PHOTO A DAY // November 2012

I really enjoy taking a photo a day last month and decided to do it again in November! It's so fun to look back on the little things that happened through photos. Here is my November one day at a time with Instagram pics...


1. Something that starts with the letter "C" Coffee :) Something that starts with "C" 11.1.12
2. Color // 3. Breakfast // 4. TV // 5. 5 O'Clock
Color  11.2.12Breakfast Day3 11.3.12 IMG_27615 O'Clock Day5 11.5.12 6. A Favorite Thing
Favorite Thing Day6 11.6.12 7. Reflection // 8. Something you do everyday
Reflection Day 7 11.7.12Snuggles with Barrett
Me // Small
9. Small // 10. Can't live without
Cody :)  // Can't / Won't live without Day10 11.10.12
11. Night // 12. Drink // 13. Where I Slept // 14. Man-made
IMG_2901IMG_2894 Slept Day13 11.13.12Man-Made // My Dollhouse Day14 11.14.12
15. In My Bag
16. View from my window
View from my window // Day16 11.16.12
17. Last thing I bought // 18. Happened this weekend // 19. Something Awesome // 20. Work/Play
Last thing I bought // Day17 11.17.12Happened this weekend // Day18 11.18.12IMG_3037Work/Play // Day20 11.20.12
21. What I Wore
What I Wore // Day 21 11.21.12
22. Grateful
Cody & Coffee // Grateful
23. Black // 24. A sound you heard // 25. Sky // 26. In the cupboard
Sea Shepherd Hat // Black Day23 11.23.12What I Heard // Day24 11.24.12Gray SkyIn The Cupboard // Day 26 11.26.12
27. Tree
Tree // Day27 11.27.12
28. Vehicle // 29. Big // 30. On The Wall
Vehicle Day28 11.28.12Big / my cat Sammy / 11.29.12 Something on the wall: our kitchen with vintage wallpaper (will be remodeled someday) 11.30.12 #fmsphotoaday

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One room down. Many more to go. Painting is what I'm talking about of course. I think it's pretty awesome that at the end of the first week of living in our house I already had a room painted. I haven't unpacked much though. The kitchen and daily needed items are done, but not much more. My computer is on an end table in the living room and I blog sitting on the floor. Gotta keep the posts coming! :) First I am going to share a few BEFORE photos of our living room....

Living Room Before

The room is dark with the curtains pulled and I hated the paneling! It was quite a process for me to decide on a wall color for the living room. Lighting is everything! A color that looks good at the home improvement store doesn't mean it will look good when you get it home. It took 2 guys at Home Depot to get my paint color matched correctly and 2 wasted "oops" cans of paint. I felt bad for them really.

Living Room Paint SwatchLiving Room Paint Supplies

I knew before we even moved into our house that I wanted a shade of mustard yellow! I did test the swatch out in the living room lighting before purchasing it. I had about 10 different shades of yellow to choose from. The color I finally decided on was Golden Glow by Olympic. Before I started painting the room yellow I had to first paint the baseboards and trim in the room. The previous homeowners thought it was a wonderful idea to paint the base boards the same yucky shade of brown as the walls. I used white trim paint by Glidden to paint the trim...

Living Room base boards

I decided to paint the trim on Friday night that way I could start the yellow Saturday morning. I couldn't wait to get started! It took two coats of paint to cover up the brown. I love Glidden paint because it drys fast making it easy to get the job done. Then the morning came and my least favorite part of painting needed to be done, cutting in the entire room...

Living Room cutting in yellow

What a difference already! Huge difference in the brown and yellow. Then it was time for the super fun part, rolling the walls! I love watching the room change and transform into something beautiful.

Living Room Paint Tray

It was such a great feeling to pour the paint in the tray. The last room I painted was back in 2010 and it was a small white bathroom. BORING. To see the bold bright color in front of me was pure happiness & joy! Painting is so therapic for me. :)

Living Room YELLOW rolled1Living Room YELLOW rolled2

This color is amazing really. Even after all the attempts by the Home Depot coworkers to get it correct it still wasn't. Once the paint started drying I realized the color was "off" and much brighter then I wanted. The color changes throughout the day depending on the light. It goes from mustard yellow, a mac n cheese color, orange and sometimes it reminds me of the color of a school bus. I like bright colors, so it's working for me. :)

Living Room yellow plumber

As if painting wasn't enough to be dealing with on Saturday our sewer decided it was going to back up. Luckily we were able to get a plumber to our house right away for emergency service. Sadly our carpet is pretty nasty in the basement now and my mattress for my guest bedroom got wet. GROSS. I guess we will be replacing some carpet sooner then we expected. At least none of the hardwood floors got damaged. In the end that's all I care about really. Sunday came and it was time to tackle the wood paneling. I hate wood paneling! I decided to paint the entire wall white, fireplace and all...

Living Room Painting the Paneling1
(Yes that is a big Smurf sitting on my couch.)
Living Room Paneling and Fireplace

Currently the fireplace is only primed. I need a break from painting for a few days to get caught up on other things. We really could of used a paint sprayer to paint it. It took forever and it's still not perfect. I am happy with all the white. It really pops with the yellow walls! The room is so much lighter and inviting now.

Living Room Painting Paneling2 Living Room Chloe windowLiving Room Barrett Living Room paneling white

It truly is amazing what you can do with paint. Now I get to stage all my stuff in the room and add all the fun details. I didn't have a plan for this room really. I just knew we needed to keep our vintage couch and I wanted yellow walls. I hope to get some curtains this weekend at IKEA. I do like a pair at World Cost Market but they are kinda pricey. We'll see what happens. I look forward to going through all my stuff and decorating. I plan to paint some paintings for the room also. I could probably spend a few months in this room alone if I wanted to. I leave you with a photo I took while typing this post. The living room has turned into a kitty lounge....

Kitty Lounge
More photos as I get things done :)


Thrifty Finds: Wingback Chairs

A few weeks back Cody and I were out thrifting and stumbled upon these wingback chairs! If you would of asked me five years ago if I ever thought I'd like wingback chairs the answer would of been NO! I fell in love with these beauties as soon as I saw them! I knew right away that I wanted them for our front living room...

Thrifted Chairs3 They are Chloe approved! She is already using them to gaze out the window... Thrifted Chairs2
I really like the fabric they are covered in.
In the future I would love to get them reupholstered in something a bit more pet friendly. Thrifted Chairs1Thrifted Chairs4

The chairs cost $85 for the pair. Way cheaper then anything I could buy new and they are super comfy. They are so tall that they remind me of something that you'd see at a Mad Tea Party in Alice in Wonderland. I'd love to share more photos with you, but it would show too much of the living! I am saving that for another post. I painted the entire room over the weekend and I don't have the photos ready yet. I'm trying... :) This post is linked over at A Living Space & Lara's Vintage! Share your thrifty finds!