Archive | February, 2012

The dining room table I’m obsessed with

17 Feb

So I have been lusting over the Trestle Dining Table from Restoration Hardware for months now. I have pinned probably every photo there is of it on the internet and I cannot get enough. It has been on sale for a couple weeks now and I got scared that the sale would end soon so I pulled the trigger on my dining table obsession today and can’t wait for it to come in!

Love the simple vase with big blooms. I don’t particulary love those chairs as I think they’re too big so I’m going to find different ones.

It comes with 2 leaves to extend the table from 72 inches long to 102 inches.

I think the light color of the table is going to look amazing against our dark coffee & mahogany stained floors. Speaking of which should be getting stained very soon!

In other updates the staircase is stained, the new spindles are ready to be installed and all the trim and doors are painted! All our cabinets are at the finishers and should be ready to get installed mid next week. The painter should be finishing up painting the whole house next week as well. I’m anxious to see how our color choices turned out. We chose a light gray for the main floor with a seafoamy color for the dining room. Mauvey cool colors for the spare bedrooms, pale baby blue for the bathrooms, and a darker gray for the master. I’ll have more info on the specific colors once I can post photos of the rooms painted those colors!

Things are starting to wrap up (hopefully). I still can’t wait to see our kitchen cabinets and want the granite company to come and measure so bad so we can get everything moving! I’m so antsy to decorate and am seeing a smooth transition into a home decorating blog once the reno and wedding are over 🙂 Hope you will stay a while and keep up with the journey of our house becoming our home!


And the renovations go on…

6 Feb

Yes contrary to popular belief we are still in the midst of our home renovation. We are slowly getting closer and closer to a finished product (a.k.a our first home) and I can’t wait! I knew we would have to be patient when we decided to take this on but I’m just ready for warm weather, the house to become our home, & fun wedding events that this summer will bring.

Work continues on Garden Court. We now have all tile installed, vanities have arrived, hardwood floors installed, interior doors, trim, and crown molding. We bought new spindles for the stairs. Our kitchen cabinets are completed and are on their way to get painted before being installed. The painter starts priming the walls tomorrow! A lot is going on and hopefully all the work ahead will fly by.

Yes those are new hardwood floors even though you can’t tell because of all the dust and dirt! They will be getting stained in a couple weeks. We also went with classic 6 paneled interior doors.

So remember my home depot vanity? Well the color in real life is less “Antique blue” and more just green. I think it looks like seaweed and I will be painting it a very pale blue before it gets installed.

Here are some sneak peeks at the tile. All the bathrooms are pure chaos right now so i think all the amazing tile & vanities deserve their own beautiful reveal later on. This is the guest bathroom shower.

Dirty guest bathroom floor.

My beloved basketweave marble floor in the master bath plus Kevin’s creepy hand. Looks so awesome in person, I’m really happy with how this turned out.

Marble subway tile master shower with shampoo shelf! I love how different each tile is giving the whole shower such variation.

Here is a sample of our kitchen granite “super white” next to our cabinet color Benjamin Moore’s “Dove White”.

Different lighting totally changes the color of the cabinets in photos. It’s more of a creamy white than it looks in the first photo but definitely lighter than the second.

We chose Dove White for all the trim and doors throughout the house as well. I feel like it will give everything a nice cohesiveness.

I’m really anxious to see the cabinets installed! They’re going to totally change the whole kitchen/family room for the better! Stay tuned!

We now have STDs!

6 Feb

No not that kind of STD! In wedding world STD stands for save the date. This is unbeknownst to many and can cause quite the reaction.

Our save the dates have been sent! I totally overanalyzed on our STDs over and over again sending screen shot after screen shot to Kevin asking which he likes. There were so many options it was overwhelming. I know magnets and postcards are popular choices these days but we decided to go with a flat card. Finally we ended up choosing one that displayed some of the best of our engagement photos. It was simple, elegant, and straight to the point. We used Wedding Paper Divas. I highly recommend them!

Without further ado… our save the dates!



One thing I was a little hesitant on was the fact that it didn’t say our last names. But then I figured all the people invited better know who we are or else why are they even invited in the first place? With that as my rationale I sent these puppies out into the world for our guests to receive.

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