Spring is right around the corner and that means we are officially kicking off our first big project on our new home: the backyard. It is a complete blank slate. Literally, there is one plant (a gorgeous peony bush!!) and the rest is all grass with a concrete patio area. Continue Reading…
This project was long overdue but we finally got to it and it’s exactly what we wanted! We were in desperate need of somewhere to hang our coats before putting them away in the hall closet. We live in Portland, so with that comes some rainy weather = wet coats. Continue Reading…
This is our very first Christmas in our new home. One of the first things I thought about when we looked at this house was were I was going to put the Christmas tree. And now the time is here and I am so excited! Decorating this season was more fun tha I could of imagined. Continue Reading…
2018 has flown by and here were are, less than 2 weeks until Thanksgiving! While I love Thanksgiving, I am a total Christmas fanatic. However, I do refuse to put up Christmas decorations until AFTER Thanksgiving…the day after to be exact 🙂 Continue Reading…
We are soooo excited to finally move into our new master bedroom! We have been temporarily staying in the second bedroom on the main floor which will end up being my office. When we moved into our new house the upstairs master was a terrible shade of ‘plum purple’ with some ugly vinyl floor Continue Reading…
We have officially been in our new home for 2.5 weeks so it is time to get going on our first project: the backyard! One of things that we weren’t in love with at our new house was the backyard. It is completely bare, just (dead) grass and ONE bush. But thankfully its a peony bush, so it’s fine. Continue Reading…
I have a major coffee addiction, specifically non-fat triple-shot vanilla lattes 🙂 I used to go and buy a vanilla latte every. single. morning. That is until three years ago when Mars bought me an espresso machine for my birthday!!!!! (fueling my latte addiction) Continue Reading…
Our kitchen remodel is finally done! We started the first weekend of December. My husband decided to take a few days off of work and try to get as much done in a 5 day stretch as possible. While he did get quite a bit done in that time, there was still so much more to do! Hence why it is just now finished Continue Reading…
I have been so excited to start the nursery, especially since we found out we were expecting a little girl! To be honest, I have had a vision in mind of what I wanted the nursery to be like since before I was even pregnant. Since its a space that my husband and I will obviously spend a lot of time in, I wanted it to feel comfortable to both of us and baby. I also didn’t want it to be too baby-ish. I wanted pieces that would grow with baby girl and not be things we would end up getting rid of as soon as we were out of the baby stage. Overall I wanted the room to be light and bright with all the furniture being white with natural wood accents, modern, and not too girly. I’ve ridden horses since I could walk so I was obviously going to incorporate horses/unicorns into the room. And that is really the theme I have run with, although, not too over-the-top 🙂
These are some of the pieces we have either already purchased or plan to purchase. Now we just need to clear out the room so we can actually start putting everything together!
- Babyletto Lolly Crib
- BabyJives Moon & Star Cloud Mobile
- Round Brass Mirror
- Side Table
- Rocking Chair
- Book Shelf & Baskets
- Ride-on Unicorn
We are getting ready to start our kitchen renovation and I am SO EXCITED!!! The goal is to have it done before Christmas…we’ll see if that happens. Just like our bathroom, my husband will be doing all the work himself, especially since I’m pregnant and can’t really participate in most of the projects. Above is the inspiration for the style we are going for, modern-farmhouse.
On the to-do list.
Paint Cabinets – our cabinets are really in pretty good condition they just have several (ugly) layers of paint on them currently, so that will be the biggest chunk of work I think. The top cabinets are going to be painted white, while the bottom cabinets will be painted a blue-gray. Then we will be replacing all the hardware to an oil-rubbed bronze.
Convert electric stove top to gas – this might be one of the things I’m looking forward to most. I absolutely hate cooking on electric stoves…gas is so much better! Luckily we already have gas in our house so we just need to get a contractor out to the house to run the line to the stove. (this is the one thing my husband won’t be doing)
Counter tops – currently we have some really attractive laminate counters that literally have a pink floral pattern on them if you look close enough. So cute. We are ripping these suckers out and putting in Oak butcher block counters. I can’t wait. I love the love of butcher block counters, especially will all the other elements I have picked out for the kitchen. The perfect combination of modern and farmhouse.
Backsplash – The current backsplash is the same as the counter tops. This will be gone and replaced with classic white subway tile, just like we did in our bathroom reno. We’ll again be going with the pewter grout. I love the look of a darker grout so you can actually see the tiles themselves but also because it will stay way cleaner looking than if we went with white.
Sink – Right now we just have a regular old two bucket metal sink. We are replacing it will a ceramic white farmhouse (apron front) sink! This is going to be such a beautiful touch and truly bring in that farmhouse feel.
Floors – Currently we have a ‘white’ and looks black but is actually dark green, checkered floor. We actually really like the look of the checkers but we want a true white and black. So we will be going with classic snap-n-lock white/black laminate flooring.
Other than that is will be painting the walls, possibly adding some bead board around the eat-in kitchen area and a few other farmhouse touches. We have already replaced the refrigerator, oven and dishwasher from ugly white to stainless steel over the past year, so the only appliance left to replace is the stove top!
I can’t wait to get this project started, and even more so to get this project finished! It is the last big project we have on the list for the interior of our home and then it will truly feel like our style.