For the past six months or so, we’ve been heavily debating a few big decorating decisions. Not knocking-down-walls kind of contemplation, but it definitely has dramatic effect and impact.
Meet my interior door project. We have 9 interior doors (6 in the hallway alone). For a small 1200 square foot ranch, that’s a lotta doors. (oh, and I decided to get my hair cut above my shoulders. I had my gal cut 9” off of the length. I love how much lighter it feels!)
(Insert big yawn here…)
Interior Door Color Back Story:
I’m a die-hard Ralph Lauren paint fan. I’ve used their Black Truffle paint in our living room and was planning on carrying the same color into the hallway and closet doors. Ever since Home Depot stopped carrying RL’s paint, it hasn’t been the same. I had Black Truffle mixed three times yesterday, all with disappointing results. It looked maroon-ish, not black. Mind you, I’m going for High Gloss this time around, so that might be the cause of the color fail. I finally decided to go with Behr’s Pure Black in High Gloss. It’s a rich, deep, true black. Not nearly as smokey as Black Truffle, but I’m actually quite pleased with it.
Our next decorating dilemma has been our carpeted bedrooms. Both of our very sweet 15 year old cats have elevated health issues, which how can I say gently…Skylar has Feline IBS and prefers our bedroom carpet to his litter box for his #2’s. We tried steaming the carpet, which ended up staining the carpet and made it look surprisingly worse.
Final decision: remove the carpet!
We love our Allure Vinyl Flooring so much, we’ve decided to carry it into the three bedrooms.
You might remember when we pulled the old yucky carpet out of the living room when we first moved in, and laid the Allure Flooring in “Country Pine”. We are often asked about our flooring, and when we originally laid it we didn’t really document the process.
So this time around, we plan on doing a full photo tutorial to hopefully illustrate just how easy it is to install.
::: In other news :::
I’m selling my much coveted dresser table!
I’ve loved and adored it for over a decade, but it’s time for the dresser table and I to part. It features three functional drawers, claw foot legs, wavy curvy front, walnut stained top, and the best part, a large storage shelf for the bottom. Plus it’s been featured in countless magazines and features ; )
The first person to show up at my door with $140 bucks will be the proud new owner!
I’m also thinking about selling our white slipcovered sofa. Just need to find a replacement for it first though, otherwise we’ll be entertaining company on the floor.
::: Ok, quick announcement before I sign off :::
We are going to be selling at the Topanga Vintage Flea Market this Sunday! We will be in our usual space, along Oxnard Blvd. We are so excited to be back at the show. Please come by and say hi!
Have a great weekend my friends! Hey, I think I owe you a soup recipe ; )
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