To Be Continued.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

It's funny.  I was trying to make a conscious effort to plan out my blog posts, but I am so a "whatever is happening at the moment" type of blogger. It's true.  I just can't help it.  So, as you can probably guess, this will be yet another post about the house.

You're gonna be so excited.  Totally excited, because I've finally picked out a fabric for the family room drapes.  Cymbal clap, bang!

I went to Fabricland and spotted this gorgeous drapery twill.  It has the perfect texture, just what I was looking for.  I had thought of twill, but the only ones I had seen up until now were matte and that wasn't what I wanted, this one has a nice sheen to it.  The other two options were faux silk and linen, both of which I love but neither of them felt right.  I personally see the faux silk to be a better match for our living room than family room and the linen was just not doing it for me.  So twill it is.  I'm pretty sure I'm going to go with a lighter colour on top (middle fabric in pic below) and then a band of darker colour on the bottom.  As of now, I don't think I've found the right colour for the bottom, so the other option is to do the drapes all one colour (middle one) or to maybe add a trim.


Next up are a few little items on my to-do list.  Which feels never ending at the moment. You're probably asking yourself why am I so determined to finish this up.  The answer: being that we are military, there's a pretty good chance that we will be moving in a few years.  We've done a few moves now and have learned lessons along the way.  One of which is that we can't love our home if we have the mentality of "oh we're moving, so there's no point in making it our own".  Why we ever thought that way is beyond me, but lesson learned and we're changing it up this time.

Okay, just to share:

Our master bath.  I finally hung up our Jen Ramos "Love" print, which I love.  Now I want to add a white shelf to place some candles on.  I had thought of hanging some candle wall sconces on either side of the window, but I haven't had any luck finding what I like.  So this is the other option.  Then on the opposite wall of the print, I'd like to add a nice towel rack.  Possibly one that will hold folded towels vs hung.  The other towel rack (out of the picture) is just too far, good for when you're using the shower, but not good for the tub.  This is also the first room that we'll probably re-paint and re-model.  We totally got it wrong.  Lighter vanity (it's dark wood) and lighter paint colour.

Next up and on the "high priority" list is the main hallway, which is what you see when you first walk in the house.  The wall on the right, I had thought of hanging a large print, but I dunno, I think I'd prefer a gallery wall of some sort, or a row of frames, white maybe?  The light fixture, needs to go.  I have one in mind, just need to order it.

Then there is the large, empty wall between the living room and family room that is just screaming for a console or a large piece (have to accommodate the totally inconveniently placed vent).  I'm looking, I promise.  Since we have 9' ceilings, I'd love to bring in some tall twigs in a glass vase, like this.

There is so much to do, so it's a matter of prioritizing what we'd prefer to do now and what can wait.  Which can be easier said than done, but realistically, it can't all be done at once.

I'm really excited though because we are pretty close to being done the main floor.  Done to the point that it is comfortable and there aren't bare/empty spots (on walls, missing furniture, etc).

Now to find some prints to frame and hang in the hallway. On my way!



  1. Julie, your home looks lovely and will be fab when you have all your plans done!

  2. You might not have a blog plan but you sure have a house plan! You're right, the time to enjoy your home is today. It sounds great!


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