Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Busy.


Hey! sorry for the prolonged absence. I have taken on probably too much work, and barely have any time for myself! I've been working hard, thus not blogging hard. Blogging takes a lot of time, and I just haven't had any.  Of course Photobucket isn't cooperating, so I am just going to share a couple of photos I have on my phone (I am working on a large kitchen project right now, so not much to show there)...


I'm helping a girl pick out colors (interior and exterior) for her new house, which is being built by the same guy that built our house. Check out her cool door!

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yeah! cool, huh?  I was excited to see it. I wanted our house to have a brightly colored front door, but i ran out of time and just had it painted black. I still might paint it yellow one day.


we have been having a lot of rain, and my potted herbs and vegetable gardens are doing really well. I swear the tomatoes have tripled in size in the three weeks I got them. Craziness! The cilantro is going nuts, too:

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I finally clipped some yesterday (which I am taking to my client today:))


have y'all ever picked out grays? I find that when clients or whoever are doing the samples on top of yellow walls, it makes ALL grays look blue. every time.

case in point:

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the good news is that the one we picked turned out beautiful. Here is the yellow "before:"
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and the gray afters:

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we (I) wanted a putty gray, not a cool gray. I am tired of cool grays, and I think the putty-ish ones are much better. It took a few samples, but we found the right one. I'm helping my mom redecorate her living room, so hopefully I'll have more pictures to share with you guys in the future.


here are the cabinets I'm painting now - so many!

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yowza! :) Finishing up today, and it's looking good. We did the main cabinets off white, and the island Revere Pewter by BM. She had new white subway tile installed, and its a wonderful kitchen update. i just love a white kitchen.


I'm also working on some dog sketches for another client (seriously, the projects are never ending. I feel like I can't keep my head above water. I know its a good problem to have, I am just swamped)... here's a photo I posted on instagram the other day (i'm @kristenfdavisdesigns if you want to follow me)

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:)


my home remains my happy place, and i love coming back every night (after i sit in traffic for 1.5 hours. :) sorry - being a  complainer today)

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also! mika is freeing his mind a little bit, and getting more used to maxie being around. he actually walks on the ground now, sometimes. amazing! haha.

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alright -- off to finish my cabinet job, wish me luck!















30 comments:

  1. Love the after. Would you mind sharing the color gray you used?Thanks!

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    1. gray is ben moore 1466 smoke embers

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  2. Good Luck with the cabinet job. Don't work too hard. Poor Mika :( Alison

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    1. Really nice dog drawing by the way. Alison

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  3. Yes, please share the color gray you used! ~ Thanks, Betsy

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  4. I'm exhausted reading your post! Love all that you've been working on & I agree that gray can be a tricky color to get right.

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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    1. haha i know! my life is crazy right now. phew.

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  5. Looks great! Can you share the color names for the gray interior, blue exterior, and green door? THANK YOU!

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    1. gray is ben moore 1466 smoke embers
      blue is granite peak SW
      green door is hex green by SW

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  6. You're so talented! Love the dog drawing, and like everyone else, I want to know that gray color too! :-). Also curious as to what's holding up your cabinet doors all in a row - what a space saver!

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    1. aw thanks!! it's called gray is ben moore 1466 smoke embers

      i propped the doors up! saves lots of space but is not fun to manage :)

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  7. would love the name of your gray paint you went with

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  8. Hi Kristen!! What do you use for priming your cabinets or furniture and do you seal your pieces with a polyacrylic, wax, polyurethene? I love the way you paint furniture pieces and I am doing some old pieces I have. Thanks a bunch for any information you can offer!

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    1. i sometimes use polyurethane. i like minwax.

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  9. I know this might not always be helpful if you are coming from a place where you MUST get on the interstate - but have you ever tried the app Waze? It has saved me from a few nightmarish commutes - including during the Snowjam earlier this year! ;)

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    1. thanks SO much! i'll check it out!

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  10. I love your house and paint colors! You have very high walls and ceilings, did you paint everything the same color gray or keep the ceilings white? thank you!! HUGE FAN!

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  11. Hi Kristen, My goodness...you are busy!
    That's a lot of cabinets to paint. I was wondering, do you paint them by hand (brush/roller) or spray them?

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    1. .. Generally I just hand paint them. I'm super particular thoigh so they look sprayed

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  13. Hope you get some down time soon! Can't wait to see your finished projects!

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