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Hi friends! Today I’m so excited to bring you another installment in a series where I give you a peek inside other people’s homes, because what’s better than that? I can’t be the only one who loves driving by a house and getting a peek at the inside, right? Well, today you get to the whole thing with tour of a little boy nursery.
ou guys! I can’t believe it’s finally here, but we’ve actually decided on a kitchen layout. I cannot tell you how many times we thought we were close, only to discover a kink in the plans. Like…that we accidentally drew the refrigerator too small in the initial plans, or that we then had it right next to a wall, or that we didn’t have anywhere for trash, or the microwave placement. It’s been such a long process, but I’m really glad we took the time to think it through very carefully.
At the beginning of the year I made a list of all the projects I want to get done in 2018. Then, I organized them by the quarter I thought I would get them done. Because the biggest project of the year will be the kitchen, which we’ll hopefully be starting on shortly the only other thing I put on the list for the first few months of the year was the foyer. It’s the smallest project on the 2018 list so it made sense to do that at the same time as our largest project of the year. Plus, I think it will be good for mental breaks from the kitchen when we really need them.
Right now, we’re at a bit of stand still with kitchen decisions. We have a few meetings scheduled and can’t make too many decisions until those are done. But, one thing I’ve been thinking a lot about is hardware. I’m trying to finalize our design plan and what color palette we’re going to go with so I’m still not sure what finish will work. But, even so, I’ve been exploring several options. I’m sure we’ll end up mixing metals throughout the kitchen for a more eclectic look, but the hardware will probably all be the same.
Ok, so not only is it Monday, but it’s Monday of the first full week of the year. So, to help ease your re-entry blues I thought it would be the perfect time to share this beautiful bathroom makeover. It’s a peek inside a real home and the before and afters of this space are incredible. But, the best part is that it didn’t require any major renovations. It was a small bathroom makeover on a budget and it made a huge impact! Everything the homeowners did to for this bathroom is completely doable on a small budget, with a little time and hard work.
Happy Thursday, friends! Today I’m sharing something that’s been a long time coming, and that’s our bedroom curtains. I actually ordered these SO LONG ago. We waited a while for them to be delivered, and then, after they arrived I went on what felt like a never-ending search for curtain rods. I bought several, returned some, bought different, went to so many stores, and finally found these. And, even after I finally had the rods and the curtains, it took a while to find the time to actually install them.
Hi Friends, happy Thursday! Today I’m sharing another kitchen update. Outside of work, our trip to Italy, and getting ready for the holidays the kitchen is pretty much the only thing I’ve been working on. We’ve narrowed in on the scheme and I’m feeling really good about it. And in terms of getting to work, at this point we’ve gotten quotes from Ikea, Home Depot, Lowes, and we’re waiting on one from a custom cabinetry maker.
You guys have no idea how excited I am about this post. The upstairs bathroom makeover is finally done and it’s been such a long time coming that I’m beyond thrilled to share the whole thing!!
Hi Guys! I’ve got another kitchen update for you. Last time I posted about it we were pretty sure of the design direction we were going in, but that was about it. Since then we’ve been pricing out materials, figuring out colors and combinations, and going to look at things in person. We’ve gotten quotes from Ikea and Lowes for our cabinets and counter tops and even took a trip to Ikea (which is 2 hours away from us). During that process we made slight tweaks to the last design I showed you. Nothing major, just little changes based on cabinet sizes and things like that. You can see we swapped the position of the tall pantry cabinet so we wouldn’t have so many changes in depth along the upper cabinets. We also mirrored the base cabinet and countertop layout around the stove.
Happy Monday, Friends! Today I have another update on our upstairs bathroom. It’s getting so close to being finished I can’t even wait!So, there was a little drama with these hooks before they even arrived. You see I accidentally ordered them to my old address. IN SAN FRANCISCO. After lots of phone calls and emails to friends in the city, a message to our old landlord, and an awesome customer service experience our old order was cancelled and refunded and we reordered the hooks to the correct address. Moral of the story? Anthropologie stores a default address for your online orders. Be sure that it’s the right one (it doesn’t matter if you’ve ordered things to your new address before, you know, say, the night before 🙈).