Saturday, September 10, 2011

A Little More "Me"

(Pardon the mess.  Redecorating in process..)

I've mentioned before how much I detest the faux finish in our living/dining room.  It has been a thorn in my side for two and a half years.  That's way too long.  Don't mock my pain.  It's very real.

I mean, check this out:

What color is that?  I named it Effervescent Poopstain. 

Well, we finally got permission from the landlord to paint.   My mom was there in about five seconds with her painting clothes on and yards of plastic drop cloths.

And thanks to her and my sister, Jenny, this is now the beauty I get to daily behold:


These bookcases are totally on their way out.  They were like 20 bucks at Target ten years ago.  On the lookout for super cool/vintage bookcases to paint!

I adore it.  Before the walls were painted I had begun to question my decorating style.  I was all maybe I don't know what I'm doing with my decor.  But now, I'm like THIS is what I was doing!  It makes sense!

The next project to be conquered was the nursery.  First we kicked the 33-year-old out.  Seriously, we love you, Megan. We also got permission to paint these walls!  Wahoo!  Once again, Mom came with her plastic drop cloths and paint rollers and painted the heck out of that nursery. 

Yep, cat's outta the bag!  This is bubba's name.

I also finally finished the bedding.  I am soo pleased with the outcome!

We got the stroller and car seat and the baby shower is next weekend!  I am almost 37 weeks so this is all a bit by the skin of our teeth!  But as of next Sunday, baby can come!



  1. OH MY WORD.
    First of all the dining and living room paint color is utterly beautiful. It makes all your furniture and art sing!
    You are right--it was the previous wall color that made things feel off some how--totally not your decorating.
    It looks just about perfect.
    And the nursery.
    The color palette--love.
    The art and sweet little trinkets--adore.
    The painted chair and dresser--darling.
    The bedding--oh swoon!!!! I can't believe you made it.
    So, so perfect for... little Luke!
    I love it all, my friend.

  2. All of it - stunning! You have amazing style :) x

  3. I can't believe the difference in your dining room! Your nursery may just be the cutest nursery I've ever seen. Ever. Love it!

  4. That's it, I'm moving back in. I know you've got room in a closet somewhere for a small early adult...

  5. awesome nursery! that BETTER get listed in apartment therapy.

  6. i L.O.V.E that color!!! I also have the same tablecloth too! great minds think alike :)

  7. super fun and I love that it's your personal space now... nothing like a good dose of paint to brighten your space and mood!

    the plates on the wall are awesome and I love all your "jade -ware"... and your frames... ADORABLE.

  8. Please come decorate my house!!!! I am in love with birds and I SERIOUSLY just LOOOOVE your style! I really need the fabric your pillows are made of! :)

  9. Love those color combinations! That blue is so cheerful!

  10. Love the colour you have chosen for the walls and totally adore the nursery!!

  11. Your nursery is fabulous! It's so similar to how I've done both of my kid's rooms. I love the mixture of modern and vintage. Your little Luke is sure to love it! Blessings!

  12. i am so excited you guys got to paint! just proves that it pays to be persistent. that color blue made the room come alive. and that nursery is knocking my socks off! gnomes and the birdie mobile are fantastic!

  13. Oh my gosh, Oh my gosh!! I want one!!!! I LOVE your happy happy colors...xoxo

  14. I adore every picture! Looks like a magazine!

  15. Love your style! You'll have to help me with my place ;)