Monday, June 7, 2021

Race to the Finish

 We're just trying to get everything done in time for photos this Thursday and it feels like when one item gets checked off the list another one pops up. Did I decide we needed to hang two of the original doors that were growing dust in the basement on the wall of the barn room, therefore adding a half hour's work in an already busy day? I mean yes, but I maintain it was necessary to the overall character and design of the home. 

We're getting there. We will get there. We may just be puddles of sweat by the time we get there. 

In the meantime, I continue to love the sun room more than a person intending to sell a property probably should. But I mean the sunlight...

~ Stephanie


Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Just A Few More Weeks

If you watched my Instagram stories over the weekend you saw I am easily distracted, especially when it comes to the sun room. I grew up in a house with a room we called the greenhouse, which is two stories of windows and gets so sunny and warm that you just want to curl up and snooze. The sun room has that same feel - three walls of windows, great light all day, and now with a new ceiling, new shiplap, and hopefully soon newly sanded and stained floors, it's the perfect room for a Sunday snooze. 


Monday, May 3, 2021

Floor Tile

Back in February when we did our initial planning of tile, I found this tile on display at the store. It was more intricate and expensive than any tile I'd worked with before but I knew we needed it for the upstairs bathroom floor. But then when we came back to purchase the big wall tiles it was gone, not on display or in stock. So I started looking for second best tile options, not loving any of them. But then, by some miracle, when we went in yesterday to make a decision it was magically back in stock!

When we got back to the house and my dad explained how I'd have to cut pieces and I realized it would be more intricate than previous tile jobs, I started to question my decision. But now, I'm obsessed. There's still a bunch of pieces that need cutting but those that have been laid down look so good. And the reason I wanted this tile so much is that unlike a lot of mosaic/patterned tile, I don't think this will look outdated in ten years. It'll still be classic and current. I can't wait to grout it (said no one ever) and see how it looks completed.

This house is going to be so hard to part with.

~ Stephanie


Friday, April 30, 2021

Lighting Is In!

I'd just like to start off this post by thanking everyone who made the vaccine possible - scientists, early test subjects, Dolly Parton. I got my first shot over the weekend and couldn't be more excited to get the second dose. My father, meanwhile, got the second dose and being the "I'll just push through" kind of guy that he is, continued to work on the house even with fever and exhaustion. Guys, listen to your body and rest when it tells you it's tired. Things can wait.


Monday, April 19, 2021

Learning About Tile

The weekend we were originally supposed to close on the 1850 Homestead there was an issue on the seller's end and we weren't able to close until the following Monday. So that weekend, instead of being able to start demo, my father and I went looking for tile inspiration. What we found was this gorgeous 48x48 porcelain tile. That was it, we had found it. 

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