{In case you missed it, here some of the previous house updates we’ve done.}

The weather is beautiful here today.  Seventy-five, sunny, and partly breezy.  More early than late fall.  We ran out early this morning and finished our Monday errands and then ate lunch and did schoolwork (sidewalk chalk alphabet of course) outside.

 

 

It was heavenly.  I’m trying really hard not to let my mind believe what my body is telling me…that spring is around the corner.  But I’m not trying too hard, because I am of the opinion that a little ignorance never hurt anybody.

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N was on fall break this past week and we took advantage of his time at home to get some house work accomplished.  One of our awesome sitters (holla for living in a small town in between two Christian universities) came over on Thursday and then Grandma came over on Friday, freeing up even more of our time to work.

And on that note, we put the finishing touches on the powder room!  The first room in the house to be completely d-o-n-e (for now :))!

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(The paint color is Old Navy by Benjamin Moore.  Light fixtures are from Lowe’s.  Mirror is antique.  Shelves are made by Nate.  Illustrations on wall are from artist Mari Kloeppel)

Also, we had our fireplace installed this weekend(!!!!!!!!)  I am so incredibly excited to have a fireplace; I’ve been dreaming about one for the past 8 years.

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It’s about 85% finished so more pics to come.

We’ve moved upstairs and started work in the hallway.  We didn’t have ANY hallways in our last house so I’ve had fun dreaming up possibilities for this little space.

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After the stairs are finished being painted (no they won’t stay both grey and white–just grey–this was just N’s genius way of painting them while we were still able to use them) we will lay down a runner.bDSC_0056 bDSC_0049

We hung a “hometown” gallery wall in the hallway.  You can purchase some art like this for yourself in my shop 🙂

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(the pink barn and field are well-known landmarks near where we fell in love <3)

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N started tearing up the hallway carpeting and I think we will lay down a herringbone patterned wood floor…ideally made from an old, dead tree we cut down in the yard.  Wouldn’t that be amazing if it worked??

Next up: the wall of books to go in the “library”, painting the upstairs, and a fun little project I am working on for the upstairs hallway.

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Stay tuned!!

-smk

8 Comments on Updates

  1. Granny
    October 27, 2014 at 8:09 pm (3 years ago)

    Ooooooh, I love the powder room!!! Those shelves look gooooood!!!
    I am excited to see the fireplace when it is finished!! And the planks under the old carpet actually look pretty good!! The stairs will look nice as grey. N the smart and excellent painter!

    Reply
    • Sweet Mama K
      October 28, 2014 at 6:21 pm (3 years ago)

      Yes! We were excited when we ripped up the carpet that there was some potential there!

      Reply
  2. Granny
    October 27, 2014 at 8:09 pm (3 years ago)

    Ooooooh, I love the powder room!!! Those shelves look gooooood!!!
    I am excited to see the fireplace when it is finished!! And the planks under the old carpet actually look pretty good!! The stairs will look nice as grey. N the smart and excellent painter!

    Reply
    • Sweet Mama K
      October 28, 2014 at 6:21 pm (3 years ago)

      Yes! We were excited when we ripped up the carpet that there was some potential there!

      Reply
  3. triciastatler
    October 28, 2014 at 2:31 am (3 years ago)

    Love love love it all!!! Can’t wait to see fireplace

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    • Sweet Mama K
      October 28, 2014 at 6:21 pm (3 years ago)

      woohoo!!! I know; it was a rush to have it in before stocking season 🙂

      Reply
  4. triciastatler
    October 28, 2014 at 2:31 am (3 years ago)

    Love love love it all!!! Can’t wait to see fireplace

    Reply
    • Sweet Mama K
      October 28, 2014 at 6:21 pm (3 years ago)

      woohoo!!! I know; it was a rush to have it in before stocking season 🙂

      Reply

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