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Friends, when we posted the Sewing Nook Grey, Pink or Blue Debate, we didn’t expect so many of you to care! But you did and it blew us away! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the matter!

Since it was really fun to see the votes rolling in, I thought I’d share the results with you and announce the winning color we eventually chose.

Grey: 31  |  Blue: 37  |  Pink: 23

We also got additional votes and suggestions: Yellow 2x, Silvery Light Blue 2x, Peach, Orangey-Pink, Mauve, Light Cream, White, Light Olive Green + Sage Green

And lastly a hashtag: #firstworldprobs (#whatcoloristhat?)

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Adrian just bought wood to build some pretty + sturdy shelves in the Sewing Nook! It’s exciting, because I have boxes and boxes of craft, sewing and decor supplies that are all in need of a new home. So yes, getting shelves is quite exciting around here.

As home improvements go, it snowballed into a lengthy debate on what color the sewing nook should be. After all, I need to paint the walls before Adrian can put in the shelves. Right from the get-go I loved the idea of doing something fun in this small and confined space. I love love love my all-white walls throughout the house, but this would be the perfect breeding ground to try out some new ideas and step out of my comfort zone a bit.

After hours of weighing my options – and no decision yet – I thought I’d share about the process. After all I can’t be the only one that has a hard time with how to pick the perfect wall color, right?

Pink Walls

I’ve always wanted to paint a wall pink. In fact, a couple of years ago I went through a major ‘pink phase’ and just loved the feminine air it creates. So pink should be a no-brainer. But wait, is this a little too girly at this point in my life? Would I grow sick of it within a short period of time?

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Blue Walls

On the contrary, I’ve been falling head over heals in love with dusty blues. They look fantastic with greys, whites and even blacks. It’s definitely more moody and serene in a way. Maybe more cozy? It’s a North/East facing room and my main concern with blue walls is that the room might get a tad too cold.

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Grey Walls

And so we come to a light grey. It’s the safe option. It’s soft and calm, maybe a little boring, but it can be easily dressed up with pops of colors throughout the seasons. It’s easy, pretty and maybe a little bland. But while it’s all of that, it would also be the most timeless color of the three.

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How to Pick the Perfect Wall Color

From all my back and forth, I’ve discovered a few things you can ask yourself when you’re trying to choose the perfect color for your walls.

ONE / How do you want to feel in the room? Creative, calm, cozy?

TWO / Do you want the color of said room to go well with the rest of the house?

THREE / Should the color be timeless?

FOUR / Invest a few $ into color samples! It’s your sure-fire way to see a little color swap in a bigger area, giving you a better idea of what the color really looks like.

FIVE / If all fails, the walls are painted and you hate it, it’s a relatively simple and inexpensive mistake to fix ♥

 

And now, I’d love to hear from you – which color would you pick for my craft/sewing nook?? Pink, Blue or Grey?? Please leave a comment below, I would really appreciate your help ♥

 

 

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The old main house is (almost) done! Some electrical outlets need covers, a couple walls need paint, the windows need curtains – but it’s ready to be moved into! A day later, and we wouldn’t be able to celebrate Christmas Eve in the new and oh so beautiful living room.

It’s not all that much of a tour yet, but would you like to see?

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The Living Room is more like a winter wonderland than I had ever imagined it to be. We’re loving our flocked Christmas tree, which is so easy to set up each year!

The new STRANDMON chair in Light Gray from IKEA looks so elegant + cozy on the blonde whitewashed floors! The contrast between the old floors and the all-white wall moldings to the more modern lines and cooler gray tones came out better than I had ever dreamed of ♥

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Friends, we just finished whitewashing the old main house!!! It feels like a huge milestone. My knees are down to a pulp, my arms are cramping and my wrist is hurting. But it’s all worth it! Now we only need to seal up them floors and by the middle of next week we can move in, just in time for Christmas!

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The bedroom plank wall is done too! What an accomplishment on Adrian’s side. That wall, I tell you, was quite the little fighter. The house is crooked in all directions, making it extra difficult to put in a pretty plank wall. Not to mention, Madame requested that the chimney would be wrapped as well…

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And then the wood stove arrived! Adrian has switched out the tile flooring in the kitchen entry and the black Jotul stove looks amazing on the concrete look-alike tile we chose.

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It’s all starting to come together, which feels really really great. The next projects will be the mudroom wall (yup, ANOTHER plank wall!) with DIY bench, and at some point we need to finish the laundry room. But first we’ll move into the old main house and put up our Christmas tree! We’ve been waiting too long!

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