It’s about time we had a little chit chat.
You already know I’ve been battling to clean you up but good. We’re coming along nicely.
But you’ve been continuing to taunt me in ways that have had me a little scared, and playing safe.
Safe isn’t very exciting, is it?
No. It’s not.
In fact, it’s downright boring.
I was gonna be so smart and just quickly paint this very boring hallway, complete with sticky labels all over two doors. They’ve been like that for YEARS because I’ve been ignoring this area.
See the white wall to the right? I was on such a rampage this day, that I nearly forgot to take a before pic. So with wet paint on my hands, I grabbed this phone shot before it was too late.
Well, the hallway just got wrapped up tonight. The white walls make the wood floors even woodsier!
I could have called it a day, and flicked off the lights and decorated it with something nice tomorrow.
I could have.
The mouldings had to go. HAD. TO.
Look now much sharper things look already! Can you see what I see?
See, thing is, I’ve stared at those mouldings for how many years now?
Ever since I did the salvaged farmhouse bathroom reveal, <— click for reveal / that’s how long.
THIS is the look I am going for.
So while I painted, I mumbled about you. Playing it safe.
Well, things have changed.
I’m braver now. And know what I like. And what I can do.
I want my farmhouse window moulding around the doors.
You’ll thank me soon. I promise!
I’m going wood shopping tomorrow, but will make it as painless as possible, and purchase pre primed wood where I can.
I’m still thinking about this. I’d like the doors different, and the chocolate is gorgeous, but I’m not sure it’s the look I’m going for. It’s a bit new.
What I REALLLLLLLLY want are all different vintage doors in all different wood tones. Maybe even left stripped.
It’s my bet that they’d all be diff sizes… so that won’t work.
There’s that SAFE stepping in again…
Any ideas on what you’d do with these doors, everyone? Maybe I’ll COVER them with wood!
House, shush on your safe ways…never you mind.
In other GOOD news, this one wall in the living room is nearly done… so fresh, light and amazingly white! My head is spinning with the next steps! The grey rock on the fireplace is so striking against the white!
But that popcorn ceiling is interfering with my unsafe plans.
up down up down
I’m trying to ignore the popcorn ceiling, but I’m not certain I can.
I’ll do the hallway moulding, and think just a little bit more.
For some reason, I have a feeling EVERYTHING about this mini reno will be done backwards.
And that’s what playing it too safe does. It scares you from going for what you KNOW in your heart of hearts you want done.
It’s one thing to not know. But I do know.
And we haven’t even brought up the pending kitchen changes yet. 🙂
Here’s to not playing it safe anytime soon!
What Christmas Tree? Hello Farmhouse!
And what did you accomplish over the last 2 weeks?
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