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With the paver patio complete, we were excited to dive into phase two of our backyard project – planter boxes! We’ve been talking about these boxes for months – over dinner, in the car, while walking the pups (you name it!) – and it felt so good to start knocking them out. In our minds, we were planning on completing them in a day, but as most things go with DIY (and my runaway imagination), that didn’t happen. Even still, we made a ton of progress, so we’re calling this step one of phase two. Let’s go!

When we had our backyard graded and prepped for pavers, we allowed for a 30″ border around the perimeter for our above-ground planter boxes. We pinned inspirational boxes, sifted through pretty online garden photos, and in the end, we made the last minute decision to incorporate a built-in bench, too. Before we hurried off to the store, we sketched out plans and debated the merits of a 20-inch height versus 22 or 24. We threw around talk of a deep walnut stain or a weathered grey stain, and we even wondered if we should spring for cedar and skip the stain altogether. Nothing was off the table just yet, but we did nail down all the lengths so we would have a basis for shopping.

We love the way Sarah’s bench seating (our inspiration) plays off the curves of the wide, circular base of the fireplace, so we also threw in a couple of 45-degree angles to keep things interesting. Below, you can see where we landed on length, including the box alongside our staircase (see it there in the lower left corner?). And that gap between the two 8′ boxes? That’s where a sweet little 4′ bench will go:

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Although we originally thought we might buy 2″ x 8″ pressure treated boards (allowing for a 3-board height), we quickly realized that the thickness of a 2-x would be overkill! Instead, we opted for these 5/4″ x 6″ x 10′ boards that were a true thickness of 1″. The 10′ lengths would allow us to cut each length needed for the planters with enough leftover to create the depth. But! By going down to a 6″ board versus an 8″ board, we had to adjust our plans for a 3-board height and step up to 4 to get them as tall as we’d like.

In total, we tallied up a total of 55 pressure treated boards, but with each 10′ board weighing 10+ pounds, we nixed the idea of hauling them home in our car. Instead, we scheduled a delivery for the following day, just as we did with our brick pavers! Side note: Lowe’s charges a $59 flat delivery fee, and it’s 100% worth it. Every last board was brought in on a pallet and set inside our garage.

OUR SHOPPING LIST

5/4″ x 6″ x 10′ pressure treated deck boards
Pressure treated 4″ x 4″ (corner supports)
3″ Polymer-coated deck screws
Cabot semi-solid deck stain
Foam board insulation sheets
2″ x 4″ x 8′ pressure treated boards (for our bench seat support frame)
Exterior grade wood putty
Tarps for protection

If shopping for yourself, the quantities above would depend on how many boxes and what sizes you’re making, but you can see that the supply list is pretty simple! For the stain, we have paint rollers, brushes and trays already, so keep those add-ons in mind, too.

The same day the boards were delivered, we spent the evening ripping 1/8″ off both sides of each and every board using our table saw. Common boards have a slightly rounded edge, so although this is complete personal preference, we always take the time to do this step so that the edges are nice and square. In the end, we love that it gives off a more polished look:

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Just be prepared to clean up the massive amount of sawdust!

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With our boards prepped and ready, we spent last Saturday building! We started with the 7.5′ planter next to our staircase first, the most straight-forward box of the bunch. We started by cutting the 4x4s to 21″, which would be our finished height. We decided on an overall depth of 24″, so after cutting the long lengths to 7.5′, we used the remainder of those boards and cut them to 22″; this accounts for the 1″ depth of the front and back boards:

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It was easiest for us if we worked our way around box, layer by layer, squaring the 4x4s as we went. Scott used two screws into each of our corner braces on every board. Additional 4x4s were added to the middle of all our boxes, which helped to align the boards and give them more support.

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For a bit of interest, we used shims to space each board apart. Not only did this help give the illusion of straighter boards across the longer runs (we had more freedom to push and pull the boards into place along the 4x4s), but the 1/8″ gap added a tiny design detail that we liked. Our planter boxes will ultimately be lined with insulation – a tip given to us by a local nursery to protect perennials – so there won’t be any spillover from dirt, precipitation or watering.

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For being one of our smaller boxes, this guy still weighed a ton. Like, I was barely any help to Scott, but we were able to get it into place. At this point, we still needed to add a finishing lip around the top (more on that in a minute), but things were looking up!

