External and internal decorations

"A designer knows when he has reached perfection not when there is nothing left to add but when there is nothing left to take away."

Antione de Sainte-Exupery

guest bedroom progress 1

I took a few days away from working on the guest bedroom (and anything else house-related) because I reached a point where I was having trouble finding things I needed — things I’m used to purchasing locally and never having trouble finding. I presume because supply lines are being affected by COVID, things that I assumed would always be a short car drive away whenever I needed them are now getting harder and harder to find. Have you noticed this as well? So I’ve kind of been in a holding pattern the last few days as I wait for things to arrive, and in the meantime, I’ve spent a few days working on some not-so-blogworthy things around the house. I had hoped to have my draperies done by now. Last Friday, I headed to Joann Fabrics to pick up lining so that I’d be prepared to spend the weekend sewing. But there’s no white mid-weight drapery lining to be found locally. It as a little shocking to see that entire section of the store completely bare. I even had a hard time finding what I needed online, and finally had to settle for a brand that I’ve never used before. […]

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floor plan - guest bedroom and hallway bathroom secluded

Would you ever list an unused bedroom in your home on AirBNB or similar site? This is something I’ve been contemplating as I’m trying to get the guest bedroom finished. I absolutely love how this room is turning out, and that’s even without the bedding and decorative touches. I think when it’s finished, it might be one of my favorite rooms I’ve ever done. And while this will be our actual main bedroom for the foreseeable future, there will come a time when we’ll have our new master bedroom and bathroom, and this will be an actual guest bedroom that sits unused most of the year. I don’t like the idea of such a nice bedroom (if I may say so myself 😀 ) sitting unused. So the idea crossed my mind that I could list it on AirBNB. I thought it might be a safe choice because, as I understand it, guests are rated as well on sites like AirBNB. I actually think the layout of our house would be very conducive to hosting guests. While the guest bedroom isn’t a suite with its own private bathroom, it may as well be. The hallway bathroom is just right there, […]

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diy tv frame for wall mount tv - 3

I’m continuing to make progress on the guest bedroom, and while I don’t have any major projects to share with you today, I do have a few updates I wanted to share. First, remember how I got a new mattress, and then it didn’t fit into our existing bed frame because it was about an inch or two too wide, and about an inch too long? I love this new mattress (you can find it here) so I wasn’t willing to return it. I had to find a way to make it work. This is a bed frame that I made several years ago soon after we moved into this house. If you missed that project, you can find it here… DIY Stained Wood Raised Platform Bed And if you missed the headboard project, you can find that here… DIY Wood Framed Upholstered Headboard I designed the original bed so that the mattress fit down into the frame just over three inches. I liked this design because (1) the mattress I designed it for was a 17 inch mattress, which is ridiculously high, and (2) I liked that it prevented the mattress from shifting around and kept it secure in […]

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dresser makeover 2 - after

Remember the new dresser I bought for the guest bedroom? It was the perfect size, and the perfect configuration. (I really loved that 9-drawer configuration.) But the color was…well…it left a lot to be desired for me. That dark finish was fine, but I’m much more of a painted wood kind of person. And with a stained bed and a stained writing desk in the room already, another large stained piece of furniture was just too much for me. So I painted it the same blue that I used on the opposite mural wall. Here it is dressed in its new color… Ahhhh, yes. This is so much more me, right? I just love how it turned out! The color I used is a custom color that I had mixed to use as the base color for the mural wall. You can see the formula here… So let me walk you through the steps that I took to paint this dresser. How to paint a stained wood dresser: 1. Sand the original finish. This dresser was new with a very shiny factory finish on it. So I started by sanding the whole thing by hand with 220-grit sandpaper. This helps […]

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blue headboard with wood frame - 2

Well, y’all, I’m second-guessing my decision on the bed in the guest bedroom. Let me explain. My original plan was to use the bed that I built many years ago, and upholster it with golden yellow velvet to make it look something like this… Of course, I love the boldness of the color and the contrast with the wall. So on Tuesday, I dragged the bed frame into the room, and after a trip to Joann Fabric and Home Depot for supplies, I got started on upholstering the base. But I didn’t get very far, and then I spent yesterday with my mom, so I didn’t any work done at all. When I got home early yesterday evening, I decided to drag the headboard into the bedroom also. I hadn’t planned to use the headboard at all. That headboard already has a lot of trim (glued on with wood glue), as well as an upholstered panel on the front. Spending time and energy removing all of that in order to reupholster it seems like a waste when I can just sell or give it away, and then start fresh with a new piece of plywood. But out of curiosity, I […]

