For the painting itself, I just used some Sherwin Williams Simply White paint (the same color that's on the walls), mixed it with a little gray, and then sketched out a doodle and filled it in with some Sherwin Williams Urbane Bronze (the same black paint I used on the front door).
It's probably not gonna end up at a museum, but it took me an hour and only cost me a few bucks, so homemade art for the win.
One of the deer heads broke off after I brought it home.
But, little by little, things are getting so much better and I'm slowly starting to feel like my old self again.
Thank you guys so much for being patient with me and understanding that I needed some time off to focus on Ava.
But, ultimately I decided to just go for it and I'm so glad I did. Sometimes it was totally stressful, sometimes I wanted to quit, but ultimately it's one of the most rewarding things I've ever done. Which is great because we won't live here forever, and the next time I renovate a house, I'll be much better equipped.
One of the things that made the biggest difference was knocking down the wall between the dining room and kitchen.
‘As we approached the house, I had already made the decision that we were going to have it,’ explains Liz.