A tiny bit of autumn has arrived, thanks to Albertson's.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Several months ago I posted my inspiration for our master bedroom.
I'm happy to report some progress has been made in transforming our room!
We ordered this headboard from Target. It is stunning!
I would like all white bedding someday.
At this time, we are using this set from Ikea until I can commit to all white.
One of my favorite additions are the Harrison Bedside Task Lamps from Pottery Barn.
I'm still loving my Farrah curtains from Target. Below you can see how all the fabrics are working together.
I like the variety of patterns and scales.
I've incorporated the Braemore Ankara Pond fabric on the cushion to the blanket chest, but I haven't had the
The to-do list is still long (paint baseboards, find new area rug, install light fixtures, etc), but I do love the way it's coming together.
Speaking of light fixtures, we have two of Hampton Bay Four Winds ceiling fans in our living room and two more waiting to be installed in the master bedroom. (If you're not a fan of ceiling fans, you can stop reading here.) These lights are actually good looking. The glass is white (so many have yellow/amber glass). The blades have grooves that remind me somewhat of bead board. The chains hang from the sides instead of the center. That all adds up to a much more attractive ceiling fan in my opinion!
Thursday, July 24, 2014
The front door should welcome your guests, not scare them off! :)
Our dingy, white door has been on the list of things we'd like to upgrade since we moved in. We're not a fan of the arched window or the dents and dings.
After living here for 5 years with minimal $$ for remodeling, I realized I can still dream of a new door while improving the one we currently have for the price of a quart of paint. (I wish I would have thought of that sooner!)
In those "dreams" we would have a real wood door, but for now I had to pick a paint color that would coordinate with our current white and green exterior. Red doors are fun, but not my thing. After contemplating many colors, I chose a grayish-aqua that wouldn't fight the green and white, and it is like a sneak peek of the color scheme inside the house.
After a good scrub, I painted the door Behr Cloud Burst. It is a lovely shade that is just a little darker than a duck egg blue. It was an easy decision since I already fell in love with this color after painting my pantry door.
Now to hunt in the basement for the leftover white paint to finish off the trim around the door...
And for more "pinspiration" for outdoor improvements, see my board here. :)
Don't forget to embrace what you already have!
Saturday, July 19, 2014
I'm not a fan of long hallways. I love that our house barely even has a hallway! It is the length of a linen cabinet and a doorway. However, like most hallways, there is no natural light making it very dark.
First thing we did to update the hallway was change out this brass beauty for a more pleasing fixture.
We chose a smaller scale school house light from Home Depot.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Paint Choices, Mistakes, and Happy Accidents
Before we talk about paint, lets talk about moulding.
The previous owner installed tall baseboards in our home to replace the short, builder basic. Yay! Thank you, previous homeowner!