I absolutely LOVE my work being featured on various sites, it reminds me all my hard work making things pretty again is worth it!
Our home has been a labour of love for 5 years now. Although it seems our home is constantly changing, it is a true passion of mine to repaint, redecorate and renovated. Sometimes I think it drives Ryan insane, however he has grown up with a mother who has done exactly the same as me… you would think he was used to it by now! 😉
A few weeks ago I posted about my “go-to” paint colours (refresh your memory here!), they are neutral colours that make any home fresh and welcoming. Recently, our bathroom was featured on a popular blog that showcases paint colours called Favourite Paint Colours.
You will find Cement Grey by Benjamin Moore all over my home, it is truly my “go-to”!
It feels like a lot has happened in the last month, many things unplanned. Everything seems to be taking SO much longer than I would like. The end of my semester has been a complete time killer, plain and simple. More time than normal, which I think is the frustrating piece.
BUT onwards and upwards! My list from April was barely touched and even better, items have been added to the list. There is a long weekend around the corner and have so much time to tackle my projects. This girl is very excited!
House To-Do list
– Sort and clean the front hall closet
– Paint living room & upstairs hallway (Repair work started)
– Paint & freshen Ryan’s office
– Touch up paint on front door
– Touch up paint in the spare room
Price out updates to our Kitchen (something I am SUPER excited for… I must contain myself!)
– Sort through wardrobe and donate unused clothing
Hold a garage sale
– Finish chair make over
– Wash all of our windows inside and out
– clean inside kitchen cabinets
+++ – Refinish stairs (again!… having a dog really kills wood stairs)
+++ – Paint stair railing white
I never thought I would get to this point, I must admit… I have too many projects!
*with gasps in the background*
I have collected 3 furniture pieces that require refinishing. The pieces are beautiful and I have so many ideas for them all but time is my issue right now. I have been taking graduate studies for a few years and right now is the end of the semester. Naturally, the workload is heavy. Did I mention it is the start of my busy time at work too? Too many competing priorities for this girl! OH… did I mention I still have to tackle my painting project list around the house? Good grief!
I am still so excited to refinish each piece to make them modern and fresh! Stay tune, they will all be beautiful soon! 🙂
From a decorating perspective, I prefer consistency. If you walk through our home, the tones are the same and many rooms have the same colour. Some may find this boring. Personally, I think the element of consistency will bring a home together, make it more warm and inviting.
This winter I plan to repaint our living room and bathroom, both rooms need to be tied into the rest of the house and freshened up. Both rooms are looking tired.
I am asked for paint recommendations a lot, specifically neutral colours that are not too “loud”.
If you need to freshen up a room or would like to introduce consistency into your colour pallet, here are my “Go-To” paint colours I would recommend:
Benjamin Moore- Muslin 1037
Benjamin Moore- Cement Gray 2112-60
Benjamin Moore- Stormy Monday 2112-50
In our home, Christmas time is a two month-long affair. Ryan and I absolutely love Christmas, the holiday cheer, decorating, getting together with friends and family, the food.. and the list goes on!
Christmas decorating is a true passion, it brings me so much joy and excitement for the holiday season. Yet, I do have a hard time putting up decorations that scream Christmas at the beginning of November. A slow, subtle approach for the first few weeks is generally the route I take, it ramps up the excitement.
Over the weekend, I started to put a few decorations together, one being in our foyer. My pre-December decorating consists of soft colour schemes, gentle patterns and simple design. As Christmas gets closer, I will start adding to the arrangements or placing additional decorations. The foyer arrangement was put together with loose material from Michaels, with a bleached burlap chevron pattern ribbon for the bow. The black decorative sticks are there year-around, I will place different decorations in the vase depending on the season or holiday. I recommend Michaels for your loose supplies, as their selection is fantastic and you can find coupons online.
Cheers & happy decorating!