Around this time every year we host a big Easter celebration at our home so I start sprucing everything up. I love doing a bit of a makeover on things to make them fresh and it helps the pass those long winter days more quickly! So I thought I would start a regular monthly post called My Humble Home to let you have a peek into my life and share all the little projects I am doing around here.
One of the things I did was I wanted a fresh spring look in my bedroom. So when I found this beauty I had to have her!
(this is not an actual picture of my bedroom)
I read the reviews and it sounded like the picture was true to color. I had never used a duvet before but glad I did this time. And I am so happy with it because it is absolutely beautiful! Even my husband liked it and he is more of a "manly man".
I got it along with this duvet comforter:
I like that if I want to change the look I can just keep the duvet cover off or just get another one for a very affordable price. And for the record, it is super comfy and soft! My son said it looked like it belonged in a bed and breakfast inn!
I also usually like to take on big painting projects and this year was no different. I planned two big projects this year--one was our family room and the other is our upper bathroom. We were going to go with gray and white in the family room but I am rethinking that this week and we might go with a dark wine color instead on our accent walls.
We also ordered some paint to do my oak cabinets black in our upper bathroom and this one I found requires no sanding, no primer or anything. Just wipe down your furniture and start painting. It is called Beyond Paint it is the color Licorice.
I have also been told that Benjamin Moore has a similiar product! I will look for it and link it here.
I also had to update our carpet in the foyer so I chose this oriental rug to match our stairs:
Lately have been reading this wonderful book on A Simplified Life by Emily Ley. I have to tell you I love so many of her ideas and will be using this book to encourage me through all the organizing and decluttering I plan on doing this spring!
I will write a full post on it tomorrow so you can read more about it--I am telling you, this is one is a very enjoyable, gentle book that is definitely worth your time if you want some inspiration in your homemaking!
Back to our updates--our family loves spending time outside, BBQing, and entertaining- so I also bought six new chairs with cushions for my patio deck. These are the exact ones I bought:
I might get some accent pillows to go with them, but we will see.
And a new umbrella with led lights and a solar panel.
I would like to find an umbrella that I don'tt have to replace every year, so this time I am trying this out this new one and hope it will last for awhile. If you have any recommendations let me know! But I love how we can use these lights to hang out later at night as a family talking on the deck.
I hope you enjoyed hearing about what we are doing around in our humble home!
Have you taken on any new projects lately?
If so, please share them in the comments!
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