It's been a while! Sorry. We've been busy behind the scenes finishing up a few projects, mixed with a cold that took both of us down for about 2 weeks! I thought today I would share with you some brief updates on what's been going on lately, and write a more in-depth, step-by-step post about each of the projects soon. OK?


Magnolia Wreath

I posted this picture to Instagram a few weeks ago. Since then, I've had to make a few adjustments. For instance, the magnolia leaves started to shift down the wire frame - not good. I found a solution that I will share with you soon!

Even if you don't have real magnolia leaves at your disposal, most craft stores have a plethora of faux leaves to choose from. Pick up a can of silver or gold spray paint to give your leaves some holiday glitz, and you're in business!

Step-by-step to come soon!

Living room

The evolution of the living room continues. How many times can one change direction in a 350 square foot room? I'm about to answer that in a second.

Although the changes are subtle they make a really big difference overall. We painted the textured ceiling Decorator's White which eliminated a lot of shadows that we're being cast around the room and made it SO MUCH BRIGHTER! It's a quick and easy way (Jay's neck and shoulders may disagree) to add light to any room. I'm definitely planning on making this change throughout the house.

We also finished painting all of the baseboards and gave another coat to the built-ins and fireplace both in Decorator's White.

I decided that the accent wall just wasn't working for this little room after all. I loved the drama and the contrast but unfortunately this space couldn't pull it off. It's frustrating to un-do work you've spent time on, but I'm glad I did.

Once I was finished giving the entire room a fresh coat of Edgecomb grey I felt relieved. I like monochromatic! I don't know why I veer off course sometimes. All in the spirit of design development I suppose.

Back to the question at hand. How many iterations of the living room have we gone through? The answer is 9!

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If you'd like to read more about my tortured decision making process you can do so herehere, here, here, here, here, here, and here. See? I'm nuts!

Crown molding

Jay embarked on one of the most challenging projects to date. Crown molding. To tackle the job we purchased a nail gun that has made life so much easier. Why didn't we do it sooner?

All I have to report is this sneak peek shot. Jay will be back soon to give you a play by play. Spoiler alert - we're still working on the finishing touches of this project. Bowed walls and curved surfaces makes for one difficult job.

So that's it for now! Sorry for the bad iPhone pics and lack of regular posting. We'll be back to the regular swing of things after Thanksgiving! And...I'll have a Thanksgiving recipe post tomorrow!