Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Master bedroom makeover: part 1

I probably shouldn't start this blog yet, since there isn't a part 2 yet😁 But, here I am anyway.  When we moved in to our house the room was painted a nice dark brown color and the curtains were gold and cream. I promise they were gold and cream. It wasn't that "is it gold/white or blue/black" dress thing. It wasn't terrible, so I left it alone. I didn't love it and didn't plan on keeping it, but I also had no idea what I wanted my room to look like. I went back and forth netweeen grey and cream for almost 2 years before I finally made a decision. Cream. 

Now, one thing you must know about me is, I have to find the perfect shade of whatever color I am using. I research, research, and then I research a little more.  Some people definitely think I am a little ridiculous. I can tell by responses haha. I am ok with that. You know why? Because I love my colors. I know that I can live with these colors with no regrets. In my eyes, they are perfect. That's all that matters. 

On to my bedroom. I love Benjamin Moore paint. Love it. I chose Swiss Coffee. There are no weird undertones with our lighting. I seriously love it. 
I had not painted in awhile and wasn't sure how thick to apply the paint, so I ended up having to do 3 coats because the first coat was way too thin. Lesson learned.  This was first coat. 

2nd coat. 

3rd and final coat. 

I still have tons to do in my room.  I really want new bedding. That decision should be fun and take forever. I will do another blog on it once it's done. 

Here is a terrible before and after photo. It will at least give you an idea of what was done in the room. I remembered to take a before picture after I started painting. I think the "after" photo was after 2nd coat or while it was still wet because I see lines in the paint. The finished product is much better. 

Friday, January 8, 2016

Twenty Sixteen

Twenty sixteen. A new year. I am thankful we survived another year:) Let's see... I am hoping to pick up blogging again. It's something that felt too overwhelming in 2015. I am hoping to do more house projects this year. I didn't get as much done last year as I had hoped. 
Looking back... 2015, a stomach bug went through our house 3 horrible times. We homeschooled again and I MUST say that 1st grade is going much better than I thought it would. I am extremely pleased.  We went through a molar pregnant that ended well, as weird as that sounds. A certain kind of cancer can be a result of a molar pregnancy, I continued to test negative for that and I am thankful. I am still some what in the waiting process for that but I am hopeful:). I painted some furniture. Ave turned 3 and my boys are 6!! 
I have started Spark Joy by Marie Kondo. I read her first book and loved it. It helped me declutter tons. I hope to really get my house in order this year.  I have already started the process and already feel better about what I have done.
Hopefully I will write more frequently this year!