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Next, we worked on the angled box that would sit to the left of the fireplace. It was built in the same way, but we needed to use three 4×4 halves to support the corners, and we cut the ends of the vertical boards on a 45-degree angle as well:

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The box to the right of the fireplace was our most challenging, because we wanted it to seamlessly wrap around the corner along the garage as well.

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But look! Cute!

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You can see we added a finished edge along the tops at this point, which really sets them off. We are so happy with how they took our pretty planters and made them look complete:

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We made the edges deep enough to cover the 4×4 supports with just enough for a 1/2″ overhang. The math worked out that each lip is the same width as the vertical boards – about 5″.

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Although straight cuts would have looked fine, we decided to use mitered corner cuts. One deck screw from the top into each 4×4 is keeping them secure!

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The largest corner planter is very, very (very!) heavy, so it’s still floating in the yard for now. At least this will help us get all the way around when we go to stain the boxes, but we’ll likely need to call in the help of a few friends to shimmy it into place:

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This weekend, we’ll be building the 4′ bench that will span the distance between these two planters (again, the corner planter isn’t in place, so that gap will be large enough for a 2-seater):

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In addition to building the bench, we’ll be puttying over all the exposed screw heads and lining them with foam board insulation. We’ve decided on a deep, dark stain that we’ll apply before finally moving them all into place, and then it will be time to fill them up with dirt and plants and choose a nice layer of gravel to finish off the look between and around them!

  • Katie Richards - August 11, 2016 - 7:40 AM

    Forgive me for asking but today this post came truncated into my RSS reader. I don’t believe your posts were before. Is this something you plan to do into the future?ReplyCancel

    • Kim - August 11, 2016 - 8:27 AM

      Hi Katie, we’re working on a few formatting changes for the blog to keep it loading faster since our posts tend to get very long. Nothing is set in stone just yet. Can you tell me what reader you use? I’m not seeing it truncated on my end, and I use Bloglovin’. Thanks!ReplyCancel

      • Jen - August 11, 2016 - 8:36 AM

        I use feedly and it came through truncated. Not a big deal for me to click through but thought it might be helpful to let you know.ReplyCancel

      • Jess - August 11, 2016 - 8:37 AM

        I use Feedly and it happened for me too. Not that it matters, but I REALLY prefer the blogs that aren’t truncated. :)ReplyCancel

        • Kim - August 11, 2016 - 8:52 AM

          Thanks, guys! The reason I wasn’t seeing it is because I use Bloglovin’ to read up on favorites, and they always require a click over… something I actually prefer, since I like to read posts directly on the site. I appreciate the feedback!ReplyCancel

          • Allison Van Beek - August 11, 2016 - 11:36 AM

            Please don’t truncate! Pleeeeeaaaaseeee!ReplyCancel

          • bella - August 11, 2016 - 1:50 PM

            I use theoldreader.com and it was truncated for me, too. I usually unsubscribe from blogs that truncate. Even if I love the blog, I just can’t. ha.ReplyCancel

            • Tiffany - August 13, 2016 - 12:22 AM

              I use bloglovin and it showed up truncated for me as well! Please don’t truncate! I’m super not a fan!ReplyCancel

      • Katie - August 11, 2016 - 11:49 AM

        I am also using FeedlyReplyCancel

      • Rebecca - August 11, 2016 - 5:27 PM

        I’m also using Feedly and it is truncated. Please change it back!!ReplyCancel

      • sadie - August 11, 2016 - 6:30 PM

        I use Feedly and it is truncated. I unsubscribe from blogs who truncate even though I typically click over to the site and read the post there if I find it interesting – truncation keeps me from figuring out whether I want to read the post or not.ReplyCancel

  • Kristin - August 11, 2016 - 7:54 AM

    I am really interested to read about the insulation process. This wouldn’t have occured to me until too late. We’ll be tackling our back yard renovation next spring and will be using many of your posts for guidance. Any chance you’ll be installing a rain barrel or two as well;) We have some drainage issues to tackle as well.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - August 11, 2016 - 8:25 AM

      It’s not something we thought to do either, but we met with a design consultant from a local nursery (which was surprisingly crazy affordable, by the way!), and she suggested it to keep perennials happy! We’ll share the details once we tackle that part!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - August 11, 2016 - 8:08 AM

    Hi- I am disappointed that this post came through truncated. I have been a long time reader and huge fan (of your style and as a rescue dog mom) and I save and pin a large number of your posts after reading them in my RSS feed. I have also purchased a number of items through links in your posts. Please don’t make the decision to optimize towards getting more clicks on your content at the risk of alienating people who already are part of your fan base.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - August 11, 2016 - 8:29 AM

      Hi Kelly, thanks for your feedback. We’re working on a few formatting changes for the blog to keep it loading faster since our posts tend to get very long. Can you tell me what RSS reader you use?

