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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Crystal blue persuasion

If it weren't for the dog having a 2 hour nap in the car on the way back tonight, this post probably wouldn't be up until tomorrow. But since he's still up, I'm still up, and pictures are going up!

I only hesitate to show you these since I know I will only have to post more later when it's really really finished, i.e. art pieces on the wall behind the couch, mirror and decor found for the fireplace mantle, and shelves painted and hung on the walls either side of the fireplace.

You've been warned that you'll have to see these AGAIN on another date with the additions, so make your choice now whether you still want to scroll down =)

It took even longer to finish the job up on Friday than I had estimated. I cannot believe I ever thought I could do this by myself! I told my mother-in-law and Nick several times that had I started it by myself, I would have ended up crying in the middle of the floor and consequently, hiring painters.

The color is e-x-a-c-t-l-y what I wanted! I love the feeling it gives me when I'm in this room. Karen and Nick picked up the couch and moved it in. {I was at a law review for the boards at UK on Saturday morning during all the furniture moving - great excuse to not help, huh?}

You never know how it will all piece together when you buy something here, order another on the internet, and pick a paint color from a paint chip in the most unnatural light inside of Lowe's, but I am beyond excited how it all turned out.
I love these cute pillows that tie in perfectly with the room and actually found another one, not pictured here, that matches perfectly with these two. My MIL, Karen, and I spent a lot of time at Hobby Lobby one day this week and ended up with quite a few lovely things. One of them is this framed canvas below. It's gorgeous! And would you believe that at the check-out, we decided to mention a few scratches on the frame, expecting we may possibly get 15% off or so, and instead got 50%!!! Too awesome!

Even better than the 50%, Karen gave it to me as a gift, so I actually got 100% off ;) I couldn't have made it through this week without her help, she is a house painting pro!

Much luck to you all for a not-so-manic Monday tomorrow!


  1. Wow, the room looks BEAUTIFUL! It really does! You should be proud. :)

  2. BEAUTIFUL--all the words I have--I LOVE it!

  3. It looks amazing!! Great job! ... can you come decorate my house?? :) I will paint whatever you wish in return!


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