Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Serious case of Decorating-itis!

So I guess after being homebound for 2 weeks while recovering from surgery, I realized that my walls and home need some attention. Once you stare at something everyday for 2 solid weeks, you just want to change everything up! Since we moved into the house in March, I've been trying to do a little at a time and think things through carefully before making any radical decisions. The first room I chose to be my victim on this round of decorating.....the kitchen. Oh, and the family room!

Here's a picture I found on Pinterest of a kitchen that I'm trying to "copy." I know that's lazy but I really like the style and feel. It's clean, cozy, and semi-eclectic.
The wall color is Sage Gray (not sure why they picked 'sage' because it's looks more blue-gray to me).
My painting in progress. I know the lines are swiggly (not sure that's a word but I like it) I'm not done with the finishing touches. And yes, I'm also trying to paint the family room. I wanted to go very light so that our wall decor and art along with our dark chocolate colored furniture would pop. And yes, I hate how white the back door looks against the cream trim, not sure why the builder did that? I would love to paint the backdoor a nice strong black or espresso color!
As you can see we also tried a lighter color but it looked horrible and reminded Matt and I of a baby boy's nursery! No offense...not really what we wanted for our kitchen!

Well more to come later! I've got lots to do. Need to finish painting the family room, gonna try to refinish the kitchen chairs, and also repaint the bookshelf ivory. Trying to create our beautiful home. Off to bed for now, the Darb's starts back to school tomorrow and she's not a morning person so I need to get my beauty sleep to handle her!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Welcome to the New Year!

I cannot believe that 2012 is already here! We've already started the year with a bang. I have repainted the kitchen and now started repainting the livingroom. I want to make our new house a home. I want the warm, cozy, mature look that is classic. We are choosing colors carefully and trying to keep with in the same palette. Our first painting adventure was the bedroom which I copied from an awesome blog lizmarieblog.com. She used the most beautiful gray called Woodsmoke made by Glidden.
It's a gray with a slight brown undertone which makes it really warm.
Our bedding is from Pottery Barn and I will post a picture later, but here's the picture from the PB catalog!
We are loving how the room turned out. Will post pictures soon.
So there's some of the things I've done in the house in the past year, and I've done a lot more but haven't loaded all the pictures to the computer yet! Hope everyone has enjoyed a great New Year's and is looking forward to what's in store for 2012!