I didn’t mean to leave you hanging a while ago when I mentioned that I would be sharing and asking for decorating advice with my house. It’s not that I’m not asking.. it’s just that I don’t have anything to ask!
The weekend we moved in, my husband and I painted the family room, kitchen and dining room. We did all of our painting at night when Lucas was sleeping and stayed up till around 1am. Since then we’ve been adding little things here and there and trying to pull things together. Here’s a little bit from four of the rooms in our house.
We painted two of the walls in our family room a gold color. I was hesitant at first, but I love it. I found some white frames on clearance at Target (my 2nd home) but I still need to get black and white pictures developed. If you’re looking for frames, keep your eyes out at Target. I got the two larger frames for under $4!
I have always loved black and white pictures. Awhile back we had dinner at a home that was decorated so beautifully. I loved everything about it. The women had a ton of black and white pictures in her home; in the bedroom, the family room and up the stair wall. She told me, “there is something special about black and white pictures. They are so timeless. It’s almost like they make time stand still.” I think she is so right.
I also love the color that we have in our eating area! It might be my favorite, in fact. We are still without chairs. Still. I’m refusing to pay $70 for a chair at Fred Meyer so I’m counting on craigslist to pull through for me. We got the table off craigslist, but no such luck with chairs!
The main wall there -left to the clock- might just stay as is. I really have no idea what to put there right now. Any suggestions? Maybe a cool piece of art or something.
Our kitchen is… well, a work in progress. I actually have the toaster under the cabinets now- I don’t like things on the counters. A round mirror is hung (It makes the room look bigger my mom says. She is right) , but I realized after doing so that it reflects the other round mirror in our house, pictured above in our eating area. Is there a rule about what shapes you can and can’t reflect? I don’t know why I thought about that, but it seems like maybe I’ve got a little too much “round-ness” going on. What do you think? I’m not returning the mirror… but I would love to hear your opinion either way. 🙂
The walls we painted a light green. I don’t like it, and I joke with my husband that one day he’s going to come home and it will be totally different. And it will be just as soon as I decide what color to paint it!
So there you have it. A little bit of our new house, which we love!