Saturday, February 24, 2018

{ Spring Interior/Exterior UPDATES: The Plans pt.1 }

Hey everyone & happy glorious Saturday!! I'm blogging on Saturday..who am I? Hahaha..weird I know right?..I figured since Mark was working today as well that I would take some time in the office to get some work done & I'm so happy I did! So this isn't going to be a pretty post but it's going to be sort of long & explain what has been going on with us in terms of moving, current home etc.. As you guys know we have been on the hunt for a small farmhouse/home with a bit of land etc.. for about 3 years now..YES, 3 Y e a r s! I know that sounds crazy but the areas we are looking in are either not populated with homes for sale or 600k +.  We have these areas picked out because they're great for commute & other amenities. We also aren't in a super rush to move, but the last year we have been pushed more with my husband's business growing & our land needing to be larger. I've said this before but we love our current home unfortunately the land just isn't ideal. It's big for the area,but not for us. With all that being said since we haven't found the one yet I have been super antsy lately & really bored with this house but  confused too. Confused as to keep doing projects & putting bits of money into it or jumping on another home. I DESPISE being in limbo & that's where we're at right now..IN LIMBO! Although we both crave another project aka new { old } home we decided that since nothing on the market right now is working jumping for that we would just spruce of the current house with a few simple & affordable projects for a fresh start this spring. Down below I'm cluing you guys in on what is going to take place in the next few months etc..Now, just like with any projects, things can change, so don't hold us to these plans exactly but for the most part that's what we're planning.
For the kitchen we plan on just painting it a nice white. The cabinets & appliances are fairly new & will be staying. We will be adding a backsplash either shiplap or beadboard for that cottage charm & bonus it's super affordable & easy to work with.
The dining area will be receiving a fresh coat of paint along with some beadboard as well. I think it will add to this space even though it does quite  a bit of charm with the pantry, barn door, chalkboard etc.. You guys know I love doing little projects & I get bored quick, so this little spruce up will be fun!

The upper living room will also be getting paint & we're thinking some type of wall treatment for this little corner the couch is in. I have big ideas & will share when we decide!!

The garage will be getting some paint, nothing dramatic just a fresh white coat on the wood & the porch floor will be getting a coat of white washing possibly too.

My bathroom on the main level will be getting fresh new paint!! I want to go super bright in this space since it's small. The faucet started leaking a few months ago & we decided to just get a whole new vanity. I'm excited to play around in this space.Thinking a light granite & cottage vanity + adding some more antiques! The tub, tile & travertine are newer so they'll be staying.

I took to Facebook & Instagram the other day & most of you said paint this space, so paint it is! think bright crisp white,new bedding & new vintage chandelier!!! 

So what do you guys think about these little custom updates while we're in the process of searching for our next home? It's always nice to have a freshened up home for spring right? Nothing to major but it will hopefully keep my antsy DIY obsessed self happy for a minute. 

Happy weekend!!!

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