Hanging on

I gave the family room a little light refresh a couple weeks ago, not really by choice.

There's not much difference between how it looked before (as seen below in this pic from back in the Winter). But when Wren was closing the curtains to watch TV one particularly sunny morning one of the curtain rods came crashing down!! It literally ripped the anchors and brackets out of the wall LOL. So I decided that was the perfect time to switch up the curtain rods to these Sannolikt rods from Ikea that I fell in love with in New Orleans when we used them in our first episode of Big Easy Reno! Of course, I had to fill and patch the holes from the old rods and then paint the patch jobs. But it turned into a painting of the whole living room/kitchen since the patches were too obvious. We kept it the same since I still love this grey, but it just looks fresh and clean, especially in the kitchen where we've had the occasional splatter that stained the wall near the stove. It was a lot of work considering it wasn't all that dramatic, but really, it makes me so happy to see everything look fresh and bright again!

How cute/cool are these? You secure them to each other using elastics! Oh yeah, and they're only $12.99 (for some reason they were only $5.99 at my local IKEA).

It's not a super dramatic reveal, but it makes me oh so happy, specially how perfectly these rods tie in with my Normann Copenhagen block cart. Design isn't always a quick process, I actually enjoy the slow evolution of our home.

Happy Tuesday, Friend.