October 17, 2012

Happy WEDNESDAY Loves!!!
Remember the great to stripe or not to stripe debate post? You can read it HERE
Weeeelllll guess what???
 I chose "to stripe"and I am so happy I did. 

Here is a little recap I was hoping to paint our entry way wall with horizontal stripes. I was going for this look  .... something light and airy

if you remember but than some of my readers suggested that I keep the orange and add a cream/neutral stripe ..... and I have to say I agree....

Love love love that I kept the orange and added Benjamin Moore's "paper mache" as the alternating stripe.

This  wall now adds so much character and pop to an otherwise very neutral  downstairs. We now we have a little WOW factor. The actual stripping was pretty easy once I finally got down to business.

All you need is
two paint colours that you would like to use..(I know pretty obvious)
measuring tape to make sure the lines are even,
pencil to draw in the lines and to make sure the tape goes on straight,
eraser to erase the pencil lines
really really good painters tape (like that FROG tape) 

Don't go cheap on the painters tape!! You want to make sure that the tape seals nicely so that the paint won't run through and of course remember to use the same width of painters tape when prepping the walls... (I don't know what I was thinking) Yes I actually taped each side of the door frame with different sized painters tape!!!  Luckily I caught the mistake right away and only one line is a little off and yes one day I will fix the problem.

 We also revamped our entry way ... it used to look like this

and now it looks like this...

We brighten up the entry way by getting rid of the dark muddy paint colour and replaced it with Benjamin Moore's "Paper Mache" We also took out 3 rows of hooks, I felt 21 hooks was too many we now have 2 rows of hooks. Making our grand total of hooks 10.

So there you have it! Our latest re-design!!!

I hope you guys like what we have done with our little West Coast HOME. We are slowly working on making it OURS. 



October 2, 2012

Hello Loves,

Fall has arrived and I am loving that it is here!!! Now don't get me wrong we had a fabulous summer over here on the west coast but I am so excited for Fall!!!

Fall means enjoying beautiful walks through alll the pretty leaves, breathing in the crisp air with the sun shining above and a warm latte in my hand.

  So to celebrate Fall I decorated our front entry way.

I was able to do create this front entry display  for less than $25 DOLLARS,
 I hit up our local superstore and was able to find everything I needed from gorgeous fall mums, fancy grass and some fun little accents. You gotta love a one stop shop!

check out this super cute pumpkin I also found out SUPERSTORE it was a bargin at $3.50

what do you think?
Oh and by all means go ahead and gush over our new walkway, the hubby worked so hard on making it look FAB.
I am so proud of him!
How do you celebrate AUTUMN?


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