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More Royal Progress

I bet you thought with all this post-Haven excitement, inspiration and head-swirling, that I’d forgotten about our projects around the house? Nope! Not at all!

A few weeks ago, I shared the beginnings of our custom crown moulding project in the dining room:

crown moulding install

And I’m very happy to report that ALL of the moulding is now up!

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Bye Bye Beige: Part 1

I got up Saturday morning, went to the first City Flea of the season, and came home to a fully painted half-bath! Whoo! No more beige in the bathroom!

(Apologies for the dark photos; there is no natural light in this hallway/bathroom; it is perpetually dark)

painted half bath painted half bath painted hallway

The color is French Lilac by Behr.

Still on the Painting To-Do List:

– paint the kitchen (also in French Lilac)

– paint entryway and family room (Natural Gray by Behr)

– paint my office (Cathedral Gray by Behr)

– paint our bedroom and bath (tbd)

– paint stairwell, bonus room, and upstairs hallway (tbd)

Weekend Recap

A rather uneventful weekend, but sometimes those are the best!

The hunt for crown moulding began. Holy Goodness! Wood trim is expensive! And since we only want to do every room on our first floor… we’d better start saving. Or maybe we should just do the powder room??

crown moulding -- TwoPurpleCouches.com

I started playing around with some more chalkboard-inspired art, this time using some colored pencils I found in my old art box from high school art class. Good thing pencils don’t dry up over time! Also rediscovered a sleeve of oil pastels… I forgot how much I liked drawing with those… may have to pull those out in the near future and see what kind of damage I can do with them.

typography - chalkboard style - art - design -- TwoPurpleCouches.com

And lastly, I made up a batch of soup for lunches this week. Variations on butternut squash, with carrots, shallot, garlic, curry powder and a dash or so of red pepper flakes. #yum!
butternut squash soup - cooking - recipes -- TwoPurpleCouches.com

How was your weekend? Did you start/finish any projects? Or experience eyes-bugging-out over the cost of crown moulding at your local Lowes?