Friday, April 23, 2010

I have been very uncreative as far as blogging is concerned these last couple days. But I have a good excuse, I promise!

Last weekend we were sitting around chit chatting when we decided to be spontaneous and go on holidays... not next year, not next month, not even next week! We googled a few flights and and booked a little getaway for Monday! Yeah, I can still barely believe it.

Actually I can, because it meant that I had to call up all my clients who were booked over the next few weeks. And because I am a little bit crazy, I didn't re-book for after our trip I actually took them all early. So while the blog has been a little silent this week I have maniacally painted 15 pieces (LARGE pieces) of furniture for 6 different clients. I know myself too well, and I know that I could not relax with a to-do list miles long waiting upon my return.

Which is why I also haven't had time to share this little cutie!

When I saw this antique lamp table I wasn't sure it could be saved...


but it had a will to live, and with some CPR it is as good as new~




And besides painting like mad I have also been cleaning like mad so the house sitter doesn't have to live in filth for the next few weeks!
So come Monday, we will be broadcasting to you live from Palm Springs. I have some amazing stuff to share as we get to stay at my parent's latest and greatest renovation! They did a record amount of work, well, actually the lovely folks they are paying did a record amount of work....(yes I am jealous of the progress they made when we have been plugging away for years!) going all the way down to the studs and working their way back. So it should be exciting and I promise to share all the details. And great food. And unbelievable shopping!!!
Have an awesome weekend!

18 comments:

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Have a wonderful trip! Enjoy some time away from your work and routine.

That little table is beautiful. Amazing what your talent and a little paint-CPR can do!

Momma Rhyne said...

Wow... 15 pieces. Hope you had a few cups of coffee before you started that, yikes!! Hope you have a great time away!!!

Anne said...

You deserve a vacation! Have fun here in the US!! :) I will look forward to your postings!

LiveLikeYou said...

I love all the revamping! Cool and beautiful blog.

Randi said...

Hope you have a great time...it's long overdue that you took a little time for yourselves. Enjoy the sun!!!

Angie said...

Oh Holly, I think you've been doing great with the blog! I really enjoyed the video the other day! And can I just say that I am going to try and refrain from driving to Palm Springs to stalk you! ;) I'm only 45 minutes to an hour depending on traffic away from there. I feel like a groupy that would be "stoked" to have a photo with you! ;) Have a great time!!

Holly and Sean said...

Thanks guys! Wish us happy baby dust as we venture on our first flight with Wren!

OOoh where are you Angie?? I will be heading into LA for a day or two maybe we should have a SoCal meet up!!!!

Beautifully Inspired said...

Have a fun trip! I wish you lived close to me so all of my furniture would look that pretty!!

Nicole

www.sobeautifullyinspired.blogspot.com

Atelier de Charo said...

So cute table, pretty decor!!!

Hugs
Charo

helle - pirettehuset.dk said...

It´s so cute the little sidetable and the chair too for that matter!

Have a nice vacation

Love your blog!

All things nice... said...

Enjoy your holiday, looking forward to seeing the photographs of your parents renovation work :)

All things nice...

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

You are crazy! But amazing!

Hope you have a wonderful vacation!! Especially since you can relax now that you've pained 15 pieces...wow!

Juliette said...

Love it! Everything looks amazing!

Does anyone know what you call the material that makes up the arms? I love the look of the tiny circles!

Holly and Sean said...

Hi Juliette,

I am guessing you mean on the chair? If so, that is a cane inset. It is woven, kind of like wicker I guess, but in various patterns.

Hope that helps!
Holly

Jenny said...

LOVE the lamp table!

Revamped French Maison said...

That little lamp table is darling. I have one very similar that is in desperate need of some love too. You and I both do similar things with paint. Do you ever have a difficult time choosing what color to use too? Sometimes I just sit and stare at a piece for an hour, move it, come back stare some more, put a bunch of stuff on it, stare some more. Then tuck it away because that piece isn't ready to changed yet. lol. My hubby thinks it's silly that I say pieces speak to me. I think you're the only person who would understand that. Thank you for sharing your lovely work and inspiring me.

Shanna

robyncal said...

Ahhh have fun! The BEST shopping in Palm Springs! Do you ever go into 29 Palms? Totally worth the drive, lots of fun places.

Juliette said...

Thanks for answering my question! I thought that was what it is called. Enjoy your vacation!

 
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