Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Well, it's been over seven years (I think), since I created my last "color board" at Scott Rice.
AND even longer since I created my last residential "color board" in studio at K-State! Gosh I miss that place!
BUT...the past few weeks, I've been putting my college degree to use!
You're welcome, mom and dad!!


We first saw our new house in July.
After 6+ years of searching, and having heartbreak after heartbreak...
I was reluctant to get too excited, too fast. I couldn't take another disappointment.

Now here we are, 5 months later!
Our "cottage" on Cherry Street is sold. We have our closing date set for December 19th. This coming Monday.
Although we had been patiently waiting for those 5 months, it all started moving really fast after Thanksgiving. So, I had to decide paint colors fast! (Thank you, Audra, for your help!)

I love to paint, but I've never done a whole house at once!! I was a little stressed. I have all sortsa crazy ideas for what I want on Pinterest :) BUT I don't have bedding or things like that yet. So, we went pretty neutral, but still warm and cozy. Then we can accent with our colors pops down the road. 


I had to start with this, so I could see all of the house colors next to each other...
I wanted to make sure everything had some sort of flow!
*the paint square for hall bath, Barrett's room and guest room are looking a bit pinkish' to me here.
Sandy Ridge is what we currently have in Barrett's room though, so I know I love it! 

From this, I've started working on color boards for each room.
Here are a couple...

That is an actual picture of our cabinets. We are dark wood people, so we were very excited that those won't need painted or stained or replaced! They are in very good shape. Just gotta do something about those gold knobs! This room will need work...there is currently a lot of wallpaper up, and the counters are a black marble-looking laminate. Sweet, huh?!? We just got a new fridge (like shown but with another small drawer between the freezer drawer and french doors), range and dishwasher tonight! 


Found this fabric on fabricworm.com, and love it! Gotta get some ordered and hope my talented sister-in-law will help me make something with it :) There is a standard closet with bi-fold doors in the mudroom, and I'm thinking about converting it to something like the top right photo! Justin even thinks it would be cool :) The walls in the mudroom are currently hunter green, so more work to do! Who wants a floral balloon valance? Highest bidder wins!

(closet I mentioned is behind me/in front of Barrett...door to garage is just to my left)

Very excited for this room! It's small, so it shouldn't take much...and I've always wanted a powder room.
We just got this vanity and faucet over the weekend, so we have a start! Another fabric I found on fabricworm.com. Any ideas for that?!?! Basket-liners in the those wicker baskets for under the vanity?? More wallpaper to remove, and the pedestal sink is outta there. Sorry if you have one, but we are not fans! ;)


So, that's where I'm at so far! NOW, we have to get to packing up this house!! I've been staying up til 2:30am or later every night for almost a week straight! It's killing me, but I have to get client edits and orders finished up for 2011. Just a few left still! I finished my last 2011 wedding last night, and it feels great! I think come February, I will be taking a nap every.single.day. 

Ideas and advice welcome! If you want to come to the painting party/moving party, just let me know :) 
AND feel free to tag me on Pinterest, Pinterest friends, if you find something I might like! 


  1. Hooray!!! So stinkin' excited for you guys! =) LOVE all your colors and your room ideas. Can't wait to see the "afters".

  2. Love your new colors and decorating ideas. And, I can't wait to see the place after you are done with it. We paid painters to paint most of our rooms before we moved in - although I'm not usually the type to do this, it saved so much time as we could literally just unpack once we moved in. Although all of the other decorating has gone much more slowly - I'm sure you'll agree - with a child and a business, there just aren't enough hours in the day. :)

  3. I'm sooooo excited for you!!! That is wonderful, I have thought of you and prayed your house would sell! I {love} all the colors you have chosen...the reds and golds. Can't wait to start my own painting project...maybe you could help me pick out paint as that is NOT my forte'! Congrats! Can't wait to see the "afters".


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