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Introducing fresh color //

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Dark trim, faded and dated wall colors, layers of dust... it all has that curiosity-inspiring feel of an antique store. It's wonderful to poke around and discover all the little corners of a place like that. When it comes to a space to live in, though, that isn't the feel I want.

Trim primed and waiting for paint, coats of fresh color brightening up the walls and spring air blowing through my second-story windows are transforming this little house. It's charming. It's delightful. It's so surreal that this isn't just my project, my chance to call all the design shots, but that it is my home.

Don't you just ADORE the vanity painted blue?!

Now, maybe it's just me, but the 50's style light fixtures, the sloping ceilings, the blue and white paint and dark, original doors all make me think of Disney's Cinderella. A practical, grown-up version of that fairytale everywhere I look; it tickles me pink. After all, there is still a little bit of me (it might be a bigger bit than I let on) that wants to be a Disney Princess.

Next time I will hopefully be able to get photos before evening so the lighting will be better. It's all coming out as perfectly as I dreamed it would and I want you to be able to tell. Also, I am sweating more than I knew I could while working on this project.


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Yes, the {first} Little House is finished -- well, as much as a remodel is ever "finished", that is. But this is hardly the last you will see of it. Come on in and take a look!

Pinspiration >> little house TWO

Inspiration boards created with images from this Pin board >> My Place