Sunday, October 16

:: keeping room do-over


I'm so excited to share a sneak peek of my new keeping room with you.
Were you even wondering a little bit about what it might look like?

The changes around here are even bigger than I planned.
Who am I kidding, God made this happen for me...
I never could have made this happen so quickly on my own.
He knew exactly what I needed to lift me up.

Eph1:11-12 The Message test

The painters finished up around 5:30pm yesterday,
and since then I've been a busy bird getting my nest back together.
Things moved from this room to that to allow the painters to do their thing.
Which also meant a lot of moving back and replacing of said things...I still have piles.
The great thing though is that it gave me a chance to look at my rooms free of any decor,
 and this really helped my ideas flow & got my creaky ol' decorating wheels turning

I am so loving my new spaces...so light & bright...my mood has been instantly transformed.
I really never realized how much my home & color choices could affect my moods.
This new change is going to help me so much this winter, when I usually feel 
the rough affects of SAD {seasonal affective disorder} and depression.
I could just be high from all of the paint fumes, but I really believe
this change is just what I needed to give myself a little boost.

So much purging and organization going on around here.
 I am super motivated to get things back in order.
I feel like I'm living in a brand new home.
I can't wait to share more with you later.

I took the photo above very late this afternoon when the sun
was on the southern side of our house...I never could have done that before.
So a big WOO HOO for Moderate White walls....I love them.

I'll share more details later of how my room came together,
and share more pictures of the newly painted spaces.

Hope you've had a wonderful Saturday too.

{peace, love & hugs}
Carrie
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9 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see more pictures! The room looks so fresh and bright!

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  2. Carrie, I love what you've done! And yes, the new color is lighter and brighter and has a very happy feel about it and so does the whole decor.

    I have trouble in the winter with a mild case of SAD, too. That's one reason I like a lot of windows and lighter colors in design. I never realized it until I moved to Florida years ago how much I crave light. You are going to love this in the winter, and it is just so pretty!

    You have every reason to be happy. It's perfect!

    XO,

    Sheila

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  3. Carrie, it looks great oxo Have a wonderful sunday :)

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  4. How gorgeous! I love the feeling of peace and joy that comes from a homey, beautiful room.

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  5. Yay! It looks amazing! I want that same white on our walls (they are sage green, but it matches NOTHING). Good photo for inspiration!

    Kristina
    Something 2 Write About

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  6. Hi Sheila, the color I went with is Moderate White { Sherwin Williams }.
    Thanks guys for all of the sweet comments. I really love it.

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  7. Every home I have lived in (only 3) I have always kept the walls white. Each home has been brand new and so the walls have been a lovey cozy white(not bright white). It really does affect ones mood. I know keeping our home light and airy gives me happiness. I really like your shades. Are they new? Your keeping room(I call mine a sitting room) and dining nook are so so beautiful. Lovely whites with natural textures.

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I love seeing your lovely faces & reading your sweet comments. Thanks for taking the time to visit me : ) * I do my best to respond by e-mail, if I miss you please forgive me. peace & love * Carrie

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