I’ve shared before how when we moved into our house, we knew we were getting a “fixer-upper.” We were able to do a few DIY (but slightly temporary) upgrades in the beginning and it’s definitely been a work in progress since then. We have been getting the itch to do more, and each time we get close to actually DOING something, something else non-fun needs attention (which almost always means money spent in another direction.) Last month it was the fridge that needed attention, two months before that it was the washer (both 2 year old appliances. ugh.) This week it’s our main family car. (yikes. It is not the least bit fun to be an adult at times like this.)
So, instead of getting frustrated (well, ok, more frustrated.) with the timing of “things,” we have decided to continue to push through and try to complete “little tasks” which cost little to no money or for which we already have supplies. We are notorious for planning a project and having the supplies for a while before we do it. Honestly, I had the utility hook pictured below for two months before I asked Lance to hang it. He did this weekend and now my necklaces are happy and have their “space.”
Okay, so this might seem small, but it’s HUGE to me. We re-did our foyer more than 6 months ago. Changed the paint to Valspar Grey Tempest, painted an old nightstand for the table, bought a new lamp, etc. But we’ve been searching for a new light fixture since then. The one we had was a kind of amber-glass pendant which cast a yellow-ish haze all over the beautiful grey walls. (not good.) So after much deliberation, we found this one and my Handsome handyman hung it yesterday. YAY. I LOVE the Thomas Edison-style Vintage bulb. And I checked, Lowe’s sells the replacement bulbs! It’s understated, but that’s exactly what I wanted.
So, my next step is just to style the rest of the foyer. The foyer is square with four main corners and I’m having a little trouble deciding what to put where. I want it to look uncluttered without being empty.
The Foyer table which we painted and the other corner. I found that mirror and LOVED it but I’m not sure what to do with the rest..
This is the left side just as you come in next to the door. That picture is coming down, I just had to put something up there in the mean time.
Now, if only we could find a way to complete these tasks while supervising our two littles. HA!
I read this helpful post on choosing the right paint color. There are several rooms in our home which still need to be painted, but the most difficult one is our living room. Baby Steps!!! Hopefully it will help you as well! 10 Awesome Tips for Choosing a Paint Color