Before anything else, I have to take a minute to just say thank you to all of you who took the time to reach out and comment on yesterday’s post. Blogging has changed in many ways over the years, one of them being that readers don’t comment nearly as often as they used to (which is totally cool, I’m guilty of being a silent reader myself!). But it just makes it twice as nice to actually hear from those of you on the other side. All of your comments truly left me feeling like I really am in a good place, and for that, I’ll be forever grateful for you all. It was like a little dose of therapy. ; )
Now, on to today’s post! One of the things I’ve been having fun doing more of lately when I’m not blogging (and not necessarily doing well, but having fun nonetheless!) is working on decorating our home. I swear, it’s something that has the ability to consume my entire being if I’d let it (must. have. all. the. Pinterest. looks…!).
Since we moved into our home about a year and a half ago, I’ve really enjoyed sharing our little and big projects we’ve been working on along the way. And I say “we” very lightly…because, if we’re being honest, it’s Jay doing about 95% of the work. He just does what I ask him to and, man, does he have patience for dealing with me.
Here’s a recap of some of the things we’ve done and shared…
- DIY Farmhouse Table with Extension Leaves
- These are from our old house, but we’ve also made a beautiful shelf with hooks and a chalkboard…the shelf, sadly, stayed at our old home, but the chalkboard is currently hanging in our mudroom!
- Our basement remodel/makeover
- Our mudroom
- DIY Picture Ledges
While I still have quite a list of bigger things that I want for us to complete (next up is a new deck…aka, a spot to sip my sangria in the sunshine), I also try to work on little things here and there within the house to help make it feel more “cozy.”
One thing that I have always been absolutely terrible at is decorating walls. Sure, I can toss some family photos in some frames no problem, but when it comes to actual art, I always have the HARDEST time picking things out. Will it “fit” in our home? Can I even tell what the heck that is? Does it match our existing décor?
With the exception of our living room and the boys’ rooms, the majority of the remaining walls in the house have been bare since we moved in. Yikes! If you walk around our house, you’ll likely find some frames or gallery wraps that I’ve purchased that are just sort of sitting there, waiting to find their place on a naked wall.
Tell me I’m not the only one, haha!?
But FINALLY, I came across a couple of prints from Minted that I truly loved for our upstairs hallway as soon as I saw them.
In full transparency, Minted is not sponsoring this post BUT they were kind enough to offer us a couple of beautiful prints for our home, and this post does contain affiliate links. We love using Minted, both for art work, cards, and birth announcements, and actually have quite a few of their prints scattered throughout our home!
Right now through April 3rd, Minted is having an Anniversary Event and offering 15% off sitewide (excluding commissioned art and art styling services) using promo code: NINE. So if you haven’t already checked them out, now is a perfect time! Check out their promotions page to view all details for the promotion, as well as all other current promotions that are live on their site!
So it’s tough to get a good shot of them, since our hallway is quite narrow, but I’m really so happy with the look of our new art. In case you’re interested, they’re the Wild Blush i and Wild Blush ii prints.
Since I’m really awful at trying to mix pieces of art together, I loved how these at least had the same name so I figured they’d have to work well next to each other…right? Ha!
I love how springy it is.
As for other updates around the house? Hmmm, let’s see…
I’m currently working on re-doing the boys’ bathroom. I had originally “designed” it (again, I say that loosely…I’m no interior designer!) with pops of yellow and flowers, thinking of it more as a guest bathroom. But, let’s be real…it’s the boys’ bathroom. And it’s filled with squirty toys and balls and poopy diapers that don’t make it into the diaper genie.
So I found this shower curtain along with some new, cheap hand towels from Target (they’re all navy, not black like they’re currently looking to me). I love the shower curtain, but a quick FYI: I ironed it just like it said on the instructions, but the blue ended up bleeding quite a bit into the white…boooo.
I still have some things I want to put on the walls, but I did end up ordering an 8×10 print of this picture (which is one of my current favorites!) and have it hanging in there for now.
Man, I love those two.
Let’s see, what else…
I’m also trying to add some pops of color in our living room, but in a non-committal way (aka, things I can change out by season) so I’ve recently added some new, fresh pillows for spring/summer.
The solid pillows are from At Home and the the patterned ones are Threshold brand from Target!
I thought they matched pretty well with the whole Easter decor thing we have going on right now.
And just in case you were getting the impression that my living room is perfectly decorated and organized and clean, let me clear that up for ya…
And that’s actually looking pretty good. 😉
How about you guys? Has anyone else been bitten by the decorating bug? Any fun projects going on at your place lately?