Love, Pomegranate House

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The Easy Way To Hang Your Curtains

I have a confession: when we first moved into the house almost a month ago. I had no clue what I wanted as far as decor and design goes. I know, I know. A DIY blogger not knowing what kind of style she likes!? What!?! Well, it’s true. I have always tried to make the decor of our home work within the confines of where we live. And for the past several years that has been apartments. Boring, beige, standard apartments. So when we moved in to the new house where I could do anything I wanted, I was in a big of a decor shock. What do I want!? I had/have no clue. I didn’t want to be super trendy for fear of hating it in 2 years! So I was afraid to commit to anything {with the exception of paint, I knew I loved gray.. but apparently I didn’t know what shade of gray I loved} and that included curtains.

The Easy Way To Hang Your Curtains

As many people will tell you when you move, you should always make sure you have bedding and bathing supplies available immediately. Most people also tell you to have curtains immediately. I didn’t. I was afraid to commit! I didn’t buy them until we had lived in our home for a week. We would sit in the living room at night to veg and watch a little TV. Suddenly, I knew what it felt like to be on reality TV. Dark night, lights on in the house, and no curtains? Yup, everyone could see our every move. I started calling it the “Fishbowl Effect”. I was imagining all kinds of creepy pervs lining up to stand outside our house. Eww. It was awful.

So my mom and I skipped off to Ikea and bought some beautiful Rivta curtains that are nice and super long! We also bought a nice and long curtain rod. I don’t love extendable rods because they always seem to sag in the middle, but this one was long enough to fit over the window without extending. SCORE! And then the dreaded chore… hanging the curtains. I almost always ended up with multiple holes in the walls. So instead, I figured out the easy way to hang your curtains! And because I’m so nice, I’ll let you in on the little secret.

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Oops I Did It Again…

I played with your heart! Got lost in the paint! Oooo baby, baby! Just having a little Britney moment over here. You were all so kind and encouraging when I posted about how I was already repainting… after living in our new house for only 3 weeks. Fail. But seriously. Thank you. You guys rock. You inspired me to power through my failure and pick up a paint brush again.

Oops I Did It Again... Gray Painted Great Room

Anywho, this last week we took 2 days and repainted the living room and kitchen. And all I can say is holy wow. I am in love with the gray we picked! It is perfect! It is exactly what I envisioned for our space. No more suspense. We went with number 2 – a beautiful gray with a touch of warmth. It is called Sparrow by Behr.

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How-to Pick the Perfect Gray Paint

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I have a confession. We have lived in our new house for about 3 weeks and we are on a second round of painting. I’m a little embarrassed and a lot mad that I spent money on paint and several days on ladders painting those tall, tall walls. And now I’m getting ready to paint again. Boo. See, I’m painting our great room gray. And as those of you who have painted a room gray know, grays are fickle. They are hard to choose based off that little color swatch!! The color you see on a swatch may look 10 million percent different on your walls. It’s annoying as all else. So I’m here to teach you from my mistakes and tell you how to pick the perfect gray paint!

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House Tour {Part 2}

Happy day after Mother’s Day! I hope you all had a great weekend appreciating those special women in your life! Unfortunately, we were nowhere near our mommies this Mother’s Day but we called and chatted with them. But mostly, we did tons of stuff for the house… which I am loving!

House Tour {Part 2}

Anywho, back to the point of this post! Cribs – LPH Style… part 2! Last week I gave you a tour of the main living space of the house. Today, I’m giving you a virtual tour of our “private quarters.” Ooo. I like that. Maybe I should start calling it that because it sounds so much more fancy! And you know I love fancy!!! Or maybe the “south wing”? HA!

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House Tour {Part 1}

You asked for a house tour and I’m here to deliver! We’ve been in our new house for a little less than 2 weeks and we are mostly unpacked. At least unpacked in the sense that there are few boxes left full of stuff. Not unpacked in the sense that I like where everything is placed. But it is getting there! So I took a little time earlier this week to take pictures of the new digs. Welcome to this virtual episode of Cribs… LPH style!

House Tour {Part 1}

Our new home is an adorable 2000 sq ft, creamy beige ranch with a forest green front door and shutters. The inside was pretty well maintained but the outside has been neglected for years… as you can see by our super awesome grass in the front yard coughsarcasmcough. My mom and I spent 4 days in our yard just weeding, trimming over grown bushes, and getting rid of 6+ inches of dead leaves. That left us with 15 giant yard waste bags filled with debris. Despite the rough landscaping and some not-so-welcome tenants, this yard has a ton of potential!

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