Monday, October 26, 2009

Sometimes all the little things feel like a bigger job than the big jobs! The floors upstairs were done months ago, but installing new baseboards, recessed lighting, closet doors and door plinths, as well as painting have taken a lot longer to get done. We are finally in the home stretch with the only jobs remaining being painting out the trim and doors and changing out the door knobs.
Oh yeah, and decorating!


A couple readers have asked "what are door plinths?", so here are a few close ups. They are basically just a different piece of trim for the bottom of door frames. We are currently installing these on the main floor so we have had to rip up some of our new baseboards to fit them (boo!).

I am soooo behind on updating WhiteBerry these days. Part of the reason has been that often items are spoken for before I even get to painting them! (if you are ever looking for something from Whiteberry always ask because I probably have it sitting in our garage waiting to be painted!)

This little nightstand was a treasure I had for about a week when a client of mine asked for something similar for her toddler's room. I also am excited to get working on an antique dresser she is dropping by today for her new arrival's room.

To add a little touch of whimsy we decided to wallpaper the sides of the shelf area.
(yet another small job peeking out)

And to all the Canadian readers out there, if you happen to be stopping by Rona anytime soon check the clearance home decor! I scooped up 5 of these pillows with white linen zippered cases for $5 each!

16 comments:

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Those floors are gorgeous! I love dark wood floors. When I refinished my oak floors, I stained them a dark walnut. Much better. Although, you do see every puff of cat hair and piece of dirt. Oh well, I'm willing to live with it.

Amanda Naomi said...

Oh Holly, how I know exactly what you mean. I am taking a quick break from painting our kitchen cabinets. I needed to walk away for a minute... with all the painting you do, I'm sure you know that feeling. But you're right, the little things add up and feel like huge jobs. After the cabinets are done we're far from finished: change out light switches and outlet plates, change door knobs, paint and install new trim. It's never ending. But how lovely for you to share your progress to keep us all motivated to keep going. :) That little night stand is PERFECT for a little one's room. And those pillows you found for $5 each...lucky lady you seem to be. ;) Welp, from the keyboard to the paint brush I go. Wish me luck.

Jill said...

I love your floors! Our's are very similar. My hubby says they're black, but they are just a very dark espresso. LOVE! But, yes about seeing every bit of lint. Keeps me on my toes, though! I have to ask....do you still have carpet on the stairs?

Love your blog!
~Jill

Rebecca said...

I had no idea about door plinths! But they are such a nice detail!!! Maybe when I replace our baseboards I'll have to do that in our house. Need to learn how to properly cut angles first tho lol!

Raru said...

Love those floors.
Huh. So beautiful.
Thanks for sharing.
Raru
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jessica said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the floors!

Vintage Junky said...

They look great! You have inspired me to go ahead and paint all the banisters white... right now we have wood banisters and posts that match the floors with white spindles. And I want to rip up the carpet and put down some Dash and Albert runners that I bought earlier this year. Are your steps painted white or are they wood tone?
Smiles!
Michelle

Megan Daly said...

One of my friends Sam commented on my design blog and told me I would love your white on white blog. She is for sure correct. Your blog is very inspiring and makes me want to buy a ton of furniture on KSL and Craigslist and start painting white. :) My husband and I just painted an old dresser for my girls room and you have the exact same one that you did as a kitchen buffet. Gorgeous. You are very talented and I would love to do a post of your cute blog. Love your style and loved looking at your blog. Thanks for all the inspiration. :) Megan at mydalydesigns.blogspot.com

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Those kinds of jobs do take a while. It's all the prep and finish work that accompany such projects. You've done a fabulous job!! The dark floors with the white walls and trim...delicious!!

Amy

~ RM said...

I just have to say, I don't know how you keep your white house so clean. :P I also have a baby & two dogs, living in a 'brown' house(I love earthy tones), and I struggle!

Jennifer said...

oh I wish you lived here in LA. I'd have a house-full of furniture projects for you! you inspire me all the same!

hopefuls #1 said...

First, I love the floors and would love to have hard woods throughout my house, but it's just not close enough to the top of our list right now...

Second, I love that dick & jan decor! So cute.

Third, are you posting differently lately? Your posts are coming through my reader without a subject line or title... just (title unknown). Just wondering if that was my reader or your blog... :( And I didn't know if you could tell from your end.

Tessa said...

Holly -
Can you please share info on the wallpaper you used to line the sides of the nightstand? I have been hunting for a print just like the once you used...

Thanks in advance and I do enjoy the blog!

oniscamckay said...

Holly! I have been begging my husband for a white sofa and he just won't give in. He was looking at your beautiful house on your blog. Yes, all by himself! He was wondering what that is in the bottom left hand corner of the sofa(close to the floor)as you are looking at the picture?

Holly and Sean said...

We have a pekingese who likes to itch his snout on the corner of the sofa LOL. Since their snouts are so punched in (think a hairier pug) they often have a lot of fluid in the wrinkles on their face. Any peke owner will tell you they are VERY high maintenance dogs! Which is why I love being able to throw the cover in the wash with bleach every 2 or 3 weeks (the marks he leaves come off with just a little water).

Emily A. Clark said...

Love the room but would most like to know where you found the branch on your coffee table. Would love something similar for our dining room. My walk in the woods was unproductive :)

 
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