Okay friends, we are approaching one year since we started this mess. I’m praying we are done by Halloween. I mean, an entire year of having our house a mess? (Insert the monkey emoji with his hands over his face.)
Sometimes picking a chandelier is overwhelming. There are SO many options. I mean, you can go to your local hardware store and choose from the ones they have (sometimes they do have really nice ones) or you can explore other places.
Remember a few months weeks ago I posted about these DIY open shelves? A lot of you told me you loved the idea of simple open shelving and it’s something you’ve wanted to do in your home for a while. BINGO! I love it. Keep sending me photos of your open shelves, I love to see them!
You don’t realize just how much you appreciate ‘home’ until you’re not there for a few days.
While at home on normal days, we tend to get stressed out with the fact that our houses aren’t perfect. We always have things we’d like to change or update. There’s always cleaning to be done. Laundry. Oh laundry.
This has sure been a long process. A lot of ups and downs. I think the question I get the most is would I do this all over again. When this kitchen is finally done I will do an overview of everything from start to finish.
But, today you’re in luck! We’ve had our appliances for about 8 months now. I feel like that’s a good amount of time to get to know each other, right?
If you’re in the market a new appliance (or kitchen gadget), you’ll want to stay a while. Today, I'm giving you my honest opinions. All the pros and cons.
Now that the concrete countertops are done and out of the way, our kitchen is finally starting to come together. If you haven’t read the DIY Concrete Countertop series and you have no idea what I’m talking about, find the posts here:
My love for antiques started back in college. I have no idea how it happened. I have always loved decorating. I think my inspiration for home décor started when I was young and played The Sims every night. Every. Single. Night. I didn’t care about ‘playing’ the game necessarily. All I wanted to do was build houses and decorate them.
I also had a love for junk (or treasures) that I could buy for little money and turn into something beautiful for my room or my home.
In my last kitchen update, I went over the small progress that we had made. I then extended our completion date from Christmas to Valentine’s Day. I'm thinking we may need to extend it again. Friends, this has really been a l o n g process. I knew it was going to be a lot of work, but man is it a lot of work.
Remember when you were little and had your own room? Your own space. Mine consisted of beanie babies, my 'teacher's desk', snow globes, my American Girl doll, and my flowers I won in the Coal Valley Princess contest. It always seemed to have a flower theme. First some sort of pastel colors, then a Hawaiian flower theme. Yes, my walls were orange (thanks mom and dad for letting me pick that crazy color)!
Well, not only do I now have a room to decorate, but an entire home. That's a lot of space to call your own (and to decorate)!
I am always looking for home décor items with the letter L, or C and B. It makes our home more personal.
Going into the renovations, I had a few thoughts. One, it won’t take us very long. Two, we will be done in time for Christmas.
Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s taking longer than expected (As always, right?) and I don’t think we will be done in time for Christmas. Unless of course a miracle happens. Which is possible. I don’t doubt it.
Can we have Thanksgiving every week? I really enjoyed my time off. It was the perfect combination of home projects, Christmas decor, family, food and relaxation.
Last Wednesday was my day to do all things Christmas. If you missed my post about holiday storage, find it here.
If you were following me on Instagram (greywoodmama), you saw a few shots of my Christmas tree coming together. Although our house is still under construction, I was not going to let that stop me from decorating for Christmas.
It’s almost Halloween. Is it just me or did October fly by? I did mange to get a few Fall décor items put up in the house, check those out here.
At some point this month, I made my way to Teske’s Pet and Garden to get a few odd pumpkins for the front porch. Usually we would carve them or paint them in time for Halloween, but this year we ran out of time. If you need a last minute pumpkin idea, this will only take you an hour.
Furniture. As you can probably imagine, when we first moved in together, we had very little furniture. Bryn had a futon, probably from his college days, a couch he so cleverly picked out, a mattress, a couple side tables and a few other random pieces. I brought, um, nothing.