I have found myself oohing and ahing over architectural detailing and particularly elaborate molding treatments for as long as I can remember. As fate would have it, my house has absolutely none. In fact, there wasn’t even molding around my windows when I moved in. My dad and I have already installed a simple crown molding in the main area downstairs along with window casing, however, I often find myself itching to add more more. I have been thinking about my bedroom in particular because, to me, it still feels kind of sad and unfinished. The problem is that the molding treatment options I am thinking about might seem like too much. So I wanted to ask y’alls opinion.
Here is my bedroom again for those who haven’t seen it and to remind those that have…
As you can see in the first picture, there are some weirdo angles in the ceiling because of the way my house is shaped. Would that make a molding treatment cooler or not so good lookin?
I think doing either of these would be a huge job because I would also need to find a way to beef up my tiny baseboards for sure. I most likely won’t be doing it any time soon. Also keep in mind that I have no crown molding in my bedroom and because of the weird ceiling angles, will never be having crown molding in my bedroom.
What do y’all think? Would a molding treatment be too much for a bedroom. Would there be anyway future (dumb) homebuyers would hate it? Should I just put it down in my family room like regular people? Thoughts?
Also, don’t tell my dad I am thinking about doing this because he will want to kill me.
Last weekend, I decided it was finally time to plant some of the herbs that I had been thinking about. I decided that planting them in a pot seemed way easier than planting them in the ground. So I picked up a few pots from Homegoods and went to work. I decided to plant basil, parsley, and rosemary in one bigger pot together as well as lavender (cause it smells dreamy) and mint in their own separate little pots. Mint is apparently not something you should plant in the ground or in the pot with other things because it is so invasive that it takes over. Mean old mint.
I found these herb markers after I had already planted my herbs in the sale section at Anthropologie. They only had three different ones and they happened to be the same three herbs that I had chosen to put in the same pot. I felt super lucky. Go scoop some up before they are gone gone gone.
See how menacing he looks?
I put the lavender and mint up on my outdoor table. Can you believe how good lookin all these pots were that I found at Homegoods? These metallic puppies were $7.
Here are some other things happening in my backyard…
The pink petals have almost all fallen off my tree after the stormy storm last weekend. But there are a few stragglers.
The ones that jumped ship banded together to make me some pink snow.
Baby birds, I hope you are okay.
My yellow jasmine is in full bloom and she is pretty as a picture.
With tiny pops of purple from neighboring bushes that seem to be bowing down to her beauty.
Okay, it is technically just white but I like to call it vanilla cause it seems more interesting that way. And reminds me of ice cream. Or cake. Mmmm…cake. Anyways, I painted my kitchen this weekend. I think I was getting jealous of Colleen getting to paint all her walls. There is nothing that makes a room feel cleaner than a fresh coat of paint. I have never really been that big of a fan of the color I had painted my kitchen when I first moved in. It was Montgomery White by Benjamin Moore which I wanted to be creamy and ended up being too yellowy. What I have found is that you pick a color with any little bit of yellow in it then when you paint your walls, it is just gonna look straight up yellow. The color I painted over it with is a color by Restoration Hardware called “The Right White” mixed by Benjamin Moore. The pictures ended up looking a little starker than it does in person but if you are looking for a white that is definitely white but also warm and creamy but not yellowy (and looks a little like vanilla ice cream) then this is your color.
Sorry if you guys are getting sick of painting updates. We have a springy DIY coming your way tomorrow.
Apparently it is diy art week here on Two Delighted. We surely didn’t plan for it to be that way but we figured we would just go with it since we completed Colleen’s colorful art canvas and this project this past weekend. I have had this project on my mind for about a month now and I just couldn’t figure out how I wanted to implement my idea. So in the end, I just went for it and crossed my fingers. I have been wanting a piece of art with stars for awhile and I came up with the idea of using gold leaf for the stars to make them shiny.
What you’ll need:
- Gold leaf sheets
- Gold leaf adhesive (I used a pen)
- Black or dark paint
-Paintbrush- one soft and one with a hardened tip for lettering (will explain later)
What you’ll do:
1. Apply adhesive in circles or patches over an area of your canvas. Wait 5-10 minutes for the adhesive to get sticky.
2. Place your sheet of gold leaf over the area and rub over it so it sticks to the glue. For some reason this didn’t work for me so I end up pulling bits of gold leaf off of it’s sheet and rubbing it onto the sticky areas with my fingers. This will look messy. Cover the areas where you wants stars to be. Allow to dry for a little while.
3. Take a dry brush or your finger and brush off any bits of leaf not stuck on along with smoothing out clumpy bits.
4. Put some black paint on your paintbrush and draw small circles over your gold areas to be your stars. Mine were varying sizes. Fill in with black any area you want to be sky. The way I painted my black on was very imperfect because I prefer for things to look a little more rough. If you wanted it to look smooth, you would probably want a second coat to cover all of the gold that should be hidden. You can see that gold shines through the black a little in places on mine.
5. I have a brush that I accidentally left out one time without washing. This is what I have been using occasionally to make lettering because it almost works like a pen that you dip in paint. I like that that way it lets the lettering be thick in some places and very thin in others. Use this technique to write on your quote.
Literally every time I am trying to photograph something, this gentleman finds a way to get in the shot. What a ham.
It is a little difficult to tell in the pictures, but in person the stars look very gold and shiny like they are twinkling in the sky.
Also, my poor orchid is just starting to wilt. I think I have been watering it the perfect amount so I don’t think that’s it. He is kinda close to an air vent?? How can I save him??? Poor guy never stood a chance.