After a super busy Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Jan/Feb, I am finally going to get back on this blog posting train. Because we’ve done ALOT to the house in the last four month, this post is going to be a photo drop of a few scenes of our projects/updates/purchases, and unfortunately, damages. More details to come as I take more photos and get back into this groove.
1. Because we have ugly popcorn ceiling that is expensive to remove, we decided to simply cover it up with white painted planked wood. We even finally bought an electric nailer and I think Matt loved it. And keep in mind that this used to be Matt’s closet room, so we spent a solid day going through all his clothes and donating all his unused, overused, and out dated clothing. I also finally painted over the bright turquoise with my new favorite paint color, agreeable grey.
2. The Franks gifted us this amazing Z Gallerie candelabra for Christmas. It looks perfect above our new dining room table.
3. Turns out our dishwasher has been leaking for who knows how long and it completely warped our new hardwood floors and even leaked through the basement ceiling. The good news is that insurance came through and is paying for all of it. Part of the process is having this industrial sized dehumidifier on 24/7 and daily visits from our service provider and now friend, Rau.
4. We finally bit the bullet and got new carpet in all our bedrooms. I need to take better pictures because it looks, and feels, 100x better. The picture below is our master when I complained to our installer. What are those lines?! Turns out they are NOT the seems and instead where the carpet was rolled around the center pole. The good news is the marks go away in a few weeks and already look much better. Because of this installation, we had the luxury of setting up our bed in the living room. I, and Izzy, loved it- TV and comfort at its finest! Matt… not so much. He likes completely dark and quiet bedrooms.
After all our furniture arrived, I was excited to finally put up the wall art. Of course this was going to include my DIY abstract painting, but I needed more to balance out the space above the couch. So, I bought two gold frames at Target and added in some pretty Instagram photos of important places to Matt and I. I’m still looking for real art prints on Minted.com and Society6.com , but haven’t found anything I love yet. So, instapics for now! I also found these gold arrows from Target and thought they fit the theme, too. Here’s how it all looked once Matt measured it all out and hung all 5 items: Continue reading “Living Room Wall Art and Hello Snow”
Because our living room has no overhead lighting, and I no way am going to spend $4k to add it, I had to get creative in ways to add light so we can enjoy this room at night and throughout the winter. Continue reading “DIY Lighted Ladder and Other Sources of Illumination”
This is our third Christmas in our house and our first one with a tree! Matt convinced me we needed a real one and so far I am loving it.
Continue reading “Our First Christmas Tree”
I’m keeping this nice and short, but I wanted to jump in and share pictures of our living room chairs that arrived last week. Izzy is already a huge fan of these beauts!
Continue reading “Hello Chairs!”
A couple of weeks ago, our new living room couch arrived and it is better than expected. Once we finally unwrapped it from the packaging, Matt and I set it in its new spot and sat back and looked at it. It was not love and first site. I think we both knew we liked it, but we did admit that it just didn’t feel right. It took a solid 5-10min for us to notice that we didnt add on the feet of the couch, which is definitely needed to make it feel finished.
Continue reading “Our Couch is Here!”
My parents got us a maple tree for both Matt and I’s birthday this year. I’m excited to see it grow old and strong with us in this house! Props to Matt for getting it secured in our front lawn!
Continue reading “Hello New Maple Tree”