A Sneak Peak

Home painting and LR reno update.

The dust has been flying and the paint cans popped around Casa de Moore.
If you live in the Atlanta area, 
Friendly Monster Painting Co.is THE best. The attention to detail is superb, not to mention how they clean up.  Impressive.
They skeered me half to death by extending a ladder up two stories to get to the 'trays'. 
I am very happy with the paint choice, 
SW 7647 Crushed Ice. 
Did YOU notice a change in color?  Mr. MD didn't!
He had to ask....too funny.
My grandma "Punkin's" sofa back from the upholsterer, she was the envy in the shop. (Chong's Upholstery, Marietta.)  See here for before.  Will add color in a bolster and some other pillows.
Table skirt finished and chairs upholstered too. Found  the aubergine patterned fabric to make lumbars and bring in contrast to the gray and yellow.
Slate window treatments...coming.

On the hunt for an outstanding piece of contemporary art for over the sofa.  Love abstracts and mixed media.

Hopefully it won't be too long to pull all of this together.  Good things take time...patience is NOT one of my virtues!

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  1. I can see why your grandmothers sofa was the talk of the shop. It is gorgeous! Cant wait to see the whole package- in your room. Looking good!

  2. Looking good Renae. Can't wait to see photos when you've finished. Your grandma's sofa looks fabulous...

    Jo xx

  3. Loving the Punkin' AND mini punkin's!! It will look Dandy!

    Can't wait to see!

    Linda@Lime in the Coconut

  4. it has to be difficult being so fabulous....
    ALL THE TIME!!!!

    my friend & love xxx

  5. Hi Renae....everything is looking devine...so neat that you are using your grandmothers sofa too. Cannot wait to see the end result..have fun!

  6. Good morning Renae, I love the fabric you used for your table skirt, lovely choice! Very inspiring to see how one project complements the next......looking forward to the complete package reveal.

  7. you are sooooo good! love this transformation, especially punkins sofa.
    love crushed ice paint color, will keep that in mind

  8. Wonderful.........the worse is over and now you can have fun finding the perfect piece of art. How special to use a piece from your grandmother, looking fabulous! Happy weekend. XO

  9. I was thinking your pictures look like a magazine shoot. Then the business Nikki rose up and wondered if you can write off some of these things as business expenses. You certainly can use them to promote Moore Designs, and you should. Maybe ask the accountant.

  10. Thank you SO much for alerting me. I have family in town and a brother in the hospital so I haven't been leisurely blogging. I would not want to miss this!
    Gorgeous! You painted the wood black? Love it all.

  11. Renae, This is going to be sooo wonderful. I know your just tickled pink. Punkins sofa is divine. Funny that your husband didn't notice the paint change. I could shave my head and Don wouldn't notice. I know he loves me...but what is it about a man? Can't wait to see the final reveal. XO, Mona

  12. Renae,
    Congrats on all your hard work paying off, it's looking oh-so-good!!!

  13. LOve...love...love how the sofa turned out! The black and white is fab. Can't wait to see the whole room put together. I used to use Chongs many years ago also. Across from Marietta Fabric and Fringe right?


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