Hey everybody! It’s Thursday February 1. Where does the time go, right? Wherever you are I hope this finds you having a great week. My week has been pretty tamed. I’ve had a laundry list of things to do (including the laundry). But since I’ve been staying home a lot (trying to avoid contact with sick people), I can focus on getting some real work done around here, like painting.
One of the things we’re working on is upgrading our home. We currently live in a 1950’s style home. It needs some work. A lot of work.
I think it falls under the category of “fixer upper.”
The good thing about fixer uppers is that you’re working with a clean slate. You can do whatever you want with the house (as long as you can afford it).
The one thing that’s more expensive than anything else when fixing up a home is hiring a contractor. Those guys not only wanna get rich on one job but most, cut corners, too.
They can be arrogant. Unreliable. And untrustworthy. Making it emotionally expensive, too.
So for now, while I’m looking for that right contractor, I’m doing the things I can do on my own. Things that I love. Things like painting.
I’m working on painting a hallway and a small linen closet. I’m leaning towards a bright white paint, because they are both small. I want that space to feel clean, uncluttered, bright and maybe, a little bigger.
If you’ve been following me you know I’m a Magnolia Market fan. I think Chip and Joanna Gaines are a success because they truly are good at what they do.
There’s a lot of home renovators and designers on the market, especially on TV. But this duo hit’s all the right notes.
Joanna’s vision and ability to create beautiful yet user friendly surroundings is remarkable. She proves you can have both pretty and kid friendly, too.
Did You Hear? Magnolia Market has recently partnered with Kilz paint.
We are very proud to announce the creation of Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines™, an ultra-premium interior paint collection featuring over 150 colors personally created by Joanna Gaines.
So I’ve been checking out their paint colors. I do like what I see. I’m not so keen on the chemicals in paint, though. Not just in this line but all lines.
There are a few good chemical-free brands on the market. I’ll share some with you down the road. For now, here’s two colors I found at Magnolia Market that got me to thinking that just maybe, I can make an exception. (insert shrug shoulders)
Silos White (I feel like this is too beige-y. What do you think?)
True White (I love a bright white. But Magnolia Market bright white is thick, and it says it’s made for furniture and trim so it may not work so well on the walls if it’s as thick as they say).
Any thoughts? Comment. Share with me.
Paint tips from Joanna
One of the things I really appreciate about Magnolia Market and Joanna Gaines is that they offer these useful tips. This video in particular is educational. I wanted to share it with you, too.
Wishing you love, happiness and friendship.