Thursday, June 28, 2018

Summer Mantel & Living Room

Summer is finally here! 

I wish I could say I was enjoying it,
sitting by the pool, sipping lemonade and reading a good book, 
but it seems between work & my son's baseball games,
there is time for little else.

I wanted to share my mantel & living room.
I went with blue & white and
I must admit, I love this color combination.

In April, I had my heart set on going
with a peach & aqua color scheme for Summer.
I was ahead of the curve, for once.
I started gathering items & sewed new pillow covers.

And then....
in May, I started clearing out my Spring décor
& began adding the peach & aqua décor.

Oh what a fail!! 
 I hated it even before I finished it!

I quickly took everything down & decided 
blue & white was the way to go.

I have to laugh because I've been seeing
a lot of blue & white around lately.
I guess I chose well. 

I'm toying with the idea of changing the curtains to 
coordinate with the blue & white theme, 
but I'm not sure if I'll be looking to change 
everything up again once Fall arrives.
Decisions, decisions.

 I rarely show this side of the room,
so here goes...
even if it is an off center picture!

I really hope you are enjoying your Summer so far!
Thanks for visiting me today. 

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Master Bedroom Refresh

Hello sweet friends!

Since I've taken many blog breaks over the past year or so,
I realized I have not shared a bunch of updates done around here.
(I may eventually need to do an updated home tour.)

So, today I'm going to start with the master bedroom.

Here is what the bedroom looked like before:

We had very dark mahogany furniture.

I somehow managed to convince my husband
that the furniture needed to go.
However, when we began shopping I realized
that the dressers nowadays seemed very small.
The drawers seemed very small as well.

You have to understand, we live in an old house.
Closet space is practically non existent in old houses,
so dressers need to store a lot.

After much thought, I decided to paint our furniture.
My husband was not crazy about this idea, but
I went ahead with it.

We painted the walls Cottonwood by Ralph Lauren.
Then the furniture got covered by
Annie Sloan's chalk paint in Pure White.
We bought an upholstered head board and
a chandelier and just like that,
a completely different look.

We were going to change out all the original brass handles 
on the drawers for new hardware, 
but decided to keep them instead.

And because I'm nothing if not real,
I'm showing you this picture...
I like a TV in the bedroom.

I'm am so happy with how it all turned out.
It feels so much lighter & brighter now.

Wishing you a wonderful day!

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