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how to turn hardwire sconces into plugin sconces - 16

The little nook between the built-in closets in the bedroom has new sconces. I had originally planned to build a window seat in this area, but I have now decided to put a small writing desk in this nook. So the nook needed some lighting, and these dimmable brass sconces were just what I needed. The price was great, and I love the simple design and the tall shades. Because I was installing them on the sides of the built-in closets (which still aren’t finished inside), and they needed to be plugged into the outlets inside the closets, I purchased hardwired sconces and converted them into plug-in sconces. I purchased these dimmable remote-controlled light controls — one for each sconce — along with two of these very inexpensive indoor extension cords. Then I measured and marked for the placement of the sconce on the outside of the closet. These sconces had the two decorative nuts that hold the sconce to the plate. So I removed the mounting plate, leaving the long screws attached, and then used a level to get the mounting plate just right. Then I used a pencil to mark placement. The mounting screws (i.e., the screws that […]

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Guest bedroom white nightstands with yellow velvet for headboard and upholstered bed

The first pieces of furniture are in the guest bedroom! The nightstands arrived yesterday, and I got to work putting them together. Here are the ones I chose… This is the Westerleigh 1-Drawer Nightstand from AllModern. It looks like they’re sold out of the white right now, but they still have it in gray and pink. It was really quite easy to put together, but I did have to uninstall and reinstall the drawer slides (which came pre-installed) on both of them because they drawer front wouldn’t line up properly in the opening. That was a bit annoying, but it wasn’t difficult. Anyway, I draped the golden yellow velvet headboard fabric over a cardboard box just to get an idea of what it’ll look like… This is the Majesty Velvet in gold from Fabric.com, and it’s really gorgeous and soft. I can’t wait to get the bed upholstered and the new headboard made! I mentioned yesterday that I will probably build a dresser for the room. I feel like the room needs the warmth of some stained wood, which I have in the other rooms with the hardwood floor. But since this room has a painted floor, I’ll have to […]

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finished painted floor - offset stripe design - 6

My guest bedroom painted hardwood floor with the offset striped design is finally finished! I got three coats of clear coat on the floor on Tuesday, left it alone to dry for about 24 hours, and then installed the shoe molding yesterday afternoon. If you missed the first part of this project, you can find that post here… DIY Painted Hardwood Floor – Offset Striped Design – Part 1 And here’s how it turned out… I explained in the previous post how I marked and taped off the stripes, so you can find those details there. (Find the link at the top of this post.) After getting all of the stripes painted, I went back and did any necessary touchups, and then let those dry for a couple of hours. Then I was ready for the clear coat. To clear coat this floor, I used Varathane Water-Based Polyurethane Floor Finish in a matte finish. To apply it, I used a 5-inch stain and waterproofing brush, and I attached it to the end of an extension pole. I simply dipped the brush into the can of polyurethane, and brushed it right on to the floor. There were no other materials or […]

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my favorite go to paint products - general finishes high performance topcoat flat

I started painting the dresser for the guest bedroom yesterday (you can see the “before” dresser here if you missed it) and as I was priming the dresser, I started thinking through all of my favorite “go to” paint products that I’ve come to love and depend on over my years of DIYing as I’ve tried out various products and determined which ones are my favorites. Over my 13 years of blogging about decorating and DIY, the questions I get the most always pertain to painting — painting furniture, painting cabinets, painting trim, painting exteriors. I think most homeowners know that paint is the cheapest way to update a home, but for so many who are new to DIY, knowing exactly what to buy can be a bit intimidating at first. So today I thought I’d share my favorite go-to products that I use for all of my painting projects, whether I’m painting brand new drywall, kitchen cabinets, or the exterior of my house. Behr Premium Plus This is my general go-to paint for almost everything. I’ll use it for furniture, walls, trim, and cabinets. You’ll notice that I don’t get the Behr Ultra or Marquee, which are more expensive […]

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sweetnight mattress review - 1

Have you ever received the wrong item from Amazon? I have twice now. One time I ordered something small and inconsequential and received barbecue sauce instead. But this time….well, this time I ordered a queen size mattress — the kind that comes stuffed into a box that seems like there’s no way it could possibly hold a mattress, and then you cut the plastic away and the mattress expands to five times the size of the box over the next few hours — and they sent me the wrong one. Our current mattress is old, and it was time for a new one. I’ve been shopping locally for one, and it seemed like the choices were (1) buy some no-brand questionable mattress for dirt cheap, or (2) buy a brand name mattress that costs about $2000 or more. I didn’t like those options that I was finding locally, so I decided that I would go to Amazon and buy the 12-inch queen size mattress with the highest customer rating that had at least 200 ratings. That “at least 200 ratings” criterion was totally arbitrary, but I just figured that 200 was a sufficient number of ratings. If something has a […]

