But that's not always the best. I have learned that sometimes less is more and a blank wall is sometimes better than outdated decor.
So we will start there...
I was hosting about 30 some peeps in my home. So I knew that the outdoors needed to be utilized in the best way possible. We worked on some furniture (which I will show you later) and had the back deck looking much better. Until I came to the doorway. And there it was. The chicken that I have had since we first got married. Granted, Wade Nagy and I used to have chickens. Their names were Yosef, Claudia, Tyson and Purdue. All of which left this world in an unimaginable way, in which we quickly learned that we are not the best chicken owners. So the only chicken that survived was this lovely thing. And to be honest, it should have probably died with the rest. Or at least stayed back with the old farm house we used to own.
I needed a quick fix. I had this letter in a closet left over from a project that I never completed. (this happens a lot). So with some spray paint and some burlap (that I used for the wedding shower), my new decor was simple and clean. And highly resembled the one I just showed you on this post. But oh well. I still believe it to be an improvement from the rusty old chicken.
This was me testing the color because the lack of faith I had in Wade Nagy when he chose something different than I had originally chosen. But I LOVED it. And that is why we make a great team.
Final after pics will come in a later post.
And then there was this... The Fireplace.
Now this was one of those things that I knew needed to be done, but had dreaded the task. That was until I knew 30 people were coming to my house and boom... motivation had reignited.
The first couple hours were fun. I loved seeing the new, fresh color roll over the dingy white. But after the 2nd day, I could have tore down the whole entire fireplace and called it a day.
The mortar... Oh. My. Goodness.
Purdy Brush to get deep inside of the mortar. The color of this paint is Sherwin Williams, Functional Gray.
Now that its D O N E... I love the results.
Learn how to make this pallet deer (here).
Here are some sneak peaks for the next few posts...
Early Sunday Morning breakfast at our new outdoor table.
and just a sneak peak of the wedding shower. More to come.