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Monday, January 16, 2017

A Peek at a Few More In Progress Spaces in Our New Home

I have been busy painting and painting and painting over here and so am therefore really behind on blogging. I actually took all of these photos in this post back in December - haha! So don't mind the wreaths in the dining room pictures. They have actually all been packed away for a couple of weeks now!

This house I am approaching a little different than our last one.  In our last house I  more or less tackled one room at a time (with a little bit of jumping around as I waited on different things), but for this house I just wanted to get all of the painting done and over with right away so that is what I have been doing just about every single day and the end is in sight! So, I know I have been definitely slacking off on posting, but I promise I have been busy - I have painted the entryway (twice actually, thanks to a  can of paint that got mixed wrong, lucky me - ha!), dining room, living room, the kitchen and family room walls, the kitchen trim, the downstairs back hallway, wet bar cabinets, the laundry room walls, trim, window, cabinets and counter, office, downstairs bathroom, master bedroom and upstairs hallway and tons and tons of doors.  I hired someone to paint the trim in the office, family room and playroom which was so nice!  I am hoping to finish up the upstairs bathrooms and doors in the next week or so and then I will be done and can get started on the more fun parts! And yes, my arms are numb - ha! 

Here are a few shots from the kitchen and family room. I will share more detailed shots and more angles once we finish up some more of the projects in here (like the fireplace mantel, and wet bar area  which we are using as a coffee station). The kitchen table is from Joss and Main but we are still waiting on the base to arrive (right now the top is balanced on a side table we had). Once it arrives I will take better pictures of it because the wood is beautiful! We are using our porch chairs in here now while we decide whether we want to go with upholstered, wood or metal chairs in here. Certain members of our family have stronger opinions on kitchen chairs than you would expect - haha! The light fixture is from Painted Fox and I love it! I am not sure this is where it will stay (I have another spot I think it will look really pretty in, but I am keeping it in here while I decide). 

I found this rug at HomeGoods and thought it would go nicely here. I would have preferred it a little larger but I like how the colors and pattern work in here plus it is a nice cozy rug for this area so I am okay with the fact it's a tiny bit smaller than I had hoped to find. 

This bay window is my favorite part of this room! We are adding a window seat where the chairs are later this month - I can't wait! 

 The rest of this room had wood trim and brownish tan walls so lightening it up made such a huge difference. The cabinets had already been painted though. Although I plan on painting them a darker color eventually I am really loving the color they are (which based on some paint cans I found I think is Lampblack by Benjamin Moore) so I may keep them this color for quite a while. I love how Deann's painting looks here with the door color and cabinet color!

And here are some pictures of the dining room so far. I still can't decide on wallpaper in here so I just painted the walls a color I thought would go with the family room one for now although I don't think I will keep them this color. When I took these pictures back in December our chandelier had not arrived yet but it has now and I love it! I will try to take some new pictures soon. We also have switched the chairs around since this picture was taken switched out the mirror, and of course taken down the Christmas wreaths - ha!

All of the pillows in this picture are from Motif Pillows - my new favorite Etsy shop! They have so many gorgeous pillows to choose from and are beautifully made!

You can see into our living room in from this view. You can find a more detailed post on that here.

To see some  of the other spaces we have shared so far on our new home you can click here for our entryway, here for our master bedroom, here for our living room, and here for Lillie's room.

Source List:

Kitchen and Family Room:

Wall Color - Simply White by Benjamin Moore in Eggshell
Trim Color - Simply White by Benjamin Moore in Semi-Gloss
Door Color - Mopboard Black by Benjamin Moore in Semi-gloss Finish
Cabinet Color - existing (I am pretty sure it is Lampblack by Benjamin Moore)
Kitchen Table - Joss and Main
Black Metal Chairs - Joss and Main
Light Fixture - Painted Fox
Wood Bookcase with Glass Doors - Wayfair
Church Painting - Deann
Chairs in Bay Window Area - by Lee Industries, purchased as Savvy 7 or 8 years ago
Pillows on Those Chairs - Motif Designs
Side Table - Joss and Main
Metal Basket on Side Table - Joss and Main
Blinds in Bay Window - Levolor from Lowes
Sofa - Arhaus
Cable Knit Pillows - Soft Surrounding
Other Pillows - HomeGoods (similar one here)
White Knit Throw - Birch Lane
Plaid Throw - HomeGoods
Large Painting - was a gift
Tufted Bench/Ottoman - I built it (you can read more about it here)
Throw on Ottoman - HomeGoods
Tray on Ottoman - HomeGoods
White Wingback Chairs - Birch Lane
Drapery Panels - Barn and Willow Belgian Flax in Mist Gray

Dining Room:

Wall Color - Gravel Gray by Benjamin Moore in Eggshell
Trim - Existing but planning on painting it Simply White eventually
Door Color - Mopboard Black by Benjamin Moore in Semi-gloss Finish
Farmhouse Table - I made it using this plan from Ana White's site. Stained with Rustoleum's Weathered Gray and Minwax's Provincial
Sideboard - Found at a Consingment Shop and Painted in Paris Gray (I's been a few years)
Lamps - HomeGoods
Mirror - Savvy years ago 
White Beaded Dishes - Milford Square Dishes from Birch Lane
Wreaths, paperwhites and greenery - Savvy Home and Garden several years ago (they are now closed) 

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  1. Hi! LOVE that light fixture over wood table with metal chairs, but don't seem to be able to locate it through the Painted Fox link...can you give me info on where to find it? your blog!

    1. Thanks so much! It looks like it was just added to our collection a few moments ago. You can find it about halfway down the page on the right side under the title "Newark Lights":


  2. Ha! My husband is very particular about kitchen chairs, too. They cannot have fabric and they must match the table. I tried to tell him that all the amazing decorators out there don't match their table and chairs anymore, but that didn't help. ;-) It is uncanny how much this resembles your last home!! Love the colors and the Painted Fox light fixture- so pretty!

  3. Such a good idea to do all the painting first. I recently realised that this is something we should have done in our house. As it is, we're still working room by room, so the done rooms make the not-done rooms look even worse. Ugh!

  4. Are the dining chairs the natural or walnut?

    1. Hi, Ashley! I checked with Jenni on the color, and she's not 100% positive but she thinks they were natural.


  5. Hi - Love to look at all the beautiful spaces you design! I'm wondering about the source for the painting in the family room that looks to be a farm snow scene (possibly 2 pieces to it)? Thanks!

    1. Thanks, Stephanie! Jenni received the painting as a gift.


  6. Oh this makes me tired! Haha sounds like our house.. I still have the hallway, two bedrooms, small bathroom, small hallway, laundry room/office plus all the trim and I'm just ������

  7. Your home is beautiful! The layout of my kitchen/living room is very similar to yours - down to the placement of doors and windows - and I have a question for you. Do you have a tv in this room? If so where is it? I am having a hard time arranging everything in a comfortable and logical way and I love when you have done!

    1. Thank you! And they do! Jenni is having a carpenter change some things where their tv is going, and then we will be posting lots and lots of photos. Holefully in about 2-3 weeks it will be done!


    2. Thank you! And they do! Jenni is having a carpenter change some things where their tv is going, and then we will be posting lots and lots of photos. Holefully in about 2-3 weeks it will be done!


  8. It is beautiful! I am so excited to see what chandelier you picked. Do you have a Picture yet? Or the source? Thanks so much!

    1. Thank you! Jenni should be posting about that either Sunday or Monday!



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