So I took a little unintended break from things around here. I’m so sorry if you have left me a comment or sent a message and I haven’t yet responded – I didn’t mean to neglect you all on purpose. I started a project, and then things got busy, and then Jordan had his second surgery, and I basically didn’t even open my computer for nearly three weeks.
So what’s new? How have you been? Did you have a nice Easter? I feel like we have so much to catch up on!
First things first – Jordan’s surgery was two weeks ago and everything went well. Doctors are happy with how his recovery is progressing and we have our fingers crossed for positive reports from here on out. It’s definitely been a not-so-fun part of our year so far: Me, because I’m a worry-wart. Him, because…well…he’s actually had to go through the surgery and recovery part. Twice.
Needless to say, the best intentions for house projects have been put on hold. No matter how excited you are to do something, projects can be stressful and exhausting – and we’ve had enough of that with everything else, so the kitchen plans had to take a seat on the back burner for a bit. Which is okay, because that just allows me more time to really think about things and make sure I’m going to end up making choices I’ll be happy with for the long haul.
That said, I did find myself craving something creative. Remember waaaayy back when I was going to makeover our master bedroom? I moved some things around and swapped out the bedding and then did nothing. I knew in order to achieve the look I was going for I would have to do two things: 1. Paint the walls white and 2. Replace the bed.
Well…I’m still shopping out a new bed frame – every time I find something I LOVE (and I refuse to buy one unless I LOVE it), it costs way more than I want to spend, so I decided to tackle the other hurdle in the room and I painted the walls.
At the risk of sounding like a crazy person, I really do enjoy painting a room. Let me be clear – I hate taking everything down, and patching all the holes, and moving the furniture, but once you get past that part and it’s only about a paint brush and a roller – I could do that all day long. I find it so relaxing.
Nothing crazy about that, right?
I chose Benjamin Moore’s Dune White. And I love it! You might remember I used this same color in my office, but in there only tinted at 50%. For the bedroom I wanted a bit more contrast so I went with a full tint and it’s perfect.
I still don’t love our current bed, but it doesn’t bother me quite as much now that the walls are lighter color. I also moved the furniture back to the previous layout – I think I like this one better.
I have a couple ideas for something to do with that giant expanse of wall behind the bed, a furniture makeover or two, new lighting (ceiling and bedside lights have been ordered – both are on backorder 🙁 ), and have been shopping nightstands. More on all that soon.
It’s good to be back friends – hope you all have been well!