A Photo Shoot + Tracey Ayton

So you might remember me saying a few times that we renovated recently and now have a BRAND NEW KITCHEN!

AND you might remember me saying , like here and here, that it was was going to be photographed for a magazine soon!

I KNOW!

So what’s been happening with that, you ask?

Well, here’s the story.

There’s still a few things to tweak before it’s fully ready for photographing because the photographer doesn’t just want to photograph my kitchen, she wants to photograph MY ENTIRE HOUSE!

Say whaaat?

Tracey Ayton photography via somuchbetterwithage.com

photo via traceyaytonphotography.com

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Neutral Foyer – Before & After

The other day I showed you how I redid the sign in our foyer.  Well today I’m showing you my neutral foyer with before & after photos!

It’s funny how long some tasks take to do sometimes.  Like my foyer.

If you were to search waaaaay back in my blog, you can see what it was like after we renovated our house (actually, maybe you shouldn’t look back at that embarrassing post).

I’ve been wanting to paint the staircase like forever (okay five years when we bought this house).

When we first moved in, we had it painted by someone and that someone told us the staircase couldn’t be painted – that the stain would just continually bleed through the paint, so he restained it.

I’m sorry but that’s a load of crap!

And because of that I’ve held off painting it…until recently ;)

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably noticed the first couple of coats I painted.

I’m also trying to get the house ready for a magazine photo shoot (say whaaat?  More on that later this week so stay tuned!)

Neutral foyer via somuchbetterwithage.com

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Easy Wooden Painted Sign + Silhouette Promo

I’ve had this wooden painted sign for years that I found at Michael’s but it had some painted mural on it that I didn’t care for.  It was in the clearance section and even thought it was ugly, it was wood and came with a rusty ornate metal design on the bottom.

When we first moved in, I painted it blue and hand painted Est. 2009 on it for when we bought our house.

I always wanted to redo it when I got my Silhouette CAMEO so I finally got around to doing it the way I envisioned.

And at the end of this post be sure to check out the amazing promotions going on now at Silhouette!

Easy wooden painted sign via somuchbetterwithage.com

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Ballard Designs, We Go Together Like Peanut Butter and Jam

Dear Ballard Designs, this post is for you.

You don’t know me, but we really go together.  We go together like peanut butter & jam, like burgers & fries, like couches & coffee tables!

I’m so Industrial Beachy French, or French Vintage, whatever you want to call me, and every page of your catalogue is the same.  Are you copying me, Ballard?  Of course you’re not.

I just never realized how much we are made for each other.  Okay, that was a lie, I knew this deep down all along but I didn’t want to fully admit it as love can be fickle sometimes.  But I really need to tell you that I LOVE you, Ballard, I really do.

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Haven + On The Back Porch with Cedarhill Farmhouse

Well, I just came back from the Haven Conference last night.  Wow, what a whirlwind!  I spent 4 glorious days in Atlanta and roomed with my BBFF again this year.

I thought that since this was my second year attending I’d be an old pro but man, I was wrong.  I was still exhausted and still over the moon to meet bloggers I only knew over blog world.

It’s really an amazing way to gain knowledge, connect, collaborate and learn a new skill.

I learned how to make a coffee table in an hour.  Wow.  You might be seeing how I make some tables on my blog real soon.

Okay,  so while I was away, my interview with Anita from Cedarhill Farmhouse went live and the wifi in the hotel was sketchy at the best of times.

cedarhill farmhouse

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Beachy Boy’s Room

Be sure to enter the Kirkland’s giveaway I have going on this week!!

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Well, we’re officially having a beachy week here at So Much Better With Age!

On Monday I shared with you some beachy home decor items I recently added and today I’m sharing with you my son’s room.  I’ve never given you a tour of his room before.  I’ve been wanting to repaint his bedroom for awhile but let’s be honest, that may take forever so why not show it now?

Welcome to my Beachy Boy’s Bedroom

Beachy boy's bedroom via somuchbetterwithage.com

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