Monday, October 15, 2012

Last Day of Vaca and hall paint colour?

I can't believe that I'm going back to work tomorrow after 10 days off.  The time sure has flown by like a blink of an eye and I find myself unsure what to do as I'm  trying to get my head around the change I made in our front hall. The stairs were previously finished and yesterday I painted the walls the same colour as the living and dining room. Please ignore the fact that the upper newel post cap has to be repaired by my honey and is not painted yet and I still have to give all the wood work a fresh coat of white paint. My idea was to paint the upper landing walls  a soft dove grey and keep that grey above the 3/4 height beadboard wallpaper I will do in the upstairs hallway eventually.

I do just love this light though, it is so perfect!

Turned off

or turned on.

Our main floor is about 800 square feet and is not an open floor plan like many homes are but all the rooms are visually connected with doorways.  I thought that the one colour would help it feel more open and airy and flow better visually.

My plan was to get a second coat on the walls today and get started on the trim but I'm not sure about my decision and really need to get some boring chores done instead. On the other hand Todd loves it and thinks it looks great. Before I started I was going to go a little darker in this blue but Todd talked me out of it. Now I'm wondering if I should have.
I also find the stairs a little heavy visually too and am considering repainting the riser white or if I keep the wall colour then I"m rethinking the stair colour.
Oh boy!!

and after I painted the hallway yesterday I got a couple of coats of paint on the picture rails Todd made and then spent a little time finally adding things I already had to our bookshelves.

and then late last night we installed the picture rails and for fun to get  a sense of how it will look I placed  some frames that still need our photos added, on them. It is going to be nice to finally have our photos out for us to see.
Maybe I will get a coat of something on the side and coffee tables, the disjointed colours bother me so much. I'm dreaming of finding a cheap garden stool for beside the love seat  but for now my antique chinese bench will do. I don't quite understand why the garden stools are all so expensive, do you?
I also am trying to find 2 white ball finial curtain rods for the here and the dining room and hang curtains to add some softness. 

I picked up the Sanela turquoise cushion covers at Ikea for an incredible 9.99 and I already had the navy and white striped one  but want to add a few more cushions still.

and I couldn't resist these toile navy and white beauties also from Ikea called Emmie Land for our bedroom for a ridiculous 5.99! I have plans to repaint this room too, something a little cozier. 

The bottom of the book cases in here and the dining room still need doors added and I need to find the right cozy darker cozy throw for the winter, oh and a carpet would be nice too.

All in time, I must be patient as funds permit things to be done but gosh it is so hard. 
Well at least I can paint, lord knows I have lots of that leftover kicking around so I think I will get busy.

And I have such good news, Emma's coat is improving on the new dog food. It is slowly getting shinier and she is itching less and thankfully falling out less. I thought I was going to lose my mind with how much hair she was losing so I'm am so relieved.

She is so funny how she just loves to lay with her head propped up on some vertical surface. Of course it is usually my white slipcovers. 

It feels like winter is just around the corner and I don't think I'm ready for it but at least we will enjoy it  in a space that we worked so hard on and that makes us feel good when we are in it.


Muddaritaville said...

I'm so happy Emma is doing better!
You know, I did not know that Ikea had toile pillow covers, and at such a great price! I'm assuming they only come in Blue, but I'm heading to the Ikea site right now!



Anonymous said...

I love. love how your house"flows" it all looks lovely!!x

Just Beachy said...

I completely love the stairs and hallway . I know your laundry room from Houzz for a long time, but I came across your blog just now. I love your home and all the work you guys have done. I am a huge carpentry junkie, going to be tackling coffered ceilings soon.Should be interesting. If you ever want to part with the wicker chairs in your kitchen please let me know, I have two and would like more...thanks , love the blog and it will now be on my reader for sure, my blog is currently following my new home reno's. I am in Oshawa just FYI , so
those chairs , wink wink

Serendipitous Home said...

Thank you so much for such kind words you guys, it means so much to me and yet I'm still unsure about the hall, will keep you posted!

Serendipitous Home said...

Chris of Just Beachy,
Thanks so much for dropping in and for the compliments. Oh my goodness I love your new home, especially your kitchen Stunning!!. You will definitely be the first to know if I decided to sell the chairs. I love them, hubby not so much LOL!


Melissah from Coastal Style said...

What a beautiful soft palette you have put together. It all looks gorgeous.