Sooooooo.....we all know I LOVE to paint and I LOVE to decorate/organize. Painting is so incredibly soothing to me. I can pop open a can of paint, throw some pandora on and go to town. I have found that painting has been a huge help for me in this RIDICULOUSLY challenging time. It allows me to feel this sense of freedom to do whatever I want; no rules, no time constraints,
I can cry whenever I want and most importantly I can transform something great into something AMAZING. If you are all wondering what I have been painting, I am here to tell you. My VERY pregnant sister, Holly and her adorable family, just recently moved into a new house. She settled days after Micah had passed and I really believe it was a TRUE blessing that this happened. If any of you know me, you know I was drooling at the chance to attack her new house. I say it was blessing because I now have something to consume my days with, my sister will let me do whatever I want and it is something that I LOVE LOVE LOVE to do.
Sooooo I dove right in! I am currently in the middle of painting their upstairs and downstairs foyer and we have already had the popcorn ceilings removed in the living room and dining room. I also snagged Greg Hanson (my handyman) and had him install a backsplash the first weekend they moved in. It all happened so fast but I am so glad they took my advice and were COMPLETELY on board with my vision. Their kitchen looks GORGEOUS and Mr. Hanson did a rockstar job on the splash! Sometimes I forget it's NOT my house so I want to THANK Holly and Tom for letting me run loose in their casa.
Before I leave I want to share this quick mirror makeover that I am just soooooo excited about. I snagged this super rustic mirror from homegoods and I knew it was perfect for a certain wall in Holly's house but it just wasn't the right color. The next day I picked up some paint and before they came home from work it was painted and ready to be hung. Check it out....
I had a little helper along the way...
My niece Anna
As you can see I LIVE for decorating and I wouldn't have it any other way. I am so happy that I have this as an outlet and it is something I absolutely ENJOY doing. After going through what I went through this summer I have completely re-evaluated my life and realized I have to go after what I want and NEVER hold back. This has been a MAJOR revelation for me and I am excited to tell you all that I plan on launching my very own decorating blog VERY VERY soon so stay tuned. It's one step in the right direction and I hope you all will check it out.
I heart Painting and Micah!