      Update: I’m seeing it in Feedly, is that right?ReplyCancel

      • Valerie - August 11, 2016 - 8:34 AM

        I use Feedly and they’re coming through truncated for me on there.ReplyCancel

      • Stephanie - August 11, 2016 - 8:56 AM

        I use Digg Reader and it’s showing up truncated as well. Like Kelly, I’m a longtime reader, and often purchase items using links in yours posts. I would prefer that you not truncate posts in RSS readers as it does effect my decision to continue reading your blog.ReplyCancel

      • Ginger - August 11, 2016 - 11:16 AM

        I’m seeing it truncated in The Old Reader as well. I know I’m so much more likely to read posts when I don’t have to click away, or even if it’s truncated, but with a photo. I need that visual to remind me what I’m following a blog for!ReplyCancel

  • Hannah Christensen - August 11, 2016 - 8:43 AM

    oh my gosh, guys, now you are making me rethink keeping the boring little flowerbed in front of our newly re-sided garage — the idea of two giant planters + a cute bench is blowing my little chicago brain! plus my raised beds are cedar and i loooove the weathered color they’ve taken on after this rainy sunny summer — thinking a version of these planters with that would look amazing :-oReplyCancel

    • Kim - August 11, 2016 - 8:54 AM

      Oooh, that WOULD look amazing! Perhaps you could give it a go in another area and see how you like it? They had cedar at Lowe’s in the same dimensions as the pressure treated we used, and it was stunning.ReplyCancel

  • Robyn - August 11, 2016 - 9:02 AM

    I use feedspot and had to click over which I hate! Please change it back! I love you guys but I just don’t have time to click over to every single blog I read!

    Also- planter boxes and fireplace are awesome. Can’t wait to see them filled with plants. It’s gonna be rad.ReplyCancel

  • Jane Schaefer - August 11, 2016 - 9:11 AM

    I have that same fireplace, can’t wait to see how you fit it in your plan.ReplyCancel

  • Emily R - August 11, 2016 - 9:37 AM

    Did you guys talk about why you went for planters rather than just planting in the ground? Planters looks great – but I’m always nervous about the cost of so much soil, keeping them watered and keeping them warm in the winter. All things that are eliminated if you plant directly in the soil. Just curious!

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    • Kim - August 11, 2016 - 10:04 AM

      Good question! We wanted them to be up and away from dogs/children, and we personally just love the look that warm wood planters bring to a space. We’ll be staining these a dark walnut color (which should add a lot of contrast back here), and our hope is that the more structured boxes will look really nice against wild, overflowing plants!ReplyCancel

  • Courtney @ Foxwood Forest - August 11, 2016 - 9:57 AM

    Oh my goodness, you guys! These are so great! We just finished building a new staircase ourselves, so we can relate to measuring, doing math, cutting precisely, and all those fun wood things. :) You must be so, so happy with this project!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - August 11, 2016 - 10:04 AM

      So. Much. MATH! But worth it. Can’t wait to finish them up soon!ReplyCancel

  • Haley - August 11, 2016 - 10:51 AM

    How will this work around the bottom of the planters? Will the dirt and stuff ooze out?ReplyCancel

    • Kim - August 11, 2016 - 11:07 AM

      Nope! These guys are heavy, and they sit nice and firm on the ground. We’ll also be filling the surrounding area with prettier gravel (we still need to choose it though!).ReplyCancel

  • Julia [Chris Loves Julia] - August 11, 2016 - 12:28 PM

    Ooo!!! We wanted to do a few raised planters, but this! This is so amazing! I can’t wait to see them finished. What a powerful statement they will make.ReplyCancel

  • angela - August 11, 2016 - 1:35 PM

    OMG!! This makes me want to get off my butt and finally, FINALLY start building those planter boxes my husband and I keep talking about for our yard! I’m thinking I’m going to use the same plans that you used (but with the sizes customized for my yard of course) and will go with a black stain. I’m super into black stain recently for some reason. What do you think? Too much?! The back of our fence is white vinyl lattice while the rest of the fence around the yard is cedar and scalloped.ReplyCancel

  • Mags - August 11, 2016 - 5:39 PM

    I loooove the planters! Are you going to fill with something light or inexpensive before putting the dirt in?

