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Inspirational Bedrooms

Inspirational Bedrooms

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what color to paint our master bedroom.   At first I thought a relaxing, calming blue (that mimicked the calm Blue Ridge Mountains outside the window) would be perfect.  David and I picked up a sample of Benjamin Moore’s Wickham Gray and painted a splotch on the walls....
Felling the Tree

Felling the Tree

The view of our house from the gravel driveway is very hidden to say the least.  The trees completely block the house with the exception of a tiny part peeking out.  While I love feeling “away from it all,” it is very secluded to me and almost too isolating. I had asked David if we...
Priming the Master Bedroom

Priming the Master Bedroom

Our sweet friend Lizzie came to visit us for a weekend, and you won’t believe what she did when she arrived! Not only did she bring me a delicious Ritter Sport chocolate bar from Germany, but she primed our ENTIRE master bedroom. The walls soaked up a whole gallon of Mythic Paint primer (meaning I...
Master Bedroom Door

Master Bedroom Door

  Remember back when I said we wanted to move the bathrooms around upstairs and changed the master bathroom into an en suite guest bathroom?  Well the first part of that plan– making a guest bathroom that’s no longer accessible from the master bedroom– is complete (woo hoo!), and we’ve moved on to the second step...
Window Treatments for Nursery

Window Treatments for Nursery

  We used to have blinds in the bedroom that’s slowly becoming a nursery, but after a bit of research (apparently the cords are bad to have around babies) and persuasion (they were ugly), we decided to get some roller blinds.  Not that easy when neither of the two windows in the room are a...
Nursery Update- Walls Done, Doorway In!

Nursery Update- Walls Done, Doorway In!

  Progress in the nursery! First of all, the wall are all done and painted!  I chose a color for the walls from Mythic Paint again (just like the ceiling) called Ivory Pillar.  It’s basically off-white with a hint of beige to it.   Here are some photos of the painted nursery that I snapped...
Ta Da! New Shutters

Ta Da! New Shutters

Hooray!!!  The freshly painted shutters (in Duron’s “Historic Charleston Green”) are up on the house and I think they look great!  In the above photo, you can see in the light how the shutters have a hint of green to them… otherwise, they look black.   Some of the wood shutters had deteriorated so badly...
Charleston Green Shutters

Charleston Green Shutters

When people find out David is from Charleston, South Carolina, they usually ask him why he ever left.  I get that.  Charleston is an amazing, amazing town for so many reasons… the history, the elegant architecture, the friendly people, the beaches… I could go on.  I’ve heard it called a “24/7 cocktail party” and that...
Bare Naked House!

Bare Naked House!

I feel like I’m about to expose our house to you without any make-up on! Look, Ma, no shutters! If things look very overgrown, it’s because they are.  We are blessed with an abundance of poison ivy, poison oak, Virginia creeper, and honeysuckle among other things.  (Love the honeysuckle though!)   I haven’t written in...
Painting the Nursery- A Family Affair

Painting the Nursery- A Family Affair

We’ve been making progress in the nursery and I’m so excited to share with you! Above is the guest bedroom we decided to convert to the baby’s room.  It’s the bedroom furthest from the master bedroom.  The only changes we made to it when we moved in was replacing the ceiling fan with one that...
Air Conditioning Upstairs

Air Conditioning Upstairs

We moved into our home later in the summer last year, and when the AC didn’t turn on upstairs (even though the inspectors said it worked), we had a choice to make: funnel who knows how much money into the AC or gut out the heat with some open windows and use the money elsewhere....
Finishing Touches on the Guest Bathroom

Finishing Touches on the Guest Bathroom

  So David did a great job on the second coat of Farrow & Ball Hound Lemon in the guest bathroom upstairs! We found this super cute shower curtain and hand towel from Target to accompany the yellow:   I decided I wanted to pick up the green from those in something on the walls,...
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