Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Hogwarts Test Kitchens

Pumpkin Soup and Pumpkin Seed Brittle are not mentioned in the Harry Potter books, but I think that they're something that wizards would probably eat. So I've been looking for recipes and trying different ones. They're both delicious!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

The Dining Room Before

Before, the dining room had a dark gold/brown color on it. This is the previous homeowners' stuff. See below for the update!!

The Dining Room Is (Almost) Finished

I started painting the dining room on Sunday, and for some dumb reason, I thought it wouldn't take me very long. I'm currently on day 5, and I still have more to finish tomorrow.

After seeing pictures of the first coat, my mom suggested painting the chair rail and moldings the same color as the trim. Which is a great idea, but it sure has taken a lot longer to do. (In addition to already having to paint the lower half of the wall completely by hand. And having to sand down and repaint two panels because I used a difficult brand of paint for part of it.) And I thought that I would be finished today, but as I was pulling up the painter's tape, I noticed that much of the paint bled underneath it. So tomorrow morning I'm going to get a tiny tiny paintbrush and try to fix it by hand, because right now it's a hot mess.

But overall, I love the look. I think that the moldings make it look crisp and will work really well with the ideas I have for the decor.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Here's to Project Runway

Last week while we were watching Project Runway, Heinz expressed his disappointment that I hadn't posted this picture on the blog while we were in New York. I happened to find it on my computer tonight; I think that his mom took it while she was visiting. So Heinz, this one is for you!

More Fashion District pics

I don't know who this guy is. Maybe it's Tim Gunn.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Stay Tuned!

For new dining room photos, hopefully later tonight. I'm painting right now!