We are TWO WEEKS out from moving in, can you believe it? I can hardly wait!! I’m trying to restrain my use of ALL CAPS and EXCLAMATION POINTS (!!!), but it seems pretty surreal that after almost a year we will finally be moving in.
So, here is what’s new this week, LIGHTS! (that’s my last all caps, I swear…) I listed and linked all my lights in this post here, but I’m just going to hit you with a bunch of quick phone pics of the lights installed.
First up the kitchen island lights, I chose these open pendants so they didn’t block the lake view, but still add a little something. The island countertop is finally on too and I’m actually happy the butcher block idea didn’t work out in here. The Mr. and I both think it would have been too much going on and take away from the beams. Oh, and the island paint color is still one of my favorite decisions in this house (you can find all my paint colors in this post here).
The dining room light coordinates with the kitchen pendants nicely and I can’t wait to see the table under it. I also need to do a post on the major dining room chair commitment phobia I’m having; I currently have 9 different chairs in 4 different online shopping carts, and I need to just make a freaking decision already.
Plus they got the glass in the transoms above the doors and it’s such a fun detail.
I actually jumped up and down a little when I saw the living room light hung, it just so looks like I envisioned it in my head, and I love it.
Here’s another angle with the lights on.
We used black barn lights instead of can lights to create a hallway effect between the entryway and the living room. I think this will make more sense visually in photos once we have all our furniture in place.
They also installed all of the glass in the cabinets. They did an amazing job on this sliding cabinet, and I can’t wait to fill it with dishes.
Let’s head outside – the lake side of the house is totally complete (minus landscaping which is coming next week). They finished the pillars, railings and pergola on the back. We just need the grids in the back doors and a coat of paint on them and we are all set.
Over at the pool house, we installed the shutters last weekend and I finished staining the cabana too. The pool is, um, er, open? The water kind of has a creature from the black lagoon thing going on, sigh. If you remember last year between the time we had an accepted offer and we closed, the previous owner had stopped caring for the pool. We knew we were in for a rough start this spring, but hopefully we can get it under control soon.
I’m hoping to get the flooring cleaned off this weekend, so I can share some of those detail posts with you next week. Then I’ll try not to disappear for too long as we move and unpack (and get our wifi hooked up), if you are ok with a few messy house posts.
I want to take a quick second to thank you all for hanging in there with me throughout this whole process. It’s been so fun to share everything along the way with you and you all have been so supportive and encouraging. I’m excited to take you along as I begin decorating, I’m going to take my time with this house and try to share more of my day to day thought process along the way, so you can really see each room come together.