The shelves around the fireplace are finished, painted and 1/3rd of the way filled!
I find myself gravitating more towards a minimalist look when it comes to my home, which this wall definitely was pre-shelves. There’s enough junk-amalism that comes along with 4 boys that I need my decor not to add to the revolving mess. Now that I have these shelves I’m trying to strike a balance between not junking them up with clutter vs. carefully curating them to look quiet, functional and interesting. Make any sort of sense?
In other interior news, the walls going down our stairs are getting on my nerves (again). Let me take you back through my journey of insanity…
At first the walls were stark white…too bland.
So then I went to the other extreme an added color. A bit too much color. This had Easter nightmare written all over it.
I then had to sand all the raised lips lines that the painted stripes created and repaint the wall. That was a lot of fun.
Next came the Birch Tree stencil in black. Wrong.
Alas, the Birch Tree stencil in gray appeased me…which is what it looks like today.
I’m always relieved when I see real life designers like Emily Henderson or Sarah Richardson have a vision, test it out, then realize it was a mistake.
This is apparently my “Test it out and that was a mistake” wall (for the 4th time now).
It was a fun fad but now I’m over it.
I want something fun there but not fad-ish.
A new banister would be nice too but for now, I think I’ll paint it and see what that does for me.
Here’s some inspiration that’s speaking to me from my Pinterest boards…
I have planked walls all over my house and I love them.
If you gravitate towards minimalism but don’t want stark and cold, planked walls give the perfect amount of visual interest.
That’s what I’m leaning towards.
Now to break the news to the Mr.