If you're just catching up, our house was built in the early 1980's. This means smaller rooms, some with no lighting, and some with awkward shapes. I'm exercising my interior design muscles big time with this one to make everything flow! For example, our dining room used to be a formal living room... with no … Continue reading Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall.
Silly Truth: I've been waiting to blog this post because it's been cloudy outside, and I wanted good, sunny pictures of what we've done. Second Truth: You guys don't care about sunshine and just want to see the progress. So let's get to it! As of last week, we basically had a piano, one couch, … Continue reading Décor Extravaganza 2018
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
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