Google+ House Revivals: February 2014

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Painting Interior Doors Black

Sometimes all it takes it just a bit of black to make a space feel more sophisticated.  In the last few years, painting interior doors black has been gaining in popularity.

Painting doors black can be just the right thing to add a little contrast and interest to an otherwise boring hallway, and it can certainly add a feeling of elegance, without seeming precious.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Trestle Table Inspiration for Your Home

Trestle tables are all the rage right now, but paying full retail for a brand new table might be more than your budget can handle.

If you have your heart set on a trestle table, but need to confine your search to craigslist and second-hand stores, it can seem a little disheartening! Badly damaged tops, and 1970's styling and finishes can be hard to overlook, but if the table is structurally sound, maybe all it needs is a face-lift!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Decorating with Colored Bathroom Fixtures

What do you do if you inherit a bathroom with colored fixtures?  I love a beautiful vintage bath as much as the next person, but sometimes vintage bathrooms are ugly. How many times have you moved into a rental or bought a new home, only to be stuck with an avocado bathtub. And toilet. And sink?

Not everybody gets to inherit a perfectly preserved period bath like this one from Kohler's 1928 catalogue.