Total Basset Case: Around the House

Apr 15, 2015

Around the House

 With Spring always comes the desire to spruce up our house. 
Actually, who am I kidding?  I'm a designer, that desire is constant!
Regardless, Spring seems to be when we do most of our work.

I mentioned earlier this week our new kitchen accent wall.  I had originally planned on painting the wall behind our oven a great orange color.  But the more I thought about it, I decided to do the window wall in a light, gray blue.
But to appreciate the after, you have to see the before.
After! We LOVE it.
I love how it makes it feel like the wall and sky are all one.  I am all about natural light.
(Ironically these photos were taken at night but you know what I mean ;) )
But now I really want new countertops...
(We used Tinsel Beam by Valspar)

Our next newest addition is a rug in the living room. 
Last week I caught wind that Rugs USA was having a 75% off sale. (PS it is still going on...)
 I had been toying with the idea of a new rug lately and this was just the push I needed. 
I am BEYOND obsessed with it.
It is SO bright and amazing.
But now we need new pillows...darn  
Floyd is also a huge fan and hasn't stopped laying on it.  The moment I unrolled it he promptly laid down on it.

Thirdly, a few weeks ago I put up a new gallery wall in the stairwell.
Sorry Mom, I totally spray painted those candle holders from my grandparents...
I love gallery walls and I really love walls filled with friends, family and travel pictures. 

One of my other most favorite ways to spruce up your house in the Spring is to paint you front door...a super bright color is even better!  It is wasn't a sort of big undertaking, I would change ours every season. 


Unknown said...

Great job, as always, on the accent wall and photo gallery! I, too, would love new kitchen countertops....

Brittany said...

I seriously love that rug. Such an awesome pop of color. I think I need one...

Kayla MKOY said...

The rug is my favorite thing ever!! Makes me wish our apartment had hardwood floors so we could get it! ;)

Heather said...

Can you come to Louisiana and help me with my house?! Its not my thing, my house needs lots of work, and I don't know what I'm doing... I have a very sweet bassett if that sways your decision any... ;)

Anne said...

Darn, pillow shopping time! The rug is so great... kind of excited to get back on Rugs USA to pick out some new ones for the next house :) Such deals!

Erin LFF said...

LOVING the new run and the new paint color in your kitchen. Isn't it funny how as soon as we do one update, it triggers another 10 we need to do?! I feel ya!

Jen said...

Love the house updates, and especially that rug!! I want to paint an accent wall in our kitchen, but I keep going back and forth on the color, or if I want to paint stripes or do a stencil. Maybe someday I'll figure it out. I may just have to hire you to help me figure it out :)

Kait said...

OH my gosh! I love all of these updates!! Please come and design our new house...wherever that might be ;)

The Lady Okie said...

So, maybe when we move into our house, I can send you pictures, and you can help me with some ideas???? I am so not a designer. That is not my gift.

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings said...

That rug!! Love it! And your gallery wall is perfect!! I see that you have the basset salt & pepper shakers that are kissing.. I have the boxer ones and they are so cute!! Give love to Floyd!
Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings