Friday, September 08, 2017

Classroom Makeover

Hey y'all! So sorry to leave you hanging. I'm sure you are all wondering why we haven't broke ground yet or if you are like me, you are wondering if we are really building a house. 😊 I promise things are still in action. Our appraisal for the land took longer than expected to complete which means our closing has been held up for 2 more weeks. Yep! Two.More.Weeks!

In other news, we have started back to school. For the past few weeks, my friend (and fellow teacher) have been working hard in our classroom.  We started with this great idea to paint our room and then it turned into a complete makeover. You know how that goes!

Here are a couple of BEFORE pictures. The room was yellow and a shade of blue. Neither of which we liked.




Both of the new colors, turquoise and grey we used are by Valspar. I can't remember the name of the turquoise we used, but it is on the coastal color swatch. The grey is Aspen grey.

We moved pretty much everything in the room. We wanted to have a kitchen and play area separated from the puzzles and books. So far it seems to be working. Keep in mind our babies are 2 so it is nearly impossible to keep them in each area

The desk and bookshelves were here before.  Now this space is our kitchen play area (our kids LOVE this space).



BEFORE:




AFTER:


We also decided to paint our cubbies.  I have no idea what we were thinking! ;) We like how they turned out and how they look in the room now, but boy, that was some work!





Yes. That is a door behind the cubbies. Our room used to be two rooms. Might have to hang a wreath there to add something cute and take attention away from the door.

Our changing area and tables for snack and lunch. The banner will be used to hang our artwork.


Ready for orientation.



Each classroom has a bulletin board to decorate for first/last day of school and each season. I have to admit. This is probably one of my favorite things to do. Crafty!

I will share that with you all soon!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Family Room ~ with or without Fireplace

Hey y'all! I hope you had an awesome weekend. I have a few things to share today. First off, word from our lender. We were hoping to break ground in August, but it will now be September as our account isn't completely set up. As I said before, I'm sure there will be surprises along our journey and that's ok with us. We are blessed just to be on this journey. We will smile and carry on. In the meantime, I will show you some of the ideas we have planned and probably some DIY projects too. 

Also, over the weekend, Kevin (my husband), suggested not having a fireplace. What?! Really? I honestly had just assumed we would have one, but now I'm looking at both options. We will have built-ins regardless of what we decide. 

We are just outside of Raleigh, North Carolina and our Winters are not terrible. Of course I probably just jinxed myself and this Winter we will have a foot of snow. 😁 We did use our fireplace a few times this year; however, not for long times. We would leave it on for 20 minutes or so and then turn it off because we got too hot. For the most part, I think it is more about the ambiance than the heat. 



                                                                 Shades of Blue Interiors


I really love both options. The picture above shows a cute little bench under the TV, but we wouldn't use it. I can see cabinets in place of the bench or just an open area. I do like the plank wall too. Either unfinished or white is very pretty. I know for sure our TV will be mounted in the center of the built-ins because Kevin LOVES TV. I'm just keeping it real folks! 



I have pinned a few ideas. Farmhouse style living rooms with and without fireplaces. You can check them out here.

Let me know what you think. I would love to hear from you.