Where do I begin today?  I have so much to share with you that I don’t even know where to start.  Let’s talk first about where I’ve been the past few weeks.  As you may have noticed, before yesterday, I hadn’t blogged since, oooh, the beginning of October.  It’s bad, I know, but it was a much needed break.  School was hectic, life was hectic, Noel tore his ACL, you know, the makings for a crazy life.  But the real reason for my absence?  I was bored with my blog.  I started this blog because I love writing and sharing my design ideas, but as of late, I wasn’t inspired, which led to some pretty lackluster posts, or no posts at all.  It was as if I no longer had a clear vision for this blog, and because of that, my inspiration was clearly lacking.  Now if you stumble over to my pinterest page, you’ll see what inspires me EVERYWHERE…and this blog needs to be more like that.  So, moving forward, it’s all going to change.  It’s time to get back to the basics, back to what I love: homes and design.  Starting with ours.

Throughout this summer, we’ve slowly been making progress on our home.  I know slow and steady wins the race, but at this rate, we won’t cross the finish line for at least 3 years, which isn’t going to cut it.  Noel and I set a deadline by which we want to have a TON of stuff done in our house….and that deadline is only a week and a half away.  We have so many in-progress projects that we just need to buckle down and finish.  We have some rooms that are 90% done, but we were dragging our heels and kept putting off that final 10%.  So, to hold ourselves accountable, I’m sharing with you pictures of what everything currently looks like (and trust me, I hate showing unfinished pictures)…plus a list of everything we hope to accomplish by November 1st.  Ready, set, go!

Master Bedroom:

This room is SO close to being done.  It is definitely one of our 90% rooms.  What I still need to do is:

  • Remake my DMB artwork to hang above the two chairs (I ended up selling the ones I originally made)
  • Buy a bed or make a headboard
  • Hang the headboard
  • Move the black shelf out of the room
  • Buy sheers for behind the curtains
  • Make artwork for above the bed
  • Hang pictures on the blank wall

Laundry Room:

Another 90% room – this one we’ve been putting off because we didn’t have the right tools to finish.  But all that’s left is:

  • Trim the middle shelf and hang (we’re not sure if we’ll be able to trim it down because we think the shelf isn’t sold wood and is instead hollow)
  • Install the clothes hanging rod
  • Add labels to baskets & dispensers

Dining Room:
  • Replace the chandelier (I’m moving the black one to the office)
  • Get our new table
  • Find a rug (I got this one yesterday at Home Goods and it is just not doing it for me)

In those boxes is our fabulous new chandelier for above our kitchen table.
  • Hang shelves/artwork above
  • Accessorize


We got to work last night on the office, so it’s looking a little cray cray in there right now, but hey, I said I’d show you what each room currently looked like.  The white stuff everywhere is the aftermath of me starting to DIY those bookshelves.  
  • Paint walls
  • Paint bookcases
  • Paint drawers
  • Trim down countertop
  • Replace curtains
  • Replace light fixture
  • Re-upholster chairs
  • Make shelves
  • Find a desk chair
  • Hang artwork/accessorize
I can’t wait to finally have these four rooms finished, and to share with you the final results.  And don’t worry, for that, I’ll actually take good pictures :)  Have a lovely weekend!
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4 Responses to change.

  1. Elle says:

    I’ve really enjoyed your blog, but I understand feeling like you’re in a blog rut. I’m there now too. Can’t wait to see the grand finale of all these rooms!!

  2. Stephanie says:

    Nothing wrong with taking a little break. Good luck on your projects, cannot wait to see the end result!

  3. Robin says:

    I like the colors in your house.

  4. I’m glad you want to get back to your home design roots, because I personally think you have great taste. More! More!

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