I guess I’m a tweaker. I enjoy moving this and that around, living with it for a few days, and then sometimes I think of a better idea. Or I’m stumped for awhile. The black and white framed drawings in the photo above used to be hanging in my what is now my command center hall (below). This upstairs hall (above) is where the art ended up for now, which I decided was better than leaving them on the floor to collect dust!
Before: Command Center Wall
And then this (above) was how the command center hall/wall looked as of a couple of weeks ago. This was the hall I said I wanted to paint but it wasn’t my priority right now, remember? Yeah. Famous last words.
It really was driving me crazy for a number of reasons, so I put my painting jammies this weekend (don’t judge) and painted the command center wall teal. I just happened to have the paint already so I thought I may as well try it! It is Sherwin Williams Hazel. I’m not done with the hall, but it is coming along!
Command Center Wall Progress! Ha, and Jack.
So I’ll only show you this wall in the hall for now. Can’t reveal all my tweakings at once!
I was kind of shocked I went for teal since our upstairs turquoise bathroom walls were pretty colorful for me, but maybe it is because spring is coming and I’m obsessed with pretty colors! It really is a lovely shade of teal and the hall feels much fresher now. I like how the wall contrasts with the darker wood and black chalkboard.
The teal looks great with my kitchen curtains which are also in view of this hall. For now, I’m living with it and tweaking the walls around it to see if I’m going to like how it feels long term. I have a few more ideas I’m working on. And really, it is going to be awhile before I’m sure what I’m doing here because my kitchen and family room need to be repainted and I won’t really know how things will come together until I work more on those rooms –someday.
Disclaimer: I may change my mind about the paint color by the time I show you the hall next.
Oh, and don’t look too closely through the open door down the hall. Eh hem. That is my office, the one I’m intending to give a little makeover to. I got distracted from clearing it out when I got the inspiration to paint the hall, but oh well, I’ll get back to it, right?
Finally, for now, a new addition to my basket wall that I first showed you here. I found some cool wire baskets at TJ Maxx about a week ago and I was able to add one more to this wall! It is the basket way at the top. Little by little my collection is evolving and I’m loving all the texture there by the door.
This is what real life decorating looks like around my house, it moves along little by little as time allows. Some new tweaks I end up liking, and some things I end up changing. Not everything works out perfectly on the first try. This is how it goes working with what you have and what you can afford time and money-wise. And honestly, I’ve been doing more decorating tweaks lately than I really have time for, I’m in a tweaking spurt.
I actually think I’m procrastinating doing my taxes. Decorating is always more fun than paperwork.
Oh, wait, there is one more thing I’m working on! I am tweaking my blog design too! I seem to like to freshen things up once a year and it is that time again! It will take another week or so before it is all fixed up (not everything has been updated yet) but you might be noticing some changes already if you’ve looked around lately!
Yep, I’m a tweaker.
Are you a tweaker around your house (or blog!), too?