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diy writing desk with drawer - 10

My little writing desk that I built is now completely finished, and I decided to go with a stained and waxed finish. If you missed the previous post on this project where I show how to build the desk, you can find that here… How To Build A Small DIY Writing Desk With Drawer – Part 1 So yesterday, I got to work on the finish. And after spending a bit of time working out all of the room details in my mind (especially how I would use the golden yellow velvet fabric that I had originally intended for a new headboard), I finally had my plan worked out, and decided to go with a stained finish on the writing desk. The base of the desk and the trim around the desktop is pine, but the plywood top is birch, so I was afraid that getting it all to match might be a problem. But in the end, I’m very pleased with how it turned out. I started by staining the entire desk using Varathane Premium Stain in the color Carrington. This particular stain is not a penetrating stain, but it’s also not a gel stain. It’s somewhere in between, […]

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how to build a simple writing desk with a drawer - 36

After considering several options for how I wanted to use this space between the closets in the guest bedroom, I finally settled on building a small DIY writing desk with a drawer. This is a very easy and relatively quick building project. I got this basic build done in one afternoon/evening. If you’re pretty new to DIY furniture building, and want to try your hand at a pretty simple build, this is a great piece to try. I still need to decide how I want to finish the desk (paint? stain?). Right now, I’m leaning towards stain, but we’ll see. This desk is 30″h x 48″w x 20″d. So let me start from the beginning and show you how I built this simple little writing desk, and of course, you could adjust the measurements to make the desk exactly the size you need for your particular room. How To Build The Desk Base The base of the desk was made using 1″ x 4″ lumber, and 1.75″ x 1.75″ square dowels. I cut the pieces as follows, but of course, these can be adjusted to make the desk any size you need. Two side aprons cut to 15 1/2 inches […]

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turn a floor lamp into a cordless lamp - 13

In my ongoing quest to finally finish my living room, I’ve been stealing a few minutes here and there from my focus on the guest bedroom in order to get a few final projects finished in the living room. So the other day, I purchased this floor lamp at Target to go between the purple chairs. I loved the lamp, but because it was going between two chairs that weren’t against a wall, and that I walk behind several times a day in order to get from the living room to the kitchen, figuring out how and where to plug it in became quite challenge. I had even considered cutting a slit in the area rug, running the cord underneath towards the window, and then having the cord follow along the baseboards around to the outlet to the right of the cased opening into the kitchen. If you didn’t follow that, don’t worry. The point is that it was a complicated solution, and probably wouldn’t have worked anyway because running a cord under an area rug (1) isn’t really the safest thing to do, and (2) would create a little hump in the rug that can be seen under the […]

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DIY resized and framed canvas for living room - 24

My new living room artwork arrived last week, so I took some time out from working on the guest bedroom yesterday to resize and frame the new canvas artwork. I purchased this amazing piece called Displacement by Scott Naismith. It’s so beautiful and colorful, and it looks like it was painted to go in my living room. But unfortunately, none of the available sizes would work in that inset area over my fireplace. So I had to resize it before I could frame and hang it above the fireplace. If you’ve ever done a wrap-and-staple project of any kind — a headboard, a dining chair seat — then you can stretch a canvas. The canvas is just wrapped around a wood frame and stapled either on the edge or on the back. This one was stapled on the back… So I just used a small flathead screwdriver and pliers to remove all of the staples. I removed the canvas completely and set it aside so that I was just left with the wood canvas stretcher frame. And since I was keeping the original height of the canvas and only narrowing the width, I removed one end piece from the canvas […]

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DIY painted hardwood floor - offset stripe design - 16

I have finally made some progress on my painted hardwood floor in the guest bedroom, and I’m really excited about the offset striped design is turning out. Here’s a peek at the progress so far… That picture was taken pretty late last night, so it’s a bit dark. I’ll get better daytime pictures when the floor is finished. But in the meantime, I’ll start at the beginning and show you the steps I’ve taken to do this painted hardwood floor design. This floor is around 70 years old, so it has seen better days. It has stains on it, plus it has some gaps between some of the boards. So I started off by filling some of the bigger gaps. My goal here wasn’t to make the floor perfectly smooth. Had I wanted that, I would have done a full-trowel wood filler that is specifically made for hardwood floors. That’s the type that I used on the studio floor. The full-trowel wood filler for hardwood floors also comes in different colors so that you can match the species of wood floor you’re using so that it looks the same as the wood after it’s stained and sealed. But my goal […]

