Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Caution…Nesting in Progress!

It’s official…I hit the halfway mark with Baby #3 last week…20-weeks!  All seems to be going well, but we will know more next Monday when we have our “BIG” ultrasound!  (We will be finding out the gender, but keeping it a surprise until we can share with immediate family in person.)

So, that being said, I have been itching to “fix” up the house.  This isn’t just because I’m pregnant…truly it’s because I turned 40 and started to have a “mini” mid-life crisis!  HA!  I decided last summer that I hated everything about the interior of my home…my colors, my decorating style, my furniture…you get the picture! But, being both practical and frugal (a stay-at-home mom) I knew that an interior design redo the size of “Home Makeover” was never going to happen.

But, a can (or two) of paint can do wonders to update an interior.  So with out further ado, I share with you my freshly painted kitchen/family room.

(The color on the left is “Caspian Tide” and the color on the right is “Gentle Sky”.  I went with “Gentle Sky” as the “Caspian Tide” was a bit too purple for my taste.)

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When we built the house, eight years ago, I chose that dark blue wall color.  I loved the color, but it just never seemed to flow well with the rest of the room…sort of made the room feel chopped up and small.

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Painting in progress…

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I still have some redecorating to do…I need to get slip covers for my couch and denim chair, window treatments, some new area rugs, and either a mirror, iron work, or piece of art for over the fire place, but already, I feel like the house is lighter and brighter…just in time for the arrival of a new baby!

(I bought more than enough paint, and so I asked our painter to add the center hallway to the task…I love how it turned out!)

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Next on the list…the nursery/shared bedroom.  We only built a 3-bedroom house, so somebody is sharing a bedroom…and it’s not going to be mommy and daddy.  HA!  Matt, our painter, has already seen the nursery room and is just waiting for the “go-ahead”.   We just need to figure out it it’s going to be a little GIRLS’ room or a little BOYS’ room!


8 comments:

  1. I love the blue, So pretty and open and welcoming. Great choice.

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  2. I love the color!! I agree, very warm and welcoming. Reminds me of a sunny spring day where I open the windows and feel refreshed!

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  3. That was a really nice blue color! I have to do something about my home too this year. I have to paint both outside and inside this year. Having three bg dogs has a tendency to make the walls inside a bit sad :-)

    I´m glad to read that You´re doing ok too!
    Have a great day now!
    Christer.

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  4. I think it looks beautiful! Very fresh and light and airy. I am so happy you and the baby are healthy and heading for your 21st week! I am sure you are so excited to discover which room the baby will be going into as well! Perhaps the little ones are not so excited?! Sharing a room can be hard work on a kid.

    I loved the pictures from the snowstorm too, I am sure you are hoping it's the last of the season, We barely had a flutter here this winter, I was so disappointed. I had to live vicariously through my geographically unchallenged blogger friends. Have a great week and thanks for sharing the baby update!

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  5. Sorry, I'm behind.
    Great transformation.
    Looking forward to seeing the "shared room."

    Melinda

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  6. Look at you go! It all looks just beautiful!!

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Valerie