Thursday, May 22, 2014

House Tour

I'm so excited to give y'all a tour of the house today! 

It's not done yet, and I'm sure we'll continue to update it over the years, but I'm loving the upgrades we've made so far. I felt inspired by Young House Love to add a to-do list for each room. This is to remind myself of how much we've done and keep inspired about where we want to go. Some of the projects we still have to go will be done in the next few weeks and some won't be done years.

Take a look around. Hope you enjoy!

Anyone surprised that I'm obsessed with the front door? Ya, I didn't think so. It almost makes me want to forget about getting a new one. Call me crazy, but I want a door with a little more privacy. Like no big window and a peep hole kind of privacy. But, the pretty color will tie me over until the time comes to replace it. 

To Do: 
  • Remove parquet floors and replace with hardwoods
  • Paint front door, wall above and below chair rail  
  • Replace foyer light
  • Remove popcorn ceilings and repaint 
  • Add a bench
  • Put down rug
  • Replace blinds on door with roman shade
  • Hang some art (collage wall?)
  • Replace doorbell
  • Paint or upgrade door handles
  • Replace front door

Living Room:
This room is starting to come together. I think with a few more chairs, nice big ottoman, and a rug it will have a more cozy feel. And can we please talk about how excited I am to have a mantle? Can't wait to hang something on it at Christmas!

To Do:
  • Remove parquet floors and replace with hardwoods
  • Remove popcorn ceilings and repaint
  • Paint walls
  • Add furniture
  • Put down rug
  • Do something with the fireplace (paint? tile?)
  • Make/hang curtains
  • Change ceiling fan
  • Get gas logs for fireplace
  • Find/make a large square ottoman 
  • Paint red table

Dining Room:
If I had to pick a favorite room based on color it would be a hard choice between this room and the master bedroom. I love the blue and grey together. Fun fact: that dining room table is the same one I had growing up. I can't wait to give it a facelift.

To Do:
  • Remove parquet floors and replace with hardwoods
  • Remove popcorn ceilings and repaint
  • Paint walls above and below chair rail 
  • Add furniture
  • Put down rug
  • Paint chandelier
  • Take down blinds
  • Sew and hang new curtains
  • Replace sliding doors with french doors
  • Stain table

This is probably the room I have the biggest plans for, but also going to be the room that is a work in progress for years. Most of the plans I have for this room are on the 5+ years plan, but hey, a girl can dream!

To Do:
  • Remove tile floors and replace with hardwoods
  • Remove popcorn ceilings and repaint
  • Update old lighting
  • Remove desk and cabinets above
  • Get table for eat in area
  • Paint cabinets 
  • Add hardware
  • Upgrade sink to farmhouse sink
  • Add backsplash
  • Upgrade appliances
  • Add curtains
  • Put down a rug/rugs
  • Add open shelving
  • Install vent hood
  • Do something fun with pantry doors

This may sound strange, but this is one of my favorite updates! They turned out better than we hoped and I'm so happy we choose to stain and didn't re-carpet them.

To Do:
  • Remove carpet from wood stairs
  • Paint walls
  • Stain and polyurethane stairs
  • Paint stair risers
  • Add hardwoods to landings
  • Hang art
  • Demo short wall on stairs and half wall in hallway
  • Add railing and stair spindles

Master Bedroom:
Gotta give James props for trusting me with this accent wall. He was a little unsure of the idea when he first heard it, but he's totally onboard now. 

To Do:
  • Replace carpet
  • Remove popcorn ceilings and repaint
  • Paint walls
  • Add furniture 
  • Remove blinds and upgrade
  • Replace ceiling fan
  • Hand headboard
  • Add something above headboard (art? saying?)

Master Bathroom:
Probably one of James' favorite features in the house is this vanity. No, not because it's for him, but because I use it. I've always done my makeup sitting down which, since I've never had a vanity, meant I did my makeup sitting on the floor in our living room at the apartment. I would say it's not as odd as it sounds, but he would disagree. He hated it. He loves that my makeup has its very own special place in our bathroom. 

To Do:
  • Remove old carpet and replace with tile
  • Paint walls
  • Remove popcorn ceilings and repaint
  • Renovate shower
  • Paint cabinets
  • Add hardware
  • Update sinks and counter tops
  • Upgrade lighting


 To Do:
  • Remove old carpet and replace with new
  • Remove popcorn ceilings and repaint
  • Paint walls
  • Paint doors?
  • Upgrade or paint door handles
  • Demo half wall and replace with rail and spindles
  • Hang art
And that's it! 

There are a few other rooms I may introduce you to at some point. However, right about now they are home to boxes that have yet to be unpacked, and nobody wants to see that!

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Five on Friday, Vol. 21 and Some Favorites

Happy Friday!!
First things first, congratulations to Christina and April on the arrival of both of your daughters!! They are both so precious and almost make me want to think about having one of my own. 
Breath James... I'm kidding :)
I hope you've all had a wonderful week. It's been a crazy awesome week moving in and getting everything situated. Super excited to share a few of my favorites from this past week!

{O N E}

As of last Friday we're officially all moved in! I thought I would be so thankful to be out of the apartment, but truth be told part of me is a little sad. It was our first place together and we made lots of memories there. I'll miss the apartment for a little bit, but I can't wait to make new memories in our new home!

{T W O} 

Sis made this wreath for our grandma for Mother's Day. I'm trying to convince her that I need one too. I've never been much of a wreath fan, but it's burlap and turquoise. Doesn't get much better than that. 

{T H R E E}

For Christmas James gave me the beautiful Southern Wedding print. It's been safely stored away until we moved into the house. Now that we're here the print has found a home above the mantel. I'm seriously considering painting this frame or the two next to it... gold maybe?. Thoughts?

{ F O U R}

The therapist side of me is coming out: I've been a huge fan of Brene Brown since graduate school. Her stuff is legit and this TED talk of hers is probably my favorite. If you have some time today watch it! It's good stuff!

{ F I V E}

Ever since the weather started getting warmer I've been on a serious veggie kick. Steaming and roasting are pretty much the extent of my vegetable cooking abilities. I picked this book up to help expand my cooking repertoire. So far I love it! I made an avocado salad for lunch yesterday that was incredible. I'm looking forward to lots of new veggie recipes this summer.

 I'll be back next week sharing a tour of our home! In the meantime, I hope you have a great weekend!!

Today I'm linking up with Amanda and the 5 on Friday Girls (Darci, April, Christina, Natasha)

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