And now, it has it. This past weekend Mike and I tackled the final room in our place that needed repainting - the kitchen. I was looking forward to repainting this room the least. I knew with all the cabinets and the edging and the crap on the walls that it wouldn't be easy. It actually ended up being the room we painted the quickest. It helps when you've already had four other rooms to practice on. I absolutely love, love, love how the kitchen turned out, but first I feel the need to revisit the rooms we've already done that I didn't post.
Up first - our second bedroom. It's gray!
I fully admit it doesn't still look like this today. The walls are still the same color but random crap has made it's way back into this room. This room has always suffered from an identity crisis. It used to have a second bed in it, it's had the dog crate in it, it's got our desk, it's where Mike's clothes and laundry live, where Taylor's toys live and also where Mike jams on his guitars. So it's got a lot going on, and I've never really figured out a way to make it all peacefully coexist. But for the weekend that we focused on this room, it did look really put together.
This basket holds many of Taylor's dog toys, but somehow they always end up on the rug in our main room anyway.
The shelves that we added actually did make a big difference. Mike's got a ton of moments and memorabilia that was previously scattered. My favorite part about this room redo was organizing these shelves with pieces of my man's life.
And since these photos were taken, I've added a few photos to the room. Two weekends ago, Mike told me he wouldn't clean until I hung up all the frames that were lying around our house. There were eleven total. Four of those eleven frames went in this room.
by me and the photo on the bottom I won at a charity auction.
You've already seen the living room, but I did add this one print below. It's a three foot by two foot canvas print of this image. And I love it, so much. It's the first thing you see when you walk into our place.
Back to the recently painted stuff. Up next is my and Mike's bedroom.
No home tour is complete without the presence of animals.
The color on the walls in here is called Not Quite White. I wanted to paint the room something a little more bold, but started thinking resale and decided to tone it down. The room previously had a green tint to the paint, and I really liked that. But I also hated our dark brown bedding and wanted to go with a lighter wall color. This room doesn't get as much ambient light as I'd like, so I knew I couldn't go dark. The paint I bought I originally thought had more of a yellowish tint to it. It doesn't. But it's light and airy, so I still like it.
And now, the kitchen, which is currently my favorite room in the house. But first, let's look at how it looked before.
And now, now it's awesome.
The elephant who lives on our window sill I won at a bridal shower. In fact it was this bridal shower. I won it for the TP bridal dress. And the Vermouth print Mike and I got at a resale shop we donate to for a steal - $15! It fits perfectly above our sink.
So that's it. That's my little house tour. In case you've every wondered what my place looks like, there it is. I really wanted to share all this because Mike and I honestly don't have people over all that often, so chances are not many people will ever see all of our hard work. And if you ever do get to see it, I can guarantee it won't be as clean as it was in these photos. Darn pets ruin everything.