I am finally sharing our finished kitchen today! It’s been a long time coming. We moved into our fixer upper almost 4 years ago, and the first project we started was the kitchen. I’m going to share some before pictures, but go ahead and brace yourself…it was bad. Looking back, I honestly don’t know how I saw so much potential in it. But I did! This room was a labor of love, many long nights and countless hours to complete it. We did it all ourselves (and by we, I mean Scofield and his dad), and there were definitely a lot of learning curves as it was our first home renovation EVER. I’m not mad it took us 4 years (well, maybe a little), because my style has definitely shifted over the years and it is now hands down a space I love. If we ever do another project like this, I think it’ll definitely go smoother…and quicker!!
It always amazes me what a little paint and artwork can do. We recently updated our kitchen door, and I love the drama it adds to the room and how much more sophisticated it feels. Keep reading to see the before and after!
The countdown is on! Only three more weeks, give or take, until we meet our baby boy. I love how the nursery is turning out so far, and wanted to share a few snaps with you guys. While most people like to have the nursery fully done before baby’s arrival, I guess I’ve learned that’s not really my style ;). It took us a while to finish Piper’s nursery, but we loved it so much it was well worth the wait. Looks like we’re on the same track with this little guy, since we’ve had a lot of other projects going on as well. We’ve completed a complete bathroom gut and renovation this year, and are working on a master bedroom revamp, so we’ve been busy!
We still have to get a changing table, hang and decorate some shelves, and put up some curtains. One thing I have to constantly remind myself if we don’t get it all done is that he’ll never know the difference ;). He’ll be in our room for a couple of months anyway, so we’ve been putting a lot of energy towards that room to make it nice and cozy.
We’ve been trying to talk to Piper a lot about the new baby. She knows ‘baby boy’ is in mommy’s tummy, and she loves to go play in his room. We also have doctor’s appointments once a week now, so when we go she knows we’re going to listen to baby brother. I’m planning on taking her to pick out a gift for him, and then we’ll have a gift for her from him when she comes to meet him at the hospital.
It’s all getting so real, and it’s hard to believe we’ll be a family of four in a matter of weeks! In the meantime, you’ll find me cleaning with every spare second and soaking in time with Piper as our only little one.
This summer we’ll have been in our home for four years. Sometimes it feels like we just moved in yesterday. I can hardly believe it’s been four years! So much has happened in this home. We’ve stopped and started jobs, brought home a new baby, been way in over our head in renovations, made countless memories, and soon we’ll be bringing home another baby!
I’m probably a little extra sentimental right now ;), but I thought I would share with you guys today what I’ve learned in 4 years of home ownership…the good, the bad, and the ugly!