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Weekend View

Welcome to the weekend view.




This, that and everything else this week all in one post.
The view this week has looked a lot like painting and finish work...



I am sitting outside this lovely cool summer morning

Sipping coffee and listening to the birds chattering, a rooster crowing in the distance and a few cows that our neighbor has on their property that love to talk a bit in the mornings. 

It is an incredibly peaceful time of day and I have been setting my alarm to get up just a bit earlier  everyday so that I have a little extra quiet time to enjoy it.

Painting

This past week- was all painting and finishing work on a project we have been working on. Every.Day. we were up early, tanking up on extra coffee and then working for about 8 hours. 






Seriously a great workout- my arms are feeling extra toned this week- and extra sore. haha.
That shoulder that always gives me trouble - it did feel good to work it a bit more than I usually do. I have had to modify push ups and any kind of arm and shoulder work recently- and really expected it to lock up - but so far so good- just a little extra sore. 


Shade of White

The paint color... for the house, for the cottage, for this project and several others- it is called 
'Du Jour' and we used Valspar. We used a more expensive grade of performance paint on the house- and are completely sold on it. It is so thick and covers incredibly well.  


For those who have asked- we use a semi-gloss for ease of washing and keeping clean and that little bit of oomph in the finish. I know that eggshell or matte is more preferred by most- I like that little pizazz a semi-gloss brings. 
:)


A little bit of bling

Oh yes... a little bit of bling. Or maybe a little bit MORE bling I should say.


This chandelier is going up in a room this week- a room filled with charm, character and lots of pretty....  stay tuned on just where it lands. 


Coming your way...

Just where that chandelier is going
and a room reveal that I am SO EXCITED about sharing. We are so close to be being done enough to share - and I am itching to get started on photographing it already. 

Also- lots of fall coming your way- I know it is early- but we start early as bloggers to be able to give you ideas for your decor. 

And new items that arrived for my shop that will be coming in about 2 weeks... stay tuned for those.

I also added another book signing event at the end of  September- details being finalized currently and will share more soon.

Happy weekend all.





5 comments

  1. Girl, even with paint all over you, you are STILL GORGEOUS!!! Can't wait to see your finished project, and where that BLING will end up! Don't forget to breathe...in between the paint strokes...I KNOW it will be another "Courtney knock out"! 💜😘💜😘💜😘

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  2. Girl, even with paint all over you, you are STILL GORGEOUS!!! Can't wait to see your finished project, and where that BLING will end up! Don't forget to breathe...in between the paint strokes...I KNOW it will be another "Courtney knock out"! 💜😘💜😘💜😘

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  3. Looking forward to seeing the finished painting! Are you painting the trim same color as walls? What about ceilings?

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  4. I can't wait to see where that chandelier ends up. It is absolutely STUNNING! I am just a little obsessed over here....

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  5. Would love to see what you do for Fall and Halloween. Do you have places where I can see previous posts?
    Love you and your style.

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