Sunday, February 13, 2011


 Alright, so a few more photos of the gray, just cause we love it so much!

And we finished the 2nd bedroom this morning (in the same color as the front bedroom), and we painted the kitchen! Kind of a goldish-yellow color to offset the red in the pendant over the sink. Also it goes well with the wood-woven fixture in the dining room/the gold bricks on the fireplace/and the hardwood floors.

The color of the kitchen is Sherwin Williams 7682 Bee's Wax:

Also, Aaron stopped by and informed us that the grout for the slate floor in the kitchen will be done tomorrow, as well as the carpet in the master bedroom. He says most of the remaining items will be done tomorrow. Again, we shall see! Maybe we'll be moving next weekend!? 

It's been 2 years tonight since Brian and I got engaged. After painting all weekend, he surprised me with a night out at HUSK, Charleston's newest culinary treat. It was de-licious. We started with an appetizer of Southern Fried Chicken Skins with Hot Sauce and Wadmalaw Honey. Then for dinner, I had Beef Tenderloin from Gaffney, SC with Turnips, Braised with Greens, Potato Puree, with Red Wine Jus & Brian had NC Duck Leg Confit with Farro, Garden Greens and Winter Squash Puree, with Sour Apple Jus, and for desert we had Sweet Potato Bread Pudding with GA Pecans, Sweet Potato Rum Anglaise, and Burnt Marshmallow. Holy cow!

After dinner, I insisted that Brian check out the bar (where I had been once before with MM), and while we were there we decided to partake in an after-dinner cocktail. I had the Swizzle (The drink of choice at the world’s first cocktail party in London circa 1924) Bacardi rum, falernum, lime juice and bitters “swizzled” over hand chipped ice. Brian had the Sazerac (Pre-Civil War cocktail from New Orleans, one of the worlds oldest) Sazerac rye whiskey, Peychaud bitters and demerara sugar cube, stirred and strained up with a rinse of Herbsaint.

Man, oh man, what a weekend, and what a night! We deserved it after working so hard the past 3 days! Happy Valentine's Day, ya'll!

Quick tip: It is totally worth the $7 to buy the 3M painter's tape. We bought 2 rolls and then decided to go the 'cheap route'. Sherwin Williams had a roll for $1.95 or so, and we bought  a couple of rolls. UGH! Don't skimp on the tape. Not only does it not peal off intact, but it also doesn't protect the trim like it should. It also stripped some of the trim paint in spots. Totally not worth it! You have been warned.

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