Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Another victim~

As I mentioned yesterday, the console table in our foyer was not the only one I was having an affair with  victim.  The mirror above our piano in our library was due for an update.

The mirror had been sporting a bronze brown color and I was not thrilled with it against the ebony black of our piano.

I love the new look.  Again, Benjamin Moore Beach Glass...

Sorry for the poor lighting, we are experiencing some more crazy Atlanta weather, 80 Sunday, rainy today, 40-50 tomorrow??? Ugh...I just planted my herbs and veggies.

You will notice in the background my new Ahhhmazing oyster sconces custom created by none other than Tery Hodges of Lure Coastal Design (Etsy).  Tery is a pleasure to work with and her work is  stunning.  Will feature a close up soon!!! A huge thank you to Ron, Uptown Acorn for the referral!

Will feature my final victim shortly! Bawwwahhhaaaa.

Monday, April 14, 2014

I've been having an affair...

No, not that kind of affair...I have been happily married for 25 years (26 in May).

No, I have been having an affair with a paint brush.  Well, that and my new favorite color...Beach Glass by Benjamin Moore.

It all started with a console table in our upstairs hallway.  It never really quite felt right.  It was a bit too modern for our home.  So, I decided I would move the one from our downstairs foyer upstairs.

Well, that left that space a bit naked!

We had a Pottery Barn piece in our basement that used to be in our family room.  However, we were no longer fond of the China red color.

I decided to tackle sanding and painting it so we could use it in our foyer.  Of course, when I told my sweet #1 what I was doing she exclaimed, "you are sanding and painting a $$$ Pottery Barn piece...dad is going to kill you!"  I informed her dad already knew and thought it was in fact a good idea.  LOL  Plus, I have learned it is easier to ask for forgiveness after the fact.

So, here it is before...

Sorry, not the best pic of it but you get the idea.

And, here it is now...

The mirror is not staying.  It is finding a new home in #2's room shortly (we are redoing her room in a fun Lilly print, once mom's hand recovers from all the painting over the weekend-if you follow me on IG you know the console was not my only victim).

Okay...here is where you come in.  I am having a hard time deciding on the type/shape/color of mirror to replace the current one with.  I saw this one at Target and like the fact that it is round, black, a bit distressed with some gold and mimics the handles (colors/shape) on the console.  It is just a tad smaller in size then the current mirror.

I have thought about something with a bit more detail too, but was it afraid it might be too formal looking.

Thoughts???  Am waiting to style the console until I have the mirror in place.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Bacon-Wrapped Scallops with Chili Butter

Yes, I am still here.  Sorry for the lack of posts lately, but I have become intimate with window replacement specialists.  No joke!

We are at that point in our home's life span that we are in desperate need of replacement windows.  This is what I call "a not fun project".  Kitchen remodeling, new drapes, new accessories...all fun.  Windows, not so much.

Vinyl, aluminum clad, pvc, wood (not again)...have become  household words lately.  Bleck...

Slowly but surely, we are narrowing down our options.  I am ready to move on to the exterior paint colors...FUN in my book!!!

I have truly kept hubby entertained throughout imitating our sales people!  To the point we were held hostage in our car in the Home Depot parking lot to AVOID said salesperson who was on his way out to his car.

We park, hubby is about to get out of the car when I spot "sleazy, I have no idea what I am talking about, salesperson" coming out of the store..."GET BACK IN, NOW!"  Hubby, "huh????" Me, "DO WHAT I SAID!" LOL  Me trying to avoid another 3 hours convo with said salesperson learning more than I want to know about his daughter, mother, aunt, uncle...dead grandparents (ok, maybe not, but you get my point).

Ok, you came for the yummy scallop recipe...

Bacon-Wrapped Scallops with Chili Butter Sauce


2 pounds Large Scallops
1/2 pounds Bacon, Cut Into Thirds or Halves
1 stick Butter
2 teaspoons Chili Powder
Dash of Cayenne


Wrap bacon pieces around the outside of the scallops, then attach with a wooden skewer.

Cook in a 425 degree oven (on a drip pan) for 20 minutes, or until bacon is sizzling and brown


Cook under the broiler for 15 minutes, or until bacon is sizzling and brown


Grill until bacon is sizzling and brown.

Melt butter and stir in chili powder and cayenne.  Drizzle over scallops before serving.

Can't be any simpler.  We served it with spinach wilted in garlic butter. Perfect compliment.