Our to-do list has been long since the moment we bought the house, and has only gotten longer and more complex the more we have lived in it. When we bought the house, the exterior was pretty great, and sometime last year the paint started to deteriorate. It upsets me to no end that this has happened because we soon found out a paint job + wood repair runs around $40,000. Yes Ma’am – go buy yourself a luxury vehicle kind of $40K. Bummer.
So we successfully painted the front door, and then stopped to really think about painting the house ourselves. Saving $40K would be ideal, but we have no idea what we are doing, and in reality – it may start pealing again in just a couple years if we do it wrong. So that’s item #1 on this crazy to-do list.
Still going strong with these colors:
Also, so excited we did the front door the blue we did. It makes us both happy, every day! Next up? New hardware! We just agreed on a set, and it should be here soon – and we will tell ya all about it! It was super inexpensive, but looks fantastic. We noticed it at Home Depot, but bought on Amazon because it was way cheaper.
We also have a kitchen renovation going on, which involves new VT Industry countertops, a new sink, a new Solna Brizo faucet, the same Barn Light Electric lights we have been obsessing over and dying to install, subway tile black splash with black grout – and we are thinking about new floors in there too.
We can call this a collective #3 on this list of a million projects to keep it easy – but the decision making and coordination has me spinning! We changed our minds about the sink a million times already.
We love the look of the farmhouse, but a few times too many we have been told not to do it. Which makes me want to change the faucet too. Also that Limestone premium laminate swatch from VT Industries – we switched too. The only thing we have stuck with is the subway tiles and lights from Barn Light Electric! Basically, it’s more like this now:
Totalllllly different, but we like it even better. Obviously we do, or we wouldn’t have noodled so much and changed it.
We have also decided to reglaze all our bathrooms, address landscaping, install fans everywhere, and do a much needed major purge.
Blogging has been spotty because it’s been busy with home reno deeds and Summer travel, but we have some fun posts coming up soon with tons of juicy kitchen reno details, how to install a doorbell, and the most insane wallpaper i have every rubbed my bare cheek against. Til then, can someone tell me how six months have passed and my 7 lb tiny Atlas is almost 22 lbs and sitting up?