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.)
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.
Painting in progress…
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!)
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!