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Mills Home Makeover || Step One: Planning

6.26.2015
Jon and I have lived together in our home for three years now, but you wouldn't know it by the lack of decorations, personal touches and flow - I hesitate to even say that word because there is no such thing in our home. It's driven me crazy for years now, but we are both such slackers in the home renovation area that we have neglected to complete any project we've started. It's super frustrating, but we were both so busy that it got pushed to the side. Now that I'm a SAHM I see all of it, all day long. Needless to say I've been making lists and pinning my heart away to get my mind straight on the changes we will be making over this next year. Yes, year. Nothing happens fast over here, I take forever to make a decision, plus we only have 13 odd rooms to renovate so I'm giving us a year hoping that when we are stuck indoors this Winter a lot will go down.

I'm talking every room in the house besides the nursery and the kitchen is getting a makeover! The kitchen is already painted Revere Pewter (which I love), but I have yet to add accent colors in rugs, curtains, accessories so that will be done. I've picked out a color palette to use throughout the house and I plan on using different accent colors in each room so that there is a flow, but they are all different and give off different vibes. But I'm definitely sticking with cool tones for flow. I love clean, white, cool decor with pops of color.

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Benjamin Moore Cool Toned Color Palette
Benjamin Moore a - Quiet Moments, b - Gray Owl, c - Revere Pewter,
 d - Camouflage, e - Simple White, e - Wedgewood Gray
 
Does anyone else get ulcers thinking about paint colors, decorations, curtains, etc? I seriously set into panic mode for some reason. I know it's not permanent, but I also know it won't get fixed for a long time if I don't like it so I have to make the right decision the first time. No pressure...

And this is exactly why nothing gets done around here. #truelife

Don't worry, I plan on sharing progress (before & after) pictures here on the blog, but feel free to follow along on Instagram too. You can expect to see lots of wine, paint and progress reports. If you could begin praying for mine and Jon's sanity now we would truly appreciate it. I plan on heading to Lowes tonight to pick up the first gallon of paint. First up, the living room. We spend the majority of our time in there so I figured that was a good starting place. 
I think my stomach just churned.

15 comments on "Mills Home Makeover || Step One: Planning"
  1. YES!!! I seriously get so overwhelmed with what to do, where to start, etc. We've been in our house for 6 years now, I make changes/upgrades very slowly. Otherwise, I just freak out and quit haha! I LOVE your style, totally mine as well :)

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  2. I love your color scheme!!

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  3. Good for you! I'm the world's worst decorator.. seriously 3 years in our current place and there's STILL empty picture frames on the wall.. Oops! I keep telling my I'll have pictures of the baby to put in them soon!

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  4. Love your inspiration, can't wait to see how it all comes along!

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  5. Love that color palette! We are in the middle of painting our house and redo-ing the entire basement and it is a little crazy! We only have 2 months to do it in too!

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  6. Girlfriend, I could have written this post myself! I am having such a hard time with decorating and all of that jazz so I'm excited to follow along with you! And I just pinned your paint colors because we already have two of them in our house (Revere Pewter - LOVE - and Simply White) so I'm going to just use the rest of them, too :)

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  7. Good Luck with the home renovations. We seem to gravitate more to the darker colors. Our kitchen cabinets are a dark cherry wood color. I want to make some changes but we are limited in what we can do because of space. I look forward to seeing pictures. Have a great weekend!!!!!!

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  8. Ohhh girl please please text me a picture of the color of your kitchen! I'm getting my own place (hopefully) in a few weeks and I've been a pinning fool. We definitely have the same taste and ideas!

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  9. Ha, I can so relate to this! Earlier this year I pretty much decided I needed to purge stuff, remove all decorations I wasn't crazy about, and redecorate. It's still a work in progress, but I am liking changing things up!

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  10. This sounds like our house too- I always get overwhelmed with how many things there are to do/decorate! I love following along with people as they decorate their homes-- love all your inspiration photos and colors!

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  11. This is EXACTLY how I feel and we have only been in our house for a year so thanks for making me not feel as bad about it! I love having pretty home decor but every decision seems overwhelming because I know if I mess it up the first time I'll be even less likely to try again. All these pins are completely gorgeous though so I can't wait to see what you guys come up with!

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  12. Oh, girl! I feel your pain. It took me 24 samples to decide on the perfect grey for our living room and I still don't love it! We've been in renovate mode for 3 months now and I'm just ready to be done! Good luck and can't wait to see it!

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  13. Hooray! I'm so excited for you guys - home renovations/painting is a pain in the butt but so worth it in the end. Welcome to the club of picking paint colors. :)

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  14. I totally get the same way when it comes to painting/decorating! I'm spending a good chunk of change on this I want to like it in the end!! My biggest problem is that my husband and I rarely agree on colors! He wants everything to be a yellowish tone while I want bright whites!

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  15. Your color palette is beautiful, we used Gray Owl and Wedgewood Gray in our home and we love it! I can't wait to see how everything comes together! Xo, Stephanie

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