Food trucks are the newest addition to the wildly popular Clover Market in Ardmore! The Clover Market is a seasonal open-air market located on Lancaster off of Rittenhouse Place. The market features 100+ vendors selling everything from antiques & collectibles to vintage jewelry & art. Get your Holiday shopping done early and sample some of Philly's finest out of a truck! Sunday November 3rd 10 am - 5 pm rain or shine.
This is exciting news! However, I might need to get a part-time job. The incredibly talented team at Urban Outfitters is opening what they call "Devon Yard". The $100 million dollar complex will house Terrain (Urban's incredibly successful garden center), Anthropologie, a boutique hotel, two restaurants, and complimentary shops & amenities. If you've had the chance to visit Terrain in Glen Mills then you know how amazing this place is going to be! It is said that Devon Yard will be superior to anything in the area and quite possibly one of the best lifestyle shopping centers in the country. When we think of lifestyle shopping centers we think of J Crew and Starbucks. This is so much more than that! Think 6.5 acres of Anthropologie style for the home & garden as well as a boutique hotel and a farm-to-table restaurant! Look for Devon Yard Spring 2015. This is Terrain..
You Don't have to settle for the typical Asphalt Driveway! Dress up your driveway with pavers and pea gravel. If the thought of shoveling snow and pea gravel makes you cringe, there's a technique called "Tar & Chip". Basically it's a layer of tar that has pea gravel added in before it dries. It looks far more elegant than the typical asphalt driveway and it's actually less expensive!
Pantone named Emerald Green 2013's Color of the Year. You can be sure you'll see it popping up everywhere very soon! How can you add Emerald Green to your home? Be bold and paint an entire room in high gloss!
If high gloss Emerald Green seems like too much of a commitment, have your dining room chairs reupholstered.......
1. Start with a clean sanded floor. I paid a hardwood floor company to sand the floor for me. It wasn't expensive and it's a messy job you may not want to tackle on your own. After the floor is sanded, vacuum and mop several times to be sure it's completely free of any dust.
2. Prime. I used an oil based primer. When painting a floor white I think it's best to use oil based just in case there's any leftover stain. If you use water based primer the stain will bleed through.
3. Allow 2 days for the primer to cure. This is the hardest part of the project, the wait, but it's the most important part. When painting a floor you have to allow several days between each coat.
4. Paint your fist coat of white paint. Allow 2 days for it to cure. Paint your second coat of white paint and again wait 2 days for it to cure.
5. Make your grid. First decide how big you want your squares to be. I chose 24x24 inch squares & I wanted them to be on the diagonal. Measure your entire room and find the very center of the room. This is your starting point. Mark it with a pencil. Measure out 12" in all 4 directions from that center point and mark with pencil. Using a straight edge and a ruler connect the dots & trace your first square with pencil. From that center square continue to trace all of your squares from the center out. Using painters tape start at the far left corner of the room & tape off the outside of the squares in every other row.
6. Paint the squares in every other row (the squares with the tape on the outside of the pencil line) black. Allow this first coat of paint to dry for 24 hours. Paint the second coat of black and allow it to dry for another 24 hours.
7. Remove the tape carefully & touch up. When I removed the tape there were several areas that had bled through so I used a small artists brush to touch up.
8. Allow the entire floor to cure for 2 more days and then apply 2 coats of polyurethane.
NOTE: I used Benjamin Moore floor paint for this project. The white paint is flat and the black paint is semi gloss. Remember: you can paint any sheen you want over flat paint but you cannot paint flat over a sheen. So be sure your base coat is flat.
The quickest way to add instant curb appeal is with window boxes. There are a couple of basic rules when designing your window box. First, choose boxes that are wider than your actual window. This puts the visual weight at the bottom rather than making the window look top heavy. It also allows for ample room for plantings. Which brings me to my second rule, more is better! Think big and grand rather than small. Three flats of petunias rather than one. Use trailing plants like Creeping Jenny, Sweet Potato Vine, & trailing licorice. Don't forget to add some some height at the back for a bit of drama!