Wednesday, January 20, 2010

taking a break

today it is cold and rainy outside. and usually i eat my lunch at my desk and go out and run errands on my lunch break. but i really don't have any errands to run today, and it's so yucky outside, i really don't want to get out to do nothing. and, if i do go out, i will just go somewhere that i am tempted to spend money. so - today i'm going to stay in and take my break here in my office. i'm going to dream about spending money.

this spring shaun and i are thinking (just thinking/dreaming) about putting our house on the market and moving somewhere new. we will of course stay here in lex, but we want to find a house that is a little bigger that we can stay in for a loooong time. i love our little house. it has been a wonderful first home. but, if finances line up and we are able to sell our house, we are ready to move on.

so, why am i telling you this? because moving means a clean slate - a new place to decorate! (whoops, the rhymes...) and i've got tons and TONS of ideas spinning around in my head. i've been thinking about some of these things for awhile, but hadn't given them much thought b/c i have a 4 month old. and, because some of these ideas mean spending some money. and if we want to move, we have to save. but once the move is on, i'm implementing as many of my ideas as i can get away with!

first- the guest bedroom. right now we have an old bed frame that is a light oak color. it was actually my mom's bed when she was a teenager. also, there is a really u.g.l.y nightstand that belonged to shaun in his college days. (i've kept it only because we needed somewhere to put the tv on in the guest room) well, i have dreams to paint them! i was watching HGTV the other day (i'm kind of obsessed) and they painted some mis-matching furniture the same color and it looked awesome! like an eclectic little set. i REALLY want to do this. i'm thinking a light aqua color. and i'm going to replace the hardware on the nightstand. i'm thinking pretty glass nobs would look perfect. i want to do the walls in a light gray. something that will make the furniture stand out more. and i want light bedding too. i have a white quilt on the guest bed right now. i'm pretty sure shaun will want me keep that for a bit longer and if i want to move on to other projects, i will most likely agree.

second- our bedroom. right now it's a wonderful shade of blue. a lake blue. i really like it a lot. we have some wonderful dark wood furniture in there and i've always loved the blue and brown combination.

our room after we first moved in. bedding has changed, but the furniture and walls are the same.

but a new house means new colors. so, for the our next bedroom i want red. don't get freaked. i don't mean red walls. i mean red accents. and not red red. but not burgundy either. more like a brick red. and some tan and cream too. i think a nice neutral on the walls would be nice, and then red on the bed. and maybe, just maybe some bright aqua? it's so cute and trendy right now. i'm not committing to it 100%, but its an idea i have. i really like this pillow from pottery barn. this is the look/vibe i'm thinking.

Still clean lines, but a little richer. i'm thinking that in our next house i would like to have more subdued walls and then pops of fun and color in the accents. right now, all my walls are painted distinct colors. i really can't change things much at all. this way, i'll have more flexibility whenever i get new ideas.

OK- third and final for right now. (this is by no means the end of my ideas, but i don't want to get too far ahead of myself. we may not even move. i guess if we don't i could do all these things to my current house, but that's not as fun.) the kitchen. i want white cabinets, a subway tile back splash, butcher block countertops and green planty accents. wow! what a dream! i'll probably get the white cabinets (probably have to paint), and the green accents will probably be possible too. but the back splash and countertops will most likely be in the years to come. right now our kitchen is brown. brown walls, brown cabinets, and brown counter tops that look like fake wood. i want something fresh!

so, this blog is mostly for me to remember all the ideas i have in my head. i felt like i needed to write them down somewhere. i still have so many more, but i'll save those for another time.

hope you enjoyed my rambling. now, back to work. breaks over...

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