A House Tour & Update

A House Tour & Update

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When is the moment that a house becomes a home? When you sign away your life or when you put all of your things on the shelves? Either way, this house is starting to feel like home. Not in the way living in an apartment did - more like this is a place I will knowingly be living in for a long period of time. No more six-month leases because I'm afraid to commit. 


Oh, I have committed...


We're getting there in terms of being unpacked - there are plenty of boxes in the garage that haven't been touched but who can worry about those boxes today when there are more fun things to figure out.


Like paint. 




Before I had even bought the house I had decided on paint colors... that's a stupid decision to make by the way because then you move into the house and you realize that the paint colors are WAY TOO DARK because you were never in the house at night and there IS TERRIBLE LIGHTING EVERYWHERE. 

Of course, if you're anything like me you slap some paint on each wall and then just leave it there for two weeks because you are now paralyzed in decision-making fear regarding paint colors. 


These were my original two choices. 


Yes, they are similar, no I am not going with either one because the room needs a much lighter color. 

'Tis my life. 


Some rooms are coming along nicely - the master bedroom is one of them. Everything here was from the apartment except for the rug and the pillow. You can't see the rug here but it's really pretty. 



It looks more like this. 


The screened-in porch is probably one of my favorite places in this house. It's peaceful, big, lots of seating, and THERE ARE NO BUGS. 


The dining area is going to need some work. I plan on painting the fireplace, adding a mantel, finding a rug, re-doing the cushions on the table, and working on getting some additional lighting for this space. 

It's why the lamp is in the corner. 

But the shelves. The shelves are 'getting' there because it's actually hard to decorate shelves when you realized 1) you don't have enough shelf decorating things 2) the things you do have you don't like. 

That's a small preview of progress. Over the weekend I visited my local Sherwin Williams where I think the guy working was so exhausted with my questions he just gave me one of those large color paint things. 


Terrible decision by you Mr. Sherwin Williams paint man because now I will only have more questions regarding undertones and priming. 

More house to come - though I might just do one update post a week so I can get back to blogging about cooking and shopping. We'll see. 


xx, M
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  1. Paint colors are always such a struggle! You'll find the perfect one in no time!
    -Anna | www.fivefootandfabulous.com

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  2. I love screened in porches! It definitely is nice not having all the bug around you!

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  3. I'm so excited for you! We are like 5 years away from buying a house but that doesn't stop me from picking out how we'd decorate it!
    xoxo

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    1. Start saving NOW! And make sure you both have REALLY good credit!

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  4. Your home is absolutely beautiful! I love the exposed brick in the dining room. Decisions that feel permanent stress me out, as well, so I feel for you on the paint situation. Best of luck, lady!

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

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    1. Thanks, girl! If you're ever in Little Rock you always have an invite!

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  5. Everything came out so beautifully! I've totally been there with the paint too lol

    Rachel | The Confused Millennial

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    1. It's the most ridiculous problem in the world! lol

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  6. looks great!! picking paint colors is so dang hard!!

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  7. Haha when I saw the gray paint I thought of that scene from The Devil Wears Prada lol.

    Alix | www.apintsizedlife.com

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    1. Ha, RIGHT! I said that quote to my boyfriend and he did not get it. I'm so glad someone understands!

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  8. Your house look fanatic!!! I am so glad everything turned out good.

    http://xoxobella.com

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    1. Thank you! Thank you! IT's getting there!

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  9. I am in love with the screened patio! It's coming together nicely :)

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  10. I have always wanted a screened in porch, some family friends have one and we just love it!

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  11. Everything is looking so great! I agree, choosing paint colors can be so overwhelming! As if choosing a nail color isn't difficult enough, try choosing a color for your wall haha!

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  12. Things are looking great, I'm sure you will find he perfect colour :)

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  13. Haha I love that GIF so much! Good luck!

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  14. Picking out paint colors seems so stressful! I hope you find the perfect colors and I really liked the ones you initially picked out!

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