Last week I decided to move forward with having our main living spaces painted from top to bottom but in my typical fashion I had no idea what kind of time I was looking at. We emptied the house and lived in squalor for a 4 days but it was 100% worth it! Currently the house is still not back in order but it looks so clean and fresh and I am over the moon!
My kitchen table for fall! After totally pulling everything out of our main living space last week to paint it was nice to pull this together and feel like something was in order.
I managed to also style the built in with a few pieces I feel confident I want to keep but this is really not my skillset. Not too bad though and glad to have a few fall inspired pieces out.
I’m a little nervous about putting holes in the wall after seeing it all pretty! That big wall is screaming at me though so I know it won’t be long. I’m waiting for my grandmother’s chairs to come back from being recovered and cannot wait to see how they turn out. I’m working with some girls who will be installing the chairs, new rug, ottoman and curtains for this space soon and I’m anxious to see how it all comes together.
Have I mentioned I use to sell Southern Living? I have so much home decor stuff and I’m really working on what to save and what to re-purpose. Here is the first attempt at putting together a new wall in our living room. I really have too much stuff and have just decided to box it up unless I know for certain I do not want it coming back into the house. It’s funny how sometimes just moving a few things around can bring some new life to what you already have.
Now that we have chosen the paint for the main portions of the house, I am searching for ways to finish the front room and entry way. While this room is intended to be a formal dining area, it definitely serves our family better as a second living space. The sofa we had was a cheap Craigslist purchase and the kids had definitely used it well. I’m trying to decide between another couch or two swivel club chairs as the space isn’t huge. So, I’m searching but not yet 100% sure what for! Definitely will have to function for the kids and the dog yet look presentable as this is the first room people see when walking in the front door. I did find these curtains from West Elm during their sale last week so they are my base for this room and I can hardly wait to hang them!
The entry way as you can see is wallpaper and I decided to replace it with new wallpaper instead of stripping and painting. We are pulling some blues into other rooms so I’m considering something with a little color but also leaning towards some neutral patterns. I love this foyer Astleigh created in her home! Can you tell Dutch is even trying to help me decide? Hopefully sooner than later we will find just the right paper because the new paint has a way of making this wall look even worse! I would also like to have the piece of furniture painted but cannot decide for sure on a color. Any suggestions?
Progress! We have lived in our house for 14 years and have finally reached a point we can afford to hire some help to finish up my to do list! Having the paint complete from top to bottom has made me so happy. You can take a walk down memory lane with our home tour and see we have made lots of progress.
This space is so, so close to being complete! We are waiting on a piece of furniture to be installed and painted in October and I’m considering a new round table but we will see.
What are you currently up to this first week of October? Is your house all ready for fall or are you falling a little behind like me?
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