Tuesday, February 19, 2013

We Bought a Fixer - The Move-In!

Hi there. How are you?
You may have noticed that I didn't blog last week.....
We were busy moving! 

   We were lucky to be able to borrow a truck from some friends.
And some more friends (Hugh and Heather) helped us do the physical moving. 
I only snapped this one picture during the actual move, which features the back of Hugh's head. 
Great work Jen!

It only took 2 trips with the big box truck to get most of our things over to the new house.
By the end of the weekend, we were settling into our new digs!

Matt is working on building an entertainment center and some shelves in the back third of our very long room. 

We've already picked out places for two of our big paintings.

The iMac is up in running.

Our bedroom is in good shape. Just needs some art on the walls! 

And of course, there's this awesome kitchen! 
I promise to post pics of this masterpiece next week. 

There's still much work to be done.
Our guest bath has been gutted, and is awaiting renovation.

Jack's room needs flooring. 
We're getting there and we love our new house! 
Come visit soon. 

Ta-Ta for now! 

* To see pics from our whole renovation journey, click here. 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

We bought a fixer - Lighting update

Hi there. How are you?

We are starting to see the light at the end of the remodel tunnel.
Things are truly starting to come together. 
Today, I'll give you a little glimpse into our new lighting. 

Pre-renovation, our fixer was filled with all sorts of lighting "treasures" like this......

I actually kind of like this one (above), but it doesn't go with our current aesthetic.

This is just a small sampling of the fixtures that once lived in our house. 
I  wish I would have documented them a little better prior to demo.

I'm kicking myself for not taking a better picture of the sconces that you can barely see here.
We did a little HGTV/DIY action on them.

We spray painted them Swedish blue, added a more modern looking "shade" and reinstalled them so the bulb was pointing up. Cool huh?

Prior to renovation, there were many dark corners in our house.
(Matt likened it to cave.)
We've added a lot of track lighting and pot lights to brighten things up.
This particular set of light now hang in our entry way.
(Wait till you see full transformation in the entry!)

My favorite new fixture is in our dining room.
We came across the "Huck Duck" (now called the Manhattan Project) on Pinterest.

This string of sockets is made right here in the USA.
Matt installed a galvanized pipe and artfully wrapped the twisted fabric cord around it.
He finished it off with 2 different styles of old school Edison bulbs.
We love its industrial vibe!

I leave you with a little glimpse of things to come.
What do you think?

I'm off to finish up painting at the house! Yes!
Ta-ta for now.