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Oh Master……..

I need a refreshing redo to our master bedroom!!!

I love the creamy neutrals but lately I’ve been craving a pop of color.

Navy & Indigo seem to be what my eyes are drawn to. 

I may be a bit behind on this trend but none-the-less I’m going for it!

Love this glammy set up by Classy Clutter!!

I’m not sure how “glammy” it will be or if it will just be a bit “coastal”.

This coastal feel I found on Pinterest is super chill!

Painting the wall behind my bed a shade of Navy/Indigo…. like this… 

I guess I just need to go for it!  After all, it’s just paint 🙂

“After” pics will be up soon BUT – I hope to remind my impatient self to get some “before” pics – haha

What’s your favorite accent color right now?

Keep it simple, sister

imageIt is so easy to get overwhelmed.

Daily distractions can derail your goals in a heartbeat.

Two days later you realize instead of taking steps toward your goal you’ve taken steps backwards.

Writing things down has been my “go-to” goal planning system.

Do I always follow it?  Heck no, I’m a human.  I make mistakes.  I get distracted by the pretty things that flutter into my head.  Just take a look at the 5 -10 window tabs I have open at any given time.  haha, Seriously.  It is ADD at its’ worst.

Anyone that knows me knows I love a good list.  I make lists for the grocery store, vacations, yard work, daily to-do, kids homework, housework, bills… it’s’ kinda weird. But it helps me get things done!

True story: I was pregnant with my second son and working full time.  I had a list of things that needed to be completed by a certain deadline, knowing his due date was fastly approaching.  The day I crossed off the final time-sensitive project, guess what happened….. I went into labor the night!!  Within 5 hours he was swaddled and the grandparents were cooing over him.  I truly believe crossing that final task off my list gave me the satisfaction I had completed my responsibilities to my position and I could move on the my next priority – my son.

In an effort to share useful information along with my randomness here ya go:  I love the following posts from Pinterest, I hope you do too!
Time Management Mistakes

How to Manifest Anything by Corey Buter

5 Minutes to a more Productive Day

 

And because I am who I am and will never apologize for it here are a couple other Pinterest Posts that caught my eye 🙂

Paleo/Whole30 Veggie Quichequiche

 

Pretty Potted Plant Project

plants

And then here’s my cute kitty for all the real ADD sufferers….

 

Hopefully that will satisfy your needs and help you get back on track by scrolling back to the more helpful posts I included.

Carry on friends!  And keep it simple 🙂

XOXO

 

Sunday Project: Buh-bye Blue Lamp

I forgot how much I love chalk paint!  

This blue lamp looked more and more country each day.  I finally figured out how to achieve the look I wanted. 

Instead of just grey I wanted a weathered wood-ish color.  

I used Annie Sloan Coco and a light layer of her dark wax. 

Voila!  I love it!! 

Searching for the next magically perfect piece, if I only I could find “it”….

Such a dilemma!!  What to do?!  I want to make it my own… I want to paint it, create it, make it unique and fabulous!!  I just can’t find “it”.

It’s simple!! I want a dresser.  I want drawers.  I want unique hardware.  I want legs.  I want a pretty shape.  Want, want, WANT!!! I seriously DON’T want to spend a fortune on something I’m gonna paint.

I want this dresser perf

I’d even take one of these dresser redo

Why can’t I find one of these pretty dresser

I’ve scoured antique stores and craigslist (even though my husband told me never ever ever again since our creepy mirror incident).  I’ll keep looking with fingers crossed.  One fine day I’ll find one to call my own! 🙂

Kitchen update!!

Yay!!   I have painted the kitchen!

Well, almost painted 100%.  I still have the trim to work on.

Stupid trim.  Who invented trim anyways? 

My husband and I recently stayed in this beautiful cozy flat on HWY 30A and I noticed the trim was painted the same color as the wall.  Hmm, wonder why they did that?  It looked really good and I shrugged it off as a way to make the room seem bigger.

Now I realize the irritation of painting trim was probably a big player in that decision.

I’ll cut in an edge all day long but I really dislike painting trim. Hate.  There I said it .  HATE IT.

Alas, as promised, the pictures:

 

Yes, the walls are bare.  Yes, there’s a cat.  She’s a bit of a photo bomber lately.  Yes, there is a person hiding behind the fridge.  I told him not to walk in front of me while I was taking pics or I’d post it. 🙂   Yes, there are stains on the rug.  No, I do not like the grout on these massive tiles.  To remove the grout would be a project more painful than painting trim so that’s not happenin’ .  Yes, the inside of the funky plate/cook book nook thingy is the color the cabinets used to be.  To remove the plate rack would require taking apart the cabinet.  To attempt to take apart the cabinet, ridiculous.  To paint in between all those things, absurd.  Let’s focus on the positive here!

I’m in love with the color.  Revere Pewter by SW.  The cabinets are Graphite by Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  This project has taken me quite some time.  We replaced the light as well.

I’m considering a round seagrass rug and changing out the chairs to something upholstered.  Hush, yes, I have kids and it’s crazy to have upholstered stuff but I have a vision……

Grandmother’s China Cabinet

What’s a Duncan Phyfe?  I really had no idea but I was a LOT younger when it was given to me.  It was a love/hat relationship.  But it did what it needed to do:  Hold things I deemed special or things my toddlers couldn’t reach or grab or break!  wpid-img_20140716_180352_118.jpg

I always dreamed of painting it.  I never thought I could acheive the finished project i dreamed in my head.  I knew nothing of chalk paint.  Let’s just say I was very pleased with the results.  This was my first chalk paint project!  Here it is after the first coat.

wpid-img_20140716_190402_517.jpgI decided to remove the strips that gave the illusion of panes and painted the hardware.  Better pictures to come!!