{home sick}

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Today is day 2 of being home with a really nasty chest cold...
Anyone who knows me..knows this is NOT good!! I have terrible issues with getting bored easily and so is the case being home with zero energy and coughing my head off!! So..what do you think I am doing...yes, making jewelry would sound nice but truthfully I don't even have the energy for that!! Thank goodness for the internet!! I am home laying in bed surfing all the beachy blogs out there and dreaming of being somewhere warm and happy! This winter has not been good for me!! Can you tell?????

Now...I have been wanting to redo my dining room since we moved into our home 4 years ago..I have never truely been at peace with the red accent wall!! I am happier then I was with just plain white walls, wallpaper and carpet everywhere, but you know what I mean!!

So, I get to lookin' around and thinking that I really want something that is more relaxed and comfortable! Here is my dining room now...
Not bad..but my heart is just not completely happy!! I know, I know...I drive my husband completely nuts with all my changes all the time..but hey, I generally don't ask for his help...unless it is something I don't know how to do..then he reluctantly obliges!!
Here is what I saw that really sparked my interest... West Elm
Seriously, how can you not love that wall?? I think it is just perfect!! Beachy, earthy, and slightly messy..sort of like me!!! So being the paint chip collector that I am..I pulled out what I have and came up with this combination....
Not quite as bright (the blue is more turquoise than depicted on the computer))..but that's ok..I think these colors look happy together and I don't want to repaint the other walls..they are a light grey! I just need to figure out how to do a faux finish on a wall..if you have any suggestions feel free to let me know!! Of course i'll have to change a few things out..
change my red chair cushions with cream/white ones, change the grey curtains with white breezy ones and spruce up my decorating..but come on...how fun will that be!!!

Also, I have these frames on my red wall that I usually use to spell something out with..like RELAX or ENJOY..
Looks like this...

But I was sort of thinking of taking pictures that look like this....

Or this...

And putting them in the frames..
I took these pictures awhile ago..just trying to practice! They aren't exactly what I want but you get the idea! I can't wait until I can purchase a really nice camera..but for now mine will have to do!! It's just hard to achieve the look I am going for on a point and shoot camera...owell!!
Ok...well I hope you are having a nice day and not home sick like me!!
PS...feel free to let me know what you think!!!


  1. I love your dining room as is...but I have a red room in our house, and am getting a bit tired of it these days, so I understand. I love your paint swatch...and the photo ideas...a little touch of beach in the dead of winter is great!

    Feel better!

  2. Thanks for visiting! I am loving your blog...I love your date pic on the side. That is stinkin awesome!

    I hope you feel better :)

  3. Well, Girrrl! You are pretty darn efficient when you are sick!

    Me? I just lie there.

  4. to be honest it looks they used a rag to achieve that finish. They probably put on the blue and just started dragging the rag down the wall here and there.... it looks like no rhyme or reason, just go for IT!

  5. I agree with you, the West Elm turquoise wall is exquisite!! I love the look they achieved and knowing how much you love that color it would be perfect. Your photos are pretty cool just the way they are too btw.

  6. I hope you feel better soon! I've just discovered your blog and absolutely LOVE it! I see that you are color-obsessed, like me! Looking forward to visiting your blog often!

  7. I just did a post on turquoise...maybe it'll inspire ya. Feel better!

  8. So sorry you're not feeling well. When I feel like that I just lay on the couch and watch my shows and movies. Hope you get better!

    As for your dining room, I really love it as is but if you feel the need to change then you are going in the right direction as I love the beachiness too. Very nice!!!!

  9. Great idea! I also change our rooms often with different pain colors and decor. Paint is so cheap and it changes the whole room. I love change. We've painted our kitchen and kitchen twice. Our living room use to be the same red as your dining room, but it kinda got old so we went with more earth tones. I'm sure I'll get tired of it in a few more years and change it again but that's the great thing about paint! You dining room will looks so cute! I can't wait to see what you've done. I always love coming to your house! So sorry you're not feeling well! Keep taking the vitamins and get lots of rest. You'll be back up to par in no time!! Can't wait to see ya!

  10. Your color choices... yes! And I like the understatement of gentle shells & flowers.



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