Progress galore! The fireplace is done folks! We decided to white wash the old Chicago brick by putting white mortar over the entire face of the fireplace and wiping it away leaving it looking absolutely beautiful. Then we stained an old bean from a barn and hung it as a mantle. Really sealed the deal. The colors in the brick tie in beautifully with the rest of the house. I really wanted to decorate in a way that didn’t limit us to one color palette. The home has shades of white, gray, black, brown, tan, and cream – Leaving the possibility endless. We are able to pull from any color when it comes to selecting decor. In the living room and dining room, we painted the walls Shermin Williams, “Mindful Gray” (hence the name of my blog). This color is so warm and inviting and works perfectly with the dark walnut floors and crisp “Alabaster White” trim.
We love the way the house is turning out and we have finally moved in! We will continue to transform the home as we live in it, and enjoy it. It looks completely different than when we bought it (see previous post for before pics). I love that together, my husband and I are achieving this vision we had for the home. This is all a dream come true. My husband loves the Kansas City Royals baseball team, and throughout the renovation process we jokingly call this all my “World Series”. Truth be told, it is! Starting a blog, renovating a home, sharing it all on Instagram and watching as people follow and share positive feedback is a dream. I’m so thankful. Just when I question or doubt if this is something worth pursuing, the Lord continues to reveal himself and encourage me to press on and continue pursuing the dream. Who am I to put God in a box? He is in control and I will continue to press into Him and listen as he reveals His will for my life. Who knows where this will take me (if anywhere) – All I know, I was created to create. 🙂
Here’s the latest pics! Enjoy!