Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Blog is Back!

After almost a year of not posting, I am finally back! I'm not sure what has caused me to be such a slacker, perhaps getting engaged, married and moving has put a damper on my free time??? Anyways, I am going to try to be much better at documenting our new life together!

This past weekend was an anomaly because I was actually in Atlanta with no plans. Ryals went on a bachelor party for his friend Ben Lyons to the Destin/Baytown area so I was free for the weekend. My parents came down to stay with me - mom and I had plans to go to Scott's Antiques Market in search of a 6 drawer dresser for our bedroom (Ryals still has clothes in boxes - hallelujah we now have a piece of furniture to put it in). More to come on what I found in a later post - I had never been to Scott's before, so it was overwhelming how much they had!

Sunday my family left pretty early and I did not have to pick Ryals up from the airport until 6 PM. So I was pretty excited about having almost a whole day with nothing to do. I don't have a lot of spare time in general, so I never get to do anything crafty or DIY. I immediately contacted Hollie in hopes of having an art day!

The condo that Ryals and I live in is pretty industrial, with exposed ceilings and columns, and can get pretty dark at times. I have been trying my best to get more light into the space, as well as more COLOR. I have loved some of the paintings I have seen on Pinterest and Etsy. Here are some art images that I think would look great in our bedroom:

So I went to work! I have not painted since college, which meant I really had no clue what I was doing. Hollie had a huge collection of paint for me to chose from! I started by painting the whole canvas the color of her front door. Here is how we both started:

Hollie's inspiration came from a painting she saw in her boss's house. Here is her progress:

I put on a couple coats of paint and loved how easy it was to add color or just paint over it if I didn't like it!

Something is missing - I need more color???

Finally done! I did not know what I expected as the result, but I like it a lot!

I was initially planning on hanging it in our living room, but it was too loud! It will be perfect for our bedroom:

I am hoping to keep updating our bedroom and post a blog about that as well! I have been using some pretty bright colors in there - Ryals and I both agree that our current bedroom furniture and linens will become a guest room once we buy a house.

What do you think?



  1. Love the painting!!! It turned out great!

  2. Love the painting and the new bedding! Everything looks great!