I think it's so important to be a good listener. That's what our moms taught us right? Still it's so very hard to do when you have ideas and thoughts you want to say LOL. But here's the deal ya'll. I have learned my lesson when it comes to design and my kiddos and listening. I remember when I was pregnant with Mia 14 years ago, and the insane amount of time and effort I put into designing her perfect "hot pink and lime green" PotteryBarn nursery (apparently neutral wasn't a THING 14 years ago). Everything . . .
So when we moved into our home 3.5 years ago, it was 2 weeks before Christmas, I was pregnant, and I had 3 kids (one of which was a 9 months old). It was crazy to put it mildly, but I fell in love with our home the moment I stepped through the front door. The previous owners built the home as a model home and had it professionally decorated. It was pretty, but it wasn't my style. Here is what the kitchen looked like. And here it is today. So this is what I did: I painted the cabinets using . . .
Hello friends! If you have been reading this blog for awhile you've seen the evolution of this room over the past 3.5 years. I am constantly changing things up as my style evolves and I learn what I truly love. When we first moved in I painted everything white, because I didn't what else to do, and shoot everyone was painting their walls white. Over time I realized I wanted more color and warmth on the walls, so I chose Mindful Gray by Sherwin Williams. It is the perfect gray for this space, and it . . .
Hi friends! As a family, we've been talking about a garden for quite awhile now, and some amazing Florida fall weather inspired us to take the plunge. My goal with the garden is to give us a family project we are all invested in, save a little money in our weekly grocery budget, and give me an opportunity to work on my not so green thumb. After mapping out where in the yard we wanted the garden located (I made sure our sprinklers hit all the beds), we went about killing the grass to make way . . .
We have had this coffee table for years! It was one of the first pieces of furniture we bought in a dark wood/leather matching room set. YIKES! :)I first painted it peach????Then white...distressed it and glazed it..... Now it is sporting a rustic farmhouse look with a newly stripped top and fresh coat of antiquing glaze.It took me 2 hours with the orbital sander to strip that baby, but pretty cool to give this table another look for no extra money since I already had all the tools!!Hope you are having a . . .
Simple Light Peaceful These are the words that ran through my mind when I started updating our master bedroom. It is right off the family room so everyone sees it when they come over which means I can't leave it for another day. Plus I have come to realize it's important to feel good about the space where you lay your head at night. Here is a fun little reminder of the journey this room has taken over the past almost 2 years :) There are a lot of little special . . .
We are joining FARE (Food allergy research and education) this year in their teal pumpkin project. You can help all children have a safe and fun Halloween by displaying a teal pumpkin outside signifying that you are offering candy AND non-food treats to those with food allergies. We took one of our old faux pumpkins and spray painted it teal. The boys were more interested in taking all the decorations off the porch and lining them up in the yard, but they were still good and CUTE helpers . . .
Happy Monday friends! Here is a little fall inspiration for you from my dinning room today :) I moved the curtains from the family room in here. My mom came over one Friday afternoon with a box of fall decor she was ready to get rid of, and she and Sadie went to town in here. So the space has extra warm fuzzy feelings when I am in it, because I know people I love made it theirs. My grandmother gave me this wonderful mirror. Have a wonderful day! . . .
Hi everyone! I wanted to share a couple of iphone pictures of the kitchen project progress. So far I ...... Painted the walls - SW Mindful Gray Painted the cabs - antique white chalk paint Added new hardware - HERE Took off the cabinet doors Painted the back of the cabinets in black chalkboard paint This is what it looked like when we moved in Then when I didn't know what else to do, I painted everything WHITE! Now here we are today. Happy . . .
So here is my backsplash before. It was new and modern, but it clashed with the colors in my home with it's green and brown tiles. As I started painting the cabinets, I really couldn't decide what to do about it. Ripping it out and putting in what I really wanted was not in the budget, but I couldn't live with it either. My awesome hubby suggested as I was whining to him about it, "why don't you just paint it?" HELLO!?!?! What a great idea! I of course paint everything anyway! A couple of coats of chalk . . .