Happy June everyone! Gosh, I feel like I have been away from blogging for the longest time! Eeek! I don't like being away for this long! But I do have a good reason! The painting process in my home began and we are now mid-way through.
I feel as though painting is the foundation. Once you have that done then you can clean, organize, and redecorate. Of course we have met some challenges; rainy days, hot days, hubby's work schedule, my dad's schedule, etc. A project that I thought would take two weeks is now going into its sixth week. But the foyer, living room, kids bedroom, and bathroom are painted. We just need to finish the moldings in the dining room and hallway. I was going to leave our bedroom and kitchen for the fall but I decided to do our bedroom this summer as well. That will just leave us with the kitchen and front lawn to deal work on come September. The fall is usually super busy for us anyway so this way we can focus on those areas and it won't be as overwhelming.
A part of creating a home with your loved one is to compromise. Our home originally was painted with simple shades of cream and white and I yearned for some color. So we compromised-light colored walls and dark curtains and decor. That way hubby has his light colors and I get the darks that I love, plus it creates a fantastic contrast giving the home more depth and warmth as well.
For the foyer we choose a color by Behr called Full Moon. We added a beautiful shade of grey curtains to the foyer which has given it incredible contract. The the living room, dining room, and hallway were painting Sterling. Which is just a shade darker than Full Moon but it has made such a difference. It is like a light grey/blue and not heavy on the eyes. I am so pleased with the way it is turning out! Whoot!
We originally worked on the kid's room first. Their playroom still needs to be decluttered, organized, and set up for them to play in but their bedroom is about 90% completed. It was painted a shade of light blue and as you can see from the photo below-all three little bunnies sleep in a row!
I have to still hang their decor-their belly molds (each one has one), frames, and this super cute garland where you can clip on photos of their artwork. I chose sheep so I can put it over their beds and help them sleep. Cheesy I know but I couldn't help it! I will add a few more touches as time progresses to their shelves, but so far it is on its way to being done.
So, that is what I have been up to so far! Do your spouses/partners have a hard time with your love of vintage in your home? How have you compromised?
Tune in for more on My Vintage Home segments as well as loads of jam packed posts to come soon!