Well, we finally did it. We finished the floors. (And all God's people said AMEN!!!!) From the day we first viewed the house, we knew that new floors would make the biggest difference of all the aesthetic plans we had. Remember the floating laminate and floral lineoleum? Yeah, me neither. (Probably because I have definitively … Continue reading The Hardwoods are Done!
The floors are installed, and they look better than I could have imagined! More pictures of the finished product to come on that later (we are still getting the baseboards installed/caulked), but I wanted to show you how I restyled our "mud room"! You may remember how I solved our "No Mudroom Lots of Stuff" … Continue reading Repurposed Hutch, Round Two!
The hardwood installer comes next Monday, so we are movin' and shakin' to get the old floor demo'ed! My Hulk of a Husband ripped up the old floating floor in the dining room and office first. Then came the hard part: the foyer. We had that brick-like tile on top of a three inch mortar … Continue reading Demolition Derby
The days are long. The years are short. The days are too short and this year has flown by. Wait, this day is taking forever. Actually, what day is it? Where are my children? Why is your brother sister not wearing pants? Am I even wearing pants? Welcome to my stream of consciousness where most … Continue reading Updates: House, Family, & Thrift!
This past week has been very productive on the home reno front! I don't have a ton of time, so hopefully these pictures will speak for themselves! Lighting We added can lights to the den and to the playroom. The den has been very dark from day one, and we could not believe the huge … Continue reading Project Update: Lighting and More!
It's the start of a new year, and the start of a whole new (BIG) to-do list for the house! 2018 is going to bring some exciting and dramatic changes to our home, and I could not be more thrilled. We took a bit of a break in December, and I realized never shared the … Continue reading The 2018 To-Do List and a Lighting Update!
One thing I struggle the most with when thinking about decorating our house is the line between traditional and eclectic. Do I go with that classic, never-gonna-hate it, last forever, traditional Pottery Barn look in every room? Or do I give into the part of me that wants to light some incense and drape everything … Continue reading Home Office Inspiration
Since we finished the laundry room earlier this month, we've been plugging away at a few small projects. You may remember that the dining room - previously the formal sitting room - has no lights! It's on the north side of our house, so things get pretty dim in there as the day progresses. I … Continue reading Light It Up!
Whew! It has been a minute! I tried to unplug a bit for the month of September, blogging included. BUT... I'm back and so excited to show you our favorite renovation project since we started this circus. Awhile back I posted some before pictures of our laundry room, and you can read about that here. … Continue reading Before & After: Laundry Room
I am only detail-oriented when I concentrate on being just that. While I can really appreciate every jot and tittle in place, I don't thrive on daily basis details like some people do. Hence, I hate to follow a recipe. I never learned to count music well. By the end of the month, my calendar … Continue reading The Little Things