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 done! Andrew and I completed the finishing touches on the floor last night, the kitchen is put back together, and this mama is a happy lady. We started this project about 10 days ago, and while it hasn't been a perfect experience, I'd say it's been a good one. Most of our work was done … Continue reading Tiling the Kitchen Floor
We made the switch from Mac's crib to a twin trundle awhile back. Overall, I would say it has gone really well! Mac is excited to be in his new room, and I think he likes the idea of having a "big boy bed like Daddy's". He keeps telling me that his old crib is for sharing with Baby Natalie, which … Continue reading Big Boy Bedroom
When we finished with our planked powder bathroom wall, we ended up with two extra, very similar boards. I knew immediately what I wanted to do with them - rustic kitchen shelving! So, I set out to find some dark, simple brackets... I looked online but ended up finding what I liked best at Lowe's. Andrew … Continue reading Reclaimed Barnwood: Kitchen Shelving
There is something immensely satisfying about three fourths of a renovation. There is also something amazingly frustrating about it. When we started this whole process mid-July, Andrew and I drafted up a Before Baby List knowing we wouldn't be able to do everything we wanted prior to her arrival. We are close enough to the … Continue reading Three Fourths.
Happy Monday to you! I am hitting the ground running this morning... The last few weeks have been a blur of paint, sawdust, road-tripping, and family time! This week is shaping up to be a little more inline with our normal routine, and I am looking forward to that. I have a lot of laundry … Continue reading Project Updates: Kitchen, Foyer, and Study
Nowhere in the excitement of "We are going to buy this house and renovate it!" did anyone even hint that the amount of dust involved in that statement alone is enough drive a person completely mental. I'm not talking "dust contained to the rooms you are working on". Or even the rooms next to the rooms you are … Continue reading From Dust to Dusk.
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!
Oh-my-lanta... It has been a busy two weeks. Andrew has been busy on call with a bunch of screaming, laboring women. I bit off a big chunk of writing work and literally have been burning the sunrise and midnight oil trying to get caught up. My mom's 60th birthday is on Labor Day this year, and my parents are flying … Continue reading Painting Hallways & Reaping Contentment.
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!