So, moving upstairs....
This is our staircase with the nasty builder grade carpet. It gets ALOT of traffic every day and is so not pretty after 3 and a half years. In fact, all the carpet is matted and old looking. So, we are going to rip this up and put down wood. I am also going to paint the rail and posts white. Here is the runner we are going to use
It is from Dash and Albert... I adore their rugs. I have them in front of all the doors. They wash and wear so well... not getting paid to give you this info, just letting you know. You can't go wrong with them. This one is the Vanilla Sky but the Margarita Stripe graces the downstairs in a few places. I am even thinking about getting a huge one to attempt to cover up the nasty carpet in our bedroom. (Just so you know, the nastiness is limited to matting... not REALLY nasty stuff.) I hope to get this project started soon since I hate, hate, hate the carpet. Then, the 2 rooms upstairs that are not the cutest are Baby Hughes' bathroom and the laundry room.
Here is the laundry. Boring. Mr. Hughes' least favorite room due to the bore factor. My plan for this room is paint and possibly changing out the wire shelves with some wooden shelves with brackets... not sure if that is in the guidelines set by the Mr. or not. I am thinking a light blue or grey... whatever looks better with this:
A vintage swing arm clothes drying rack. And this:
is something that I am working with. I love my Housekeepers box even though she hasn't been here in ages...
So, I ordered this:
Cute huh? I adore etsy... this is from City Chic Country Mouse.
So, moving on...
This is Baby Hughes' bathroom. ehhh. I love the shower curtain, will probably never part with it, but it just isn't boy. And, I am not so much on themes and what not, but this room needs a lift. I have always wanted something a little beachy because of the beachy watercolor that we got on our honeymoon in St. Martin. And, I decided what to do when I saw this:
We like pirates here. Adorable, but too pricy for a shower curtain when I also must have these:
Now Pottery Barn Kids isn't paying me either, they used to though.... gosh if I still had that discount then this wouldn't be an issue. I need to decide between the 2 sets...
So, I ordered this:
It is a classic and will keep it from being pirate overkill. I will probably paint the walls a pale beachy blue and the cabinets will be painted white. And, I will probably get Mr. Hughes to add some trim around the mirror. And, some new rugs.
Now, I just need to figure with towels to choose.
So, this should keep me busy for awhile... maybe take my mind off a certain house...