Monday, November 12, 2012

A Work In Progress

We have been living in our new house for about 3 weeks now and it is finally starting to feel like home! We still have to finish painting the hallway and entry area as well as unpack our miscellaneous/storage boxes. But, I am beginning to feel like we are making some good progress!

The original paint in the home wasn't bad (mostly beige), but both my husband and I wanted to paint the walls and ceilings with a pure white (our inspiration came from many Scandinavian interiors we have seen on Pintrest). Usually I shy away from colorless walls, but lately I am really drawn to the simplicity of white. I think it helps draw attention to the furniture and accents in the room.

I titled this post "A Work In Progress" because although we are just about unpacked...there currently isn't a room in the house that doesn't need a little (or A LOT) of work! So to ease the load of re-decorating an entire home, I have decided to take things 1 room at a time (starting with the kids rooms because I think I know what I want to do with them).

Although this space is still 'incomplete,' here are a few before and after photos of our living area

Here are a few progress shots while we were painting - who knew it would take 3 coats to cover beige with white! We even used a primer and spent a little more to buy a better quality paint!

+ a few of the "after" details - I'm not particularly loving the vintage camera's on the mantle, they just look so small, I think I'll be changing that up pretty soon!...

My Favorite Feature, The "Under Cover" Picnic Basket - a stylish accessory where I can hide baby toys, diapers, and wipes. I'm not a big fan of seeing toys all over the house (especially in the more formal rooms) but when you have kids it's very convenient to at least have a little stash in all rooms that are used frequently.


  1. Love the white white walls... I'm trying to convince my husband to do the same thing! and I'm totally loving that yellow floor lamp! Looking good!!

  2. I'm so happy you are back! Your new digs look awesome. You conquered a big beast with all that painting!

  3. Love, love the white walls, all the art, the chandelier, and especially the grey chair. Where is that from? Everything is looking awesome! Can't wait to see more.

  4. That vintage picnic basket is my favorite. All the paintings looks great on wall. xo
    ~ Herman Swan

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  7. Looking great! I can't wait to have my own home someday so I can do projects like this. :)

    By the way -- brilliant idea with the picnic basket! :)


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