Rocks, Rocks and more Rocks

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ROCKS, DIRT, CEMENT. We're getting really dirty over here on Weaver. 

One of the highlights last week was a trip, with our film crew, to American Soil & Stone in Richmond, CA. What a gorgeous place. Take a look.

 

Looking for large pebbles

We are in the market for some large pebbles for the entrance of Weaver. Here's some inspiration.

But not all large pebbles are the same...

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Here's what I came home with

The left has a reddish tint. The right has a blueish tint.

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And here it is, in context, between the poured-in-place pavers (stayed tuned for more on that).

Ever shop for a boulder?

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GEEZ, IT'S OVERWHELMING.

 There are hundreds and hundreds. All different shapes and sizes. I have a new appreciation for boulders in landscape now. Needless to say, I didn't go home with one.

There are hundreds and hundreds. All different shapes and sizes. I have a new appreciation for boulders in landscape now. Needless to say, I didn't go home with one.

ON A MORE OPTIMISTIC NOTE

We found a fabulous water feature. These are Basalt stones that have been hollowed out, with a hole drilled through the bottom. 

 I am so in love with these. They are organic and modern at the same time. This will sit right outside the master bathroom so you'll be able to hear it and see it.

I am so in love with these. They are organic and modern at the same time. This will sit right outside the master bathroom so you'll be able to hear it and see it.

Wallpaper

It's up in the master bedroom. Just one wall. I searched high and low for this wallpaper. I had samples upon samples sent to me. And I finally landed on this. It's light gray with a silver, modern pattern overprinted. Super subtle. Super beautiful. Happy girl.

You spoke. We listened.

A couple weeks (or was it months?) back, I wrote a blog about this fireplace and what on earth to do. Lots of opinions but most thought we should paint it. We did, too. Here it is in progress and we are very pleased with the result.

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Cement

 This is the stamp from the sidewalk in front of weaver. I love these stamps. I wish we had a stamp. It sort of sears things in time. Speaking of cement, look what we just got...

This is the stamp from the sidewalk in front of weaver. I love these stamps. I wish we had a stamp. It sort of sears things in time. Speaking of cement, look what we just got...

A new driveway for Weaver.

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This was an incredible process to watch and I have a new-found appreciation for cement and the craftsmanship that goes into making one of the most overlooked features.

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We chose PEWTER from the color catalog. We wanted something a little darker, and more sophisticated than normal concrete.

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We also wanted a sand finish. This light substance on top is what is sprayed on top of the wet cement to give it a matte, sand look. This sits overnight and then gets washed off the next day.

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WALK PATH

 These are the poured-in-place pavers being created. These sit in the middle of the pathway between the sidewalk and house. The posts will house a very cool, modern bench that Lance is making. 

These are the poured-in-place pavers being created. These sit in the middle of the pathway between the sidewalk and house. The posts will house a very cool, modern bench that Lance is making. 

BIG, CIRCULAR DRIVEWAY

 It's hard to capture the driveway so here's my attempt with a pano shot but it doesn't do it justice. It really turned out gorgeous. Except for the postman that walked across it before it was cured. No, not joking. But that's a story for another day.

It's hard to capture the driveway so here's my attempt with a pano shot but it doesn't do it justice. It really turned out gorgeous. Except for the postman that walked across it before it was cured. No, not joking. But that's a story for another day.

Odds and Ends

THIS IS THE MASTER CLOSET.

I couldn't capture it in one shot but it looks great. And we reinstalled a vintage vanity from another bedroom inside which looks great. We used the Container Store to do all the closets in house. And there was a whopping six! These are Elfa and I am a big fan. They are super modular. So, who ever buys this house can move them around or add different elements.

MY BIG JOB FOR THE WEEK

 I know it looks easy but there are outlet covers every 4 feet (per code) or something ridiculous. So there was a lot of screwing around.

I know it looks easy but there are outlet covers every 4 feet (per code) or something ridiculous. So there was a lot of screwing around.

IF YOU ARE JUST JOINING US, CHECK OUT THE WHOLE WEAVER PROJECT HERE.

AND, IN CASE YOU MISSED EARLIER WEAVER POSTS, TAKE A LOOK:

September Update
Modern Front Door Colors
Dark Rooms. Dark Paint.
Things are coming to life
Weaver Bathroom Design
Weaver Kitchen Plans
Green Means Go!
It's demo time at Weaver
To Stone or not to stone

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