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Paint Colors with Sherwin Williams

We are getting so so close and are all very excited to see everything come together. This weekend we are painting. I honestly thought my husband was crazy, when he said we would save the painting for (one of) the last projects. A few months ago, he primed everything, and then painted the bathrooms and the ceilings in the girls’ bedrooms. His logic to save the main rooms of the house for last, was that it was easier to have the woodwork/trim installed first, and then putty all the nail holes. He also didn’t want anything getting scratched up from other projects, and then we would have to go back and do touch ups. So while our house has been a monotone (primer) white for the past few months, we are finally adding some color.. and I am so excited!

A few months ago, I met with a color consultant from Sherwin Williams. I knew I wanted our home to be bright and crisp.. accentuating all the beautiful natural light. I was so overwhelmed with the many options of white, but with the In-Home Consultation, she helped me narrow it down and coordinate the other colors. I am so grateful for her help and love every color we picked out! So here they are..

Pure White | all of our trim + doors

Zurich White | the main areas of the house (kitchen, living room + hallways, as well as the girls’ bedroom walls + bathroom)

Shoji White | master bedroom

Opaline | master bathroom

Cyberspace | this will be painted shiplap on either side of the fireplace

Heron Plume | laundry/mudroom

Crushed Ice | half bathroom

Faint Coral | painted on the ceiling of both girls’ bedrooms

Some of these colors look so similar, but are so very different with the lighting in the house. The Play of Light and Color is a great article that helped me understand the impact that lighting can have. Color changes throughout the day, and I made sure to take my swatches and compare the effects.

I can’t wait to finally have some color and share the final spaces!

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Girls’ Bathroom Design Board

I’m so excited to start sharing with you, some of the design boards that I created. I am such a visual person, so gathering images together, helps me have a better understanding of what the space will look like. Today, I’m sharing the Design Board for my girls’ bathroom. One of my most favorite colors for my girls is blush pink.. it’s soft, delicate + perfectly feminine. I cannot wait to move in and start putting our spaces all together!

girls' bathroom

shower curtain  |  bathroom faucet  |  bathroom rug  |  waste basket

(the tile + marble countertops were purchased through local sources)

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Hello + Welcome!

Hello + Welcome to my NEW blog, House on Prairie Lane! I am so VERY excited to be back to blogging again and have missed this creative outlet. Some of you may know me from my old blog, A Creative Buzz. After our family expanded and we made the decision to sell our house, I quickly became SO occupied with our plans to build a new home, that I completely left my blog on the back burner. And the truth is, it just didn’t feel like ME anymore. But, I am BACK and ready to share all the details of what this NEW blog will be about.

A little history about us..

My husband, Pete, and I have been married for 10 years. The month before our wedding, we purchased a home that was a foreclosure and needed to be completely gutted. My in-laws graciously allowed us to move in with them, and Pete began the renovations. He took everything down to the bare studs, and we joke that the only thing we salvaged was the front door. Nine months later, we had a beautiful home. We hosted many parties and gatherings.. and even began to start our family there. Fast forward 8 years, and just having our second baby. Pete suggested we put the house on the market “just to see if we get any offers.” Well, we had a realtor friend come over and he suggested that we ask WAY more than what we even expected. We decided to give it a go, and within 24 hours of the house on the market, we had five offers.. and one even way above asking price! Moving along, we packed up our life and moved back in with my in-laws (this time, with two kids and a dog). Unsure of where we wanted to go, we started looking online for homes. But nothing we found met our expectations, and just didn’t seem worth the investment to renovate. We began looking for lots to build a home, but they all seemed to be crazy expensive and out of our budget. Then, late one night, another realtor friend called us and told us about a lot that was just listed. It was within minutes to our pediatrician, close to both of our parents, Target, my favorite grocery store, AND within the school zone that we REALLY wanted for our kids! The very next morning, I woke up to Pete telling me that he put in an offer, and actually offered above the asking price (as there were multiple offers). We found out that next day that they accepted the offer and it was OURS!

Now the search was on for what we wanted to build. We went through the Parade of Homes way more than I’d like to admit, and found a few models with features we liked.. but nothing we loved. So Pete decided to take on the task of designing the house down to every last detail.. and do the majority of the work himself! He took a few college courses after High School for Auto-CAD, so he broke out my old laptop and away he went.. spending numerous hours figuring out every little detail! I am still SO amazed that he could do that all on his own, and even have the plans pass with Architectural Control and the City on the very first submission!

On top of designing/drawing the house plans, he also decided to take on the task as the general contractor. He sourced someone to dig the hole, pour the foundation, frame the house, and put on the roof.. and the rest has been his own labor of love. We broke ground last Spring, and while many homes are built rather quickly, I’ve come to terms that ours was not! On top of having a full time job, Pete has been at the house every single night and weekend working the absolute hardest. We are finally at the final stages of installations, and now I am so excited to start sharing all the details with you! I’ve spent MANY hours searching and outsourcing our materials, and while it was quite overwhelming at times, I am so happy and excited to see it all come together.

As we move forward, I’m excited to start sharing the interior details and design elements of our house.. as we lovingly make it our HOME! Here on the blog, you’ll also see me share my love for photography, party planning, cooking and design. And of course, my two adorable girls who I love with all my heart.

Welcome + thanks for following along!

xoxo . angie

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