Thursday, August 28, 2014

Pottery Barn Visit ~ Princeton Market Fair

My daughter & I recently stopped into the Pottery Barn in Princeton, NJ.
We love to browse all the PB displays & check out what new merchandise has come in.
As always PB does not disappoint!
Here are some pics from our visit...














Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Element Restaurant ~ Manahawkin, NJ

Element Restaurant is located on Rt. 72 in Manahawin, NJ
We recently stopped in for dinner & their food & atmosphere was excellent!









Crab & Cheese Wontons

Shrimp Cocktail & Salad

Prime Rib Panini

Fried Shrimp & Salad



Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Beach House Kitchen Island

I found this piece of furniture which was not in the best shape on the surface. 
{None of them are!} 
The interior is gorgeous with lots of storage space.
I decided that it would make a great kitchen island!
Painted in SW Proper Gray & sealed with clear wax.
The original hardware was replaced with knobs purchased from Hobby Lobby.
We picked up a counter top from Ikea, cut it to fit & glued it to the top surface.



The back was trimmed out in wood for a more aesthetic finish.


Paint & waxing complete!







Monday, August 25, 2014

Beach House Media Cabinet

I picked up this piece at a Yard Sale initially for my business with the purpose of painting.
The more I looked at it the more I thought how this would make a good media cabinet for our flat screen tv.
I liked that it was smaller scale {which is what I needed} with a few drawers for storage.
I will probably end up wall mounting the TV,  however I didn't want our grandson to be able to pull the TV over before then!
I liked the solid mahogany so I decided to "freshen" it up with General Finishes Java Gel Stain.
I simply took a clean dry cloth and dabbed some of the stain onto the whole piece a section at a time, I applied then buffed in long strokes with the cloth.
It covered all the scratches nicely...
After drying for most of the day I applied a coat of wipe on poly.






Much better... but needed a lil oomph!



So... I added this paper & I love the way it turned out!
Hardware was refreshed in oil rubbed bronze.





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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Sips Bistro & Bar ~ Phoenixville, PA

We recently dined at Sips Bistro & Bar in Phoenixville, PA.
Sips is a french bistro & the atmosphere & food were equally exceptional!











We started out with the Fromage Board

And mussels...

Crab Cake

Crepes

Scottish Salmon

We finished  up with some delicious desserts!