Tuesday, September 24, 2013

It's Been So Long!

It's like I don't even know you anymore! 

Sorry followers :(

It's just been nuts around here! 

All for good reasons, which is awesome, but it's time we catch up!! Wouldn't you say?? 

I gave this little office/buffet/bar a makeover....

It used to look like this:

....and I was over it. So, out came the black paint!

Notice the campaign hardware?? It's NOT real! I had to paint those little corner brackets on. Once I realized that there was NO WAY on God's green earth that I was going to make them arrive in four days (which was when I needed them for a special little photo shoot) I had to get creative!

So, now the buffet/office/bar has a more glamorous look and the best part..it cost $0!! I borrowed the paint and stole the two top drawer pulls off of another piece and voila! Camera Ready!

Also, A client and I discovered a most awesome architectural selvage place! 

Dear Urban Remains, 
I love you!
Yours Truly,
Kelle Dame

The coolness that this place contains should be illegal! 

If you live in the Chicago area, you must go! If you can't, no problem! They have EVERY SINGLE PIECE of their inventory on their website:

and it's updated constantly! if you're lucky you might even get to see a picture of where the piece came from.

A client and I went there looking for a cast iron mantle and we found one!!

19th Century, Victorian era fireplace mantel from a Chicago mansion that was built before the great Chicago fire. WHY didn't I know about this place BEFORE we refinished our mantle??? 

I can't even wait to install this baby!

I LOVE places like these... Even MORE than wine and chocolate! 

I have lots more to share (some other day) and so many of your blogs to go check out!

Have a great week!


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