Friday, May 15, 2015

Giant List Update

You guys, it has been a long time since I updated you on many of the rooms in our house!  Since I got pregnant we have become super motivated to get this thing closer to "done".  Here is an update of our giant list for a few of the rooms in the house... 

I also updated the House Tour page to actually show tours for all of our houses instead of just The Brewery!  Yay!

Whole house:
Paint the walls
Install doors
Paint the doors
Add doorknobs
Install flooring
Paint and intall baseboards
Paint and install window and door casings
Patch and paint baseboards and casings
Finish electrical
Add outlet and switch plates

Master bedroom:
Buy and install ceiling light
Buy and hang blinds
Buy or build a headboard
Build a bed frame or at least cover up that box spring with something




Master closet:
Install organizer
Buy and install ceiling light



Living room:
Install fireplace
Build fireplace surround
Install built in cabinets
Add a TV to the left of the fireplace
Paint windows
Buy some furniture
Hang curtains - not happening
Buy and install ceiling lights










Guest bathroom:
Tile floor
Tile shower
Install toilet
Add built-in to closety area
Paint and install vanity
Buy sink fixture
Buy and hang a mirror
Buy and install sconce above mirror
Install shower plumbing






Mud room:
Tile the floor
Install washer and dryer
Install sink and cabinet
Install track lighting
Buy and install garage door knob
Paint garage door
Install closet organizer
Buy a bench for under the window
Finish the door casing and baseboard on the far wall

Ignore the giant mirror which is going to my sister someday.



Entryway:
Install entry door and windows
Paint front door and windows
Build and hang light
Add closet organizers
Wire up entertainment stuff



Stairs:
Install upper railing
Paint upper railing
Install railing going down left side of stairs
Finish wall at bottom of stairs
Install actual stairs or carpet or something less particle boardy
Install flooring edge pieces

Thursday, May 14, 2015

What baby?

Well Princess Brue was scheduled to arrive two days ago and so far there is no sign of her entrance into this world.  So to get all the patient waiters through the next few hours/weeks/years until she finally arrives, here is a peek into her future stomping grounds.

The room was originally Titus' office and was painted Sherwin Williams Snowbound like the great room.  However, for some reason I felt like Snowbound looked dingy in this room, so my mom helped me paint the top third of the room Sherwin Williams Extra White which is about three shades whiter than Snowbound.  I was very happy with how much whiter it looked and how much less dingy the room was.  

I then tested about a million Sherwin Williams pinks and couldn't find one I liked, so I went with Behr's Frolic which was actually in their whites section.



In March, Titus and I made a trip down to Ikea where we bought everything we needed for the Baby room and the basement bathroom.  We picked up two Billy Bookcases, a Sniglar crib, a crib mattress, the chair, the dresser, and a closet organizer.  



I love the Bright Lab lights on the bookcase and how much color they add to the room.  I also love that the rug isn't pink since there is so much pink going on in here.  There are also a lot of plants for me to kill in this room.


I made that himmeli heart using the Vintage Revivals tutorial.  I used straws instead of brass tubing and spray painted it gold.


Those Disney books are from my childhood.  My sister is very mad at my mom that I got to keep them.  That is what you get as a reward when you live with your parents while they are moving.

The princess already has a lot of shoes, however, it looks like I will have to invest in some more athletic ones for her.  Do babies even wear shoes?  What are babies?


I painted the painting above the crib.  It isn't amazing, but it is colorful and I like it well enough.  I won't give you too much of a close up :)

And here are a few poor quality iPhone fisheye lens shots to perhaps get a better perspective of the somewhat small room layout.


Her windows are HUGE and look straight out onto the road.  I made sure to get blackout curtains to hopefully inspire her to sleep like a champion.



That random black cylinder in the corner is a foam roller that I apparently never moved to our workout area downstairs.



I'm very happy with how bright and cheery the room came out.  There is certainly a lot of pink going on, but she is a princess after all.

Sources:

Pink Paint:  Behr Frolic 190C-1
 Crib:  Ikea Sniglar
Crib mattress:  Ikea Vyssa Spelevink
Bookshelves:  Ikea Billy 32"
Dresser:  Ikea no longer sold :(
Woven baskets:  Home Goods
Woven side table:  Target clearance
Pouf:  Target clearance
Laps:  super old from Pier 1
Metal toy basket:  Target
Pink ombre basket:  Ikea Gaddis
Swan crib sheet:  Land of Nod
Swan Changing pad cover:  Land of Nod
Changing pad:  Land of Nod
Lion print:  Society Six
Panda print:  Society Six
Floral prints:  From Rifle Paper Co. calendar
Macrame plant hanger:  Urban Outfitters
Planter in macrame:  Target
Blackout curtains:  West Elm
String lights:  Bright Lab create your own
Art above crib:  DIY by me

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Be Our Guest

I remember that one time back in April when I was all "I'll never tile tiny tiles ever again... next time I'll use the biggest tile I can fine... blah blah blah."  Then I forgot the pain.

It all started on a warm day in June.  Titus was kind enough to cement board the guest bathroom floor just like he did the first time.


And what a beautiful job he did.


Then one day after work I was all, "I'll just quickly tile the floor tonight with tiny matte black penny tile.  NBD."

And I tiled it like a champion.


About 1.5 ours after starting, that beast was tiled to perfection.  Don't let the lines between the tile sheets deceive you.  I obsessively made sure they were all equally spaced, the underfabric overlapping just deceives your eyes pregrout.


Then, we did some picture free charcoal grouting.  The murderous part of this process was actually cleaning the haze at the end.  I wouldn't know much about how terrible it was because I was too weak to remove it and Titus had to take over.  He slaved over it for a whole night and now those tiles are shining happily at me.


There was a time back in the winter when Titus had planned to build a vanity for this bathroom, but that dream ended when the drywallers were finished before Titus had even started.  I found this super basic vanity on Ebay for like $200 or something.  I painted it a pretty olive green color to cheer up the gray and black space.  The vanity is from Menards as is the faucet.

We like to always keep a garage sized garbage can on hand.  You never know what might happen in there...


After much searching, I discovered the beautiful walnut veneer Stockholm mirror at Ikea.  I'm still a little sad about how ridiculously high our electrician put our bathroom light box.  Always be specific when you do your electrical walk through because apparently they don't actually know a normal height to put a light fixture at (hint it isn't 8').


Yay for working toilets and faucets!  Who needs that shower and tub anyway?