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Spring Home Makeover

Hey everyone! I’m super excited to finally reveal some of my recent home decor renovations and upgrades that kept Eli and I busy during the end of February and beginning of March.

To read details about the items, please check out this post on Daily Mom: Updating Your Home Decor for Spring.

Our first step was painting the main floor. When we moved in to this house in 2012, we inherited paint color. It wasn’t awful, it just wasn’t me. The main floor was 3 different colors of brown and beige, and I always dreamed about updating the color palette to a “cool” one of greys and bright whites.

Most of the walls were painted with Sherwin Williams Morning Fog and we did the accent color with Ice Cube. The bright white really opens up the hallway area by the front door, leading into the kitchen, and honestly, I’m a sucker for white.

I’m also a sucker for this awesome wide angle lens that I rented from Mike’s Camera. Swoon. I love me some distorted edges. It makes me seriously want to go into real estate photography. I loved it!

Brand new Fiesta Dishes in bright colors were also added, as well as new placemats. Please don’t judge me, but sometimes I stare inside my cabinets at my new pretty dishes. I’m not even joking. I love them so, so much.

I also got some new curtains from Ikea for my front room and dining room back in November of last year, and I love how the white looks against the grey walls. We plan on painting all the windowsills and trim in the Ice Cube color during the summer time, because the frog tape pulled off the trim paint pretty badly (but it DID prevent paint drips, unlike blue tape. So frog tape is the clear and obvious winner.)

And finally. On to one of my favorite parts. The back family room and kitchen had red valances, and a boring white curtain on a rod that was literally falling out of the wall. I knew I wanted all three of the window curtains in the back to match, and that I wanted yellow to be the main color. I contacted a lady from my Mom’s Club that I’m a part of, regarding custom making the valances and curtains. After ordering about 30 swatches of yellow fabric from, I finally found the perfect one: Dena Designs Sunshine Linen Blend. I loved how it wasn’t a mustard yellow hue, and it wasn’t baby-pastel either. It’s a beautiful mixture of bright and light and airy.

We also got new couches back in November as well, as a Christmas gift. (Hampton Sofa and Loveseat from Sofa Mart.) I love love LOVE them. I also painted our toy storage bin with some Annie Sloan paint in Greek Blue, and added some fun accessories that I found for super cheap from Ikea.

If you’re local in the Denver/Aurora area, I highly recommend Michelle Hoge Crafts for anything that you need that’s crafty, like custom curtains! I picked out my fabric, and she pretty much handled everything else. It was way easier and way cheaper than combing through a billion websites for the perfect fabric, not to mention that most curtain panels go for at least $75 for a pair- and that’s not even including valances, which they typically don’t stock in matching.

So there it is! My main floor has pretty much been made-over completely since moving in almost 3 years ago. It’s 100% us, and our style, and I can’t wait to raise my little family in this beautiful home that I’m so blessed to have.

 What do you think? What color scheme is your home decorated in?

1 comment to Spring Home Makeover

  • LOVE! It feels so good to freshen things up around the home. So I’m seriously considering pursuing real estate photography. It’s strange but I much prefer photographing things to people. I’ve even talked to a couple local realtors about it. What lens did you rent?
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