Thursday, May 29, 2014

A DIY Whirlwind Week!

Happy Thursday!

BOY! Has this ever been a whirlwind of a week. I cannot believe it is almost Friday and the weekend is on the horizon.

It's been a while now since I last gave you all a peak at how my house is coming along.

We're getting into the finishing touches now with only the small stuff (except the KITCHEN) needing to be done.

The last couple of weeks we've been staining in preparation for installing the stairs. Needless to say I think all our DIY efforts have not gone astray :)

The actual stair treads themselves are not fully installed yet but they are well on their way!

Next up is the gorgeous tile floor my mom picked out for my front entrance. The fiance and I went out probably a half dozen times trying to figure out what kind of tile we wanted to lay, but liked NOTHING. I was so sick of trying to find a tile to suit that I delegated the task to my lovely mama who as more than a serious nack for interior decorating! This stuff comes from bella Italia! A little piece of place I love so much right as you come in my front door :)

I think the tile also complements the rustic characteristic of the hand-scraped hardwood we chose to lay.  

And here's my dining room! All finished, even if it's a little bit dirty. Thank god I have amazing superhero like carpenters for family :) Absolutely IN LOVE with the wainscoting. You might notice that there is no wall paper on the walls like I had originally planned. Let's just say THAT is a whole other post... but in the end I'm really very happy with how everything turned out, especially my perfect purple ceiling (YUP you read that right).

Outside of my ongoing housey project I have been getting some stitching time in. 

I need it for my sanity.

We are all burning out a little at this point, so some leisure time is well needed.

Until next time!



  1. Awesome! Love the entry tile.

  2. Your future home is so pretty! The entry tile is great.

  3. Beautiful
    Love the tiles so much x

  4. Oh my goodness, your house looks so so so beautiful! :D

  5. Your home is coming along so nicely! It will be so awesome when you are done. I'm sure you are ready for it to be overwith already. Love, love, love the tile and the woodwork!

  6. Love love love your dining room (colors and the ceiling too, wanescoting, and the floor).
    Tile is gorgeous, your mom did great. How exciting when you get to move in.
    Lovely stitching too:) love Annette

  7. The house id looking amazing. I love the windows in the dining room.
    Keep stitching!

  8. Your house is looking gorgeous :) Glad to see you're getting some stitching in


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