The Windy Blonde Redecorates

Hey guys! Happy almost-Friday! Today is actually kind of Friday for me because I’m off tomorrow for Ben’s brother’s wedding! I’m so excited and can’t wait to revisit Cincinnati.


Today I was kind of stumped about what I should blog about because my days have been jam-packed and I haven’t been able to take any pics for my blog! So I asked around and a few of you guys came up with some really good ideas (which I totally plan on doing soon, btw). BUT I realized I still haven’t shown you the progress I’ve made on mi casa!

I shared my apartment decor awhile back but since then I have repainted the wall color (I was dying every time I looked at it) but the way it happened was so ridiculous I have to share.

I’m kind of a psycho about wall color. Any time I paint, I bring home about 15-20 paint chips, tape them to the wall, and then just soak them in for a few days. And then one day I just point to one and I’m like YEP, THIS IS IT! And then I go buy it and immediately tape it up and get it done and never look back.

So I did the same thing this time, except when I went to Home Depot, I took the paint chip in and the lady behind the paint counter kind of gave me a hint-hint like hey your paint is probably going to be a little dark. And she showed me how to hold the chip up against bare white, and it shows you how the paint will actually reflect.

And basically I went a little crazy and picked a paint chip without ever holding it up to the wall.

This is SO unlike me.

So we get home, and it’s like 8 PM and I just can’t wait another minute. So I tape it up and start painting, and Ben is on the couch (obvi) and he’s like “It’s such a pretty blue!”


We are renters. When I asked our landlord if we could paint, I believe her words verbatim were “Sure, just don’t do anything super crazy like green or blue!”

And here I was painting our walls BLUE.

Panic ensued.

But of course I kept painting.

And luckily for me they literally dried SO pretty and I caught SUCH a lucky break and even though there is a slightly blue-ish tint, it’s definitely not a crazy color and I am obsessed. Even if I have to paint it back before I move out. LOL.

So with all that being said, our wall color is Behr Marquee in River Veil. I’ve done quite a bit of painting and honestly Behr Marquee is by far the closest to a one-coat color. The lady at Home Depot explained that you can get any color in “Marquee” but the only one-coat guarantee is a color from the Marquee selection itself. Just a fun fact. This is fully my opinion BTW. I’m not getting anything from Behr for plugging this wonderful paint. #iwish.

Anyyyyyway, without further ado, here is how it turned out! Enjoy! I will link as much as I can at the bottom of the post 🙂 And if there is anything that isn’t linked, my previous post about my apartment will probably have it!

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Just a sidenote – my “art” is super thrifty. The cacti are prints purchased on Etsy for less than $10 and then uploaded to Walgreens. I think I paid $15 for each print by Googling coupon codes.

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My horse prints are just pages ripped out of an old book that I found at a flea market. The guy was selling the pages for $0.50 each. All I did was throw them in a frame and voila!

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So tell me… do you love the color? Too blue for you? Are you my landlord and I’m evicted? Tell me everything! I will see you Tuesday after the wedding! Woo! See you then. Xo.


Gingham Pillow CoversGold MirrorGold CandlesticksGold Console Table Gold Coffee Table Faux Cowhide RugSmall White Dining TableBlack Chairs White Hanging LampCactus Print (Blue)Cactus Print (Green)Wooden Bowl 

**All other items were probably purchased in-store at a Target, TJ Maxx, Marshall’s, or Homegoods!**


  1. this post had me LOL-ing. loved your personality. you’re an excellent decorator jill! I’m having fun at my own little place, and MAN is it easy to go broke quick. #decoratingprobs

    1. Thank you!!! Ummm I definitely will. I think I may need to come visit to see in person 😉 xoxo.

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