March 31, 2014
I’ve been slooooowly making my way through the huge list of house projects I’ve curated over the past couple of years (ridiculous how things come to halt just because you have a BABY, right???) Since January, I became BFFs with our paper shredder and finished purging our office of many many folders of useless paper, organized some junk drawers, cleaned out some kitchen cabinets, and emptied my closet of maternity clothes.
Then I moved on to some actual home improvement projects: first up, our kitchen. I painted the walk-through pantry/hallway area (it’s called a butler’s pantry which makes me feel super fancy and also slightly ridiculous because if this house has a butler, IT IS ME and that’s not at all fancy.) and took care of the wall and ceiling damage left from The Great Tub Leakage Of 2011. I still have to paint the main kitchen area to match, but I’ve taken a time out on that because we’re in the midst of Birthday Season and we have parties every other day now, and I’m pretty sure our guests don’t want spackle in their party food.
But the pantry, it is DONE and it is GLORIOUS. I love the rich green paint color and now I’m just trying to figure out little ways to dress up that corner of the house. It doesn’t get much “public” traffic, but we use it a lot. It’s where the laundry room is located, and it’s also where
my lover the Keurig sits. So I’d like to add a few things to make it fun and fancy in the mornings when I’m all bleary-eyed, waiting the whole 30 seconds for my coffee to brew.
Cozy Wall Art offered me a chance to try one of their vinyl wall decals. Normally I’m not a wall decal kinda girl because I typically think of them for kids’ rooms and not Grown-Up Spaces like the kitchen or living areas, but I saw a swirly mug decal on their website and thought it would be perfect for our little coffee corner.
I ordered mine in a custom size so that it would fit in the spot between the cabinets and the doorway. Applying it was ridiculously easy, especially considering how NERVOUS I was when I got started. I thought for sure I’d mess it up and need a new one, but I didn’t.
And then… deep breath… pull off the backing!
A bit cutesy, but I kinda dig it.
I’m also hosting a giveaway from Cozy Wall Art! The winner will receive a free decal of their choice (including free shipping). It’s a value of up to $85, depending on the decal selected. To enter, visit the Cozy Wall Art website and find a decal you’d like to see in your house! Then come back here and leave a comment, telling me your favorite.
Entries will be open until 12am EST on Friday, April 11, 2014 and a random winner will be selected from the comments.
Disclaimer: I was provided with the products and compensated for my time in researching and preparing for this post. But my opinions are my own, and I would never recommend a product I wouldn’t purchase with my own money.