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Reader question - Karen's house - 1

I had a friend and blog reader contact me yesterday about an issue she has with the house and she and her husband are currently remodeling. Her question stumped me, so I offered to present the issue to all of you to see if one of you might have a brilliant suggestion for her! Karen wrote to me yesterday after reading my last blog post to get more info on how I closed up the window on the right side of the guest bedroom, and how we handled the exterior after closing up that window. If you missed those details, here’s the quick recap of how we closed up our window and handled it on the exterior. On our house, the solution was pretty straightforward. The window we closed up was on the side of an area that juts out from the front of the house, but the window was on the side and wasn’t really visible from the front of the house. That view now looks like this, with the window closed up and a closet in that space… Th exterior of our house in that area is stone, so removing that window left a big hole in the […]

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guest bedroom progress - 4

I was beginning to think I’d never see the day when I’d have all of the trim installation, wood filling, sanding, caulking, priming and painting finished on the guest bedroom, but I finally got the second coat of paint on the bedroom door last night, and with that, it was all finished. I still don’t have to floor painted. That’s a completely separate project altogether, and I’ll begin tackling that today. But for now, I wanted to show y’all the room with all of the trim installed, and all of the walls, trim, and closets painted. Let’s jump back in time just a bit, though, and remember what this room used to look like. The original room had the window in the middle, just like it does now. But it also had a door to the front porch on the left, and a second window on the right. I had that doorway closed up way back when we had the new siding put on the exterior of the house, and then when we had the new drywall installed in this room, I had them drywall over the window on the right so that I could create closets around the main […]

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Mya Bessette art - landscape with purple and white clouds

Y’all, my living room is so close to being finished, and I’m so excited about how it’s looking. As a reminder, this is how it looked after I got the new purple chairs, but the room was still almost completely void of any accessories or finishing touches. When I shared that update, I mentioned that I still wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with the green mirror that was on the wall behind the purple chairs and next to the doorway into the kitchen… I love the mirror, but the color is pretty jarring for that room. So I had considered painting it a different color. But then one day last week, I decided to take it down, and see how the colorful pinwheel artwork looked in that area. I loved it!!! I love it so much more on that wall behind the chair because the details are so much easier to see with it right there. The details get a bit lost with it hung over the fireplace, and the details are what make that piece so pretty to me. Anyway, I’ll wait until the room is finished to show y’all what it looks like (I have to […]

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Progress has been slow and steady on the guest bedroom over the last week. I’m at that point where it feels like all of the wood filling, sanding, caulking, and painting are never going to end. I’m trying to push through, but I’m getting pretty bored with it, and I really want to move on to the fun stuff! But I did make one decision for the guest bedroom that I really love and wanted to share. This may sound strange, but it’s the ceiling fan! I’m one of those people who generally hates the look of a ceiling fan, but I’m also a Texan, and so living without ceiling fans really isn’t an option. For me personally, I absolutely must have a ceiling fan in the bedroom. I had purchased one previously, and it was one that I just settled for because I’ve never thought it was possible to find a fan that I really love. So I got a fan that was just okay, but then decided I could probably do better. But after searching through hundreds of fans online, I realized that none of them really thrilled me. So I headed back up to Home Depot to […]

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living room progress - purple velvet chairs and new ceiling light - 2

My second purple living room chair finally arrived! The first chair and the new ceiling light arrived about two weeks ago, so I’ve just been waiting. And waiting. I was beginning to think I was never going to get that second chair, but it got here Tuesday. So here’s the progress on the living room… These purple chairs are the Sandy Wilson Home Corina Accent Chair in Purple. They are gorgeous, and they are hard to find at a reasonable price. I had originally purchased one from Jennifer Taylor Home. It was shipped immediately and arrived at the beginning of July. But they only had one in stock, so I had to find another one elsewhere. Every place I found these chairs in purple only had one in stock. I ordered the second one from Home Depot, but after ordering it around June 25th, and then waiting five days past the delivery date (after calling and checking on it three times and being told it was coming), I finally cancelled that order and ordered from Amazon. I had previously checked the price on Amazon, and it was about $100 more than the Home Depot price. But then on the day […]

