Saturday, May 11, 2013

entry reveal

In that never ending quest
to make a house
a home.

A reflection of you.

The you of today...
not the you of
13 years ago...
(Me...13 years ago.)

A well used area of our home
known as the
backdoor entryway.

There were so many coats hanging
from those little hooks
attached to the mirror
that it was literally pulling the
frame apart.

Time for some heavy-duty hardware
that was up to the 
Ondrus Standard.

While we're at it
why not add some wainscoting
because that wall sees so much action
it's hard to keep up
with paint touch-ups and plastering nicks
 in the drywall.
and let's lighten it up
with some fresh paint...
 a farewell to red and
a howdy-do
to my newest love
Shaker Beige.

Every time I step foot in this area
it is like a breath of 
fresh air...
even on an overcast day 
like today.

and there's my little find
holding a vase of lilacs...
giving all who enter the sweet scent
of hello.

Carrying the look down the
adjacent wall
that gets the full brunt
of this heavily traveled area...
like armor for drywall.

I am still putting
the finishing touches
on the project...
A  splash of color
comes from the new
and very much needed
area rug.

Once you get me started
it's nearly impossible to stop me
(sorry, babe...although he can't
complain too much 
since I'm a do-it-myself kind of gal)
 now I'm dreaming of a
 spa bedroom...
in shades of Whythe
another color that has me
and inviting calm
into my world.

What are you doing 
this weekend?


  1. The entry looks a photo from a magazine or a blog. Wait, it is a photo from a blog! How perfect!

  2. By the way, LOVE that blue! And Wythe is the name of one of the streets here in our funny!

  3. What a stunning update! Well done. I adore the colors you picked... and that rug is perfect!

    The Wythe blue is gorgeous... can't wait to see what you do with the bedroom.

    Wishing you a lovely week.

  4. Thank you both for lovely words of encouragement! Now...back to painting...