Tuesday, March 20, 2012

{2012 home goals update}

I am SO happy to say that I can finally mark something off of my 2012 Home Goals list!

Drum roll please....

Woot!

I actually marked off 1 1/2 if I'm going to be picky...and that half is a big deal in my book.

Thanks {HUGE thanks} to my parents for coming over this past Saturday and doing about 90% of the painting...the hallway is now finished! Just to jog your memory it looked like this when we bought the house {we had already removed the chair rail when I took this pic}...


And here it is now!


A fresh, clean slate just waiting for some artwork. I'm picturing a gallery wall of some sort.

And the entryway is no longer the light yellow that I despised....


It wasn't a horrible color...just not our style at all.

Now it is a cool gray...like a breath of fresh air {no decorating has been done yet of course}...


I absolutely love how clean the color looks next to the white trim, and how much more modern the space looks already...


Here is the view from the top of the stairs before {when I was still in my shabby chic cottage phase}...


And after...


I have to admit I'm a bit intimidated by the decorating challenge that now awaits me. I have been pinning lots and lots of inspiration pics so now I just have to pick an idea and stick with it. I know that it will definitely include some DIY projects and thrifted items. At the top of my list is a big lamp for the console table. While I love my little owl lamp it certainly isn't big enough for the space. Here are a few images that have really caught my eye...

These two for the light fixtures and colored doors...

Source: flickr.com via Mandy on Pinterest




Love this lamp and the entire table vignette...



And even though we aren't big travelers, I really love this big map. The colors are so gorgeous...



It feels great to be able to mark something off of that to do list! Not sure what will be next...but our kitchen/dining room really needs some attention.

Stay tuned!


post signature

3 comments:

Paige said...

Go girl! I like the lime green door you pinned. We redid our entry this past weekend too. Just touch up on the painting and rearranged some photos and furniture. Feels good, right?

Mrs. H said...

Love the gray!!! I want to paint our bedroom that color! It looks great and I know it will be beautiful once you get it decorated!

Christine said...

Love the inspiration photos! I say go bold! Do the lime green...it's just paint! Saw you from "A Bowl Full of Lemons" and wanted to see what you did. I love the grey color you painted. It looks great!

xo-Christine

www.firsthomelovelife.com

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...