Coffee Table Makeover

A little living room update since my last update!

I really didn’t want to buy a new coffee table, but the one we currently use I got as a sophomore in college at a scratch and dent sale. Lets just say it has seen better days.

I’m constantly amazed at the power of a fresh coat of paint and this project was no different. Edith and I made a impromptu Home Depot run and after getting some spray primer and some paint, I was ready to tackle this DIY during nap time.

You’ll see that I initially went with a peacock blue. BOLD color choice from me and it only took about 3 hours after the second coat was on for me to realize I needed to bring the color waaaay down. So, we once again blindly chose a paint color and hoped for the best. It’s still quite the pop, but I think I like it! Which is good, because I don’t think I have the drive to paint this sucker again 🙂

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Let Her Eat Cake…

We had a little par-tay this weekend! Family and some close friends came to celebrate Edith with us and my heart couldn’t have been more full. Her great aunt made her a party dress, she played with cousins and devoured some cake! It was pretty great. I made sugar cookies for the first time as favors – and they were the hardest part of the whole party prep! Overall though, we kept it simple and sweet with lots of pink and white balloons and streamers to make the place festive. For a glitzy touch, I spray painted her monogram for the dessert table and the ‘1’ for the food table. Here are some images from the day!

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Room Makeover: The Office

Hello! So far, I’ve kicked Tuesday’s butt: toured and registered at Edith’s preschool, took her to the doctor’s office (diagnosis: croup. Whomp.) and met a work deadline with hours to spare. AND I’ve showered. AND I’ve eaten lunch. Is it bedtime yet? Happy hour, at least?

Moving right along, I’ve been sharing the process of my fancy new office makeover and am pleased to share the progress!

As a refresh, the office was a sad little room with scuffed walls and zero character when we first moved in:

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Once the inspiration process got going, I got more and more excited about my little nook of the house! We ended up going with a classic flat black wall with white trim. The pine hutch and gray desk were grounded nicely against such a rich backdrop!

And y’all. Just LOOK at this light fixture we found in the barn! I’m starting to think that barn is a magic lamp. First the foyer bench and now this guy. PS – If I find you outside the barn shouting things you wish for at it, I’m calling the cops.

Here’s the lamp before it was cleaned up and rewired:

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I think it looks pretty rad against the black! Here she is in her new space:

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I am SO pleased with the outcome so far! Sure, we have to do window treatments eventually and collect some art for the walls, but all in due time. The coolest part? This makeover cost UNDER $50. Seriously.

Hope the beginning of the week hasn’t been too brutal for you. Check back soon as I’ll share a step-by-step of the light fixture repair which will in turn allow you to turn almost anything into a light fixture!

 

Scenes from the week…

Happy Friday! This week sure did fly by! I find that short work weeks are more stressful because you’re really just cramming 5 days of work into 4. Anyone agree? Per usual, we kept busy ’round the clock here at the farm. Here are some scenes from the week:

I wrote a post about painting the french doors the wrong color. Sure do hope I get motivated to find the right color because this isn’t the most polished look for our living room…

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I had a super rewarding week ‘at’ work last week so I decided to treat myself with some personalized pencils for my desk. While I thought about branching out and getting a bold color, I kept is classic with my current obsession of black and brass. I also got a tiny succulent friend to keep my client book company.

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As I mentioned, we decided on Wednesday at about 8pm that we should paint the office. Some of you joined in on the fun via Instagram (#shamelessplugtofollowme) Since I spend a lot of my non baby time in here, it quickly jumped to the top of the makeover list. I’ll do a full post on it next week, but I kept the black and brass theme going. So far, I love it! Except for that right now everything is in shambles…

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I hope y’all enjoy your weekend! We’ll be finishing up the office and laundry room. Busy, busy!

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Hope y’all had a long, enjoyable weekend! We worked feverishly trying to finish up the laundry room construction (updates to come!), had dinner with friends and started to sort out some quick ways to apply some character onto our blanker canvases.

That brings us into the living room. You may have noticed on the house tour that the living/dining room is one looooong white room. We have a double set of french doors that lead out onto the deck that we think, if painted, could serve as almost a period at the end of the proverbial sentence that is the room. As a refresh, here’s the room currently:

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Here were some images I found via Pinterest that served as inspiration:

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via Finding Fabulous Blog

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I think it’ll do the trick, don’t you? So, I did what any responsible and patient person would do and quickly went to Home Depot without doing much research on color schemes and picked out I thought would work from memory. Whoops. ImageImage

Way too dark! I was hoping for a french gray-ish, but this is more like a dark mushroom. I don’t necessarily want the doors to demand attention like they would in this dark of a color. Like the Country Living image above, I want them to bring a polished warmth. So, back to the drawing board on the color. We might just desaturate the above to 75% and see where that gets us. We’ll also get some new door hardware and am really loving all things Baldwin, like this guy: Image Hopefully we’ll find the right color/hardware combo in the next couple of weeks as I’m itching to get something started in that room!

Also, because I’m so excited, here’s a sneak peak at the progress on the DIY encasement in the laundry room. Jay’s been working hard and it’s starting to really pay off!

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Farmhouse Tour: Guest Room, First Floor Bath and Office

Hello and happy Monday!

We’ll be wrapping up the house tour this week! I’m pretty excited about that because, as it turns out, this little house tour exposes a lot of my insecurities of showing my nest unfinished and unstyled (my lack of photo resources isn’t helping, either). But, you have to start somewhere and it just wouldn’t be the truth if this all looked perfect. And on that note, shall we?

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We’re not sure what this room used to be, but because of the ceiling line (original roof line) and the boarded off window, we think this was either part of the 1875 structure or the 1920’s addition.

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Clawfoot tub detail. Looooove this guy!

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No one has taken a shower in here yet, but the tub is great! That board is a little piece Jay through together so I have a place for my wine 🙂

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Little foyer to laundry room, bath and office with built-in

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Come for a visit!

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View from guest terrace

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Chocolates and carafes – guest room necessities, of course.

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Oh, hey E!

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B+B and Morrow Studio headquarters! 🙂
Can’t wait to give this space some love. Think it will only take a few quick DIYs to get there.

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Birds eye view

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Craft hutch

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This hutch was the first piece of furniture my parent’s ever owned, making it a super special addition to the room. We called it the ‘candle hutch’ growing up because my mom would store her dozens (if not hundreds) of seasonal candles in it.