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finishing the trim on the built-in closets - 5

I’ve been hard at work trying to get all of the trim finished in my guest bedroom. As soon as the trim is done, I can finish the floor, and then get to the fun stuff! So I’m anxious to get the trim done, but I wanted it done right, so I didn’t want to just quickly throw up some trim just so I could call it done. Most of the trim is pretty straightforward — baseboards, base cap, window casing, etc. But I originally had no idea how I was going to handle the bottom of the closets. When I built the closets, I debated between making the doors sliding doors or regular swing doors. I finally decided on sliding doors. If you missed how I built those, you can see the details here: Guest Bedroom Closets Basic Build Those sliding doors required metal tracks at the bottom to keep the doors in place. You can see then metal track on the bottom of this door… Obviously, that bottom area needed to be trimmed out, but I had no idea just how to go about it. So after thinking about it and trying out some different ideas, let me […]

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headboard-idea-for-guest-bedroom

As I’m trying to get the basics done on the guest bedroom (trim installed, floor finished, etc.), my mind naturally wanders to the fun stuff. I’m ready to get to the decorating and the pretty stuff! And for the last couple of days, I’ve been a tad bit obsessed with one particular suggestion that I received. If you’ll remember, the wall color that I used on the accent wall in the bedroom was a custom mix that I had color matched to the blue velvet that I had intended to use for the headboard. But as I got the wall finished, I no longer liked the blue velvet with the wall. I have another fabric that I thought would work, but it’s just a creamy off white color. And as much as I like the fabric, a creamy off white just wasn’t really doing much for me. I like color and contrast, and using a neutral headboard would send this room in a direction that isn’t really me. But then someone (thanks, Adele!) suggested a golden yellow headboard, and I haven’t been able to get that idea out of my head. Golden yellow isn’t a color that I’ve used anywhere […]

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floral line drawing wall mural - finished 1

The guest bedroom wall mural is finished! I was hoping to get the trim installed so you could see the wall truly finished, but I ran out of time. I was so excited about how it turned out, though, so I didn’t want to wait to show you the finished mural. If you missed the first part of this project with the DIY details, you can check out yesterday’s post here: DIY Hand Drawn Floral Line Drawing Wall Mural (Part 1 – Progress) So take a look at how it turned out! I love it! I’m so glad that my original mural ideas didn’t work out. 😀 Can you see the gold peeking out from behind the white? It’s a really beautiful effect, and a brilliant idea that my mom had to do the white over the gold. So the funny thing is that I had the wall color matched to the blue velvet fabric that I wanted to use for the headboard. But now that the wall is done, I actually don’t like the velvet fabric with the wall. 😀 It’s not a big deal. I have plenty of other fabric that I can use. And I do have […]

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floral line drawing wall mural - 8

It took me a few starts and stops and changes of plans, but I finally landed on a wall design for the guest bedroom that I love! I ended up doing a DIY floral line drawing wall mural. It’s hand drawn, but here’s the secret. It’s incredibly easy because I used an overhead projector to project the design on the wall, and then just traced it onto the wall. First, let me show you the progress I’ve made so far, and then I’ll go back to the beginning and show you the steps. So far, here’s how the wall looks… I’m pretty sure I can finish it today, so hopefully I’ll have a finished wall to show you tomorrow. As I said, I used an overhead projector for this project. I bought a very inexpensive one a few years ago when I did the butterfly and branch design on the entryway wall. I think it was around $50 on Ebay. So once I had my designed printed on a transparency (which I had done at FedEx Office), I was ready to go. I set up my projector and the transparency with the design on one side of the room… …and […]

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dark teal accent wall

I’ve been plugging away on the guest bedroom, and I finally got the accent wall painted yesterday in that gorgeous dark blue that I had color matched to the headboard fabric. I was ready to do the hand-drawn design, so I got out my overhead projector, turned it on, and it lasted for about five minutes before the light bulb burned out. Ugh!! And of course, no local store carries the particular light bulb I needed (a tiny thing called an EYB 360w bulb), so I had to order online, and they won’t be here until tomorrow. In the meantime, I’m having a hard time deciding exactly what I want to do. The mural design itself has been settled. I’m doing the line drawing floral design that I showed in the last post. But what I’m not sure about is if I want to do the “wallpaper” on the entire wall, or do a framed accent area on the wall, which is what I had originally planned. So here’s how the wall looks after I got it painted yesterday. The wall doesn’t have any trim on it because if I do decide to do the entire wall, I need my […]

