I’m going to just jump right back into blogging and hope you don’t realize that I’ve been MIA for about 6 months…sorry. Reality is that I needed a break. I tried to come back earlier this year, and as much as I wanted to blog, I couldn’t get the words out. I started so many posts over the past few months and they sit unfinished. So I figured a break was in order, always knowing that I would be back. So here I am…and I have some exciting projects to share with you. Please bare with me as I get back into my writing groove.
But first…Thank you for all the kind notes that were sent to me over the past few months. So many of you were encouraging me to come back and that meant so much to me. I greatly appreciate every single message/email. THANK YOU!
Two projects that have been a long time coming are a Office Remodel and a Backyard Update. I have a bit of cleanup to do in the yard, so that update will come later this month. Today I’m excited to show you some progress in the office.
Anyone remember this (very messy) room? I can’t recall the last update I provided, so we’ll start here.
First I had to clean…a lot.
Next I swapped out the broken white wood blinds for bamboo blinds.
Then I added molding to each window to create the architectural frame. For such a small investment, the effect is amazing in the (nearly) finished room.
I wanted to pick something neutral for the walls so I could use accessories in different colors. I like to vary my decorations based on seasons and holidays, so a neutral color wall works perfectly. The color is Valspar Hot Stone.
Depending on the lighting, the color can appear light brown or taupe. I do wish it were a bit lighter, but for now it works really well.
After moving the desk and filing cabinets back in, I decided to tackle the lighting situation. I also wanted to install a ceiling fan since the summers are scorching hot.
The dreaded boob light…sigh…
…now looks like this! I loved the fan so much, I’ve added 3 more throughout the house.
I found these beautiful black Allen & Roth fans at Lowes on sale for about $100 each. This model is no longer listed online; however, Harbor Breeze sells a very similar model (HERE).
Since the picture above was taken, I’ve added a chaise lounge and built an ‘L-shaped’ desk. But those are for another day…
I’ll be back Friday (I promise!), hope you are all having a wonderful week. Happy October!!