Its time to start buying some stuff for this house we are renovating so I wanted to share some updates with you. I don”t know if you remember this moodboard for the exterior. I am trying to make this house transform from standard to original. What I mean, it is pretty standard for a house around here. It has the standard color of Khaki siding with white trim. I am trying to punch it up with stain, color and fixtures. My goal: Industrial Cottage
Source List: Pillow-, Deck Stain- Deck Restore, Shutter-Lowes, Adirondak Chair – Amazon
, Planter (resized to get look-Amazon, Door (I made it out of shapes on Mac Pages because I couldn”t find the right blue door online), Door Numbers-Wayfair , Wall Clock-Amazon, Light- Shades of Light.
Lee likes the industrial look so I thought he would be on board, but he was a little worried that it didn”t fit the house. He
had not seen the plan, so I whipped it out to show him. He looked at it and said..”okay”. I was a little saddened by “okay”. I was expecting..”perfect”, or maybe “love it”, or I would have even taken “oh yeah, I like it.” The good news was “okay” was enough to trust me and take them to the register. These were $32 from Home Depot and I am obsessed. The light fixture in the moodboard was smaller and $99. I felt that I had found the jackpot by finding a similar style, bigger size for $67 cheaper. I wanted my husband to experience my winning with me. He laughed at me and said “you have thought about it more than I have.” To his credit he is busy working on the things I never want to think about, like getting the eletrical wires up to code. We needed four of them, three for the garage and one for the front porch. Here is a little preview:
I don”t love the look of the energy efficient bulb. I know they make more sytish ones, but my husband reminded me that they were more expensive. I might switch them out when he is not looking…just kidding…kinda. In short, he came home and said that he loved it. I have said before, my husband trusts me, but in some situations he just needs to see the vision and see my confidence. I don”t know if I would have had the confidence without the vision, therefore I always have a plan.
Have a great weekend,