House Updates

Howdy! This weekend besides channeling my innner MacGyver, I tackled those projects that have been sitting on the list for a little too long. I also want to thank you for all your kind words about our little DIY chandelier.

The biggest thing I did was I FINALLY attached the door back on the closet and banished the golden oak…again. I have been doing this slowly but surely through out the house. I love our wood floors, I just don’t want oak trim and doors. I deglossed, sanded, primed, and painted away.

Now the first thing you see is this when you enter our home:

painted door 1

 

Such a huge difference from this:

Before and After Entry Way

 I love what a day and a little paint can do!

white door

 

I also installed the thrift store wall lamp I got a little while back to brighten up this corner at night.

brass wall lamp

I don’t know about you but I think that wall needs to be white. I may have to bust the paint out again soon…

That’s all folks! Probably not that exciting unless you are me, but little changes none the less! If you are wondering how much more oak I have to tackle, I have a whole hallway full. Ugh. Not my favorite thing to do, but so worth the effort!

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35 Comments on House Updates

  1. cassie
    July 11, 2013 at 6:55 am (10 months ago)

    it looks so awesome! And I am reminded of all the doors I need to paint…..

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      July 11, 2013 at 7:09 am (10 months ago)

      Seriously, I hear ya sista! Oooooh! Let’s compare…I have five more to go just in our hallway…whomp, whomp, whomp! It is probably my least favorite thing to do because it really tests my patience. Just to get them paintable I have to degloss them and power sand! Boo-hoo! Woe is me! LOL. xoxo K

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  2. Julia @cuckoo4design
    July 11, 2013 at 7:00 am (10 months ago)

    Yes, it’s worth the effort! I love white trim ;)

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      July 11, 2013 at 7:10 am (10 months ago)

      Isn’t white trim just so pleasant and crisp?! I love it. It really defines the space and contrasts the floor. You my dear have the most excellent taste! xoxo K

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      July 11, 2013 at 7:44 am (10 months ago)

      Thanks Manda! xo Kristin

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      July 11, 2013 at 8:26 am (10 months ago)

      Thanks so much Stephanie :) xo Kristin

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  3. Pam @ Simple Details
    July 11, 2013 at 8:35 am (10 months ago)

    Just when I think it couldn’t get any better ~ your entry is turning into one of my favorites!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      July 11, 2013 at 12:28 pm (10 months ago)

      What a compliment :) That is so sweet, thanks Pam :) xo Kristin

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  4. Lisa
    July 11, 2013 at 8:46 am (10 months ago)

    We just did the same thing with the trim around my front door and a huge window right next to it. I’d been wanting to do it for years but the idea of the mess and the work put me off. When we actually did it, it was as messy as I expected but when it was done, I was so glad we did it!
    Your entry looks amazing!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      July 11, 2013 at 12:30 pm (10 months ago)

      Thanks, Lisa. It is time-consuming work, but the results are worth it. I’ve been going slow, doing trim one day, a door the next…xo Kristin

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  5. Kim@NewlyWoodwards
    July 11, 2013 at 9:15 am (10 months ago)

    This looks awesome! LIke something from a magazine!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      July 11, 2013 at 12:33 pm (10 months ago)

      Thanks Kim. Wouldn’t that be awesome! xo Kristin

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  6. Janet
    July 11, 2013 at 9:38 am (10 months ago)

    do you have a tutorial on the door process….it looks amazing!

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  7. jillflory
    July 11, 2013 at 9:43 am (10 months ago)

    It is looking good! I agree about the wall needing to be white – but then I tend to paint everything white!!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      July 11, 2013 at 12:36 pm (10 months ago)

      White walls are under rated. I love white walls! xo Kristin

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  8. Katie@mydiyhabits.com
    July 11, 2013 at 9:59 am (10 months ago)

    Love it! I still can’t believe that light was a thrift store find! Yowza total score!
    -Katie@mydiyhabtis

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      July 11, 2013 at 12:37 pm (10 months ago)

      Thanks, Katie :) I found most of my favorite things at flea markets or thrift stores. xo Kristin

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  9. Shavonda@AHomeFullOfColor
    July 11, 2013 at 11:48 am (10 months ago)

    Doesn’t it just feel so good to check the little things off the list! I love the fresh look of the newly painted door and trim. Great job. This reminds me…I should probably get started on my to do list…

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      July 11, 2013 at 12:38 pm (10 months ago)

      Thanks, S :) Does your to-do list look like mine…does it seem to never end?? LOL xo Kristin

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  10. Sarah
    July 11, 2013 at 12:13 pm (10 months ago)

    LOVE the white! I’m definitely not a fan of oak trim either. I still can’t believe that lamp is from the thrift store – it looks great!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      July 11, 2013 at 12:39 pm (10 months ago)

      Thanks Sarah :) I think it is from being a child in the eighties and nineties. Oak was everywhere in a big way! Now it just doesn’t work ;) xo Kristin

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  11. now at home mom
    July 11, 2013 at 1:33 pm (10 months ago)

    :-) Yes for white! I love white! :-) I should do the same but no time now, too many things to do ha!ha! :-)
    your wall with the pictures looks beautiful! :-)

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      July 12, 2013 at 7:09 am (10 months ago)

      Thanks, Ingrid :) White walls are so smart. xo Kristin

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  12. Sara @ Embrace My Space
    July 11, 2013 at 2:49 pm (10 months ago)

    All of my doors are dingy white – which is really easy to see when contrasted with my newly installed bright, white crown molding!!! Ugh! Trim and doors, here I come!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      July 12, 2013 at 7:08 am (10 months ago)

      Ah! That’s a bummer! It is tedious work, but worth it! xo Kristin

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  13. Miss Charming
    July 11, 2013 at 10:15 pm (10 months ago)

    Oh, the wonders of paint! It really made a difference. (And yes, I vote for white paint!)

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      July 12, 2013 at 7:07 am (10 months ago)

      Doesn’t it look sooo much better?! The joys of remodeling an old house! xo Kristin

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  14. Angie
    July 12, 2013 at 8:48 am (10 months ago)

    I still can’t believe you sanded the door BY HAND! Crazy fool! Can’t wait to see what you do next!

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  15. oneenglishteacher
    July 12, 2013 at 7:38 pm (10 months ago)

    Um…I actually think that white paint is pretty exciting. What a huge difference! Carry on with the oak painting; it’s definitely worth it.

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  16. Vicki
    January 11, 2014 at 9:50 pm (3 months ago)

    What color paint and brand is the tan color?

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      January 14, 2014 at 11:57 am (3 months ago)

      Hi Vicki, I don’t have a color for you unfortuantely. We had it mixed to resemble a paint in our first house and it was preblog. Sorry! xo Kristin

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