Friday, December 30, 2011

Out with the Old . . .

Redecorating is a bittersweet experience at our house---bitter for my husband, and sweet for me.  For Christmas this year, he gave me a paintbrush in my stocking with a little note attached that said the brush came with "one paint boy."  I know this was a true gift of love because as much as I hate painting, he hates it more.  I swallow my aversion laying on the latex because I love the end result.  Mr. Tall-Dark-and-Handsome, however, likes things the way they are---bless his heart.  So when I tell him that I want to repaint a room, he looks at me with that tilted-head-scrunched-brow-Elvis-arched-lip look.  "But why do you want to paint that room?  I think it looks fine.  Besides, didn't we JUST redo that room five years ago?"  Five years ago?  FIVE years ago?  Doesn't he know that five years is an eternity?  Five years ago, we had 2 fewer children.  Five years ago I fit in single digit jeans.  Five years ago our bedroom looked great in "cornflower" yellow.  But a lot can change in five years.  So this week, it is out with the old, and in with the new.  And by new I mean "seahawk" by Kwal.  But before I reveal the look for 2012, I've decided that it is only fitting that I pay homage to those cornflower walls that served us so well for so long (or so briefly, depending on who you ask).

Here is our bedroom all dressed up for Christmas.  I have an addiction to all cascading greenery.  Mr. Tall-Dark-and-Handsome thinks it looks like a rogue mustache, but he indulges me anyway.

Rather than hanging our stockings on the mantle with the kids' stockings, I thought it would be fun to hang our socks on our headboard.  Besides, it was a great reminder for my hubby to see every day . . .

And even though I would have loved to have worked a pear tree into the decor as an homage to the 1st day of Christmas, I settled with a pear in a wreath.  Sorry, no partridges this year. 

I really did love this look for the past several years, but I'm just as excited with the new scheme.  Stay tuned for the reveal!  Happy New Year's Eve!  


  1. I smiled when I read, "OUT WITH THE OLD AND IN WITH THE NEW," because that is what I tell my kids all the time. I look forward to seeing your changed room. Decorating is always fun for me. Happy New Year, my friends.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley


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