Sorry I went MIA! I didn’t mean to be gone so long but you know how that goes.
Continuing with my mini home makeover, I’m tackling all the things in my house that I have painted black. After we moved into this house in 2007, if something sat still long enough, it got painted black. Looking around my house now, I’m determined to brighten things up!
If you love polka dots (who doesn’t) and lots of color you will love the dresser in my entry now!
You can also see in the after picture my new wall color by Valspar which is Gray Silt. I love it! Ok I will be back soon with more progress!
Ok so I went with Valspar Gray Silt. (top left in the post below) I had narrowed it down to the Gray Silt or the color-match for Analytical Gray and decided on the Gray Silt so I bought the paint and brought it home. After it got dark that night I kept looking at the samples on the wall and thinking I made the wrong decision because at night the Gray Silt looked really dark and prison like. Not good!
When you get paint mixed it says on the label non-refundable so I was thinking maybe I should mix some white with it to maybe lighten it up but that would probably end in disaster if I ran out of paint and needed more. So I just went with it and got to work, if I hated it I could always paint over it.
Turns out…I LOVE it!!! I’m finishing it up now and I will be back tomorrow with some pictures for you. I also may or may not have been drinking the chevron loving kool-aid! Aqua chevron curtains…yes please!
I painted my front door “Pottery Glaze” from Valspar and now I’m thinking about distressing it but not sure yet. I guess I will give it a few weeks and see if I still want to.
I’m also trying to pick a lighter gray for my living/dining/hall area.
The bottom three pretty much look to be the same color. I’m kind of thinking either one of the top ones or the first bottom one on the left. The top left one is Valspar Gray Silt and the right is Valspar Smoked Oyster. The bottom left one is a Lowe’s color match for Sherwin Williams Analytical Gray.
two light fixtures in my kitchen since we moved in 3 years ago.
When I spotted this chandelier at Pottery Barn I wanted it!!! But I had a problem…I needed 2 and they were $199 each! So I decided I would try to replicate the chandy myself. Here is what I started with. They were majorly ugly but the price was right at $5 each at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore.
Sorry the picture is sideways I tried to fix it but it wouldn’t save. GRR!
Anyways……I started by removing that star thing and then I went to my trusty old best friend, spray paint.
For the vine type things I just used green floral wire and spray painted it also.
After both were dry I just twisted the floral wire onto the chandy like so.
Then for the buds I attached clear beads to the wire.
I recently made a trip to Hobby Lobby and found these decorative items on clearance. Originally the big ones were $29.99 which I got them for $3.00 and the small one was originally $14.99 and I got it for $1.90. Sorry my pictures aren’t that great they are from my Blackberry because I still can’t find my digital camera!
Here is the before:
And the after:
Front door before:
This last picture I only have an after:
Scary stuff! This pretty much sums up my last month. Nothing but bad luck! On the bright side my insurance will cover it all but my deductible and my car wasn’t totaled.
It has been so long since I have been here I almost forgot how to blog! So much has happened since I have been gone. Some sad times, some happy times, times that I have grown, times I wish I could relive. I have lots to share but it isn’t the right time yet.
Since we bought our home a year ago I have struggled with the dining/living room area. It is one big room but on the dining room part there is white waynes coating to chair rail height. The kitchen overlooks the dining room so that has to flow well also.
First of all lets start with my birthday present from the hubby! A new patio set!
Ok here is looking from the kitchen in to the living room.
View from in the living room toward the kitchen.
Up close of side table.
Here is a centerpiece I put together for the coffee table.
Here is the view from the dining room area.
And here is a canvas I am painting for the dining room area. I still have to add a few more vines and I’m going to frame it in a black frame.
Hope to be back sooner rather than later. I’ve missed you guys!