Well hello! How was your weekend? We went away for a mini family vacation to one of our favorite places on Earth — New York City. As always, we only stay for a few days but we pack in a TON! I’ve shared our love of the citymany times over the years and shared tips on what to see and do on a quick trip to NYC. Be sure to check it out if you are looking to travel there!
We’re back and settled and I’m finally going to bite the bullet and buy a new saw this week. It disappeared in our move and I’m feeling frozen without it. I have so much I want to do in the house and I gotta have one to get moving! All these ideas are swimming around in my head — I wanted to share a few with you.
Before we even had drywall in this house I knew what I wanted to do with this fireplace wall in our family room:
We LOVE love love the tall ceilings in this room.
But when we walked into this house…I knew I could recreate the look, at least a bit. Obviously our current ceilings aren’t as ornate as those in the photo, but we do have the fireplace! I’ve always known I wanted to add a dark paint to the fireplace wall, now I just need to figure out the color. And the wall treatment! That’s the part I’m most excited about. I want to do something with molding but haven’t decided on the exact look just yet. It’s almost there in my head…
That wall is calling out for something to add some contrast to the room!
And remember when I said I wasn’t going to add built ins next to the fireplace? And remember when I said don’t quote me on that cause I may change my mind? Well…my mind may be changing. 😉 I’m starting to get an idea in my head of how I want this to look and I think simple built ins would be lovely. We’ll see what I decide! I know my ideas will change because I have to live in a space a long time before I know exactly what I want to do.
One project I want to start sooner than later is our powder room:
Funny, because our powder room was the first room I redid in the old house nearly 14 years ago too. It was my first project with power tools and let’s just say I’m a little bit more knowledgeable now. 😉
And then I’ve been playing around with wallpaper on top. I saw this gold flecked peel and stick wallpaper at Target last week and fell in LOVE!:
We loved it so much I’m going to do it again, just with some tweaks.
The landing to our basement in this house is quite a bit bigger, so it will make even more of an impact!:
Those frames have been sitting there since we moved in! I’ve had them for years (from IKEA) and every time I went to get rid of them (we didn’t have room for them in the old house) I decided against it. I’m glad I did! They’re going to look SO good on that wall when I’m done. I may have to do something fun with the light fixture as well.
I’ve also been playing around with molding ideas for the long wall in our foyer:
Right now I’m planning on going with a floor to ceiling idea like this one:
By the way, if you know a source for that photo let me know! I’ve had it saved for awhile.
Now I’m off to find a new saw! I’m ready to dive into this projects. Let me know if you’ve tried that peel and stick wallpaper and if you have any tips! It’s been so fun to dream up these projects for our new home!