Ahh living with less stuff, wouldn't that be nice!  That's what I said to myself two years ago when my husband and I became empty nesters. I thought this new phase in our lives would be the perfect time to downsize certain furniture pieces, get rid of some stuff and make our home live the way we live now.  We are a small family, to begin with, me, my husband and our daughter.  Our daughter is away at college most of the year so we are not completely at the stage of having an empty nest. However, the dynamics of the house has certainly changed; we no longer have the need for a large sectional or expandable dining table.  Both have served us well over the years when we hosted holidays and sleepovers.  We don't plan on moving for another few years so for now, I decided to change things up around our house and make it work for the two of us.  Here are four steps I used to declutter our home.

Are you looking for a quick way to renew the exterior of your home?  Paint your front door! My latest paint color crush is teal!  This blue-green paint color comes in dark shades, light shades, and everything in between.  If you love the color teal as much as I do and are struggling with choosing the right shade I'm here to help.  Here are some of the options I found...


teal front door inspiration

This will be the first time in 17 years that our front door will be painted. Can you believe we've lived here for 17 years and we never painted our front door?  Sad right?  I guess that's what happens when you buy a fixer-upper. The small cosmetic fixes get put on the back burner so the major renovations get done first.

This is a picture of our front door I took a few years ago. Our renovated cape cod has gray vinyl siding.


 Front door inspiration with the color teal from better homes and gardens.

Here are some of my favorite shades of teal I found at the most recognizable paint companies.  

Sherwin Williams

Really Teal
SW 6489

SW 6496


Verdant Forest

Ocean Abyss

 Teal Motif

Benjamin Moore

Albuquerque Teal

Tucson Teal


Gypsy Teal

Which shade of teal do you like best for your front door?  Or does your front door already boast this stunning color?   Let me know in the comments!  I love hearing from my readers!

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