Monday, February 28, 2011

UPDATE: Bedroom Makeover

So, I did it! I took the plunge and painted my room... that really means this bedroom makeover is a go!

I said that there would be some unexpected things in this makeover, and I think the pictures show some of the unexpected! I selected 3 different colors for my bedroom and bathroom... The first and probably boldest is my ceiling color: Olympic - Royal Indigo (C43-6). The wall colors is a familiar color in this Fay house: Valspar - Polished Silver (is the same light grey that is downstairs...Check it out). The bathroom got a light lavender: Olympic - Lazy Lilac (C43-2) a distent relative of Royal Indigo!

Here is how it turned out I LOVE IT!

This picture was taken in the evening...

(Look organized my closet is :) If only it would stay that way, ha!)

Here is a shot from the bathroom looking into the bedroom...

This picture was taken in the morning light, I just love the way it turned out!

A couple of tips from a non-painting expert:
1. Whoever swears by painting the ceiling has obviously hired people to paint the ceiling and has never done it themselves. Don't get me wrong I love the end result, it was just a pain in the butt to paint. It took me 4 coats...1 primer, and 3 paint.
2. When doing a dark color, get the grey primer, you will be so glad you did!
3. Olympic paint doesn't cover nearly as well as Valspar does, spend the extra 5 bucks and get Valspar, it will save your neck, back, and a lot of frustration. I think I am going to have to go back and repaint the bathroom, the paint didn't cover very well around the trim, or in general. (Note: I went with Olympic because that was the paint color I liked. Next time I will stick to the paint chips that are Valspar or have them match the Olympic paint chip.)
4. Have ibuprofen handy for the next day.
5. It is so much more enjoyable with a glass of wine in hand!


Friday, February 18, 2011

Bedroom makeover...sneak peek!

A year ago around this time, I became fed up with my bedroom... Just couldn't stand how it was decorated, it was time for a change...

Instead of swapping out my comforter I bought a house.

Now, a year and lots of $$$ later I still have the same decorations in my bedroom. It is time for a change!

So I wanted to give you a taste of my inspiration....

The color palette...

And a little something unexpected...
I'll keep you posted on how it goes!


Friday, February 11, 2011

I really thought that...

...things were going to slow down after the holidays but I guess I was wrong! I have no clue where the month of January went...And I know where the first part of February went... :)

So here is a recap of the past couple of months!

Nashville has had one of the snowiest winters ever... This was the evening of our first snow days...
We only got a couple of inches but that seems to shut down the whole city. And little did I realize when I bought my house, exactly how much trouble it would be to A.) get out of my parking lot and B.) to get off this hill. Thank goodness I can access my work computer from home. It has saved me this winter.

Garth Brooks put on 9 benefit concerts for the city of Nashville, to help with the flood recovery process. I got to go to one of them thanks to my wonderful neighbor Kelly!

Our company ended the year strong, and we were lucky enough to get bonuses... So, I got new chairs for my living room!!!

(Purple Velvet, they look awesome!!!)

Casey and I didn't get to go back to Colorado for Christmas so we ended up trying to Skype with Mom and Dad on Christmas morning. Casey and I found some pretty awesome surprises under the Christmas tree. Casey got a drill, and I got the stand mixer I have been lusting after for years...expect baked goods!!!

The December parties didn't stop...there was still fun to be had there were birthdays, happy hours, and football...needless to say I didn't get much sleep.

New Years was the BIG party. My Brother, Casey, and rung in the New Year with our Neighbors at the Adventure Science Center in Nashville. It was fun!

(Don't we clean up nice?)

The next thing I knew it was recruitment for Vanderbilt (boy did that sneak up on me this year)...And, as the recruitment adviser, I was at the Vandy Tri Delta house every night helping them select a new pledge class, which they got an amazing group of girls!

After recruitment was over the countdown to Family Cruise 2011 started!!!

But there was on last thing I had to do before I left town for 10 days. I had to put together my submission for the AIM awards. I really wrestled with putting together an entry, but in the end I am glad I did. You may be wondering what the AIM awards are and what my entry is... Well, AIM stands for Achievements In Marketing, and these awards are put on by the Nashville Chapter of the American Marketing Association (NAMA). These awards really focus on results. So, I put together a entry about the Nashville Huskers, I know it might be crazy but with the amount of success we had, I wanted to share it.

My reward for accomplishing everything was a 10 day cruise to the Caribbean with the family... but that is another post....

So now you are up to speed!