Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sherwin Williams Rainwashed: Little Girl's Room Inspiration

Sherwin Williams' Rainwashed is one of my favorite paint colors of all time. When we had a pick out a paint palette for our renovation, I knew this color would fit in the plans somewhere.

Here's a look at how it looked in our former Master Bedroom in MA.

Before I fell in love with Sea Salt, it was a strong contender for the bathroom. I wasn't 100% on painting our bedroom with this color again, since we've been there, done that and wanted a bit of a change - so I was thrilled when I found a ton of inspiration for little girls' rooms!

What's your favorite paint color of all time?

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Sherwin Williams Sea Salt Bathroom Renovation

Here's some inspiration from our Sherwin Williams Sea Salt Bathroom renovation.

I fell in love with this color immediately for our new second floor bathroom. It seems I'm not alone, according to my diligent research on Pinterest... Here's a link to my board where you can find plenty of examples of gorgeous Sea Salt bathrooms.

Feeling Inspired? Pin me!

Thursday, April 02, 2015

A Renovation Story

Oh hey there! We've had a lot going on since I last checked in... so let me give you a brief recap. We sold our home in Massachusetts in August 2013, moved in with my mom until December 2013 and then bought a new house in Rhode Island. We specifically chose this new house because the location was perfect and it was under budget enough for us to plan a renovation in the near future. 

Here's our house before it was our house (thanks to Google Street View). 

And here was our house in October 2014 just days before our renovation began. I'll also note that our house was a flip. The original owner was a sweet 90 yr old woman who sold it to a local real estate developer who flipped this thing six ways to Sunday. The whole first floor and finished basement were basically brought to the studs and updated. When we looked at this house we fell in love with the fresh coastal feel and attention to detail. Beautiful beadboard, built-ins and bow window in the living room (the 3 B's!), updated (if not still a little small) kitchen, and best of all - a completely unfinished walk up attic ripe with possibility! 
Some of the things that also attracted us to this house were a result of lessons learned from our last house. After living in the country with nothing around us, we chose East Greenwich, Rhode Island for all that it has to offer by way of fabulous schools, amazing restaurants, and east access to highways smack dab in the middle of the state. Another priority was a smaller house with features we love, rather than a giant house with lots of space, but very square, unrefined features like in our last house. And finally, we wanted a smaller yard. After living on 2 acres we realized that lawn mowing was not something we wanted to be doing all weekend every weekend even with a riding mower so we opted for less yard this time around. And after this past summer I can tell you it's life changing! It takes us 30-45 min to mow the lawn with a rechargeable push mower. Which is awesome because it gives us much more time to visit the beach down the street!