of the house. It’s much cooler on even the hottest days and fans help
move air around so it’s not too stuffy. Another change is how updated
and modern the house looks from the outside.
I hope everyone’s week has been going well. I’ve been slowly crossing off some items on the house to do list. Here a glimpse at the new patio that was installed a week ago.
something to cover the majority of the dirt and we had a desire to have a flat
area for our grill, some patio furniture, and a playhouse. It’s also a muddy mess during the winter and having friends over for water play dates was just not possible since there wasn’t anything soaking up all that water.
outdoor living items, we can finally concentrate on moving around the sprinklers and
then bringing back the grass. The deck caused us to have to shut off the sprinklers closest to the house and we didn’t want to move them until we had a good idea of what we wanted to do with the yard.
I’ve mentioned several times that the house we bought is an early 1960’s ranch home. The entire house had gross brown paneling but one of the most offensive aspects was this brown, beige and BLACK fireplace. Also, notice the fireplace grille that is bright brass. The below picture was taken from the selling realtors website.
And here is what a coat of ultra white paint and a can of Rustoleum’s silver metallic paint can do!
I added a bit of fall with white pumpkins we got for .79 at Whole Foods. Can you spot the crown and bottle I got from Aetlier de Campagne?
We didn’t want to buy another grille so I sprayed this one silver. I like that this one has a bit of a floral motif on the bottom. The new silver color makes it look much more modern.
We are counting down the days until our open house and I’m so glad to have this project taken care of. Thanks husband!!
The master bedroom is the next project that I’m in the midst of tackling. This is what it looked like when before we moved in.
The orange carpet was immediately replaced with beautiful dark wood and the walls were painted Cumulus Cloud by Martha Stewart. I know that we need at least one more smaller dresser to handle all of our clothes and new closet door since the old ones were removed…they were gross.
I thought I’d go with a white chandelier like before but one say I wandered into Z Gallerie and just about fell over at this stunning chandelier. At 249.99 it’s not exactly budget friendly so I’m still on the hunt for something cheaper but equally beautiful.
I want to sew a few throw pillows for the bed, get decent nightstands, some lamps, etc. My goal is to be somewhat finished in the next two weeks. Because the floors and the walls are already done, I think I can polish off everything else in a short amount of time!
Here are some inspiration pics from pinterest!