Have you ever imagined a change for one of your spaces in your home in your mind?
You planned it and imagined and dreamed about it.
One day you actually complete the project that you’ve been thinking about for months and months.
Sometimes when I actually do a project it doesn’t turn out like I expected. It’s like my plans in my head don’t match what I’m trying to do and I have to return to the drawing board and start dreaming up a new vision for the space.
Sometimes when the stars align and the angels sing and the universe collectively decides to cooperate and all is right with the world.
Sometimes the project turns out BETTER THAN I COULD EVEN IMAGINE.
Especially when my staircase tries on a new outfit.
And looks like a supermodel.
Here’s the new paint color.
It’s called Sherwin-Williams Sandbar.
(total disclosure: I’m an ambassador for Sherwin-Williams in 2018 and they provided the paint for this space.)
The color is amazing.
It’s a light khaki with the slightest hint of gray.
Here’s the color and the staircase from a different angle.
My favorite thing about the color is that it makes the wood on the staircase pop.
There is so much light coming in from the staircase that the color appears slightly lighter in this picture.
Here’s the view from the bottom of the staircase.
I love the space, but after I finished it, I decided I needed a little more color in this room.
I’m actually (thanks to all of your suggestions) going back and layering in color in each space.
So here’s where I was thinking color would be perfect.
A reader made a suggestion about using artwork in the house.
I read it and a light bulb went off. I don’t have a lot of artwork. I’m not sure why. Maybe because I’ve always thought of art as super expensive. But I think the staircase is calling out for a few pieces going up the stairs at the top of the photograph.
Do any of you all have favorite artists that you like?
And maybe I could order prints?
That might be a little less expensive.
I added a few vintage pieces to the space. I bought these in Kentucky years ago and never found a place for them until now.
I think they are river gauges.
There’s just a small wall space between the bathroom and the kitchen entrance and the verticalness of them is perfect.
Here’s the entrance to the living room.
There’s a glass door that shuts to keep the rest of the house warmer or cooler.
And on the wall leading up to the first landing, I added a little bit of greenery.
I thought of you all when I added the wreath.
All the amazing, wonderful, incredible comments that suggested a little greenery kept swirling around in my head.
Thank you again for all your suggestions.
Here’s one of the tables I found on sale with a vase of flowers next to the back door.
The vintage mirror is my mother’s.
It used to hang in the house.
It’s back again.
The journey is amazing.
What’s chipped is freshly painted.
What’s being written is given another chapter.
And what’s old is new again.
Have a week as amazing as you are.
PS Don’t forget to share an artist that you like. Don’t those walls look like they need to meet one?