The Difference Between Men And Women

The difference between men and women is real y’all. Seriously real. LOL Several months ago we had the need to move my work table from the mezzanine of the shop to the main floor. My first thought was to round up a bunch of guys from the neighborhood and “make er happen”. Right? Wouldn’t that have been yours?

Not Jeff’s. Nope. Don’t ask for help when you can engineer a wildly creative way to do it on your own he always says.

So I left and he got creative. Wildly.

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It all started with an giant extension ladder and some rope.

 

 

 

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Looks scary to me.

 

 

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He covered the ladder with a packing blanket so the table wouldn’t get scratched. He is always thinking.

 

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The rope held the ladder securely to the iron railing.

 

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Don’t ask me how he lifted the front end of that heavy heart pine table over the railing. I don’t want to know.

 

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And yes after each step he did actually run down that spiral stair and snap a picture to show me how real men do things.

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Said table was eased over the rail and voila!  it floated to the ground with the greatest of ease.

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Difference between men and women blog

 

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Men and women are different. Very.

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Southern Style Magazine Features

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There is absolutely nothing better professionally than walking up to a newsstand and seeing your work validated by being on the cover of a national publication.

Thank you Southern Style.

The room chosen for the cover is the dining room of Max and Sally Byrd of Brantley, Al and it has struck a chord with people from all over the country. Calls and emails continue to pore in asking about the paint colors, the fabric on the chairs, the light etc and we are happy to oblige.

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The walls are 1566 Stoney Brook by Benjamin Moore in case you, too, were curious. It is a lovely smokey grey blue that shifts throughout the day with the fading light. It really shows off at night under candlelight.

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I knew that I loved the library but this image stunned me.

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Behind the scenes images still make me giggle. The headboard arrived in the wrong color (the day before the magazine shoot) and I had to faux finish it as the photography team was pulling into the driveway. Never a dull moment!

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Bathrooms rarely make it into the magazine but these are two of my favs so I had to show you.

 

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You can see the rest of this house on pages 63-74.

We also had the inside cover which was a teaser from the dining room of the Alford Home in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl.

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That home covers pages 6-18.

 

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Photo shoot days are my very favorite even though they are some of our longest days.  You wouldn’t believe how hard we work to get the shot and how much patience it takes.

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Marcy Black is my height. Ladders are our friend.

 

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We loved it when the sun broke though the painting illuminating the colors of the sunset.

 

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Go grab a copy today while you still can and see the rest of the features. Available at most booksellers, Walmart,Publix etc.

Thank you to Stephanie Welbourne, photographer for In With The Old, and Lisa Frederick for the text.

Thank you to Marcy Black, photographer for Seaside Serenity, and Elizabeth Bonner for the text.

Also, a big thank you to Editor Kathleen Whaley and Becky Goff.

 

 

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