21 November 2014

New Book and Progress on Office








This is the new book that I bought at our Annie Sloan dealer.  It's on my coffee table that's painted in Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue; I highlighted the color
with some silver antiquing wax found at a craft store.
The book's photos are gorgeous and there are color palettes for different styles like bohemian, french, modern and so on. What a I like is that it is mostly achievable.









The office is coming along. 









My spouse replaced the floor with wood tile. It still needs to be grouted. They are placed down really close with special place holders to simulate wood. It's hard to show the color.  In my previous homes, I have never been convinced to do anything but wood, but the grain and texture is pretty amazing on this product.










I'm working on paint colors. This is a room that gets little light from two windows.








It's exciting, but it takes time.  My spouse works on it in the evenings.
That's it for now.
What do you think of the tile? It is from Home Depot. I looked at others, but I thought their product had the most realistic look without spending a lot.







56 comments:

  1. I really like that tile and am thinking of places I could use it here. It will be a few years before I do any remodeling though so it probably won't even be available. :-)
    blessings
    ~*~
    ps...love that chandelier

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    1. Hi, Laura. I think by then, it will be an even better product. xoxo

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  2. I know you are posting of the office walls and new flooring., they are great...but oh the coffee table color is fabulous. I love it. Hope you plan on showing all of us your finished office. :):) Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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    1. Thank you, Susie. I just love that duck egg color! It's my favorite and I've tried quite a few of colors now.

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  3. I love the look of the tile. The deep grey weathered wood style is lovely and I am guessing will be very practical for durability.

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    1. Thank you, Kerranne. I think so, given where the room is and the repairs that have been done over the years. I think it will be durable.xoox

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  4. I love the colour of your coffee table! And I love the unpainted wooden walls in your office, although I am also interested to see what colour they end up :-)

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  5. Oh it is looking amazing. Love the flooring.

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    1. Thank you, Marty. It's a durable, alternative. It looks more and more like wood.

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  6. Hi Su wow are you going to have a gorgeous office when finished. I thought that the flooring was really wood. You fooled me! Have a nice weekend.
    Julie

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    1. Thank you, Julie. These products are getting better and better at that. xoxo

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  7. The flooring looks amazing! Love the walls and the chandelier. Can't wait to see the finale!

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    1. Thank you, Anne. xoxo It's pretty neat. In previous homes, I've always had wood, but that wouldn't work in this outdoor/indoor room in the carport.

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  8. I was at Green Table Gifts tonight for a make/take which featured Annie Sloan's sizing/gilding. The book was part of the night, so I have my new copy here now! Loving it! I do like the wood grain tile, my sister looked very seriously at it but decided on carpet, for safety purposed, we have so many babies and grand kids! It will be nice to see it all finished! Blessings for a fabulous weekend!

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    1. What a coincidence. I went to an Annie Sloan event last night too! We painted ornaments at Audrey's.

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  9. I like the tile. We put a floating vinyl wood plank like floor in the kitchen and baths. I love that product. It is so durable. You love your tiles.

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    1. Thank you, Debby. I like that product. I've seen it before and it is really neat. xoxo

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  10. It is looking amazing! So nice to see the progress as the process goes along!

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer. Always so nice to hear from you. Have a beautiful day, and stay warm. xoxo

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  11. I've loved using Annie Sloan paint on old, brown wood utility furniture. I've never seen those tiles with a wood grain before. Do they have a textured finish to give them an authentic look I wonder? I've found that some floor tiles with a raised texture that we chose to use in our Italian house in the downstairs kitchen and dining room are less easy when it comes to cleaning, but they're very durable, of course.

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    1. Hi, Linda. That's something to consider if putting it in a kitchen. I had real wood in a kitchen of a previous house, and the seams drove me nuts, because junk would get in-between. These do have a textured finish and with a dark grout and the special spacers it fools the eye. I can just mop this. It's in an office, so it should do fine.

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  12. Wow - it's looking fantastic! My dad had that tile in a previous condo - looks great and is easy to care for.
    I'm looking forward to seeing how you finish this room.
    xoxo,
    Lin

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    1. Thank you, Lin. These products are getting more and more realistic, except that it is cold to the touch. But cold to the touch doesn't matter here :) It is much less worry than wood. xoxo

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  13. I think that tile is really great. Your office is going to look amazing. I just love your home. . .it's one of my favorites. I've been wanting to try ASCP, but I need to wait until we get into our own place and I know what I will actually need furniture wise. I love the looks Annie Sloan creates.

