Monday, November 26, 2018


The last month has seen lots of redo in our home.
First it was painting the upstairs hall walls and trim, then carpeting in the family room, stairs and upper hall.

The past 2 weeks we have re-done the den - first I had to strip the wallpaper, then primer and then paint. We decided on the same color as the family room because the two rooms are almost connected - just a step down to the family room.

The paint is called Jute - kind of a Caramel color.
Then I stenciled the walls and we are loving it!
I don't have a full room picture yet just the one wall.
I used English Ivy, Khaki Tan and Brown for the stencil colors.

The brown to pick up the dark Brick Red trim.

NOTE:  I've had many emails from friends saying they can't comment on my blog - it won't let them.  Blogger changed many of the settings and there's no way I know how to fix it and I don't think one could - Blogger has it locked.
So I appreciate all the CAN COMMENT...and those that email me personally.
That's all I have this week - see you next week!


  1. Wow. I've always loved stenciling.

  2. I love your decorating; the stenciling is beautiful.

  3. Gorgeous...and aren't you talented to tackle such a big job and get such a beautiful room as a result! Well done!

  4. Beautiful! And I admire that you can sit on that floor and do that kind of work.... makes me hurt to look at you! lol

  5. I agree with Little Penpen. Beautiful but am suffering with my back and sitting is SO painful! Used to have my kitchen stenciled and then papered. Like it but I note you are getting away from wallpaper. Do miss my stenciled kitchen walls.

  6. I love the color and the stenciling, it is just beautiful.

    Take care.

  7. The stencil and color choice is amazing Karen. Looks really nice. Cannot wait to see it put together especially for Christmas now. Janice

  8. That room is looking beautiful. The stenciling is just wonderful!!

  9. Oh Karen it is looking wonderful!


  10. Hi Audrey,
    Lovely blog and eye candy. Colonial times, my cuppa tea. Faith


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