Fall Back to Fall Projects

Happy almost Friday! I know, I know. I have yet to post photos of our finished kitchen renovation, but I do thank you for your continued interest. While the interior part of the project was officially through in May, our inability to share the stunning, final results comes down to this: With so many visitors and so much kitchen traffic during the summer, we haven’t had a moment.

But now that the fall season is upon us, it’s the perfect time for B and I to FINALLY put the finishing touches on what we started…um…way back in November. Yikes.

In addition to our long-overdue photo shoot, this weekend we will be purchasing the house stain that will give Smallpeace its sorely needed, exterior facelift. You have no idea how many variations there are on the classic “barn red.” Or maybe you do. Not surprisingly, after much hemming and hawing, we’ve decided on a Cabot product called (and here’s the really crazy part) Barn Red. Risk-takers we are not. Though I did momentarily lose my mind and suggest painting the house black. Loooong silence.

Meanwhile, back in the kitchen, there is still a big blank space on what our architect dubbed the “art wall.” I of course envision filling it with a beautiful contemporary landscape painting by our friend Gregory Botts

Or perhaps a vibrant still life by local painter Ed Carson.

But, alas, fine art will have to wait until we’ve replenished our cash coffers. Until then, I’ve been circling a much more affordable art print by book jacket illustrator Andy Smith. I love his retro sensibility and, in this instance, the whimsical blend of French film references on the rooster silhouette. Check it out.

Hopefully, next week I’ll have some kitchen pics to show you—and maybe even an apple-something recipe to share. That’s right, it’s a bumper year for apples and the orchards are beckoning. Have a great weekend everyone.

About Smallpeace

Michele Karas is a poet, essayist, and longstanding professional copywriter, who currently works for a top-five US book publisher. Her poems and prose have appeared in literary journals, including Tinderbox, THRUSH, Alaska Quarterly Review, and Narrative magazine, among others. Michele holds a BA in Journalism from San Diego State University and an MFA in Creative Writing from CUNY, The City College of New York. Find her on Twitter @small_peace.
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2 Responses to Fall Back to Fall Projects

  1. Be sure to pack a sweater; it’s going down to 40 degrees overnight this weekend! Autumn indeed!

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