Monday, September 30, 2013


For the last 3 weeks i had been overwhelming by a big house cleaning, i've thrown away all of the stuff that we no longer need and some of the stuffs that still in a good condition, i will give it to charity. It's a real hard work, because altough its been three weeks already. It's still not done yet. But, it feels sooo good once you saw the room, drawer, closet become neat and prettier. It is so easy to find things now. Make me so happy with the results. The room look brighter too..and once its done, i can move to decorating part. Which will be a very fun and exciting progress.

So, i want to share what i browse in beautiful mess blog. I saw a reference near my dream house. Its childlike, pretty, artsy, unique and lots of fun things. It's Sherri Bemis's house. Let's take a peek..

 "I grew up just a stones throw away from what would become my future home! My parents house that we moved into when I was 15 is only a couple of blocks from mine and Max's 'Pink Palace'.We jokingly call it that, as the house was built in the 1930s and has a slight 'dollhouse' vibe. When we bought it, it desperately needed to be painted and luckily, I have a very easy-going husband, who was more than happy to let me play out my childhood dream of living in a pink house (my favorite color)! So we painted it a beautiful pale pink."

 "Max and I are avid readers, and he also has a fantastic comic book collection. So we built out the second living room in the house to be a library! I'm working on finishing up free-hand paintings on the sides of all the shelves."

 "One of my favorite finds is a simple wooden dresser that was super shabby. I painted it for my daughters nursery, while I was pregnant with her. It's cherry red with gold stripes and whimsical bumble bees now, and somehow I just knew it would fit her personality—it totally does! I love redoing old pieces and making them our own."

 "Max basically lets me have free reign on the decorating, which is almost like walking into my brain when you walk through the door. It's quirky, whimsical, childlike and a bit cluttered but also romantic! Haha. It's always evolving too. My rule is simple: Don't decorate with anything you don't absolutely love. I also wanted to create a world that was fun for kids to grow up in. So the furniture is to be jumped on, the 'things' are to be touched."

 "It's been  a little over two years. And since the house was a sort of fixer-upper, we spent a lot of time redoing the boring things first: plumbing, electricity ect. But once we started getting settled in, it's just become our evolving project—always changing and tweaking things to make them feel or look better."

"I live in my dream home. To some it may be just another old house, with creaks and drafts, oddly placed closets or cabinets. But to us it's perfect. It's our 'Pink Palace'."

Credit to : a beautiful mess 


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