Hung Up On Pink


Our pink door finally got hung up!

Remember my post about that old pink door we purchased? Well, we finally got around to hanging it up a few weeks ago. It now hangs in our hallway. It actually looks really cool where it is.


We hung three paintings on it.



The alien painting is by Gloria Muriel. The gnome riding a dragon was a Christmas present my daughter painted for me three Christmases ago. The black and white dragon is by Becky Dreistadt.


We are very happy with the look of the hallway now. It is decidedly fun!

What is the most outrageous thing you have done in your home?… decorating wise. ; )

Please tell!




Isn’t that a lovely name? That is the name of the paint color I chose to paint our house with. It is by Benjamin Moore. I paint matched at Home Depot, so your color may vary.

When I was younger, I watched Kim Basinger in “I Dreamed of Africa.” I do not remember anything about the movie, except it was sad. But it inspired me. My inspiration came from the grey walls in her house, in the movie.

I longed for grey walls in my own home. This was the year 2000. I just wanted it noted I wanted grey walls long before grey walls were trendy.

And now they are everywhere. It kind of breaks my heart, but I went with my dream. The twenty-something-year-old in me would not be denied. She is pretty persistent. Have you seen all of my horse print clothing?

I scoured the internet for the perfect grey. I really liked Benjamin Moore’s Grey Owl. But my husband had wanted to keep the walls white. I knew this color would be too much for him.

I ended up seeing Moonshine on Young House Love. Their house looked amazing. We tried it. We loved it. Sold.






So, our kitchen, family room, hallway and laundry room all got this color.


Our “formal” living room, AKA book storage room, stayed the same, Ralph Lauren Forde Abbey. We just repainted it the same color, for a fresh update. You cannot imagine the nicks and scuffs that were on the walls after ten years of two adults, two kids, and two dogs.

Let’s take a moment and admire the “moonshine.” It is beautiful during the day.

What are the color of your walls? Are you obsessed with grey? You can see more of our grey walls in our post about our baseboards.

* Peacock painting by Ginette Callaway.

Lakshmi painting by Gloria Muriel

Cyclops in the hallway by Shawn Smith of Shawnimals

I shared this on Savvy Southern Style

And My Romantic Home

Green Chest in Hand

I have a secret. I cannot resist a chest. No, not that kind of chest. But a beautiful antique chest. A chest perfect for hiding anything you want inside, even another chest. Of course it is kind of a hard secret to keep in a small house like our own. My husband humors me and deals with my stacks upon stacks of wooden obsessions. Lately, though, it has gone a little too far.

I try to always picture where something will go in my house before I make a purchase. If I can’t figure it out, I walk away. If I later come up with a brilliant solution, I will purchase it. If not, someone else will definitely make it a happy home.

This has always worked for me.

Until now.

On a recent trip to the flea market, I spotted this guy.




Look at that chipped creamy green paint. Check out that beautiful faded red cross symbol. He can stand vertically (like a dresser) or horizontally ( like, well, a chest).

Isn’t he lovely? I asked how much the chest was and the sweet guy said, “$90.”

How could I resist? Before my husband knew what had happened, he was carrying this heavy beauty through the busy market. I was ecstatic! What a steal! Only, I had a problem. Where was I going to put this new acquisition? I was quiet all the way home, trying to think of the right solution.

But, we arrived home, and I still had no answer. So, my husband unceremoniously dumped my latest baby in our garage. He has been languishing there for months now. Every time I get out of my car in the garage, I see him. And he breaks my heart. And I am wracked with guilt.

So, I need to figure out where I can put him.

Do you like him here?


Do you like him there?


Do you like him anywhere?
Do you like my green crossed friend?
Tell me, tell me,
Where shall he end?