Hi Christine ~
I came across your blog looking for instructions on achieving a ceruse look on wood. Did you ever try it?? I'm at the tail end of a renovation, and my existing dark brown stained beams are too dark for my new scheme... there are 5 of them, however, that peak at 14 feet (it's a big great room), so it will be no small task to lighten them up. My contractor will paint them (because he wants photos asap), but I want a whitewashed look and am afraid his painter can't achieve what I'm looking to do. Ceurse seems to be a good option, but highly labor intensive, especially 10 feet off the ground. Ideas?
Also, any recommendations where to find decorator fabric online? I am afraid to work with a designer -- we've gone over budget on the reno so I have to really watch my spending as I start to decorate.
Love your blog!
Can you buy decorator fabric online? I don't know. I look at them online sometimes- at the manufacturers web sites- where they are not actually for sale- but then order samples and fabric from my San Francisco showrooms. I don't like supporting online sources for such items- I feel like too many people go to the showroom- select the fabric- and then purchase them online. The showrooms then go out of business and there are no local sources to go to at all- and it really is much nicer to look at the fabrics in person. This is what happened with wallpaper- and why it is so hard to find designer wallpaper showrooms.