    I’m a loyal reader and loyal feedly user and I really wish I could have read this in the reader!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - August 11, 2016 - 5:43 PM

      No, I think it’s going to be all dirt so that our perennials can grow down and into the ground if their roots feel the need! We’ll share the details on the dirt once that happens, hopefully in the next week or two. :DReplyCancel

  • Heather - August 11, 2016 - 6:07 PM

    I agree with others on the truncated posts. I may love a blog but will stop reading if truncated!ReplyCancel

  • Chuck - August 11, 2016 - 9:04 PM

    These look great. How wet were the pressure treated boards? I don’t think they will take the stain well until they dry out some. Also, last year I had an issue with stain spontaneously combusting on a rag I used to wipe off the excess so be careful.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - August 11, 2016 - 10:37 PM

      Yikes!! What brand of stain did you use? Our boards are a little wet, and I know we should wait a little longer, but the heat has been helping them dry out much faster! I think we’re going to cross our fingers and hope for the best…ReplyCancel

  • Akiyo - August 12, 2016 - 11:17 AM

    So pretty! Can’t wait to see the next step! I wish we waited to build our planter box last month~! HahaReplyCancel

    • Kim - August 12, 2016 - 12:49 PM

      Nice! Did you guys DIY them!?ReplyCancel

      • Akiyo - August 18, 2016 - 12:33 PM

        We did! :) But ours look a little sad compared to yours. Haha! I can’t wait to see what you plant too! My thumbs are turning greener. :DReplyCancel

        • Kim - August 18, 2016 - 12:48 PM

          That’s so awesome!! Go, you!ReplyCancel

  • Marti | Project Palermo - August 12, 2016 - 12:09 PM

    This looks amazing! Awesome work, and super inspiring – I just stepped onto our back porch so I could scan the yard and think where I might be able to do something similar. Looking forward to hearing details about plants and stain!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle DuPuis - August 15, 2016 - 3:27 PM

    They look awesome. I’m excited to see what you plant!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - August 16, 2016 - 6:00 PM

      So are we, haha! We still don’t know.ReplyCancel

  • Staci @ My Friend Staci - August 15, 2016 - 5:14 PM

    Doing a mini version of these would look dynamite on my condo patio. Maybe even staining them black like one of the other commenters suggested?ReplyCancel

    • Kim - August 16, 2016 - 5:59 PM

      You can’t go wrong with black stain!ReplyCancel

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See Part I right here!

I couldn’t shake that something felt ‘off’ in our living room. We spend a lot of our time in there, rubbing the dogs’ bellies, marathon-ing our way through Netflix, brainstorming upcoming projects and, of course, lots and lots of lounging. At first, I felt like maybe things were a little cramped. When we first moved into this house, we thought this room was huuuge! And it was, well, compared to our former condo. So we did what anyone would do when faced with a so-called huge room; we brought in the longest couch we’ve ever owned and paired it with a 6′ wide coffee table. 6 feet! As it turns out, the room wasn’t quite as large as we initially thought, and things started feeling, I don’t know, tight? I told Scott that I was tired of side-shuffling between the table and couch. He agreed. A flip switched, and change was needed. Again, our house wasn’t working for us, and that’s not cool.

We sold the coffee table at our yard sale, and after loving it for far too long, we picked up this ottoman (best decision!) to fill the void. Eventually, we’ll get/make a smaller table, too. Things were looking up, but I admitted to Scott, I think it’s the rug. A while ago, we swapped out the bold, crazy Persian for an equally crazy spread we picked up from this a local vintage shop. (Oddly enough, I had a hard time finding a good photo of rug #2, but you can see it in this post.) Over time, I realized that ‘bold’ and ‘crazy’ wasn’t how I wanted the living room to feel, despite being drawn towards that style in inspiration photos. Confusing, right? Instead, I wanted calm. Quiet. Truth be told, Scott admitted he was never nuts about the second rug, and so he agreed to look at options as long as we could break even financially. Challenge accepted!

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We still have all the heart-eyes over our first rug, and we think it’ll eventually find its way into another bedroom. The second rug was listed online, and the buyer was excited to see how it would pair with her navy wall. Navy – we knew it had found a great home!

