Happy Monday, y’all!
I decided to have a tag sale and get rid of almost everything this week. I’m serious. Furniture, decor, clothing, bedding, drapes…you name it, if it feels fussy, tired or unnecessary, it probably has a tag on it right now. 🙂
All three of us seem to live better with less “stuff”, and after celebrating our Sonny boy’s Gotcha Day this past Saturday (Woo hoo! One year home!), we all decided it was time to clear some things out and (really) clean up the place for the first time since, well, last August.
In addition to “hushing” the house, we’re going to inject some new life into a few “old” rooms too. Our fam has new personality now, and I feel like this is the perfect time to snazz things up a bit. We started by painting the kitchen island yesterday. And by “we”, I do mean me, Kevin and Steevenson. He wouldn’t take no for an answer, and he actually did a really good job! 🙂 We still have another final coat to roll on, but here’s the new color as of right now:
It’s a mixture of Rockwood Blue Green and Billiard Green by Sherwin-Williams. (3/4 Rockwood Blue Green to 1/4 Billiard Green) We’re also planning to swap out the pendant lights, add some photos of Steevenson, add more backsplash tile, paint the (soon to be Stikwood-ed) wall Simply White, get new bar stools, and one day we’d love to bring in a white stove and fridge. (Dreamers gotta dream, right!?) Here’s a photo I put together in Photoshop to get inspired..minus the white appliances:
Oh- and I’d love to bring in my Homer Hardware rug in front of the sink when it’s produced next year too!
Here are a couple of the bar stools I’m looking at:
I loooove that second one. It reminds me of a vintage mattress or an old wire basket. I’m going to keep looking though, just in case I find something that will work better. Maybe I’ll do a separate blog post once I have a bunch of fun options lined up?
We went ahead and ordered the pendant lights:
I ordered the ones with the thick rope, but I’m not sure I’ll like it as much as the (thinner) cords we have hanging there now, so we’ll have to see which ones look better when they get here.
As for today, Brian the Carpenter is coming over to help me install the beadboard in our bedroom. It’ll be so nice to finally have those old window holes covered up! I’ll be back with another update soon. Happy Eclipse!
PS- Here’s a little “1 Year Home” video Kevin put together to commemorate our special day this weekend if you’d like to watch. Kevin wrote and recorded the song it’s set to. 🙂