Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The House That Built US - Week 21

Our contractor was on vacation this past week so not a whole lot got done but we did get to see the house transform with color as the painters completed the inside and 70% of the outside, DARN RAIN!! 
Master Bedroom

Mudroom Dropzone! 

I LOVE my black front door! 

It is just simply amazing at what a difference the paint colors make. 

The hubs and dad worked long hours each day on the tile tub and shower. They almost got it done and then ran out of bullnose. That was special order so they are stuck waiting on Tuesday to roll around so they can put up those last few pieces then start grouting it. 

Bad lighting but it is absolutely stunning!


I cannot tell you how good my daddy is at tiling y'all!! He never ceases to amaze me at his perfectionism. We decided to border the tub, something we were not going to do originally and I am so glad we did. It really just made it all come together! 

We also ordered our cabinet pulls and I picked up interior door knobs. We found some cabinet pulls at Lowe's for around $4ea then we found the same exact ones on Amazon for slightly over $1ea!! Make save there since we needed almost 70!! 

I also started on some crafting projects for the new house. I am just loving the Farmhouse style decor and it seems to flow so well with the layout and color scheme of the house! I just can't wait to put it all together!
I made throw pillow covers for our bed!

I also started with some major packing this week. We have boxes EVERYWHERE! I am trying to not let it get to me but that is hard. My anxiety kicks into over drive every time I walk through the door. 

Kevin comes back next week so hopefully we will see some more big changes happen. I am getting super anxious about being in the new house!


Monday, June 26, 2017

The House That Built US - Week 20

So I managed to go all week at the beach and only text about the house once. I made the comment to Kinley that I was going to ask for pictures of what all they had done and he told me not too because he wanted to be surprised! lol I kept my text simple just making sure that everything was going well and see if we needed to do anything next week.

We traveled home on Saturday and made a trip by the new place before we even went home. I cannot express my shock when we pulled around and seen that half the exterior had been painted!!

Inside the house they had also started painting with Kinley and Lanies room being completed. Talk about one excited little girl when she went in and seen her all purple room. 

They also started on my fireplace mantle, built my mudroom built-in personal drop space, finished the crown in my tray ceilings and had the AC units in and running (which I am sure the painters appreciated). 

This next week we are starting on tiling the master bathroom shower and tub. That should take about a week then the contractor will return and hopefully we will be starting on all the finishing touches for the house! 

I would love to think that we will get to move from our house now into the new one but most likely it will be a couple weeks into August before we get to move in. 

Right now I am using my free time to pack and pinterest new decor for the house. I have fell in love with all the Farmhouse style decor. It is so shabby chic and keeps a nice clean look. I am in the process of finding me an old church pew (if you know where I can get my hands on one please text me) and a couple small wooden spools. 

Until next week!


Friday, June 9, 2017

Week 18 & 19

Well last weekend was Kinley's birthday party so I was slacking on posting for the week.

A lot has happened the past two weeks. The tile showed up and they had all that done in like 3 days. It seemed to go crazy fast. I absolutely loved our kitchen floor and can't wait to see it once it is all cleaned up. The masterbath floor turned out to be gorgeous too! The gray color grout we used just made the tile pop in the bath. 


Kinley's Bath

Master Bath Floor

Lanie's Bath

We picked up all the tile for our shower and tub and plan on starting that project after vacation.

We also closed on our current house at the end of May. That is a HUGE relief and now that they are renting it to use for the next 2 months it really gives us time to pack up and starting moving stuff. 

More of the soffit and hardie board was put up and they are about 80% done with that part. 

Love my shake style gable (the other will be the same)

Almost done with the hardie board

All the doors went in and the first pantry door showed up...not what I wanted so it is going back and a new one will be here in the next couple weeks. 

This past week the cabinets showed up and within two days they had them all hung and in place. Talk about making the kitchen feel like a kitchen... EEKKK!!! We believe we have picked out a granite however it is coming up from New Orleans and we are on vacation this next week so we will not be able to lay eyes on it for about a week. We have done a quite a bit of research on the granite we like and we found one particular slab we like except depending on the block it is in some has a whole lot of black while the other blocks have more white/gray. After much search our granite girl sent us pictures of the lot in NO and I believe it will be the winner! The slabs are on their way here with our name on them now so hopefully in 10 days we will be signed on those and they will be getting prepped to be put in. 

Ahhh the kitchen! 

Master Bath

The first thing Lanie wanted to know was why her cabinets weren't PINK like she wanted! LOL

Still waiting on the crown molding for the trey ceilings and two other interior doors but aside from that we are ready for paint!! 

The garage doors were installed yesterday and I love the way they look! I can't wait to see the outside once it is painted...speaking of we finally decided on a paint color for the exterior too! Hopefully the weather will cooperate over the next two weeks and everything will be getting painted! 

I can't believe we are now closing in on all the finishing touches. It seems like we are so close but still have a TON to do! 

For now we are headed to the beach and dreaming of the changes taking place back in sweet little Seymour! 

Til' Next Week,