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purple chair with peeve sitting on it

Y’all, I’ve totally found my mojo again. For the first time since I finished my mom’s kitchen (which you can see here if you missed it), I dragged out my tools yesterday and got busy on the guest bedroom. I didn’t do anything huge — just a bit of nailing on some trim, tightening some screws, etc. — but it felt so good to get back to my tools. And it was so energizing! So much so that I worked until about 11:00pm last night, and even then, I didn’t want to stop. If it weren’t for Matt telling me that it was time to close up, I probably would have worked until the wee hours of the morning. By looking at the room, you’d never guess that I worked that long, though. The closets need a lot of finishing details, so there’s not a whole lot of difference between the “before” and “current” view of them. But I did manage to get all of the nail holes and cracks filled with wood filler, and I got quite a bit of sanding done as well. I also got those top shelves removed and the nail holes patched. If you’ll remember, […]

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mural 1 - pink mountains with trees

Well, I don’t think the wall mural is going to happen in the guest bedroom. I’ve made two attempts, and neither one of them worked out. On the first one, I wanted to do something inspired by the Urban Outfitters mural that I shared in this post. I just loved the pink mountains and the trees. It started off okay. I knew I would never get mine to look as amazing as the actual wallpaper mural because I’m pretty sure the artist who did that one didn’t paint with latex wall paint. But I needed to cover a 14-foot wall, so using any kind of artist paint was out of the question. Anyway, it took forever to get the mountains to have anything even resembling that soft look of the inspiration wall mural… Trying to blend and soften and keep the paint wet enough to do those things is so incredibly difficult with latex wall paint. I used Floetrol, as well as some Liquitex Slo-Dri Blending Medium that is used with actual artist paints (but wall paint is acrylic, so I took a chance). But even with those things added, it was still drying too fast to get any really […]

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mural-ombre-teal-mountains-etsy

It’s July 1st, y’all! After feeling so uninspired and unmotivated for so long, I woke up this morning feeling so excited about jumping into some projects and get stuff done. Maybe it’s because my new living room light arrived on Monday. Or maybe it’s because one of my purple chairs will be here today. Or maybe it’s because I finally feel like I have direction for the guest bedroom that won’t break the bank. But I primed the room yesterday, and I’m ready to head to Home Depot today and pick up some paint so that I can get started. As you’ll remember, I had originally planned on wallpapering one wall of the guest bedroom. I had selected several wallpapers and narrowed it down to a pretty multi-colored feather print. But that was back when I was working on my mom’s kitchen (which you can see here if you missed it) and I never did order the wallpaper. So when I revisited the wallpaper idea again last week, I didn’t love the one I had selected. The close-up view is beautiful. But the view from a distance reveals an obvious diagonal grid pattern with those dark blue feathers really standing […]

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I finally made my selections for the living room chairs and ceiling light! That chair decision was way more difficult than I thought it would be. I had narrowed down the options to eighteen chairs (which you can see here if you missed them), and while the blue chair with the gold legs from Home Depot was my favorite, I just couldn’t make myself press that “complete purchase” button on that blue chair or any of the other blue/teal chairs. Since I have so much teal in my house already, I was afraid that adding more would not only be overkill, but I would also run the risk of selecting one that would clash with the existing teals once I see it in person. As a reminder, the chairs are replacing these temporary chairs in the living room… And on the other side of that room is the area I call the entryway… And then through the doorway in the living room is my kitchen… So now that I’ve set the scene, let me show you which chairs I chose! I went with PURPLE! And I chose the deepest purple chairs I could find, which was this Corina Accent Chair… […]

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Since this year is almost halfway over, and I’ve had to adjust my home project “to do” list for the year, I’ve had to come to terms with the fact that there’s no way I’ll be able to reupholster the two chairs I’ve been saving for my living room. And since I don’t want to wait until next year to get that room finished (it’s so close — just needs two chairs, and ceiling light, and some accessories), I decided to purchase two new chairs for the room. I’ll save those other two chairs for another room. As a reminder, this is the room I’m talking about… Those two chairs will be moved back into the music room, and I’ll still be reupholstering those at some point. That ceiling light has been moved to the music room, so I’ll be getting a new one for this room. And I also made a coffee table for this room, which isn’t pictured above. The main color in the rug is purple, but it has lots of different colors in it, including teal, fuchsia, and orange. Also, through the doorway behind those chairs is the kitchen, which looks like this… A part of […]

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