Week 3 and things are happening...
To review, we left off last week with the grand accomplishment of new paint. Not much. But with my strong, bossy, orangey cabinets and woodwork, I needed a color that would stand up to them and push back for equal billing. Yet play nice. I think it's working. Saturated color rules.
Next, my what-to-do-with-it-for-seven-years wall now is a true reflection of our home and our family...
When I thought about what I wanted on this wall, here was my check list:
Family photo because we eat together for family meals
A clock because we don't have one
Herbs because I've been wanting them inside for years
Stuff I love to look at all the time
My girl's artwork because we're proud of them
My list is checked, but I know I will be tweaking up until the end. For example, the shelves to the left are a thorn -- do I stuff them or keep them simple? (Don't mind the store pots -- I literally put them up there and played with the shelves while I was soaking wet from shopping in the rain. Haven't found pots yet.) Got an opinion?
In other news, I scraped the old wallpaper backsplash off in prep for my husband installing the new ivory subway tile last weekend.
But. It didn't happen.
Why? Well, when I got done scraping and stood back, visualizing the new ivory subway tile against the lame old blue-gray formica, and thinking how I would love a soapstone countertop for great contrast, my husband called, and says, "didn't you want new countertops?" WHAT?! So naturally I said "yeesssss, but we decided not to spend much..." Him: "Well, if we're doing tile, it's kind of dumb not to do new formica to hold us over." Say no more. Not 45 minutes later I was paying for soapstone colored formica at Home Depot. Done!
My process on this?
1. I went with inexepensive tile because the wallpaper I chose was acutally more expensive.
2. Formica gives us a new look and let's us save for the future remodel.
And, check this out -- I've had this image in my favorites file for a while because I love it. So me, so good for my house... (I'm sorry, I don't know the designer!!)
Now, with the blackish new countertops on order, ivory accents, and honey cabinets, I may actually be getting close to having a similar room...
EEEEKKKKKK!!! So. excited!!
More mood things...
Sooo. There are other things going on, but I think this post is long enough, will all the other projects you'll want to check out on Calling it Home, so I will save them for next time. But if you want sneak peeks here are there, follow me on Instagram (@6Wilson). I'd love to have you follow along!
Up next: 1. Working with my husband to install the countertops and tile (pray for peace ;-)
2. Creating a new island.
Ooohhh, putting that in writing feels scary! See you soon,