Laundry room backsplash done...went with mini carerra subways and love it! Do not love the hideous outlet box so trying to come up with a solution to hiding that now!
I am determined to move that outlet, its making me NUTS!!!!!!
A finished product except for hardware..more on that later
My one lone knob....more on that later.
A peek of wood floors on upstairs landing
The design in the vestibule upstairs
Details of front entrance...I am blown away by the level of the detail in the hand carving
A few asked for closeups of the wire grills in kitchen....
So remember those gorgeous handles I wanted to use somewhere! Well look where they now call home.....
Is it a like or a love? I can still use the same knobs I used on my bathroom vanity two knobs per drawer or these...opinions please!!
Did a simple oversized crystal for closet doors
Sconces installed in upstairs hallways, shades will go on last as to not get dirty
Woo hoo...pot filler got installed!
Pantry marble got sealed
Room almost done with painting
One last look......
Ahhh, my bathroom floor, almost forgot what it looked like! Of course still need the tub hardware, waiting for marble top to be tweaked first and sconces on side wall, antique mirror in middle panel with rosettes, and chandelier then we are done.....yippee!!!!
This cabinet is just waiting to be filled with all kinds of pretty little things
Love my floor, it was worth fighting for:)
We love our three paneled doors
This is a pretty sconce in nickel and has an elegant crystal arm
Hallway at night......love
My favorite kind of lighting...very soft
Hot off the presses, just took this late last night....fireplace mantle AFTER SIX MONTHS OF WAITING finally arrived, it was a mother to bring in the house (courtesy of a mini bulldozer and a gaggle of strong Pop-eye-ish looking men)! But its being assembled and looking quite fabulous.....
So... now that I have your attention can we talk for a minute? I need your help.....I think my brain is fried and turned to mush and I cannot make another decision! So you saw the laundry room above, though its a measly laundry room I will be in there a lot and I want it to be pretty afterall! So...here are the finalists for hardware for the cabinet doors. All your expert opinions greatly appreciated!! Theres not a bad choice, so dying to hear what you love......thanks!
This knob would be on its own
This escutcheon goes with the knob below
This knob could also work with escutcheon above (same brand)
This would be on its own...kind of fun and still elegant
Elegant but the sunflower makes it feel more casual
A simple knob with a simpler escutcheon
OK......so now I need to hear from you! Thanks in advance for your opinions, my mind is totally saturated!
Before I go I wanted to share with you a recipe that is a blue ribbon winner in my family for Pasta Fagiole soup. I came across this recipe a few years ago and think it might have been from one of the Food Network chefs, I tweaked it ever so and must say this is one of the best soups bar none that I have ever eaten, my
resident very picky eaters sons will attest to the fact that normally by days end, the pot is empty! So, in light of it being "the sick season" and since in many parts of country its hootin tootin cold.....soup is in order!!!! I wanted to share the recipe and if you make it you won't be sorry. It is so worth cooking.....trust me!
PASTA FAGIOLE SOUP
- 4-5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/8 pound (about 4 slices) pancetta, cut up
- 2 (4 to 6-inch) sprigs rosemary, left intact or dried
- 1 (4 to 6-inch) sprig thyme with several sprigs on it, left intact or dried
- 1 large fresh bay leaf or 2 dried bay leaves
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 2 carrots, finely chopped
- 2 ribs celery, finely chopped
- 5-6 large cloves garlic, chopped
- Sea salt and pepper
- 2 (15 ounce) cans cannellini beans
- 2 cups canned tomato sauce or canned crushed tomatoes or if you can get fresh sauce its even better
- 2 cups water
- 1 quart chicken stock
- 1 1/2 cups ditalini (cooked separately very al dente)
- Grated Parmigiano (use liberally)
- A fresh baguette (or two)
Heat a soup pot over medium high heat and add oil and pancetta. Brown the pancetta bits lightly, and add herb stems, bay leaf, chopped vegetables, and garlic.
Season vegetables with salt and pepper. Add beans, tomato sauce, water, and stock to pot and raise heat to high. Bring soup to a rapid boil then reduce heat to medium and cook soup, stirring occasionally, 6 to 8 minutes and then put on simmer. Rosemary and thyme leaves will separate from stems as soup cooks. Remove herb stems and bay leaf from soup and place pot on table on a trivet.
Let soup rest and begin to cool for a few minutes. Add pasta towards end that has already been cooked al dente so when served it still has the slightest bite. Ladle soup into bowls and top with lots of grated cheese. I serve with warmed slices of baguette…yum!
Happy cooking and enjoy your day!