White Out

If you're ever in a situation where you're sort of on the fence about repainting, throw a Bavarian-themed holiday party and create an elaborate faux timber theme with gaffer's - not masking or artist's, mind you - tape. Yep. Do just that. The resulting mess will be something like the images below.  As one cannot live like THAT, you will be forced to re-think your entire color scheme and revolutionize your whole living space. In our case, our new color scheme is pure, glorious white with some Parisian-style moulding touches (this is just the beginning on the moulding front).  (BTW, those tusks are made from hundreds of little melted plastic toy soldiers! You can see their little guns and bodies when you flip 'em over. How cool!)


  1. Chelsea says:

    Amazing. Anyways, I love the new white. For the museum-esque collection you have it will be a great showcase! xo

  2. I love the motivation and the moulding. The toy soldier tusks are intriguing. Happy painting!

  3. FCG says:

    Beware of whiteness and the “elusive something" that lies "in the innermost idea of this hue”; that “ghastly whiteness (…) which imparts such an abhorrent mildness, even more loathsome than terrific,” to quote Melville’s Moby Dick.

  4. Karena says:

    New coats of paint; the easiest change out! (aside form the labor factor) For your space white will be a perfect foil for your collections. The tusks, amazing story.


    Art by Karena

  5. This is really a huge adventure. I can't wait to see what everything looks like with this new backdrop.

  6. I'm so excited, too! It'll be the first time we've actually painted the whole thing - kitchen and all!

  7. Paint is the most magical medium out there.it is by far my fav!

    Love the tusks and how interesting the process sounds.

  8. Striking.

    But ya gotta show us a close-up of those soldiers!!!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Those tusks are so chic! We're going to have to buy some toys to melt! A fun weekend project.
    Hope your weekend is filled with fun.
    xo E + J

  10. Love the tusks, the white background show them up well. Engagement Rings