Friday, July 31, 2015

House Updates

I've been watching entirely too much HGTV lately, so I'm under this jaded assumption that any house renovation comes together quickly and perfectly every time.  I figured we'd move in, get to work, and be done with everything in a couple of weeks.  HA.  Yeah, that hasn't happened.

Luckily we did hire the pros to come in and spruce up our kitchen, so that's obviously where the most progress has been made.  It's still missing a backsplash and pendant lights that should come in next week, but holy moly what a difference.  I've also added a couple of photos from the very beginning stages so you can get an idea of the progress that's been made.  I'm in love with our new counters!

And here's where we sit on our to do list:

Remove linoleum and replace with hardwoods
Remove wallpaper
Replace light fixture with two pendants
Install can lights
Replace all appliances
Kitchen island re-installed
New back splash
New counters installed
Paint Walls (Sherwin-Williams Agreeable Gray)
Install shutters/blinds/window treatments
Install window seat
Change out cabinet and drawer pulls

We have also started to change out the flush mount lights in the house.  I had a hard time finding ones that I liked, but finally found two styles which were perfect for what we need. One lantern style from Wayfair for our foyer, and an octagonal style from Home Depot for the hallway upstairs and our laundry room.  Here's a little before and after shot of the Wayfair lanterns.  Now I can't wait to get that yellow off the walls, I think the lights will look even better once the walls are more of a neutral gray.

Hope y'all have a great weekend!


  1. what kind of counter tops are those?? they are beautiful!!! I'm all about some quartz only b/c HGTV says I should be, but those look marble!

    1. Thanks Morgan! They are technically a marble, but they're much harder than Carrara, and just a tiny bit softer than granite. (If granite is a 7 in hardness, these are a 6.5) the color is called Shadow Storm and is also known some places as Mont Blanc. We are loving them!

  2. Y'all have done such a wonderful job, and I love everything you picked out!

    1. Thanks girl! I cannot wait for it to be finished!

  3. LOVING those flush mount lights girl!!! They are gorge! xx

  4. LOVE your kitchen! It's light, bright, and clean looking. I'm so jealous!

  5. This is gorgeous! I love the counter tops and that new light fixture. You're giving me serious house envy!

  6. I absolutely love your kitchen - love the colors and counter tops you chose!

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