Okay, gang. It’s just a big empty space right now. And there’s dust everywhere and no doors on any rooms and the bathroom doesn’t have a floor. But its ours and I love it. I wanted to share some of these crazy (and maybe slightly terrifying) peeks at the new house in its current state! It’s very much in the middle of a mini-renovation — we decided to do a few things to it before we move all of our stuff in. Here’s the lowdown.
We put a coat of white paint on the whole inside of the house, so we’d be starting with a clean slate. I loooove how it’s just a big white box right now. So bright and so many possibilities. These are the two living rooms (slash dining rooms? We don’t really know yet.). The big project right this minute is that all the original hardwood in the house is getting sanded and refinished. Fingers crossed that it’ll be good.
The kitchen cabinets got some paint, too — white on top and black on bottom. That mega-fabulous tile straight out of the 1950’s will be going soon. We’re hitching up our britches and going to see if we can DIY a new countertop and backsplash. Yikes. (Anyone have experience with that? Would love to know how it went!) Also new flooring coming in the kitch.
Laundry porch view. Just because.
More 1950’s tile. I know. Some of you are like, “Yaaaayyy!” And some of you are like, “….”. I don’t know what camp I’m in yet. But we’ll be living with the mint green tile for a while. In the meantime, we’re putting new tile on the floor.
A hallway with so many closets and drawers I could just die. New hardware is on the way — I’m having a hard time not choosing gold everything.
And the three bedrooms all look like some variation of the one below. There’ll be a master, a nursery, and an office. A whole office space, with a door on it and everything! You can’t imagine my happiness. Oy.
So! We have just a little bit of work cut out for us. But it’s the good kind of work, where at the end you get to sit back and survey your DIY kingdom and wiggle your toes because you are exhausted and it’s rad. Stay tuned for lots of projects and updates. And have a great week! xoxo