My son said to me this morning “oh man, my foot is asleep…it’s so lucky that it gets to sleep in!” which pretty much sums up how we feel about daylight savings around here. :)
Although, I will say the one perk to getting up at zero dark thirty is that I can go back to my bathrobe chic bus stop outfit and it’s too dark for anyone to appreciate my fashion choices. Even though I did get a new pair of pajama pants recently and my daughter said to me “whoa, fancy new bus stop outfit mom!” You are welcome other moms at the bus stop, for raising the fashion bar for us all.
In other mom winning news, I told my little guy that he didn’t need snow clothes today because it was going to be warmer and it’s currently a blizzard outside. Oh March, you are so tricky…
Speaking of tricky (wow, clever newscaster segue) my parent’s entry way at their Florida home was a tricky space to decorate. It’s a very large long spot with the office on one side and their staircase on the other, but not a lot of wall space for a piece of furniture. We found this bench at HomeGoods, which we felt made more sense in front of the railing than a table.
We decided to paint the previously dark interior of the door to add more of a pop of color and interest in this space.
Here’s the before so you can see how much darker it was –
and the after!
We hung an old leaded glass window up on this wall and gave the whole room a fresh coat of paint. They also had the railing sprayed white to freshen it up.
My mom snagged one of the oar racks that I have in my home. It looks so fun in this room. We actually hung her oars the opposite direction of mine because it fit better in their space that way. It’s hard to tell in these photos, but they all have a variety of blue chippy finishes on them.
Here’s mine in case you missed it (read about them here). I love that it allows you to rearrange the oars and add to your collection easily without having to put new holes in the wall all the time.
We are still on the hunt for a rug for this space, but for now it feels fresh and bright (kind of the theme for this house makeover making everything fresh and bright).
Also, I am excited that we are heading back down to visit my parent’s in a few weeks, and I’m going to have a tripod that actually works this time! So, I will reshoot some of the spaces that I haven’t shared yet and stop apologizing for blurry photos ;)
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Wall Color – Natural Choice by Sherwin Williams
Front Door color – Wythe Blue by Benjamin Moore
Wicker Bench – HomeGoods
Window – Flea Market
Plant Stand – Flea Market
Pillows – Pier 1