Hey guys, sorry for the long break! I was hoping to get a post out before we left for spring break, but with all the trim work on the main floor, the painter spent almost the whole week caulking and sanding, which does not make for very exciting update photos. I’m sure the painter was just as excited about filling and sanding all 40,000 nail holes.
We spent the last week in Jamaica with the kids and the Mr.’s extended family – what an amazing time! Although I was determined not to have sick kids this vacation and basically fully submerged my kids in hand sanitizer every day, in a weird plot twist I got sick while they stayed healthy. What can you do? Jamaica is not a bad place to fight a head cold so I won’t complain :)
While we were soaking up the sun, the painter was definitely busy, and I have a few fun progress shots to share!
This was only 1 coat, but I am crazy about the island color (check out all my paint colors here)! My only complaint is I wish I had used it other places – it’s so pretty in person. Also, I don’t think I have shared the island design before? I love that it has little open bookcases on either end, so I can not only display pretty serving bowls and trays, but also it’s easy access from the main food prep space.
Sorry for the dark phone pics again, it’s storming today in Michigan and with the windows covered in plastic it’s pretty hard to share how great all the woodwork looks.
All the board and batten walls have 1 coat of white paint so far. I know white walls aren’t for everyone, but for me it works. I really want the lake view to be the focus and I will also be adding lots of fun color through artwork, furniture and rugs etc… So, it may look a bit blah now, but add in the warm wood floors, stone fireplace, fun accessories and it will all come together.
In other exciting news, they got the kids bathroom floors done! I went with penny tiles because they are classic yet fun, and I could go with dark grout that will hide dirt. I just picked this tile up from Lowe’s and it’s very reasonably priced. It’s hard to tell in these pics, but my daughter’s floor is white with a medium grey grout color.
Oh and sneak peak of that old dresser I picked up this fall at the flea market – doesn’t it look cute in here? I’m going to paint it a light blue color, even though I love the chippy white look, but it needs a more water resistant finish on it. The upper half of the walls in here will be wallpapered with a pretty paper from Anthro and I’m taking volunteers to come help me hang it?!? Hanging wallpaper is one of the hardest DIY’s for me.
We went with a light grey tile with dark grey grout in my son’s bath. It looks great with his navy cabinets. The walls in his bathroom will stay white, because I have a fun bright shower curtain and towels planned in here. I am realizing this small space is going to be impossible to photograph! Design boards with all the info are on my to do list, just as soon as I can breath through my nose again.
We went with a black soapstone looking laminate countertop in here, I’ll give the exact counter on the design board, but it should look great with the black hardware and nautical lights.
Ok last update – they got the decks and railings up! It really changed the way the back of the house looks and I love it. They still need to wrap the deck posts in white pillars and add the pergola, but the outside is close to being done.
They also added all the little corbel things up in the peaks.
I think that’s it? I’m probably missing something, but I’m in a cold medicine haze over here. I’m going to try to put together a new kitchen post for you all later this week. I’ve had to make a few changes to my design plans in there (kind of a bummer) and I want to break it all down. Crossing my fingers I kick this head cold and get my butt in gear!