It has been a while since I've shared some behind the scenes on the blog! The past few weeks have been a little strange. Last week we were hit with some snow in North Carolina (about 5 or 6 inches) so our kids were out of school for two and a half days. It was fun but also exhausting!
Then over the weekend I painted our eat-in kitchen and kitchen walls white, and this week I shopped for curtains and my husband and I installed a new light fixture I'm excited about. He and I are also writing a project schedule for our kitchen update and possibly fireplace resurfacing.
All in all it has been a great week. I've enjoyed the break from my computer, and instead working with my hands and working on styling the eat-in kitchen. Scroll down for more pictures!
For most of the country this kind of snow wouldn't be a big deal. But I love getting at least 1 good snowfall in North Carolina! Things shut down for a few days, and it gives our kids a chance to sled and play outside.
For the longest time my husband and I have shared the same, single vintage lamp. I finally questioned: why?? I'd like my own lamp! After being in our house for 48 Hours (cabin fever!) I tried out the roads to pick up this cute white desk lamp I had ordered. Thankfully the main roads were completely clear of snow, and I just had to be careful on the small road that leads to our neighborhood.
Saturday morning I started painting our eat-in kitchen walls. The previous owner painted the walls light beige with a matte paint and it showed ALL the scuff marks.
My husband took our two kids out for a little while (glorious!) while I painted. And just as an FYI...painting with white is the easiest color ever. If it gets on the trim or ceiling--no problem!!
DIY painting does some chaos. To be honest I was actually feeling anxiety from having all my stuff moved around I am happy to say all has been moved back since taking this picture!
Oh! And my new light fixture pick came in the mail and was installed yesterday by my husband. I used this list of pendant lights to narrow down my options, and went for this fixture in old bronze to tie in our ceiling fan color and our warm-toned cabinets.
Next we have new curtains to hang, and I want to get a few shelves and accessories before I take final pictures.
Are you working on any home projects?
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