Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Time to Rest

So, first off, I have to say.... THE LIVING ROOM IS COMPLETE! Not completely decorated, but it is built, painted, caulked, all light fixtures are hung, curtains are hung (and trimmed in fabric), all furniture brought in, etc. Excitement isn't even the word for it. But, I don't have anything to show for it today. Womp womp. Truth is, my Mom and Dad are in Costa Rica right now (I know, I'm at work sigh) and I'm waiting on her to come home and see it first in person and help me with all the last minute decorations. Sweet little daughter alert. There is no way I can style TWO bookshelves without my mama. She has the knack. Expect that reveal to be coming your way pretty soon.

So now, Josh and I have declared a month of rest. We're taking a break from renovating. That's not to say that we don't have tons of little jobs that we want to accomplish all over the house in the mean time. Like for one, I have a hot date with my wood floors this afternoon. Because they have accumulated so much stinking dust in the grooves that it will take me lots of time to undo the damage - and that was with a floor covering. But my really big "month of rest project" will be that I want to paint an accent wall in our hallway - paint the ceiling in the hallway - andddd do some type of artwork to go up the length of the stairs. I don't do resting very well.

With that, here are a few of my starting images and a few inspiration images. I'm thinking navy accent wall with mint colored art and a barely there blue ceiling. The hallway is in some serious need of some pizzazz. What are your thoughts on accent walls and painted ceilings? Let's face it, we have to draw some eyes away from that hole in my floor.

Hole in the floor. Doesn't everyone have one?
This is the wall that's getting the accent. 
 This is how things are looking at the moment. And you may remember that we just finished giving this room a face-lift not too terribly long ago (in October) here

On to much prettier things... This first picture speaks to me because of that paneled wall. Good grief I love that. My wall is already paneled in the old fashioned paneling so I'm kinda channeling it. 

And a little snippet of mint.


The biggest conundrum of all is what is the perfect color navy? I guess I can rest on my sofa and think about that for a while.


  1. Yes, rest! But gosh, did you have to leave us hanging!?! Hurry home momma!

    1. Momma is hurrying home this week! Hopefully I can get it finished up next week for ya :)

  2. I loved the navy I used for the girls dresser. Old Navy by Benjamin Moore. http://thelittleblackdoor.blogspot.com/2013/03/high-gloss-dresser-tutorial.html