Front Door Refresh

Charcoal Painted Front Door - The Inspired Room

A few weeks ago we noticed our door needed a fresh coat of paint. Between the dogs and all the traffic in and out, the paint was getting a little beat up. For the past year or so, we had been entertaining the idea of softening the front door color. Now that our paint colors are starting to flow better and we have a more clear direction for the overall color scheme of our home, the black just seemed a little harsh.

Coastal Entry

I love black doors, but since I had been questioning whether or not it felt too harsh in my house for so long, I decided it wouldn’t hurt to try a softer tone! Since we had plenty of our kitchen cabinet paint (Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal) and we knew it worked great in our overall color scheme, we thought we might as well start there! It was worth a try.

Dark Gray Painted Front Door - The Inspired Room

Turns out, we love it! See the difference? I only wish I hadn’t waited so long to try it!

7 Year Blogging Anniversary {And a Huge Announcement!}

What If I Fall - What If You Fly - Free Downloadable Print

A few weeks ago, this blog turned seven and I began my eighth year as a blogger. I’m sitting here in awe of how much has happened since that first day I plopped myself down at my computer and said hello to the unknown faces of the internet. Who could … ** Read more **

My Small Backyard Deck Makeover {Before & After}

Pretty Small Deck

I t  seems like every summer I do a little sprucing up of both my front porch and back deck. Both are very small spaces (the deck is especially tiny), but roomy enough to use and enjoy. Both are pretty visible from the house, the front porch is where … ** Read more **

{Weekend Giveaway} $100 The Home Depot Gift Card!

The Inspired Room - The Home Depot Lighting Workshop

This post was created in a partnership with The Home Depot What a week! We've been busy around our house and we have so much to show you! We are excited. Last weekend I was a co-host at The Home Depot lighting workshop. By co-host, I mean I brought … ** Read more **

Inspired Idea: Changeable Photo Gallery

Barn door and chanageable clipboard photo gallery BHG

BHG I have a little crush on clipboards. I love love love the idea of a rotating, easily changeable photo gallery. Put the two together? And you have a match made in heaven for a perfect stairwell gallery wall! I love it. And, that door isn't bad … ** Read more **

{Out to See} Sylvia Beach Hotel

Newport Oregon The Inspired Room

My husband and I have a yearly tradition of escaping to the coast to Newport, Oregon. Actually, it was a yearly tradition years ago when our girls were small, but we skipped a bunch of years since our family had a beach house to call our own. But, … ** Read more **