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We've Waited Long Enough!

It is now time for the big reveal!!!!! I have had such a huge internal debate over when I was ready to share finished photos of our home in Kigali. While most of our friends would have said it was completely done 6 months ago (!) I still don't actually feel like it's really finished.   I'm still changing up porch furniture, debating curtains, and I'm not quite pleased with the legs of the island yet- to name a few!  However,  it is time to get the photos out there, and to move on with all of the other Kigali homes and projects I've been working on and need to share with you too! I will be sure to update the blog with all of my own home changes as I make them. And you know I will! ;) So let's take a brief home tour of only the best shots for now! Starting with our front porch. I hope you like it!!! Keep in mind, I could do this for you and your home too. ;) ( ) I added these breezey curtains for a vacation-y relaxing vibe. 

Paintings and Porches and Puppies, Oh My!

A few of you have been asking about the "imigongo" style mural behind the bed in The Art House Airbnb space. I thought I'd take this opportunity to go back and show a detailed look at that painting and how I did it! Take a look: I started with my chosen paint colors... Then I nailed canvas into the wall, in case I'd want to keep the "mural" when I was all done! ;) The whole Art House was pretty bare. All I knew is I wanted to make that mural first. The rest would follow! I pressed into the canvas to adhere it to the wall and I was all set to paint! I started off drawing the design on a small piece of paper, and then free-handed it onto the wall, making any additions or edits I wanted as I went. I colored it in, from the top to the bottom, color by color. By the end of the night, I had the color blocking done! There she was, greeting me the next morning!  Then I detailed by adding the black edges, starti