Happy House Projects I’m Working On

Happy House Projects I'm Working On

Hi friends! As I mentioned last week, I’m working on quite a few updates around the house, as well as planning some upcoming projects that I’m super excited about!

I think my favorite stage of home design (especially in a home that needed some updating) is this one….when at least some of the major projects are crossed off and the overall mood of the home is more defined. Then I get to have fun with more of the refinements or details in each room.

Happy House Projects I'm Working On
My Summer House – sources in post

We still have some bigger projects to do, of course, (like our mint and pink bathroom!) but this season will feel far more manageable since some projects are already done or at least further along.

As much as I love coming up with a new vision for a home or the specific plans for a room remodel, for example, I guess I just love the process of evolving and refining spaces in smaller ways the most of all.

Lately I’ve going back and forth between being so content with how far the house has come (like I just want to sit and enjoy it all!) and realizing I still have so many more ideas that I’m too excited about the vision to stop! For me as a creative person, I guess that’s a perfectly happy place to be.

Right now I’m working on a few updates and creative furniture shuffles in order to add more character as I make each room feel cozier and more pulled together. These are the projects that make me the happiest!

Happy House Projects I'm Working On
My Summer House – sources in post

Here is a preview of a few happy house projects happening (or soon-to-be happening) around the house:

  • I’ve already made a few simple updates to our living room this summer and I love the feel of the changes so far. I’ll be sharing more soon. For starters, I got a new sisal rug and I’m loving having a neutral rug again.
  • I also got (mine wasn’t actually from Amazon, but it was out of stock where I got it, so I found the link there for you guys!).
  • Remember our fireplace makeover discussion? We are going to move forward with a fireplace update. I think most of you are going to be happy with our decision, so stay tuned :).
  • This summer I am going to be painting a secondhand bookshelf for a built-in effect in our living room. It’s funny how you can shop through your house and discover that you already have what you need, or close enough to it, that you can make it work with very little money to get the look you want. But I love shopping and getting new things, too, so I have my eye on a few new pieces.
  • I recently got for our living room which has been so handy for working from home!
  • I also got this for our front porch.
  • I’ve been working on a few switcheroos in my office, including moving our into it! I know you haven’t seen my office or the leather sofa for awhile on the blog but I promise, they both still exist! Ha! I decided I want a there (the one I linked to is on sale!) to bring in some greenery. Greenery that will never die. :)
  • I just ordered a new cabinet for the living room that I’m super excited about, too, so stay tuned this summer and fall for all of the changes upstairs and down!

If you’re new to Onerror or just catching up, you can take my house tour HERE and you can see our house improvements so far HERE (lots of before and afters!).


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Happy House Projects I'm Working On

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To do, or not to do…

To do, or not to do...

When we moved into this house, I started gathering all kinds of ideas for what I wanted to do to update this room.

I dreamed up everything from adding a window seat, to bookcases, to built ins, to some trim work, to refinishing floors, to a new fireplace surround and a fireplace insert for cozier fall days.

So many ideas!

So little time and budget.

While we’ve been able to work on quite a few other projects around our house (if you are new and want to catch up you can find many of them here!), this room has evolved in less dramatic ways than I envisioned.

But for this past season of our life, simple changes have been more than enough.

Instead of redoing the fireplace, we just painted it. Twice. :)

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Rather than a built-in window seat, we bought a rattan daybed that we ended up loving (and the dogs love it, too!).

While we still haven’t installed one bit of trim in here, we refreshed the room with paint and installed window shades.

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Of course, every so often (or every season!) we rearrange the space with rugs, furniture, art, lamps…we’re still experimenting and figuring out what makes us feel our best in here.

(If you missed my recent post, I shared how we’ve been liking our new white sofa here!)

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I haven’t stopped dreaming up ideas for this room though. That’s what I do. But I’ve also grown to be quite content with it as it is. It’s comfortable. Inviting. Relaxing and cozy.

What more do I really need?

There’s something to be said about embracing simplicity, you know? Letting yourself just be content with what is. Feeling happy with what you already have, rather than always feeling the need to have new, or more…or different…or extra.

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My goal is that when I do decide to make a more significant change, it is a more thoughtful one. I want my home to speak to my heart. I don’t want to make changes on a whim just to reflect the most current design trends. I want to make changes that bring joy, make sense, are meaningful or serve our needs well.

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One of the questions I’m still pondering is whether or not I want to make a design change to my fireplace! Part of me still wants to redesign this whole wall. Part of me has grown to be comfortable with it as it is.

What are your thoughts, friends? If this was your home, would you change this wall? What ideas would you have for updating this fireplace? What inspiration photos would inspire you? Or would you just leave it as is?

Do you ever wrestle with the process of making design changes or decisions in your home?

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