My head is spinning with every paint color I want to sample on the walls and I’m just dying to buy something special for a room in this house. You know, a piece that fits perfectly. That’s for this house. But I’m learning you can’t really do much until you’re organized. This week I tried to focus on trying to find a place for everything. The towels and toiletries were easy. All of the books were a little tricky since we don’t have any shelves right now. We’re currently building shelves in the office for extra decor and tech equipment. And our clothes, well, we’re adjusting from leaving our closet that was the size of an entire room….
…to modest sized hers
Would you believe me if I told you that I actually really like the set up?! The closets sit on either side of the hallway leading from the bathroom to the bedroom and I can envision a beautiful chandelier in the hallway. And although we’re going to get creative with storage and design down the road, (I really need drawers!) I think the footprint will remain the same. I’m excited to put a his and her spin on it, too. I won’t say it’s better than our last closet, that would be a lie. But I will say I love a challenge and I’m excited about this challenge. This week, we moved the black dresser that was in our last bedroom into Chris’s side because he basically only uses drawers and it was the perfect size (and looked tiny in our new bedroom) and I’m on the hunt for a new massive dresser for the bedroom (80″ ish inches wide!) where I’ll store a few things like underwear and workout clothes and pajamas–things I keep folded.
Other fun things this week!
• Summer is still here and pretty much everyone on our team is currently looking for an attractive ceiling fan to swap out one that’s currently in our new-to-us homes. So let’s just call this round up research:
1. 3-Blade Brushed Nickel $82
2. Dimmable 5-blade White $115
3. Indoor/Outdoor Premier Bronze $117
4. Indoor White with Light Kit $121
5. Minka Coal $209
6. Minka Distressed Koa $209
7. Borelli $239
8. White Outdoor $289
9. Xeno $329
10. Kwad $319
11. Auster Indoor/Outdoor $360
12. Hugh Indoor/Outdoor $362
13. Braxton $370
14. Kute $459
15. Pickett Indoor/Outdoor $461
16. Sonnet Satin Brass with Acrylic Blades $471
17. Kestrel LED Black $479
18. Kestrel LED White $479
19. Century Taupe Driftwood $483
20. 60″ Spitfire $494
21. Condor Modern $599
22. Monte Carlo 70″ $631
23. Petrel LED $701
24. Peregrine Industrial $774
• I love how Raftyn used our Denim/Spice runners down her painted stairs!! (in stock right here!)
• Can’t stop thinking about this chandelier for our bedroom <3
• I just want to paint a whole room and all the molding this color.
• This corner-tied bed blanket is so darling I wish I thought of it, but at least I own it now.
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