I thought I would start writing a “friday recap” each week on the blog. What do you guys think? I feel like there are always a million things happening in our life outside of DIY tutorials and room makeovers, and I don’t always remember to tell you folks about them. Also, I would love a more structured spot to share some more favourite links/articles/products that I come across. So anyway, let’s see how it goes, mm’kay?
As always, there has been a flurry of activity happening over at #projecthousereno lately. Some of this week’s highlights?
The James Hardie siding is more or less finished. This pic doesn’t do it justice… you know, with the dumpster on the lawn and unfinished porch and everything… but it gives you a sense of how the house is looking. I’m pretty thrilled with the dark grey + stone combination. We’re getting a white garage door installed, and the porch will have white railings and tapered white columns. Coming together, non?
The drywall is complete in the main, 2nd and 3rd floors (just some left in the basement to do). The drywall guys are actually just getting ready to spray prime it as I type this. I am jonesing to get painting and decorating.
I posted this pic of my future loft studio Instagram this week (loft? dreams do come true!!). Follow me on there if you don’t already (@thesweetest digs) for the latest on house progress and other fun stuff.
We are still hopeful that we will be moving in around Christmastime. Dan has 2 weeks off of work around the holidays, so we figured it would be a good time to get settled back in our home. Bathrooms and things like that won’t be complete, but we’re cool to live in mid-project spaces. Plus, then we are actually THERE on a regular basis and able to work on the finishings.
I am constantly out picking up and choosing items for the house (the latest has been doors – SO MANY DOORS – and tile). Anyway, on one of my trips this week I happened to stumble on the rugs at Home Depot and came across this guy. Those wide black and white stripes on a flatweave? Can you say love? I have it mentally bookmarked on my wish-list.
Maya got over her “hand, foot and mouth” disease that she had recently (I didn’t even know that was a thing?!). Luckily she had a pretty mild case, but it meant we had to keep her out of daycare for over a week as it’s super viral. As you can imagine, my emails and work totally piled up as a result. I think I have a few late nights ahead of me next week to get through things.
Despite feeling a bit under the weather, the girl is all kinds of stylish. Of course she would not keep those sunglasses on her head for a second this summer, but now that it’s winter? The girl loves ‘em.
Speaking of my Etsy shop, just a reminder that I still have my 25% off holiday promo going on. Just enter coupon code ‘HOLIDAY’ when checking out. If you’re ordering any prints as a Christmas gift, make sure to get them ordered by December 1st!!
Have you guys seen Merry yet? It’s an online magazine that Melissa launched. It is FULL of amazing holiday themed projects and ideas. Seriously brilliant and so, so pretty. Check the whole thing out here. (and congrats, Melissa! xo).
What are you guys up to this weekend? Any special events going on?