February 10, 2016
I thought it would be fun to include pictures that I have already shared, so you can see what looks different.
And, as always, I just feel like mentioning again how much we love this stinking house. We keep plugging away on it(just smallish projects for now) and the house just keeps getting better and better. It’s just so completely “us” and fits us perfectly.
Okay, enough gushing! Here goes.
While I was in Kansas City a weekend or so ago, Jim changed out the entry way light for me. Here is what it was before:
In terms of an actual light fixture, not that bad, but it was actually way too big for the space. Jim is right around 5 10 and could just barely clear the light. Someone like my Dad(who is 6 3)? They would totally hit their head on this light. So it had to go.
I picked out this light from Home Depot online:
We had already changed out an ancient gold globe light in the hallway for this school house light(seriously, Jim said he was pretty sure it was the original wiring- which is 1941) and hung up some pictures.
But I had purchased two gallons of Benjamin Moore’s White Dove when we painted the living room and had a ton leftover. So we used it to paint the hallway and the guest room(and the kitchen..) too!
I also grabbed a few Ikea Ribba frames to hang above the bed. I had this lavender printable in our kitchen at our last house, so I printed out four free new herb printables and had Jim hang them up for me(I’m not brave enough to be hanging ANYTHING on our plaster walls)
My brother and sister in law gave us this doxology print for Christmas and I seriously could not love it more. It’s painted on wood instead of canvas and it is just absolutely gorgeous. I originally thought I would put it in our dining room, but after walking around the house trying to find a place for it, I ultimately decided that I wanted it to be one of the first things you see when you come into our home.
New Ikea curtains- these bad boys were 19.99. Let me say that again, two full length(98 in I believe) curtain panels for NINETEEN NINETY NINE.
I decided that I want to hang curtains up on those windows and thought that having the hutch of the desk on that side of the wall would be too cluttered. So, we moved the hutch over and are waiting to hang the big clock back up until I actually acquire said curtains and get those hung up.
But here is what it looks like today!
We changed out all three light fixtures and added a glorious center island. I am actually really loving the dark granite counters(hello durable and easy to clean) but I am so, so happy to see a bit of butcher block counter top back in my kitchen again. I didn’t get to love on mine at the last house nearly long enough, so this is a great new Ikea acquisition!
What can I say. I have a major thing for school house lights and Edison bulbs.
At first I was not a fan of the light over the sink. Even though I picked it out, it ended up being much larger than I was expecting. But, over time, it has grown on me a lot. What do you think? Does it look okay over the sink?
You can see the famous Ikea vases inside my randomly styled corner hutch- and in case you didn’t notice already, I also added a few small succulents and Ikea plants around the house as well.
Whew! So there you have it! An updated Spena home tour + free Ikea promotion.
What do you think of our recent updates? Thoughts on the entry way and kitchen light? Suggestions for what pictures to put in my dining room frames? Sound off in the comments!
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