Since we don't have anything going on at the moment, I thought I'd give you a glimpse into my mind by sharing a few of the random thoughts I've been having lately:
Should I paint the EAT sign in our kitchen?
Now that we've hung our new glass globe pendants up, the kitchen is pretty much done. We may add a backsplash and some under cabinet lighting but other than that, there's not much left to do. However, when I was looking at all of the photos I took of our new pendants, I couldn't help but feel bored by the room. It's all very neutral with black, brown, and gray/silver tones throughout.
I don't do color very well but I was thinking that maybe a little pop of it couldn't hurt! Enter my attempts at embracing a colorful EAT sign here:
The hot pink would tie into the art in our living room, the navy would work with the drapes in our dining room and the console table in our living room, the orange is just fun, the black is boring but bold, and for the white, I was thinking it would fade into the wall kind of like Kelly's latest artwork. It's a bland idea but I could paint the sides of each letter a color for an unexpected surprise!
What do you think?
Ceiling fan update
I ordered three new ceiling fans yesterday! You may remember the great ceiling fan debate (not really haha) back in March. Well, I found a whole new batch of fans I wanted last month and finally decided to get 3 of these guys from Home Depot:
I really, I mean REALLY, wanted a fan that shall remain brand/nameless but the cost of 3 of them (how many I need) was going to be more than one of my mortgage payments sooo, I passed. Well, in all honesty, I thought about it for a few weeks, contemplated selling a kidney, and even came close to hitting the "submit order" button a couple of times but when it came down to it, I really couldn't justify the price of them.
The ones from Home Depot are Energy Star certified like my house (yes, I live in a "green home") and I figured they'd do a better job at lowering my A/C bill than the gorgeous ones would and isn't that ultimately the point of a ceiling fan?
If I win the lottery or if the kidney requiring fans ever go on a super mega sale, I might order them for our future dream home but who knows, I may love the Home Depot ones more! We'll see what happens when they get here :)
How much do built-in outdoor kitchens cost?
[ Image via Garden Design ]
This is a stretch and a big one but it's something I've been contemplating for a day. I know, I know, that's not much time to make a decision on something but the idea of having an outdoor kitchen makes me all giddy inside!
In sticking with the theme of lowering our A/C bill, we'd like to grill out a lot more this summer. We're talking 5-6 nights a week since heating up an oven heats up your whole house and makes your A/C and fans work harder making your bill go up. It's already as hot as a furnace outside most days during the summer here so you can imagine how hard our system is working already.
[ Image via Houzz ]
If we could afford it, I'm thinking we could have it built in between the house and patio column, kind of like how it is above.
I'd love to have a grill, sink, mini fridge and maybe a small countertop space included so all of the prep work could be done in one place. This is of course another one of my "if I win the lottery/for the dream house" ideas but if we can make it a reality in our current house without selling a kidney, that'd be cool too!
That's what I've been thinking about lately, what have you been thinking about?