So I mentioned to my mom that I want to go gray in the guest bedroom. So then I got an email from my mom saying, “Alysan gave me a swatch on a new Sherwin Williams paint color…Silver mist…very nice…bluish, grayish greenish…” Alysan is my aunt, who happens to be upgrading her own place and used the Sherwin Williams Rainwashed color that I used on our board and batten wall. So, I googled Sherwin Williams Silvermist and found this amazingly fun post by HGTV’s first Design Star, Emily Henderson. Best Gray Paint Colors According to Ryan Gosling All I’m going to say is that our guest bedroom is one of those shades of gray.
Ok, we’ve got a little debate going on in this house and we need your help. This is serious business people.* *this is not one bit serious What would you call this … area?
Joel’s birthday was Saturday. To be honest I have to think way too hard to realize exactly how old he is. My bff actually asked me. She’d think it would be a good idea to make a big deal if it was one of those milestone birthdays. You know the ones. The ones that end in 0 or 5.
So, which end of the paint color picking spectrum are you closer to? The ‘any ol’ color will do’ or ‘I can’t paint anything until I find just the right shade of perfect’ end? I would have said I was closer to the end where as long as I liked the color I was fine with it … until this house. I’ve never really been stuck with analysis paralysis when it comes to paint, but I have two strategies that have worked basically fool-proof for me over the years.
Well, it seems as though this week is the week. Our closing is scheduled for Thursday. Can I get a knuckle bump?!?! We’re pretty darn excited to get this new chapter in our journey started already. And somewhat cautiously optimistic that this closing date will actually happen. So maybe it’s best to hold off on the knuckle bumps until the weekend. :) #nojinxiesplease
We’re going to be gearing up to make some major changes in the kitchen of our new house, what they will be I can’t even get my mind around yet, but I’m back in Maryland now trying to wrap up some things with our rental houses. Seems like a good time to me to take a look back at our first do it yourself kitchen we tackled in the house we call “The Tank”.
That’s right! I found the lazy easy way to do something new. Shocking, I know. Tuesday we talked all about front door paint color choices and empty pots, dead trees and lights without light bulbs. And today we’re talking about painting door knobs … without even removing them. That’s right!
That has a way better ring to it in my head. Like “shut the front door!”. Like “no way!”. Or “way to go!”. Ahhh, well … better luck next time. Paint the front door! Nope, still not right. Ok, instead, let’s start out today by taking a look at this picture … … and tell me the first three things you notice. Ok, I’ll go first. ;)
Thou cabinetree most fair and lovely. But, let me tell you, the cabinetry was not always that way. Yowza! Thanks to one of our tenants we found ourselves with light pink cabinets in the kitchen at one of our rental properties. No really, thank you previous tenants.
Really … serious question here. What makes someone a friend? Or, even a good friend? Do you consider your family your friends? Have you ever gone 5, or even 10 years without talking to a friend? Do you have a lot of friends? I’ve always said that I’m definitely not the person to give the shirt off my back to just anyone…but I would do absolutely anything for a select few. Now, I’m not going to go divulging who those select few are … I don’t need them getting all needy all of a sudden. ;) But, here is some criteria I like to use as a guide when determining who are my good friends.
Note: The girls and I have arrived safely in Key West and I’ve already started the house hunt! If you want to see some of my first impressions and pics out and about check us out on Facebook, Twitter and our brand spankin’ new Instagram account. As Annie would say … “I think I’m gonna like it here”. :) So, they say the rooms that make the biggest impression on a person are kitchens and bathrooms. Do you agree? I think I do. I mean, there are so many ways to make a statement in a kitchen or a bath. Appliances, a fancy motion activated toilet, a rain shower. You know, the big ticket items. But what do you do when you’re trying to get the most bang for your buck and aren’t really in the market for over the top amenities? Heck, what if you’re starting with this?
Happy, happy Monday! It’s pretty festive around here today since it’s party day!! Note: If you have any areas of your home you’re looking to hide you need to check out our giveaway going on right now here! This giveaway is now closed. Hopefully you’re here to link up your favorite Christmas craft projects from this year. Which means, if you’re here looking for some crafty Christmas inspiration you’re in the right place, too!! If you saw our Christmas mantel … you may have noticed this cute little guy. Late one night, while getting caught up on a few episodes of Revenge … ’cause nothing screams holiday spirit quite like a little revenge … or something like that. ;)
This time of year really is the best, isn’t it?!?! The holiday spirit is in the air, holiday decor is strewn about and holiday cheer is abundant. :) I practically hear carolers singing “Joy to the World” right now. I love that first delve into the Christmas decor and crafting. I like to see what we’ve got from year’s past that still inspires me and try to come up with a few new ideas at the same time. All while I watch my husband roll his eyes at me as I pace to and fro between him and his football, or futball, or whatever sport he’s watching at the time. Hey, this decor thing takes time. You gotta step back, look at it from all angles, scootch it around a bit and then step back for another look … am I right!?! On my decor day we even had the island equivalent of what could be considered a winter storm. Brrrrr! Just kidding I think it did get down to 79 degrees though … which is close to a record low. And the perfect day for dilly dallying around with some Christmas decor I say. So I made a few new driftwood Christmas trees and gave our fall leaf wreath a winter makeover.
Hey, hey! Happy Monday! How are you? I am great! I am gearing up for company to come visit. FUN!! That’s one thing about living on an island. We get our fair share of visitors. :) Luckily, we mostly like them all. ;) We had about a year there where we had at least one week of company every month. I became quite the tour guide. Hence my knowledge of the top 10 free things to do in Curacao. I’m ready to get to doing a few of those again soon. You know how it goes, don’t you?!? You have these really cool things to do in your town, but you don’t usually do them unless you’re showing them to visitors. Or you have this really cool room in your house … or on the roof as it may be … and you don’t spend as much time up there as you could. Because it’s always there. I’ll just go up tomorrow. Or next week. Or sometime soon, for sure! :)
Ummmm, have you ever totally meant to do something for months and just never did? That’s what happened to me here. I wrote a tutorial of the very first pallet project I made for a guest post and never came back and gave you guys the how-tos. And the guest post was in January. :/ Ack! Anyhow … here’s the story of my very first pallet project. Well, for the blog anyway … me and pallets go way back. ;)
Today we’ve got a quick side table before and after for you before you head over to the real business at hand at Jamie’s, the 4th day of Organizing 101: Back to Basics. This is a transformation of a little side table we’ve had sitting outside for a few years. A side table we bought at the same auction we got our frame and couches at a few years ago.
This isn’t going to be the first, or the last post about a spontaneous project that just took over me and happened on a random evening in a random week. Remember the striped rug? That happened. Well, in my quest for a functional blog room and with all of the focus on organization these days (you’ll be prompted to head over to Allison’s blog House of Hepworths to get your fill of Day 3 of Organizing 101 at the end of this post … you won’t want to miss it!), I had an idea for a diy wall calendar one night and ran with it.