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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

What to do? What to do?

So if you haven't guessed by now, I'm a spaz. My mind is constantly going at a mile a minute! That comes to every area of my life, especially home decor. I have so many decorations I want to take my house but I just can't narrow it down to one option. Here is where you, my friends, come in! I'm going to show you some photos of areas I am going to be working on in the near future, explain what I'm thinking (hopefully it will make sense), and then you can let me know what you think. Sound like a plan? Ok, let's get started!

Runner in entry way. This is an intro to show you the colors I am working with (although it look pale in comparison to how vivid this actually is)......

This lovely shelf/coat rack has actually been around with my family for about 20 yrs. or so. My dad made it for my brother. My brother has since changed his room and so my parents gave this to us! PERFECT TIMING! I love the size of it but I don't know about color. I am tempted to stain this a darker color to match my living room or paint it. But if I paint it do I go with chocolate brown and then liven it up with my accents? OR do I paint it a bright color (a blue to complement the room) to spice up that wall? Also, the nick-nacks up there will change. They are just a temporary solution. What are your thoughts? Stain? Paint? Leave the same??

This is a wall in the kitchen that is in need of some big time love! We still need to finish painting and adding trim to the kitchen so try to ignore that. :) What I'm currently thinking is finding a BIG old picture frame or making one, putting it on the wall and inside of the frame putting one big shelf or mantle or putting two 2-3 shelves. Then on the shelves I can change my decor throughout the year. Next is a picture of the wall next to it to give you an idea of space...
(side: I'm going to move or get rid of that phone.Bleh!) Do you think it would be too much to have my shelf idea there since I have the plate display? If so, what do you think would be a better option? Should I just try to find a picture? AH! HELP!
Let me know what you think! I'm going to go on overload otherwise. haha  Can't wait to see you what you all think! :-)


  1. I love the colors on the rug! I like the idea of staining the coat rack a dark color or painting it blue. Are you painting the wall behind the rack?

    I really like the idea of the big frame in the kitchen. Play around with some stuff so you can see if you like it.

    I am looking for something for our living room. I have a big wall above the tv that needs some love. I am thinking about finding an old canvas and stretching some fun/trendy fabric over it!

    Good luck making your house into your home:)

  2. I'm leaving the wall a neutral color which is one reason I am tempted to paint it a color that will make it pop. I love the idea of the canvas! I may have to try that....maybe even for my kitchen if my frame idea doesn't work out! Let me know what you do. AND I want pictures, Lil' Missy! :-)