Kelley

Kitchen Time! (A call to action)

Inspiration No Comment

So, next up on the docket? Showing my “meh” (on a good day) kitchen some love. The office worked out pretty well, so I figured we should apply the same principles to renovating the kitchen. Oh wait. We didn’t have principles. Just mood boards. But, nevertheless, we shall perservere. I’ll have some mood boards to get in […]

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Kelley

The Office: Revealed?

Before & After, Decor & Furnishings, Home Improvement 6 Comments

Ok, it is actually revealed, so the question mark isn’t really necessary. Before we dive into the good stuff, allow me to frame the post with a “before” photo of our office (the only one I remembered to snap before we jumped right in): It was a very sad state of affairs. I am truly […]

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Kelley

The Office: Pulling it Together

Decor & Furnishings No Comment

After painting the walls “Cape May Cobblestone”, attempting my first-ever wall stencil, and (finally) installing the quarter round needed to complete the baseboard…. we were so.friggin.close to having one room in our house complete! All we needed was to put our stuff back in there. Oh, and bring in a few new things. I previously […]

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The Office: Installing Quarter-Round

DIY Projects, Home Improvement No Comment

I showed off my stenciled wall and sweet new gray wall color in the office. And I started to move some furniture back in anticipation of calling it “finished”, but realized there was one other thing I should take care of first … Hint: it’s the baseboard. That’s not a great close-up shot, but my […]

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Kelley

Hallway Frame Gallery

Decor & Furnishings, Home Improvement 2 Comments

So I previously showed off our much-improved-by-a-coat-of-paint hallway: (**Update: I did eventually replace that burned-out bulb…. and of course a week later another burned out) And also hinted that I went out to create a “gallery wall” of frames. I gathered up all of the random frames I had laying around the house, as well as anything […]

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Kelley

Continuing the Gray Period: Stenciling the Office

DIY Projects, Home Improvement, Painting No Comment

So in the previous post, I dropped a little foreshadowing about an office stenciling project I took on, when I showed off my (sorry excuse for a)”mood board”. I mentioned how some of the images in that board are screenshots, but a few are actual photographs … including the stenciled wall, which is something I just […]

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Kelley

Feeling Moody: Office Edition

Decor & Furnishings, Home Improvement, Painting No Comment

In perusing various home improvement type blogs (or even wedding blogs, back when I was planning our wedding), I notice a lot of so-called “mood” boards, or inspiration boards. Some people do a really nice job of putting them together, so you can get on board (har! no pun intended) with their vision. But it’s […]

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Kelley

The beginning of my Gray Period

Home Improvement, Painting No Comment

Home-improvement activities tend to ebb and flow in this house. We’ll go from having a rush of ideas, to sitting idly by for 8 months at a time, only to get the bug again. Recently, we got the bug again. It started with our hallway. We have been talking about painting it since day one, […]

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Kelley

Painting the Bedroom (Again)

Home Improvement, Painting 1 Comment

So I previously alluded that I wasn’t too happy with the wall color in our “master” bedroom. Sure, it was lighter than the original navy blue, but it always felt too “baby blue” for my tastes. We put darker accents in the room (dark gray quilt, curtains, etc), but it never stopped feeling like we […]

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Kelley

You’re a wizard, Kelley!

Home Improvement, Painting No Comment

Yesssss, that was a Harry Potter reference. Hopefully you’ll understand why in a bit. To set the stage, here is our house, from the front: So charming, no? We’d known for a while that we wanted to paint the front door of our house, but we’ve been waffling for a year on what color. Originally […]

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