Sunday, April 15, 2012

A Light Botox



These lanterns have seen better days.


 Lantern #1 has age spots (paint flecks), a washed out patina, and a dull brown cord.




Lantern #2 sat out unprotected in all types of weather for over 50 years. She tried several coats of black paint, but it didn't last. 






So they've decided to try a little restoration therapy to help them look young again.









It was quick and painless, and only took about an hour for the first part of the regimen. 














After a little relaxation (and drying), the sodium solution was applied to enhance their complexion. The results were startling!











Thanks to the treatment, they have been given a new lease on life.











Don't they look natural? You'd never know that they just had work done!






*Doctor's Note: Lantern #1 has since found work in a newly opened mud room, boasting pale green walls, creamy white cabinets, and slate floors.
Lantern #2 has found work lighting the back garage entrance of a freshly painted white brick home. 


-k-

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Keen On Kate



A legend, and leading lady of stage and screen for over 60 years, Katherine Hepburn was an American classic.




















M. Design Interiors, Inc.







10 Mohegan Avenue
Old Saybrook, Conn.
Katherine's home from 1939 until 2003



























-k-

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Holy Toledo!



Is it me, or should Restoration Hardware's homage to the classic Toledo chair be given an "X" rating?


Compared to the original....





Restoration's version is definitely more........virile.





Now before I start getting all sorts of feedback about the equipment, I do understand that it is needed to perform a necessary function. And with the help of modern science, it's been made much easier to raise  than it's predecessor.










For the more adventurous of you......





......a threesome!



All kidding aside, the Restoration Toledo chair is a great buy. Not only is it good looking, but when you walk into the room, it will always be happy to see you!


-k-