It's been a hot minute since I've updated this baby. After the honeymoon, I jumped head first into Maymester, the end of the school year (and my career!) at CMS, and am now on Single Subject Research overload. Crazy to think I've been grad schoolin' for a year now - only one more to go!
In my spare time, I'm still card designing, printing, and selling on Etsy. Still growing! My latest obsession and inspiration bank is Pinterest. Heard of it? Don't click that link if you want to keep being productive. Though, I suppose if you're reading this post, you're procrastinating anyway, huh? Still, it's a waste of time. A beautiful, colorful, inspiring waste of time. I have a growing "board" of to-do's for cards, interior design, recipes, and DIY projects.
I thought in the midst of my creative spurt, I'd update on all the projects we've done to revamp the house. From the laundry room and stairs to a beautiful new sofa and studio, the Tiegreens have been busy...
When we moved in last April, Knox was so kind to give us our first house-warming gift:
Seriously, Knox, you were THAT hungry? We feed him, I swear. This is after Jon tried to assess and repair the damage. After I literally DIED on the landing, we realized it was beyond repair. So, we took the opportunity to paint the raw wood black - made easier since we just removed the chewed spindles. After a few late nights painting to the tune of some Counting Crows, we have this...
But, now that I am a pinterest and design blog junkie, I have decided I'm going to brave painting stripes on the front and right walls. And probably re-do that black table. A fellow pinterest-er was brave enough - which is my inspiration. GREAT job, Jana!
I think the grey will pull from my FAVORITE rug in the foyer.
Then, I'm going to put my spin on some mustard yellow frames per this pin.
Gorgeous. I'll keep ya posted...
As for the finished projects, the winter storm left Jon and I VERY bored with Netflix. We cleaned, cooked, jammed to Benjy Davis, and did all the laundry. We realized our laundry room was the most unappealing place to do an already unappealing task. So, we took the Jeep to Home Depot and came back to work all afternoon. I actually LIKE being in here now!
We may or may not have gotten on a grey streak after the laundry room. My studio was definitely not as depressing as the laundry room, but still needed an update. I used the same paint from the laundry room to help my white furniture pop. I can't believe how it transformed the room. I didn't think I could love working in here more than I did, but it's a fact. SO inspired when I go upstairs everyday.
Next upstairs were the guest bathrooms. I don't have before pictures because, well, they were too boring before to even take pictures of. After a few trips to Anthro and some leftover beauties from the wedding, I have a bathroom I am finally proud to have guests in. I will probably paint at some point, but I HATE painting, so for now, it's at least decorated.
This basket used to hold napkins on the dining table - now a perfect shelf. The framed print is from Charleston - one of mine and Jon's first trips together. The craspedia are dried from our wedding - I LOVE these! The birdcage is what wedding guests put their cards for us in, and the pillow was our ring pillow - made from my Pop's vest pocket.
More crespedia :) The towel was a splurge from Anthro, but so worth it. I love the contrasting colors.
More Anthro - these were a wedding present from a dear friend. Love the detail.
Mason jars and buttons from the wedding with the frame for directions on signing our "guest book".
Attached to this bathroom is our largest guest bedroom where EVERYONE sleeps when they visit. It's the most comfortable bed (seriously, come on over) and obviously the attached bath is a plus. Too bad it's SO boring. I love the bedspread from Dwell Studio - still my favorite splurge.
But, the room is too black and white/cream. When we got our new sofa, the old one went in here - PERFET fit. But, as you can see, I've done nothing else to add interest.
Jon's grandfather gave us this picture for our wedding. I saw it when we visited his (ahhhmazing) studio in Atlanta and they surprised us with it. I was floored - by far my favorite wedding gift. It's exactly what this room needs. I am envisioning it over the sofa on the left, with a few other pieces (frames, mirrors, prints, etc.) to the right.
Once again, per Pinterest, my new favorite color has made it to the walls. After the foyer stripes, this seafoam/mint shade is making its way into this room. Obviously without all the mirrors.
The next big change is what I'm sitting on now. The most beautiful, comfy, practical $3,000 we've ever spent. Or the only (and last). When this hit the bank account, I think I shed a tear. BUT, delivery day was so worth it! My Rooms To Go sofa served me well in college and for the first two years after, but it was waaay too tiny for our new living room.
Now, we have a real, grownup sectional. Love, love LOVE.
My last project, and a work in progress, stems form yet another Pinterest post.
Love the way the plates look like they're 'falling'
I previously had three plates on either side of a great mirror in the dining room. It's a little too symmetrical, though, now that I see this. So, here is the work in progress. After a trip to Scott Antique Market yesterday with mom, I came home with two beautiful new plates. I need more hangers hangers (and maybe a trip to Anthro) to finish it. More pics to come...
Lots of work to do, huh? I'll post "after" pics (in like, a year).