Looking Back at the Top 3 Decor Projects

As soon as we put down the money for our lot back in December, I started a design inspiration book for our new house. Between that and my Pinterest board, I’ve now got hundreds of images to comb thru as we narrow down the look for our new home.

I’ve been doing so much looking ahead, I realized last week that I hadn’t taken the time to reflect on what was really happening. We're not just moving...we're leaving! While we’ve only been in this house for a little over three years, a lot has happened in that time. We’ve hosted and shared holidays, chili cook-offs, beer tastings, BBQs, baby showers and other special occasions with family and friends. We celebrated new jobs and job promotions. Anniversarys and birthdays have come and gone. We launched a new venture. We’ve mourned the loss of family members. We’ve worked through personal challenges of our own. And, it’s all been done under this roof. 

We’ve also done a TON of remodeling and design projects around the house in that time. It was hard to narrow them down, but here’s my top three:

Powder Room Remodel
This was one of our first and remains one of my favorite. I love the bright, beachy feel (even though it is a dark room). We decorated it with shots from one of my favorite beach vacations and the starfish from our wedding. I was just learning the ropes with painting and distressing furniture and the vanity has a barely worn look.

Powder Room Redesign, Vanilla Bean

Screened Porch Oasis
I’m definitely going to miss having a big screened in porch. It’s my favorite place to drink coffee and read. And it’s typically the first place I head after work for happy hour. We did this on a major budget. A coat of paint freshened up the floors and old cushions and pillows were given new covers. We used drop cloths as curtains and an old wicker set was spray painted to bring it back to life.

I’ll admit…I had little to do with this project. The heavy lifting. The heat. Probably more heavy lifting. I tried not to pay too much attention, in case I would feel guilted into such undesirable work. Jeff totally transformed this area of our backyard. It’s a great retreat in the fall for s’mores and bonfires.

Honorable mention: Painted Fireplace
Not much work went into the fireplace -- just slapped on some paint -- but it made a huge impact. I tend to lean more towards beachy, bright and airy rooms. The maroon brick fireplace stuck out like a sore thumb.

1 comment:

  1. All your projects turned out great...love the fireplace...