Sunday, July 21, 2013

How I Found The Perfect Wall Color

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One of the first things we said when we walked through our home for the first time was, "I love the wall colors. We wouldn't even have to paint!" The owners before us painted most of the walls a color called Simply Sage by Behr and there was nothing wrong with the wall color. But, we love the feeling of having something to do, so we decided we would re-paint the walls to make it our own.

Lesson learned: If it ain't broke, don't fix it.


Sunday, July 14, 2013

Before and After: Ikea Billy Bookcases

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Even though we moved in about two months ago, it has felt like we've made no progress on the home since my books have still been hiding in boxes. We've done a few things to the house, but I didn't feel excited about it because all I kept thinking about were my books. At our old apartment we had a few birch veneer Ikea Billy Bookcases, but they didn't fit the new style we were going for so we kept waiting and waiting for inspiration.

When I couldn't wait any longer, I begged Pete to make our Ikea shelves work for our new look and I am thrilled with the results!