In the meantime, I had started rounding up neutral rugs online, pinning and saving images to show Scott. Finally – finally! – we landed on a grey overdyed rug from this eBay seller, and I was shocked when my best offer was accepted, which by the way, ended up fulfilling my promise to break even. Yeah! And my goodness, I am done rug swapping for a while. (PS: Living room sources are listed at the bottom of this post!)

Below, I’ve rounded up a big handful of options that were all considered. Some were wish listed and some were thisclose to making the cut (#11 and #18 found their way into my shopping cart on more than one occasion!). A good neutral rug should be a long-lasting backdrop to the every day, and we think any one of these could live up to that:

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1. Citra Rug // 2. Navy Herringbone Rug // 3. Dollop Rug  // 4. Honeycomb Rug // 5. Memphis Shag Rug // 6. Blurred Lines Rug

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7. Baxter Grey Wool Rug // 8. Kailee Printed Rug // 9. Raskmölle Rug // 10. Ellis Rug // 11. Sequence Indoor/Outdoor Rug // 12. Anastasia Rug

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13. Harper Denim Rug // 14. Chunky Wool & Jute Rug // 15. Hand Loomed Shine Rug  // 16. Mid-Century Heathered Basketweave Rug // 17. Citrine Rug // 18. Emilie Sweater Wool Rug*

*The Emilie Sweater rug sold out at least two times while we were considering it. If you’re thinking about it, it looks like it’s in stock again!

While our current rug was in transit, I might have worried about having too much grey on our first floor, but once it was in place, all those fears subsided. It’s quiet. It’s calm. Scott loves it; I love it. The most important critics though? They love it, too.

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LIVING ROOM SOURCE LIST:

wall color, living room: Benjamin Moore Intense White | wall color, nook: Benjamin Moore Narragansett Green | door color: Farrow & Ball Hague Blue | couch | chairs | vintage rug | curtains and brass rod | leather ottoman  | sconce | dinosaur art | X pillow | navy pillow  | pink pillow | faux fur pillowplanter | knitted ottoman | nook chair

  • AnnMarie - August 4, 2016 - 8:39 AM

    It does give the living room such a wonderful, relaxing vibe! And I’m dying for the ottoman.ReplyCancel

  • Bethany - August 4, 2016 - 10:14 AM

    So cozy, and so PRETTY. Love it! I’m a newer follower of your blog and I just want to make myself right at home in your living room. <3 plus your pets seem very lovable.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - August 4, 2016 - 10:21 AM

      They are the MOST lovable. So happy you found us!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay - August 4, 2016 - 11:26 AM

    What about the source for the side table?

    Also, I wasn’t a blog reader in 2014 so didn’t know you had that couch recovered yourself. LOVE everything about it. My husband has always wanted a chesterfield, and I’ve been thinking we need a navy couch…so basically what you guys have is exactly what we want :)ReplyCancel

    • Kim - August 4, 2016 - 11:32 AM

      Hi, Lindsay! both of our side tables were found secondhand on Craigslist. We love them SO much, but they’re basically marble topped pedestal tables (the perfect height for the couch arms!). Definitely try a search in your area for ‘marble pedestal table.’ Good luck!ReplyCancel

  • Kristin - August 4, 2016 - 9:08 PM

    I loved rug #2, but the room really loves the new rug. It really works with all the other spcea open to it. The entry tile looks killer with it as does your reading chair in the readig room behind the tv.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - August 5, 2016 - 9:52 AM

      Good point. The entryway tile LOVES the new rug, too!ReplyCancel

  • Bernadette - August 4, 2016 - 9:15 PM

    If anyone is considering the Baxter rug you linked, BUY IT! And get the thick padding for under it. Cushy happy feet goodness! I’ve had mine for 2+ years and it still looks brand new even with high traffic and being a doggie play space. When we moved, it was looking like we needed to buy a bigger rug (I have the 8×10), but I just couldn’t part with the Baxter and buying another of the same if seemed crazy, so we rearranged the furniture to make it work :)ReplyCancel

    • Kim - August 5, 2016 - 9:53 AM

      Thanks for the feedback, and we couldn’t agree more! We have the Baxter rug in our bedroom with a thick rug pad, and my goodness. It is the best. There is the slightest variation in the coloring that doesn’t show up as well online. Even though we have one already, we were considering it for down in the living room, too! That’s how good it is. It’s such a GREAT rug!ReplyCancel

  • HMB - August 5, 2016 - 6:47 AM

    Great blog related to living room decor!

