2016 was a year of delays. So many things went sideways that I didn't accomplish much of what I set out to do. What I did do was to finish up some unfinished projects and I got around to repainting the walls in my living room, dining room and home office. I'm naming 2016 my "lighter, brighter year".
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As you all know, I change paint colours like I change my clothes... When I picked up this 1980s hutch for a song on Craig's List, I had no idea what a painting odyssey I was about to embark upon!
My poor dining room has been remade many times over until I finally had all the right furniture and colour scheme I wanted for my cottage style 1930s bungalow. Scroll down to see all the different looks this old hutch has been given!
I've been a little unhappy with my house number lately. It isn't really obvious from the street and house numbers are really important particularly in the case of an emergency when police or ambulance are trying to find your house.
When I found a small cupboard door at the dump, I knew instantly that I wanted to use it to upgrade my house number.
When I bought this house, I was in a rough patch of my life. The house needed a lot of work, it was not what I wanted to live in but it was in my price range and in a great location. Six years later, this house has become my dream home. It is a very cozy and happy place for me and my pets. There is still a bit of tweaking to do - but isn't that always the case when you own a home??
It just goes to show that you can have your dreams come true, all you have to do is believe in yourself and it happens!
Enjoy the tour!
I really do love sandy beige and white together. It makes me think of beaches and sunny weather, so I pulled out all the accessories I had in those colours and swapped out the old look for the new. What I love about this change is that the sand and white really work well with the sand coloured paint on the walls and the beige and white flooring.
I hope you find lots of inspiration for your upcoming Christmas decorating!
Kicking off this year's decor is this lovely Christmas tree in a basket. Just a simple tree with pinecones and twinkle lights as adornment. The pillar candles are a sweet touch. I love this...