee it will last for the entire time you own your home. What I want to know is if it doesn't last do they not only give you free paint but somebody to come paint too? We just have one side of the house left and the garage and then we are done! I'm so ready to move on to the landscaping, I have so many ideas!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Retro Radio

I found this vintage radio at the local swap meet and since I seem to be obsessed with the color orange I just couldn't pass it up!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tea Towels

I adore these cute tea towels from Tikoli I've had my eye on the tree design for sometime now, I think it's time I finally order it!