…lake reno continued

I don’t know about you, but I can’t feel completely and totally relaxed in a room of mine unless it’s exactly the way I want it. It’s hard for me to settle down and even watch a show without looking around and rearranging in my head. We’ve been blessed to be in our lake house for a year now and we are doing little things to renovate and decorate.

As you know, I’m using blues and whites, but trying not to be too cliche about it. Here’a an update:

I’m so excited about this rug. It adds just a little global to the room and the tassels are braided. Super cute. These are some Ballard chairs that I purchased about 10 years ago and had them recovered in the same Sunbrella that I did at my home.

I’m also happy about how the coffee table turned out with the sanded and stained top w/ white legs. To be honest, the only reason those legs are white is because DH said there’s no way he’s sanding them and I didn’t jump to it either. I think it works for now.

For now, I am leaving the large fireplace stone. Initially I was going to – wait for it – paint it, but it doesn’t bother me so much. I found these cool, antique windows at a barn sale last year and the boat is from my dad’s antique collection. The boxwoods are faux, but I always like a little green and the chairs are in the color I wanted. Very inexpensive for chairs. Shhhhhhh. Found them at Joss and Main for about $200 each. I didn’t like the legs and so I ordered new ones and voila!

I think it makes the chairs look more expensive. I found the legs on Amazon and they literally screwed right in! Easy.

I finished my teacup series and hung them without a level or tape measure on the wall. DH was impressed. And I used Command strips – best invention ever! You never have to use a nail again! These things are impressive.

Love how the gold frames (also via Amazon) catch my eye. The basement guestroom is just about completed and the stairway will be in Phase II because we still need time for plenty of play!




  1. Beautiful! Are you living here full time or is this the “get away” home? Do you mind telling me the color on the walls? Thanks

  2. Christen, it all looks beautiful! What color are the walls painted? It looks like a pale greenish gray. I love it!

  3. Suzie Helscher Martin says:

    Details on command strips? I hate to hang groupings.,,so stressful !

  4. Wendy Jahn says:

    So nice when it starts coming together! The room and you feel complete. Enjoy that lake!

  5. Elaine says:

    I love the color of the walls too so relaxing what color is it thanks

  6. shawna d wyland says:

    I love everything. Can you link where the chair legs you found on AMAZON for the blue Joss and Main chairs? I couldn’t find them.

  7. So beautiful! I want to paint my bedroom that blue color – what is it? Please share!<3

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