Payton wants to be outside SO badly these days.. He loves watching the kids and people passing by;
Boy has this space transformed over the last two years! There were some updates done w/ new curtains in this post, and then an update of paint color here. Office chevron rug from: RugsUSA.com I was worried it would be too pastel of a blue for my liking, like the website shows, but the color couldn’t have been more perfect. It matched perfectly w/ my office & front sitting room wall color.
I have plans for a new desk in the mix… Here are some hints.. custom, shabby chic, diy
If you’ve been following our debacle w/ our hardwood floors, then you realize how happy this post makes me. As much as this is gonna feel like peeling off a bandaid, it’s gotta be done.. Let’s revisit the horrid wood floors before..
The new hardwood is 5in planks by Armstrong, called Brown Bear. The distressed, hand scraped feel is absolutely beautiful in person. This was literally the very first thing my husband & I talked about doing when we walked through this home. Still a couple final touches (quarter round & small banister down to basement) to do, but overall we’re almost done!
Do you remember this mock image that I did? I took the image into PhotoShop and “painted” the floors dark & banisters…
It really brightens the area, and flows w/ the overall feel of our home..
We have had this piece for several years, and while it’s been a great fit to our decor, I’ve been eyeing it for an update..
I used this tutorial from I Heart Naptime for making chalk paint.. While I’ve heard amazing things about Annie Sloan chalk paint, it’s a bit pricey.. I used this homemade version on another project recently, and it was love at first stroke.. lol It goes on smoothly, and the consistency is a bit thicker. A little really does go a long way.
I knew I wanted to distress this piece, using the black that would be painted over.. For that, I followed a technique from Shanty Chic using vaseline.. (one of my favorite blogs!) I think my love for the distressed look started back in the days that I scrapbooked… I always used inks to distress paper cut outs & edges. I just love the texture and added depth it gives things..
I painted it in Benjamin Moore Linen White.. I didn’t want bright white, and this was exactly the off-white, creamy color I was searching for. I kept the hardware the same, since it brought out the distressed areas perfectly.. To protect the finish, I used Minwax Finishing Wax..
I’m in love w/ the results! It adds the perfect feel to my office. I have plans for a new desk soon that also involve another DIY project.. Seeing the completed buffet, I cannot wait to get started on the desk.
What do you think? It brightens up the space, and I love the newly added character it adds..
The rest of our furniture better take cover… This girl will be on to the next one soon!
Well, that may be wishful thinking since we have the “s” word in our forecast for this week… (sn*w) Maybe if it’s not fully spelled out, the weatherman will be wrong?
Regardless, we are SO ready for spring! While I have the spring mini session setup in the studio, I wanted to grab my kiddos in the some shots… The oldest may not have been too willing, but we made it work. (oh to be a pre-teen again).. lol The younger two actually enjoyed themselves.. This mama may have been acting crazy to make them laugh