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Today I wanted to show some of the inspiration I’ve created by mood board for the renovation of the house in the woods. As I mentioned before, the house had great bones and layout, but some elements of design were either dated, or just didn’t seem to fit the exterior wilderness setting.
Another big thing was the reno budget, or lack thereof. We’re more of a DIY kinda family so the more we could complete on our own the better. Overall I wanted the house to have more of a rustic-industrial feel. The entire house needed to be painted and I loved these natural neutral tones from Design Seeds. If you are worried about color flow, Benjamin Moore has taken out the guesswork of selection with the Affinity collection, where all colors in the palette share three basic traits, making them balanced when mixing with one another from room to room. I went bright and light in the main living areas and accented different rooms with colors from this collection.
Also the skinny oak trim was replaced with thicker wooden pine and stained to a darker shade than the floor to give contrast against the plain white doors. Hinges and door handles were replaced from the 90’s gold to oil-rubbed bronze. Also instead of replacing the plain ceiling lights and floor registers at about $20-$30/piece, we used Rust-Oleum Oil Rubbed Bronze metallic spray paint to refinish and update which costs a whopping $20. All inexpensive fixes that has had a huge impact on the overall look of the house.
Of course there are bigger reno’s like the kitchen and bathrooms that is yet to be completed, but it’s a process and I find my inspiration is evolving as things go. Next is to add finishing touches with decor and some furniture!
Paint Inspiration From Design Seeds
Image From Vanille Muffine
Image From The Budget Decorator
Image From Decoholic