Wednesday, July 6, 2016

30 Chic Days - Days 20-24: A chic home for potential buyers?

I'm joining Fiona and Sue to track 30 days of "chic" living.

Days 19 - 21

A chic home right now means a light, bright and spacious one that will appeal to buyers while still nurturing us as long as we live here.

Over the long weekend we continued to work on our downsizing and sale prep projects.

We have made a lot of progress and each time a room is nearly done we wish we had done it sooner. I think the lesson is to rethink decor and belongings regularly!

I spent a lot of time going through genealogy paper files and reduced the volume by about half even though I printed out the documentation from my genealogy software. The challenge was to not get started doing more research!

My husband worked on priming the new sun porch window frames and made a lot of progress.

We put the upstairs bathroom back together and it looks totally different with just a change of paint, bathmat, curtains and artwork. I will buy new towels at the last minute so they will stay fresh. Remember how dark it was? Not to everyone's taste.

It is a bit too light colored for us now but we tried a shade a bit darker and again it made the room too dark although it provided better contrast. Hopefully light and bright will appeal as a blank slate for potential buyers. The paint is called French White. We added new curtains too.
  We can use our blue or brown bath mats - which do you think looks better?


  1. I like the color of the blue and the size of the brown...layer! LOL Just kidding. I think either looks good. Y'all are doing a great job pacing out the work. Very impressive.

    1. Thanks - we know our limitations and there is that grandchild arriving in mid-November.

  2. I vote for the brown bathmat - it's more tonal and warm.

    1. I agree. We are putting up a couple of pictures to add more color to the walls and I think that will fix the blandness better than a colored rug.


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