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My Iowa beach house…

If you know me, you know how indecisive I am.  This house has not improved my decision making skills even one little bit.  Sometimes I know exactly what I want, but more often than not, I have no idea.  And it takes me f o r e v e r to decide.  Example: I had an idea of what I wanted for a dining room light fixture.  I even found the perfect one.  But I refused to commit to it.  So my mom just ordered it for me and when it got here I liked it.  Putting that up is a post for another day.  This is a(nother) post about colors.  Continue reading

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I forgot how much I love to cook!

Okay, it’s been a while since I posted that my appliances were coming, and I realize I never updated anything after that.  So, here’s the first of a multi-update barrage.  Appliances.  My kitchen.  I love them both.  Continue reading

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Tile and Trim

Oh goodness… It’s really been a month since my last blog post? Jeez…sorry about that.  Time flies when you’re having fun, I guess, or at least when you’re insanely busy.  So many things have changed since the sanding of the floors.  First off, my countertops finally arrived and were installed.  They’re absolutely perfect and look very high-end for laminate.  If you don’t look too closely (there’s no getting around the dark lines on the edges or the seam in the corner) you could be initially convinced they’re granite!
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I’m on the downhill slide…I think.

It’s been a busy few weeks since I finished up my painting stay-cation.  Things really seem to be starting to move fast, and the progress is getting more and more visible.  Remember how we had just gotten my cabinets when I last left you?  Well, the last few that were out of stock came in, and my parents brought them out to my house.  Since we haven’t done the floors yet, (which is starting to give me anxiety), dad took his belt sander to the floor where the cabinets would sit so we don’t have to worry about getting some big professional sander right up to the foot of the cabinets when we get to that step.  Then the first of the cabinets were set in place.  In the kitchen reconfiguration, I’m torn between feeling like I’ve lost cabinet/counter space by having a dead wall and feeling like I’m 100% fine because there will be plenty of continuous countertop and I have an entire pantry for extra storage.  In all honesty, I probably have way more cabinet space than I could even possibly fill right now. Continue reading

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It’s all in the details

Hello readers!  No, I didn’t abandon you, this blog, or my house.  Rather, I’ve been working on a special surprise to share with you.  Over the past few silent weeks we’ve been diligently plugging away at my second floor bathroom – a required room for me to move in.  I was going to share the updates and progress as we neared completion, but I decided it’d be more fun to hold off and give a big reveal.  Today’s the day for that reveal!  Be prepared to weep at the beauty and seethe with jealousy at my wonderful, magnificent bathroom.  The first complete room in my house.  Continue reading

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It’s a colorful world

Last night my mom and I made a spontaneous journey to Home Depot to look at paint colors.  I know, I know, it doesn’t seem like we’re anywhere near needing them, but we are.  Or at least a few of them.  For the kitchen, I’m planning on unfinished stock cabinets that will get painted.  And then probably distressed.  You may not be a fan of painted cabinets, but guess what.  I am.  And it’s my house, so there.  I also detest staining, and painting them avoids that issue.  I’m leaning toward charcoal grey for the cabinets, although I’ve also thought about a sage-y dusty green.  Maybe two-toned cabinets with charcoal on the bottom and green on top.

I’m also in the process of narrowing down trim color options.  It’s a big decision because it’s a color that’s going to run through the entire darn house.  Every bit of trim will be this color.  I needed lots of options, none of which are stark “white”.   Continue reading

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