i heart white woodwork

when we moved in this house, i knew that one of the first things we would do is paint the oak woodwork.  i’m sure i’ll come back around and wonder why oh why we painted all of our woodwork, but that’s not today.  don’t get me wrong, i like oak in the right place, but it wasn’t on our built-ins.  it made such a difference in our family room.  what was once dark and a bit cavernous is now light and bright.  i love how painting the woodwork white brought so much attention to the brick fireplace.  julie over at milk & honey was kind enough to feature our mantle on her blog a while back.  thanks julie!

{yikes – everything looks yellow!}


{and the room breathes a sigh of relief!}

on a side note, we’re preparing for a road trip to denver on thursday, and i’ve turned our guest room into a staging center for all our stuff – it’s a sight to see, people.  have you packed for a baby before??  oh my!  if anyone has any hot tips on traveling in a CAR for NINE HOURS with a SEVEN month old, pipe up!!  i’m equal parts excited and terrorized for the drive.