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Life Lately: House Updates

Well, hello! Long time no chat! Sorry for the lack of postings, we've been a bit busy over here! As you know if you've been following along here or on my instastories, we had our house painted last week and I'm in LOOOOOOVE with our new color (which is Sherwin Williams 'China Doll')! I have a few before, during and after photos below, but I feel like my iphone photos do not do the color justice! We also had some shadow boxes filled in which you can see in the before photos and how the contractors filled them in and sanded them in the 'during' photos. They did a really great job, but you can tell slightly in the sunlight a few lines of where they dry walled them in, but only if you really are looking for it. All in all, I am very happy with the outcome and it makes me SO excited to start decorating!! Especially since the holiday season is upon us!

Now, I'm on the search for a new big round tufted ottoman, a few new side tables and we are hoping to find a nice large entertainment piece with built in looking shelving on either side. Eventually, I'd love to add brick or stone above the fireplace all the way up the wall.... *sigh* in time...

Here are a few before and after photos:

As you can see here is the lovely mustard yellow paint color with the shadow boxes we wanted to fill in....

This was during the drywalling process...

And here it is after paint!

I mean.... a thousand times better, right? We also got a new ceiling fan installed which I'm obsessed with. How lame is it that I'm obsessed with a ceiling fan?

We are hoping to have our new white faux wood blinds installed next week. We've been living without the window treatments for over a week! I feel like that will really help fill in a lot of the space. And can you just picture a beautiful big Christmas tree in that corner??!! I can't wait!

Well, there you have it! That is what has been consuming my life for the past 2 weeks! I'm glad that process is over and now on to the fun part of finding furniture and decorating!

Hope you all are having a great week!


  1. It looks gorgeous! I love the paint color that you chose. I definitely can picture all the holiday decorations ... it will be so fun for you!

  2. It looks SO good! I love, love, love the paint color!

  3. the lighter color looks so good! xo jillian


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