Friday I had to go to the French Quarter and it was a good opportunity to stop by UAL (whole other story but if you haven’t been..you should) for a sale and as luck would have it, I parked right in front of Lucullus. My friend Roberta is always a breath of fresh air anytime I stop into the shop. Lucullus specializes “in the perfect compliments to the grand pursuits of dining, cooking, and imbibing.” The store is filled with the most beautiful and interesting objects. Copper pots, sets of antique linen napkins, antique king cake figurines, French commodes, mirrors, and all sorts of fabulous things. I could try to describe the shop and it’s luscious courtyard but I don’t think I could really do it justice. Here are a few pictures to give you a preview although going in the shop is a must.
So, I was faced with some ugly beige marbled brown tiles in one niche of my studio and bathroom. I needed a way to make them look better without replacing them quite yet. So…I consulted you tube and found a woman who was demonstrating how to paint vinyl tiles. It was, actually, painfully easy. You just buy this product called de-glosser from the hardware store. Apply it with a cloth and let it dry–it really had no smell but I wore some glasses and gloves to be sure. Then I applied a thin coat of floor paint and a top coat of polyurethane. It hasn’t chipped at all yet. Even my roller desk chair back and forth on it hasn’t even made a scuff. One day real marble…! Today… green vinyl…!