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We’re so excited to have finally started our IKEA kitchen remodel! If you’ve been following us for a while, you might remember how we (enthusiastically) had planned to be done with the kitchen before Christmas. Well, things take a gazillion times longer in real life and we had to push the kitchen reno project into the new year. But now we’re ready and so the kitchen story begins!

To document the stories and progress, Adrian and I decided to record a video each week to chat about our experiences, the ups + downs, the good and the bad. Going into this kitchen adventure, we had scoured the internet for hours, devouring anything we could find on IKEA kitchens, honed marble and progress blog posts. Now it’s our turn to share and we hope it will inspire you to make your remodeling dreams come to life – big or small ♥

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We are SO excited (and a little nervous!) to share the very first house renovation webisode with you today! We’re taking you into our new living room where we talk about floors, paint colors, benches, plank walls and general ups + downs of renovating an old house. We hope you enjoy our chatter ♥

What do you think?? We’d love to hear your thoughts! Please share in the comments what you think and what you’d like to see/hear more of! Thanks ♥

 

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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