Category Archives: Interiors

08-28

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(iPhone 5c image- © 2014 Martha Browne)

~candid spaces~

A series of photographs showing home exteriors, interiors and gardens as I found them. No effort was made in styling.

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(Photo- © 2014 Martha Browne)

08-22

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(iPhone 5c image- © Martha Browne)

Note- If you’d like to see more of my photography work, you can visit ‘Louped.’

08-21

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Grab Bag- OK Plate

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I need to remind myself that everything is going to be OK.

~candid spaces~

A series of photographs showing home exteriors, interiors and gardens as I found them. No effort was made in styling.

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(Photo- © 2014 Martha Browne)

Decorating@Nibs- More Fireplace Mantels

Over the years, I’ve collected quite a few painted portraits with no idea who the subjects are. They ended up with imaginary names. A few months ago, some friends and I went to a local estate sale. I came home with a wooden chair, two brass candle stick holders and yes… another portrait. This dapper fellow was promptly named Mr. Moore.

Fireplace Mantel #21- Mister Moore

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Process-

1. Cover walls with old drop cloths (detail below right). I suggest using a heavy-duty stapler for this job. Start at the ceiling and work down to the baseboard. Cut any extra fabric off. Side note- You could try stapling the drop cloths at the ceiling and just let them hang loose to the floor.

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2. Prime and paint base molding Benjamin Moore Jackson Tan HC-46 (detail above left).

3. Prime and paint mantel Benjamin Moore English Ochre CW-290 (detail above center).

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4. Mantel Accessories- My portrait of Mister Moore takes center stage. To make it even more interesting, I flipped him upside down. Stacks of old books, cigar box, dried bittersweet, glass vase with daylilies, deer antlers and antique nails are with it.

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5. Other- Old cloth-covered cord pendant light, wire glove dryer, vintage folding carpenter’s ruler, oak chair with leather seat c. 1900 and kilm loom pillow.

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(Photos & Styling- © 2014 Martha Browne)