Where to start?

30 January 2014

Jes & I have had a difference of options lately. Since creating our master interior project list, we have been debating on how to tackle our projects.

Jes feels that we should finish the dinning room, since it's near completion. I vote that we start and finish the basement.... guess who wins?!?! I do, of course!

We are constantly in the basement - it's where our only TV, our iMac, and comfy sofa are all located. Why not make this place more comfortable first? Currently we have unpacked boxes, random items w/ no homes, and just full chaos in this space. It drives me nuts! For a room we spend the most time in, I need organization.

My plans are BIG for this space to make it a true multi-use area. I have two Elfa installs, an up-cycled chair project, and lots of stuff to sell on Craigslist. For now - let's start small  - let's pick a paint color.

Since there is not a lot of natural light in the space, I don't want something too dark. Therefore,  I looked at the off-white Benjamin Moore collection. From left to right, we sampled: Dove wing (OC-18), Sliver Satin (OC-26), and Balboa Mist (OC-27)

We are going with Sliver Satin (OC-26) for the walls. Keeping with the rest of the house, we will pair it with White Dove (OC-17) for the trim.

x, Shan
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2014 Master Project List

24 January 2014

The start of a new year is all about creating resolutions, goals, or objectives to complete throughout the year... therefore Jes & I sat down to create the master project list for 2014! Covering all things inside the home. I doubt we will make it though the entire list by year end... com'on how on earth are we going afford all this!

elfa storage media center
new rug
new light fixture
sofa pillows
new rug
elfa hardware center

Living room
new couch
new fabric for club chairs
stain club chairs
electric and cable install under stairs
coffee table
wall art/gallery wall 
wallpaper (with dining room)
wood wall/drop off area
light fixture in stair opening

Dining room
wallpaper(with living room)
repaint cabinet
finish grey paint
wine storage
new back for bar hutch

paint walls & back door
alcove for fridge
pantry next to fridge, if possible 
new light fixtures

Spare bedroom
refinish frames
elfa storage in 2nd closet
repaint little table
refinish mirror

Master bedroom
elfa storage in closet 
new bed

rast storage makeover
gallery wall

new mirror

x, Shan
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Getting back in the saddle

23 January 2014

The holidays are officially over. Therefore, we have to start getting back on track with our house projects....

I have to admit it was nice to stop working on projects all together, we really took time to ourselves to be absolutely lazy! We accomplished a few small projects here and there, but our biggest accomplishment was power watching through 4.5 seasons of the Good Wife!

Here is a short summary of what we accomplished during our winter break:

1. We got the Ikea china cabinet hack looking presentable for the holidays. However Jes skipped the primer, he was under the impression it was built in to the paint color.... It's already started to peel, and now we have to scrape and repaint. But it looked good for the holiday visitors!

2. We built a little Nick-nack shelf for the living room out of plumbing pipes...

3. We installed our first Elfa project... and we've officially joined the Elfa cult!

x, Shan
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