It’s been an (unexpectedly) busy week offline, which is why I’m a bit behind posting here. But it’s been productive, so I can’t complain.
My new project: redecorating
Last year, before le Monsieur became very ill, we’d begun talking about (finally) updating some of the decor in the front rooms of the house (living room, den, and jeune homme‘s bedroom). But once his symptoms began to progress, we set those plans aside.
After LM passed away, I spent several weeks decluttering and cleaning. Now I’m ready to tackle a more comprehensive redecorating project. The first step was to clear out some of the old furniture, much of which was inherited, and never really a good fit for our space.
I spent the better part of two full days this week arranging for, and overseeing the removal. I was able to donate the living room furniture and it was relatively easy to remove. But the massive sofa bed in the den had to be disassembled to get it through the narrow doorways of our 80+ year-old house. (We’d had it for over 20 years and for the life of me I couldn’t remember how the delivery crew was able to get it in there.) I’m just so relieved to have it gone!
The next step will be to repaint the interior, and I’m going to do the entire house. Some rooms haven’t been painted since we moved in almost 27 years ago, so it’s TIME. I’ve arranged for the painting to start after the holidays. I’m keeping it simple though; I’ll have all rooms painted a creamy white to start, to give myself a blank canvas. Then once I’ve chosen some furniture, I can add some color with accent walls.
And next week, I’ll begin looking at furniture, to get a sense of what I like and what will work in the space. (You KNOW I’ll be measuring everything to be sure any pieces will fit through our doorways easily!) It will probably take several months (if not longer) to get to where it feels anywhere near finished. But I’m looking forward to the process!
The overall vibe I’m going for is modern but relaxed, with some pops of color and personal touches.
(This chair may be a bit OTT, but it reminds me that I want to have some fun too.)
So if you’re interested, I’ll update you periodically on how it’s going….
Blink and you’ll miss it…
There’s a huge selection of Nike shoes and clothing included in the sale.
These classic and comfortable penny loafers ring in at well under $100.
These plush wool slippers would make a great gift, and are an extra 25% off the sale price. (Other colors available too.)
Also an extra 25% off, these waterproof booties are very well-reviewed, and available in 5 colors (all under $100 in the sale)
The perfect finisher for your holiday party looks, these gold ballet flats are also well reviewed! (And available in several other colors/finishes.)
It’s a busy weekend ahead, including the Young Cousins’ wedding! I think I know what I’m going to wear, will show you next week.
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