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!
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!
Goodness, life gets busy... especially this time of year! My theory is that it's partly because everyone is throwing festivals and football parties like it's a blissful 68 degrees outside. We go because "Fall!" and that's what you're supposed to do, yet we all stand in the heat and melt because it still feels like the inside … Continue reading Updates!
We have rooms done. Like, I can walk in and not immediately think "I need to do X, Y, and Z". The best (unexpected) part about this is that our house is starting to feel like home. Up until now, I have felt like we were working on someone else's building. Now, when I walk in and … Continue reading Before & After: THREE Room Reveals!
This week has been quite different than expected! Last Friday, I was working at the house and managed to mangle my foot up pretty badly. I will spare you the details and gore, but suffice it to say that there have been a lot of stitches, x-rays, and doctors. Right now it is healing well, I … Continue reading Recovering Dining Room Chairs!
This week has been full of progress! When I look at the grand scheme, it's easy to get discouraged because sometimes it seems likes 1 step forward and 3 steps back. Most of my reno time is limited to when our son naps or after he goes to bed at night, so some days it feels like it's moving … Continue reading Baby Steps!
I am a list person. Always have been. My mom says she quit giving me a verbal schedule of our plans for the day when I was about 5 because if it didn't go exactly as planned, I was destined for a come-apart. I'm a bit more flexible these days, but it is rare that I don't … Continue reading Downstairs To-Do’s.
What. A. Whirlwind. The last ten days have been madness! Andrew, Mac, and I headed to Destin for a (very quick) pre-move beach trip. We spent time with Andrew's parents, celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary at Marina Café with an amazing meal and view, loved on the dads for Father's Day, and got some sand between our toes. While it … Continue reading Update: We are moved!
The home inspection is complete (and went relatively well!!). We are now in the process of negotiating those details, and even closer to an actual move. So, of course, my mind immediately runs 1,000 mph figuring out when I get to pick up my first paint brush/demolish something. The dining room of this new house … Continue reading Feed Me.
Okay. I caved. I bought furniture sans deed or key. But, when you see these end tables, you will (hopefully) understand. In case you don't see the potential (for $9.99/ea!!!), let me help you: A little elbow grease (ie: sand, stain, and paint) will have these tables looking like Pottery Barn material in no time … Continue reading Hall of Fame and Shame.