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House Update – T minus 2 weeks

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).

White kitchen blue island

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.

Black dining room pendant

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.

Black iron chandelier planked ceiling

Here’s another angle with the lights on.

A building with a large window

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.

A large empty room

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.

A kitchen with a sink and a window

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.

A house with trees in the background

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.

A pool with a cover

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.

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  1. Absolutely breathtaking!….so, Kelly…..when’s the Open House…I’m sure we’d all drive from wherever we are to see it in person so we can ooh and awww…..don’t panic….just kidding….? …..you and your husband have done an amazing job, designing and putting your dream into an most excellent home for you and your family. I hope you all enjoy many wonderful years in it and make unbelievably outstanding memories to last a lifetime.

  2. Its sooo beautiful! What colour did you paint the pool house or was it a custom colour match? We have a navy house that I would love to darken to a deeper shade and this colour is perfect!

  3. Gorgeous house and view!! Can’t wait to see all the creative things you do with your home once you move in! Congratulations!

  4. WOW!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!! Love your inset doors in kitchen and hardware! Everything is turning out perfect! Great job! (Oh, and I can’t wait to see the inside of that pantry one day)?

    1. Thanks Kim, inset cabinets was my biggest wish list item for the new house and I will definitely be sharing pics of that pantry!

  5. Everything looks beautiful Kelly!!!!! ( ha) :-) thx for sharing the journey with us. Can’t wait to see how you decorate . Have a blessed day :-)

  6. Wow, it all has come together so well, but then we shouldn’t be surprised!

    Thank-you for sharing the process . I have enjoyed each post along the way. I can’t imagine how you have done it all while caring for kids too!
    Look forward to many more inspiring entries on your beautiful new home on the lake.


    1. Hi Helen, there has not been a lot of sleeping happening around here is how I’ve been managing it all LOL I’m going to need a few power naps this summer!

  7. Sorry it’s early- that last part was suppose to say I can’t wait to see it once you have moved your furniture in! ?

  8. I am extremely happy for you and your family and it looks stunning and I do love all your light choices and the sliding cabinet in the kitchen I REALLY LIKE that idea. Can’t wait to see it when you have move down your furniture in!!

  9. Your house is just beautiful! Would you be able to make a post about plumbing fixtures? Faucets, shower etc? We are building as well and I’m trying to get all the ideas I can. Thanks!

  10. ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!!!! I had to respond as enthusiastically❤️. It is so pretty and I love your colors. I can’t wait to see how you progress with furniture and such. You’ve done so much in a year!!!!! Sending hugs for Mother’s Day!

  11. We are building and moving in two weeks too! I’m glad to see the mix of metals in your kitchen because I was insecure about that one! I am showing my husband these photos because he thinks I am nuts for wanting to paint the downstairs white. My online obsession is an outdoor light fixture that mimics a gas lantern…we live in Charleston. Your house is beautiful!

  12. Beautiful home and exciting time for you!! Such attention and thought in every detail! Enjoy your new home!!!!!

    1. Thanks Karen, I tried to think of everything this time around but I’m sure I missed a few things that I’ll discover.

  13. Well Kelly it is as beautiful as I figured it would be. You paid great attention to detail and it sure paid off, just gorgeous. I have enjoyed watching the progress and am excited for the finished product! I wish you and your family many years of happiness here as you make a lifetime of memories.

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