We lived in our other house for 7 years and I still didn't feel completely "finished" with it when we moved out so I anticipate this house will take at least that long. If you want all the boring little details that are going into the decorating of this house then you are in the right place!
We'll start with painting furniture - Blue (obviously my favorite color!)
The "Before" Photo- (don't mind Jackson's hot physique - the brown hutch is in the background, sorry- I'll try to remember better pictures for the "before" in the future!)After
I found this secretary desk on KSL. I loved the detail on the glass doors. When I painted it I painted right over the glass rather than taping it all off. Once it was dry I just sprayed the glass with windex then scraped it with a razor blade and it came off very easily. I am in love with this shade of blue - it is Benjamin Moore "Rocky Coast"
This was an old chair passed down to me by Matt's Mom, I painted it and found the cushion on walmart.com
This is another piece I found on KSL. This is the same color as the chair above and the same paint I had used on the walls in my master bedroom in our old house. It is Benjamin Moore "Puritan Gray" I also used a bit of glaze ("General Finishes" Glaze Effects in Van dyke Brown - you can get it online) to antique it a bit. The sconce is not wired, it's more about the form than the function - don't let the lack of wiring stop you from hanging a pretty sconce! The shades on the sconce I made with scrapbook paper that I mod podged right on top of the original shades then I trimmed the top and bottom with ribbon