Monday, March 29, 2010

me? a DIY-er?

Before Keith and I were engaged, I was not a do-it-yourself, crafty person. I never had the desire to paint anything or create something fantastic. Through the wedding planning process I discovered that I actually like to paint. I like taking a vision that I have and turning it into reality. Even though I seriously almost lost my sanity while wedding planning, I am very happy that the creativeness I gained from it has decided to stick around in my newly married life.

From the get go, I knew that once we were married I'd be moving into Keith's house. To be honest, I had mixed feelings about this. I always thought I would be involved in choosing the house I was going to live in with my husband. Since that wasn't the case, my next concern was this: How was I going to turn his house into our house. Keith also had a few roommates before we were married so it was really weird to think that they were living in and making messes in my future home.

I am happy to report that moving into Keith's our house has been absolutely great and doesn't feel weird at all. I truly love it! Even though I didn't get to pick the house with Keith, I am going to get to redecorate and paint rooms with him! :oD Woop woop! I am so pumped about this! We are going to paint the living room, our bedroom, the guest bathroom, and two of the extra bedrooms! WOW! This is going to be a major project.

KC and I were in Folly Beach (AKA, my absolute favorite place!) one day and I fell in love with a home there. The way it was painted, the flowers in front, and even the fence were perfect! I decided to be a stalker and take a picture.

Isn't it beautiful? Well, since we can't paint the outside of the house (I checked, it's a no) I am going to paint one of the extra bedrooms this color. The room will eventually be a guest room, but until then I will use it as a place to write, read, pray, and just relax. Here's a before shot of one side:
And here's what I've done to it so far:
Please do not make fun of my pathetic attempt to paint. :oP I'm hoping to finish painting it next weekend. My ultimate goal/dream is to have...

black and white photos hanging on the walls

a beautiful vanity (minus the pink chair)

a Victorian chaise

a chandelier print on the wall

and a lovely bookshelf.

Since this is sort of my room and project, I'd like to have one of these in there, too. Although I don't know how well it goes with my theme....he he.

Since we have a few rooms that need updated furniture, my little dream room may have to wait awhile before it becomes reality. :o) I'll keep you guys updated!


Domesticated-Bliss said...

I like where you're going with that room! Make sure to post an 'after' picture!

Kristin said...

Hi Lindsey,
Nice to meet you! I'm Kristin from Windy Poplars, and have been traveling around in blogland today meeting followers of know how the trail leads you! Anyway, I enjoyed finding your blog.- Love your DIY plans...sounds like it's going to be a gorgeous room when you're done! I love decorating projects like this. Feel free to stop by my blog if you like and you can read a little about me. I'm always looking to make new friends, and I really like getting to know fellow bloggers - not just following to boost their numbers, so know that I'll be back! Hope you're having a great day! - Oh, and P.S. I have the same background for my stamping blog at the moment...we must be kindred spirits :-)

Tara said...

LOVE all of your ideas for that room! i wish i could get motivated to start decorating our house!

Chelsie Denson said...

Your dream room is so neat and artsy!! I can't wait till we get a house, haha so I can decorate more than just our bedroom and living room. haha. Awesome post!

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