Thursday, January 28, 2010

Before and.....Tada!

I have been (almost) done with this living room for a few months now..and let me tell you it is hard to do a before and after picture or a room. First of all, I am NEVER really done with a room. I need a rug, I really need a mirror over my mantle instead of a painting, the lights quite not right, and I need that robo cat in the corner out! (Can you find him?)

But here it is for all to almost done except for a few details, living room.


Robo cat picture....

Friday, January 22, 2010

The face I get....

I know this isnt inspirational design...but I just wanted to share the sad pathetic face I get when I get ready to leave for work in the mornings. Does anybody else get these? And not just from animals, husbands can be just as bad!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A Furlough Day-Before & After

So...we had a furlough day last Friday. I decided to take on a painting project on my day off. I got this table for our wedding last year, and I felt it needed a little sprucing, what doesnt right? Enjoy!


Monday, January 11, 2010

Oh great...spring fever

Yeah its January and I have a serious case of Spring fever...that makes for a super long winter. This extra cold weather is really starting to bug me, so I have been digging for spring weather inspiration to tide me over and warm me up!
Let me also give you an update on our house renovations/updates.

1.) We are anxiously waiting on our first time home buyers money so we can do a beautiful kitchen renovation, finish Will's study, and freshen up our front yard...oh, and save some (; (Is that a wink?)

2.) We are also so excited about tax season, so that will bring in extra money for RUGS and CURTAINS and a DINING TABLE!!!! (Celadon and Stroeblers here we come!)
3.) Sweet santa did give me a camera for Christmas, so I will have before & afters of the living room, master bedroom, master bath, and guest bath. Coming soon..maybe this Thursday, fingers crossed.
In the meantime, here are some things that I feel will be great for this 2010 spring. Enjoy!

P.S.-If youre getting ready to freshen up your walls with a new color..Pottery Barn has partnered with Benjamin Moore and they have some great spring colors. A few that I think are great...


Webster Green

Winter Wood (we actually used this color on a small book shelf and it looks great-a subtle hint of grey but with a fresh look!)

I would love to have this in my backyard-but Will wants something he can actually get in. He could dip in that couldnt he?!
Okay one pleasant thing about winter is that you get to bring all your lovely plants indoors. This makes for a cozier environment and helps with decorating dilemmas after you take the Christmas decorations down and your house seems so empty and bare.
Pendant lights are so great-you also can create your own by using an old rounded basket.