Thursday, January 24, 2013

Jardin Chinois by Waterhouse

Shit is on.
Yesterday was dining room wallpaper install day and it was exciting.

Let me just say
THANK GOD I hired a professional.
Maybe I could've done it...but I'd STILL be gluing and hanging and cussing and crying as I write this.
The gentleman I hired did none of those things {except the gluing and hanging}
and was done in six hours.

{holes filled/walls prepped}


I had the crown and wainscoting painted a warmer white to match the white in the wallpaper.
Benjamin Moore Cloud White

It came out exactly how I imagined.
I'm still putting the room back together but I wanted to give you a peek.
Wallpaper is my new jam.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

New Year, New Rooms

Winter break is over
sending kids back to school tomorrow and I couldn't be more thrilled.

I've spent the last two weeks holed up with feels like months.
I mean I love them, 
but I can't wait to get some time on my own and do whatever the hell I want.

Some exciting home projects will be starting and I can't wait to share them with you.
First off,
dining room wallpaper was delivered.

Hopefully it will look as awesome as this.

I'm also working on a room redo for my eight year old, Large.
She has outgrown the current room style that looks more nursery than 'older girl',
which is how she refers to herself.

Her room doubles as guest bedroom so I'd like it to be a bit sophisticated though still a girls room.
I've acquired different pieces here and there for the last few weeks.

An old mirror for $24 at the local antique mall.

A bulletin board that will be covered in fabric to hang pictures and stuff.

An antique writing desk for $99 on eBay.

After will be coming soon.

My entryway/living room/upstairs hallway will be repainted in a couple weeks.
I'm still thinking Chelsea Gray.

I was worried the house would look too dark,
but there's a lot of natural light throughout and also I always regret not going bolder.

Have I mentioned that we've lived in this house for four years and this will be the third time 
the same area has been painted?
Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray

Wednesday, January 2, 2013