    I also love decorating my home but also asked some ideas and advise from experts at https://www.helpmebuild.com/ReplyCancel

  • Dakwerken - August 5, 2016 - 6:53 AM

    Wow! The room looks so pretty. Moreover the room has a very cozy and relaxing vibe.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - August 6, 2016 - 6:05 AM

    I think this post just saved us a lot of money. I’m also drawn to the crazy rugs in inspiration photos, but I’m really not sure I could wake up to it everyday. Thank you for sharing this!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - August 9, 2016 - 9:40 AM

      Sometimes it takes us a few years to figure these things out! We love the vintage runners in our kitchen and bedroom, and we think the first Persian will look pretty in another bedroom upstairs, but it was just a bit too overwhelming in a room where we like to wind down. :)ReplyCancel

  • Grondwerken - August 9, 2016 - 6:49 AM

    Wow! Looks amazing. Cool colors and a peaceful look. ReplyCancel

  • Daniel @ Manhattan Nest - August 9, 2016 - 11:46 AM

    I KNEW something about you living room looked different! Which makes my whole Jack-jumped-up-and-my-iced-coffee-spilled-everywhere incident make me feel OH SO GREAT. I’M SORRY NEW RUG!!! But I think it survived unscathed somehow so I’m gonna forget it ever happened. Hugggssssss.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - August 9, 2016 - 11:54 AM

      I completely forgot that even happened! Jack was extra careful to make sure it only spilled on the floor so he could get every last sip. Come back!!ReplyCancel

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Try, try again.

Sometimes, we get so excited about an idea that we jump in with both feet and don’t look back. As an over-researcher of pretty much everything, it can feel so liberating to just make a decision and run with it! No more Googling, no more questioning. But sometimes, after that initial thrill, we’ll step back and say, huh, maybe it will grow on us? (And this is why I always fall back to my over-researching ways, friends.) Let’s just say, we are not immune to renovation indecision.

But here’s the good news: If something isn’t working out, there’s no harm in trying again! Our home needs to work for us, never against us. It should come as no surprise that as we continue to tweak here and there,  we fall more and more in love with our home. When any visual chaos is removed, it’s like a sigh of relief. Aah, much better.

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Our most recent tweak? We experimented with Crate & Barrel’s new paint line to – once and for all! – change up the color in our entryway coat closet. You might remember that we wanted a big punch of color, and boy, did we really go for it. We loved it for about a month, and then one evening as we were taking a friend’s coat to hang in the closet, the combination of nighttime + green closet + light bulb = ouch! So fluorescent; so wrong.

The Crate & Barrel colors are a collaboration with the no-VOC paint brand, Colorhouse. This was our first time using Colorhouse, and, well, color us impressed. The formula is nice and thick, and the curated palette available from Crate & Barrel is classic. We landed on Purple 01 (or should I say, Scott landed on? What a guy!), and the soft lavender is so, so pretty. It’s muted enough to feel grown up, with enough grey mixed in to keep it soft in the evening, too.

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We love it. Love. It. We shared the entire story on the Crate blog, right here! Coming up, another tweak that made all the difference. Because when in doubt, why not?

This post is in partnership with Crate & Barrel, and you can view their entire paint line here! Thank you for supporting the brands that support us (and our missteps!).

  • Carol - August 3, 2016 - 8:55 AM

    The paint color is nice, but how did I not know about that domino? LOVE IT.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - August 3, 2016 - 9:15 AM

      Definitely one of our favorite little surprises. :DReplyCancel

  • Steph M. - August 3, 2016 - 2:25 PM

    The lavender color is so pretty. We just painted the living room and entry a nice white this past weekend. I totally forgot about the entry closet. I’m loving the idea of a fun color in there!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - August 3, 2016 - 2:31 PM

      Totally! Just not TOO fun… haha!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca - August 6, 2016 - 10:08 AM

    I really like that color. Years ago, when I first moved into my condo, I painted my bathroom lavender (BM Lavender Lipstick) and I still like it; however, I’ve been contemplating redoing my bathroom. I’d like to retile it with white subway tile, swap out my cherry wood vanity for a smaller white one, and paint the walls a white with perhaps just the smallest hint of purple or green. Though, I’m thinking it may be just too white. This could be the color I’m looking for — a little subtler than the color I have, but enough to go with the white. Thanks for the suggestion.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - August 9, 2016 - 9:39 AM

      Rebecca, it’s SO subtle, but definitely pink-lavender. It’s really pretty, we can’t recommend it highly enough!ReplyCancel

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