Home Sweet Home

tadaaaa

By on October 21, 2017

It’s against my nature to post after pics of our house, because it feels unfinished. I’ve come to the realization that it will never be totally “finished” in my eyes. There’s also a factor of “decision fatigue”. I don’t want to just pick things out to get it over with, I’d rather LOVE what I choose. We’ve still got a ways to go, but have been enjoying it so much!

Without further ado…please enjoy PHASE 1 of our remodel.

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View of the living/dining area from the master bedroom.

 

 

Our current “dining room” situation. I just can’t bring myself to put a table in there yet. 🙂 Partly because I haven’t found one I love, partly because it’s an awesome dance floor.

 

 

View from the front door. Currently deciding what kind of tile we want to use around the fireplace.

 

 

View from the dining room. Currently in the process of collecting things for our gallery wall that will surround the TV.

 

 

 

My favorite part of this remodel by far has been the mantle our friend Wes created for us! He framed up this faux wall, and then installed this gorgeous beam with corbels that he made. He makes all kinds of things from cabinetry, to furniture! Check him out– WV Woodworks.

I found these chandeliers on Shades of Light. Sometimes you can find a sweet coupon code on their Facebook page! There are a ton of great options on this site.

 

 

 

You would think it’s easy to pick out a white paint color… nope! So many varying shades, tones, and temperatures. We settled on Sherwin William’s “Incredible White” for the walls. It’s got great warmth and brightnesss, without feeling too sterile. For the trim we used Sherwin Williams’ “Perfect Greige”. Our floors are from Lowe’s. They truly look and feel like wood, at a fraction of the price. Highly reccommend.

 

 

 

I’ve been searching for an oriental rug for years. They can be pricy, and I wanted ours to be perfect. This 35 year old rug on Ebay  was under $400, arrived in 3 days, and I could not be happier! They had a ton of great options in all different sizes.

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for reading! 🙂 Will be posting more pictures soon.

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Home Sweet Home

Square One

By on August 18, 2017

 

I thought getting married was the beginning of adulthood.

BOY, was I blissfully unaware of the responsibility of homeownership! So far this has been our most daunting, rewarding, exciting, exhausting, and totally-worth-it experience to date.

On a sunny Sunday afternoon, we found THE one. 5 minute commute to work (hallelujer), walking distance to HEB (insert praise hand emoji), and in the cutest neighborhood with tons of trees.  We put an offer in, and closed 33 days later. God knows exactly what we need, and gives it to us in His perfect timing.

And so, on April 28th we began our hilarious attempt at remodeling an entire home, while living in it at the same time. Cue the delirium.

Check out these before pictures.

Exterior

Living/Dining

Kitchen Views

 

Master Suite

We are fortunate that the previous owners took great care of the house. Everything we are doing so far is cosmetic only. Knocking on wood that we don’t run into any major issues 🙂

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