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    1. Thank you, Nancy. xoxo These products are looking more and more like wood. Of course it does not have the feel of wood, but it has a texture under foot and to the eye. Wood has a warm touch and this cold, but it doesn't matter here, because it is hot. The AS paint is amazing. I've used it to unify some pieces that needed to be separated in this home.

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  14. I will have to check out the book ... OMGosh loving your wood tile.

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    1. Thank you. xoxo There is great use of color in the spaces she photographed, similar to yours.

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  15. I think the tile looks great. I am anxious to see what you do to lighten up the space.

    I just turned a friend onto Annie Sloan and she is so excited to get busy with her project. I love using ASCP.

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    1. Thank you, Carol. xooxThis one will be different than my usual projects, because it was suppose to be just my spouse's, but I end up needing a space, because my daughter likes to practice the piano alone. Her piano is a grand, so there is no where else for it to be. I enjoy her playing, but she says we disrupt her focus.

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  16. Your new tile looks great. II saw this at HD and loved it. Looking forward to seeing your reveal when finished. I am on the look for this book! Thanks for sharing.
    Happy Thanksgiving.
    Hugs

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    1. Thank you, Celestina. xoox I found it at an Annie Sloan dealer.

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  17. I love everything but especially the new windows with the wood on the walls. I can't wait to see the windows trimmed out! The coffee table is stunning too!

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  18. Always building, painting and remodeling! Looking forward to seeing the finished room.

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    1. I know. It seems that way. xoxo This place was a real fixer upper: missing windows, missing doors and so on. It's a good thing that my spouse is super handy. We are getting down to the end on the major projects. These remaining projects are outside the main part of the house.

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  19. Your tile is gorgeous! I have been crushing over grey wood flooring and recently discovered the grey tile just like yours. I love it so much! Your office is coming along nicely. I like the wooden walls, so pretty!

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    1. Thank you, Gigi. It's pretty and practical for this room that's in the carport. xoxo

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  20. Love the floor!! Exciting changes :)
    Susan

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    1. Thank you, Susan. I wouldn't have been persuaded by it a few years ago, but the product is getting more realistic. xoxo

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  21. I love that tile! We wanted to do that in a bathroom, but settled on white in the end...boring! We should've done the wood tile. It add so much texture and depth to the room! Can't wait to see the space when it's finished! ps- love the glasses!!

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    1. Thank you, Kim. xoxo I'm really happy with the choice. I might have to use it again sometime. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  22. I love the tiles and the chandelier. The room looks like the perfect clean slate for you to work your magic.

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    1. Thank you, Magali. I'm really happy with the way the tiles have turned out. I'll explain in a future post. We are painting away. Hopefully, it will be done soon, except for a few special touches that I have in mind. xoxo

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  23. Love the look of the wood tiles. I want to use it in our bathroom. Looking forward to seeing your completed space.

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    1. Thank you, Brandi, for your sweet visit. It's really a good product and reasonably priced. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. xoxo

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  24. LOVE the floor. It is a great look.
    We work on our projects at night too. I remember painting away at 2am, when we first moved in our house. :-)
    Happy Thanksgiving,
    Carla

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  25. I've never seen wood tile, but it looks great. Probably easier to take care of too. So exciting to be working on an office. Looking forward to seeing what you do.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thank you, Deborah. It is easier to care for and we don't have to worry about water. xoxo

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  26. This is going to be a very cozy office when it's all done. The wood tile is interesting! What a lovely book to be inspired by. Looking forward to see the next installment.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Poppy

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  27. I can't wait to see how it look when it is all done. I am working on my work room too and it is a slow process. I have never seen wood tile but it looks cool. I am definitely going to be picking that book up this weekend. Happy Thanksgiving, my dear friend!

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    1. Thank you, Victoria. I'm sure that you will enjoy looking through it. Happy Thanksgiving to you and the girls. xoxo

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  28. I can't wait to see it complete-I bet it will look amazing.

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  29. It's looking great. The flooring is very realistic, I love it!
    Can't wait to see it finished. Happy Thanksgiving!
    Patti

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