Well everyone It’s been a crazy summer around here. We’ve been much busier than I’d prefer. I am however, very pleased that one very large to-do did get crossed off our list. We painted the entire down stairs of my mother’s home. That project was a pretty large undertaking. I don’t remember painting being that exhausting! Maybe it’s because I’ve gotten older and the space was just too big. My mom thought we should have just hired someone to paint… next time I’ll listen to her. None the less it got done in just a couple of days and the color is gorgeous!
What I’m the most excited about is the simple, last-minute touch I decided to add to the entry way. I recently painted the front door Mopboard Black by Benjamin Moore back in the spring but I had been wanting to add a little something more.
Here’s the before:
Here’s the after:
I think adding a little board and batten really dressed up the space and added some interest to what can be one of the most boring spaces in our homes. The wall color really changed the feel of the space. Goodbye 90’s beige and welcome lovely shade of grey. The wall color is Moonshine by Benjamin Moore. For the board and batten I used lattice for the vertical pieces, a 1×4 across the top and a 1×3 to run across the top as a ledge. It runs just over 4′ tall. I chose to use lattice because a. it’s cheap and b. because it’s thin and does not stick out too much in the tight space. We made our cuts, nailed it into place and painted it white to match the rest of the trim.
I have wanted to make one of these signs for some time now. Every time I would see one similar in someone else’s home, It always served as a reminder that I need to start my own. Well, I finally got it finished. It took longer than I liked… patients is not my virtue. The wall needed something and I think it fits the space perfectly!
This & pillow cover is a Pottery Barn knock-off that I can’t wait to share with you all later this month. Stay tuned!
This shows a small, inexpensive change can make a big difference in a space. It takes time to get your home just the way you like it. I feel like my home and mom’s home are always changing for the better. Styling your home should always be a marathon, not a sprint! Check out this previous post for some of my designing over time tips. If you have any spaces in your home that you just love, what are they and why? I love hearing from you all 🙂
I hope you all have a great rest of your week!