Here is some b.e.a.utiful work done by my friend Allie. When she got these chairs they were nothing more than bones...exactly like my dining room chairs- which are still just bones.
We found the KWID Imperial Trellis for, I think, about 8 dollars at Sleepy Poet...I tell you again, there are treasures there. Allie (with the help of her crafty mom) finished the frames in a red lacquer and upholstered the chairs (there are two) from the ground up. Can you believe it? I need a step by step from her.
And lastly, a sneak peek at the color we chose to paint baby-girl-Barham's bedroom! Don't you know it makes my heart go pitter-patter, just call me twitterpated.
I'm Riley, a South Carolina girl born and raised. I love sweet tea, family, beautiful architecture, my wonderful husband, interior design, boiled peanuts and the lake. Trained in architecture, pursuing a passion for interior design; follow us as we design and renovate our 100 year old bungalow.
a carefree, comfortable, and thoroughly enjoyable way of living
The phrase "living the life of Riley" was commonly used among Irish soldiery during WWI. The first known citation of the phrase used in context was a letter written by Private Walter J. Kennedy and published in The Syracuse Herald on June 29, 1918. The piece was entitled "Great Life, Writes Soldier at Camp":
"This is surely one great life. We call it the life of Riley. We are having fine eats, are in great detachment and the experience one gets is fine."