With the layers of flooring removed and the raw wood exposed it didn’t take us long to motivate to finish this project.
The kitchen is tightly sealed off from the rest of the house.
Tony using his big muscles to sand the floor down to more beauty.
I hand sanded between each coat of floor lacquer.
Isn’t it pretty?
As much as I appreciate the retro aspects of avocado green, too much of a good thing can be overwhelming. Without question this was the case in our kitchen. It was time for the 70’s floor to go. Our home was built in 1896 and we had suspicion that below the retro green flooring lay a fir floor just ready to be reclaimed.
Goodbye green floor, I will not miss you.
Fir floor in the dining room appears to continue into the kitchen, being covered up a lot of retro goodness.
Our suspicions are confirmed. Beauty lies beneath.
Almost done with the tear out. Whooohhooo
While I do live very near to the Oregon Coast I do not get to surf as much as I’d like too. I love it when friends come from out of town and motivate me to go to the beach. The last fews days I hung out at the beach with the P.S. Crew- (Hana Beaman, Robin Van Gyn and Leanne Pelosi) as they filmed the intro section to their movie. We had fun camping, surfing, eating and shooting lifestyle images. Here are a few photos from the beach.
Mmmmmmm. Beach fire.
Stopped off at an estate sale on the way to a hike at Fort Steven’s State Park and picked up this Kodak Brownie Box Camera for 90 cents. Probably won’t be photographing much snowboarding with this gem, but excited to add it to the small, but growing stash of film cameras.
That’s right people. Same place (www.christychaloux.com), same time (now).
We just finished a complete overhaul of galleries that are more focused on the current vision and direction of the Christy Chaloux Photography brand. As always the imagery is largely Winter sports focused. I don’t deny it, I heart Winter.
Livebooks hooked up a sweet Scaler site. Images automatically re-size based on the screen you are viewing the site on.
The new site also features updated branding thanks to art star and Roxy Design Director Ashley Anson.
Check it, www.christychaloux.com
Betty Rides Outerwear Catalog Shoot- Shot on location at Mt. Hood, Oregon
I’m a sucker for clean, simple and productive. Goalsmith is all of these things. A great way to organize what you really want and how you plan to get there. You can choose to mark some goals as private or to share other goals. It’s going to fun to keep people posted on my goals and I achieve them.
Check it out, https://goalsmith.me/
Simple design, black linen, all to aid in organization and planning. This could be love.
Inspiration or procrastination? The first several pages are loaded with a different theme each year.
In the constant effort of being true to my creative voice I’ve started a new workbook recommended by photo consultant Selina Maitreya. The book is called Fearless Creating, by Eric Maisel, Ph.D I’m excited because all of the books she has recommended so far have been excellent, including her own book, How to Succeed in Commercial Photography, by Selina Maitreya.
This question asked in the first few pages of this book has stuck with me for the past few hours. While goals and dreams are important, how we process situations and life experiences that do not end exactly how we expect them too can be equally as important as how we process our victories.