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May 3, 2011

Revealing the "After"

Glad you made it back! After a crazy morning I was beginning to wonder if I was going to make it back myself! Here are a few less than perfect after shots. Anytime I tackle a major undertaking, like painting a whole room, my house suffers. The laundry piles up, dishes pile in the sink, clutter accumulates. If you find a way to miraculously keep this from happening, let me know. I'm all in. For now, here's the view of the room today:




I have never promised to be an excellent photographer. I have a fairly new camera, but between the move and chaos of life have yet to learn much about the different settings. The color in all my pictures is a little off from the true appearance in person. I used Behr's Premium Plus Ultra (paint and primer in one) in Mountain Elk in eggshell sheen. I'm typically a satin sheen girl and will most likely return to it after this project. But that's another post.....Back to the room at hand. It doesn't look so green in real life. Guess you'll have to take my word for it. Anything is better than Navajo orange, right? If you missed the before pictures, click here to see my previous post.
Here's one more shot of the after:




There are still several decorating-in-progress areas in this room. The mantle is incomplete, and the chair is a goodwill find that I am waiting to slipcover. I could bore you with all the details of what I would change today if I had a magic wand, but instead-will you join me for the ride? I'm going to take it one step at a time. It is my goal to add finishing touches (or beginning touches in some cases) to every area of our home. But the catch is, we're on a budget and a tight one at that. Most of what you will find here will be free or extremely cheap, and will be on its way to a makeover, or just finishing one! (Or in the midst of chaos you might see a few things midstream! Just being honest...)

I find many blogs that inspire me to decorate, thrift, be a better mom, save money, prepare meals, etc. But I also can become intimidated by many that seem to always have a perfectly kept house with all the details complete. I am more thankful for the honest ones that let you in on their imperfections. You can count on me to be that girl! If for no other reason, at least because I have so MANY imperfections. If I waited until my house was perfect to write about it, that day might never come. I hope that through my honest and transparent approach, I might inspire you to do more of the same in your home.


-Ashley

1 comment:

  1. thanks for stopping by! i love the room!!!!

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