A long overdue house update, it’s now been about four months since we closed on our second home at the end of April and a little less than three since we officially moved in! I completely meant to share more about the process, but it turns out life with two kids, one on the way & a house renovation is crazy — and also, even though we have gotten SO MUCH done, we don’t really have a room that is 100% done yet, and I want to wait to share until then. Hopefully room by room, as we finish them!
The hardest part of this entire experience was the time between closing on our old house and our new house being “livable” enough to move in. During those weeks the four of us weren’t living together (which was really hard mentally, for the girls & us), and it felt like every time we turned around there was another setback that we didn’t plan for time or budget wise. It was HARD, and didn’t help that I was pregnant and desperately trying to keep the girls on a schedule, since they were both still in school. But we managed, got it done and were able to move in — the house still needed so much work but being together, under the same roof again, was so much of a relief that it made things like not having a sink or oven seem like less of a big deal. I will never forget those first few days we finally moved in, having the girls sleeping in their own beds again and pulling out our own dish towels and bowls was soooooo exciting!
Since moving in, we have just done little by little, I have found it so important to count small victories each day and to just take one project at a time. I am so Type-A and hate unfinished anything (or a mess!), so I really have to remind myself all the time that it will all be worth it. Which it is already. My husband has done a lot of the work himself and it really is so amazing to see our vision come to life, especially when it’s him creating it. There is something to be said about a house that you make your own, making decisions on paint colors or knobs can be really overwhelming but I love that everything is personal to us.
A few photos of parts of our downstairs, including a little peak into the kitchen, by far our biggest project so far! When we moved in, the kitchen was dark and really small, we knocked down a wall and part of another to make it bigger, as well as gutted pretty much everything in it — I cannot believe what a change it is! We are waiting on some wood floating shelves for the main tile wall and then it will be complete, just in time for all the fall decor!
Hoping to share some more in the weeks/months to come, including some finished rooms! Happy week ahead! XO