A few months ago I mentioned that I would be participating in Home Depot’s latest design style challenge to make over an outdoor space. So I asked my friend Sonya if she would allow me to decorate her new patio. She said yes! So we spent several days at Home Depot to put together the perfect outdoor space. Vist the Home Depot’s blog today to see the final reveal!
I’m finally settled in to my new condo and I’ve spent the last two weeks painting and moving in. Picking the perfect paint colors for each room was the harder than I thought it would be. I had several colors in mind before deciding on what I wanted. I knew I wanted my condo to have a chic and contemporary feel and could be place where I could relax at the end of the day.
When picking a paint color its best to go with a lighter color if you have a smaller room. Also lighter colors tend to make the room cooler so you are probably less likely to crank up the air when feeling warm.
For the living room, I knew I wanted a gray-beige color that would great all of my furniture. So after three picks, I narrowed it down to Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore. What do you think?
For my master bedroom, I immediately fell in love with Rainwashed by Sherwin Williams when I first spotted it on Pinterest months ago. This color is refreshing and reminds me of sitting on the beach watching the waves go by.
My extra bedroom was just fine and so I didn’t make any changes. I also plan to slowly make updates to the kitchen by painting it another color. So I’ll keep you in tune to that project once I decide what color I want to use. I’m making this place feel like home by adding furniture and making a few small changes.
Image Sources: Foryoo Custom Stamps
This weekend I received the cutest housewarming gift from my friend Katy in the mail. It was a eco-friendly customized address stamp. After much research, I discovered she got the stamp from an Etsy shop called Foryoo. Foryoo makes traditional wood mounted and self inking stamps. I can’t wait to put a stamp on my next piece of mail.
Yesterday I spent most of my time at my new place, preparing for my move later this week. My mom and I spent the afternoon cleaning and organizing the kitchen area. There are several essential things required for every kitchen. My list would normally include a blender, a juicer, or a coffee pot. But when moving into a new place you really have to think about the things you will use everyday at the beginning. So although a blender is necessary, so is a salt and pepper shaker. I went browser through the internet to find my favorite kitchen essentials! What’s your must have kitchen item?
I’m a homeowner! Last Friday, I closed on my first place. I am now the proud owner of a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo. This was the hardest secret I’ve had to keep from anyone for a long time. I have been dying to tell you all that I’ve been on the house hunt for a while now. But I wanted to make sure this place was mine before I told anyone.
I’m super excited to finally have a place to call home. Over the next few months, I’ll be talking more about how I am making this place truly my home. So look forward to seeing sneak peeks of my condo and a few DIY projects I have in the pipeline.