My last post was over two and a half months ago! How did that happen!? Ahhh, such is life. I dreamt of blogging regularly and then you realize real life. I've got eight loads of laundry that need done and bathrooms that need cleaned butttttt-that can wait. An update is long over-do!
The last time I posted about the kitchen was January 22nd -- and it was at the point we had just finally demoed and finished the behind the walls work.. To think of where we are now!? I've been wanting to share our progress, but we're so close to the finish line at this point I wondered if I should wait for the big reveal - but decided you can have a glimpse now! We are hoping the flooring will be done in two weeks, then its backsplash and paint and this project is finished!! I've spent my time ordering rugs and furniture lately so I know we are getting close!
So in the last three months we've gotten cabinets, hardware, countertops, sink, appliances, shelves, lighting, plumbing for our future master bath, and sooooo much more little stuff! I still need to order an island, liiiiike probably should have done that a month ago... There are so many working parts to a full gut house reno, its overwhelming! Last weekend we finished taking out a sliding glass door that was completely unnecessary--built a new wall for our eat in kitchen table area. I'm thinking of painting this wall BLUE. Everything in our house is some shade of gray or white - I'm thinking we need a pop. And if I hate it, its a $30 loss. Nick also got the original blue prints and paintings to our house framed, and they're blue too! So I think it will all tie in great. Excited to hang that! Love the history it holds. This was someones dream house in 1983, and now we've reworked it to make it our dream house. Fun to think about the memories made behind these walls. And now we're making our own.
Here's some iPhone photo updates! The next kitchen post is going to be the big reveal!! Can't even imagine that is going to be less than a month away! Definitely has taken 6 months - but 1 million % worth the hard work in the end. We saved so much $ doing it ourselves and the pride knowing it was all our handwork makes it that much sweeter.
Everything around the property is coming back to life. I love Spring. It feels like a fresh start, a new beginning. I just love the eagerness to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. We've already spent quite a few nights on the porch. Today smelled like Summer and it just made my heart jump. My absolute favorite thing about living in Ohio is the seasons. I could make a list a mile long on why I love each of them. Every time I think Fall is my favorite, then Spring comes. There's such an incredible amount of beauty all around us if you take a second to look. Now we just need all that grass seed we planted to grow baby grow.
Aside from the kitchen renovation, we've spent so much time with our new nephew that is somehow already three months old. How!? As soon as Spring made its way back, so did work/wedding season. Our days lately have been full. But this blog is a place I enjoy and need to get back to!
So many cute posts coming your way in the future. Can't wait for you to see all that we have planned for our life this Summer. Stay tuned!