I had every intention of giving a bit of a house reveal this week (even though my house is still no where near where I'd like it to be...there are half finished project everywhere I turn). But life has a way of changing plans and to be honest, sometimes I don't even know what it is that keeps me so busy every day but I haven't had a chance to get my house put together enough (aka clean enough) to want to take pictures to share with the world. So all you guys get to see this week is my kitchen's progress so far. Hope that's okay!
I don't know if this rings true for everyone but for me and my husband, the renovation process is an incredibly slow one. My husband works full time at a job that is physically demanding and I'm currently only capable of painting (well semi capable ha ha I make such a mess sometimes). So this leaves renovating to weekends and that's only when there isn't something else already going on and there's extra money in the budget (which isn't super often). But I am so proud with how far we have come in a year.
Oh my heck I just looked at the date and realized that today is the exact day we got the keys last year!! I'm like super giddy excited right now! Time is seriously flying by. That's a big reason I'm so glad I started this blog, as a way to look back in another year or two to see where I was right now.
Anyway back to the point, if you guys happened to check out my Our First Home post (click on the link if you missed it) you'll see the somewhat scary before pictures of our home. I wish I had been better at documenting the process of all the changes we made here and most of all what it looked like before we moved in but that was a super crazy time in our lives (maybe I'll write a post about that adventure someday) so the only photos I could find are what was on the mls listing.
So to recap, here's what our kitchen looked like when we bought the house.
And here's what it looked like last April.
This picture was taken on my birthday by the way. My house isn't always this fancy, decorated with streamers and balloons. Though it should be.
Also, how cute is my dog?? Her favorite past time is photo-bombing all of the pictures I take.
And here's what it looked like in the middle of the reno process after we had knocked down the boxed ceiling and were texturing and seaming the drywall.
And here we are currently today.
There's still so much to do like sand down all the cupboards and repaint everything properly in a beautiful shade of white (you can't see it but the paint is peeling off and there are heavy brush strokes everywhere), get new handles for all the cupboard doors and drawers (especially straighten all crooked/diagonal handles), figure out what the heck to do with that random dinning room light that floats above nothing, get new flooring (my hugest dream) and find cute (and affordable) barstools.
And replace the painted/porcelain outlets and light switches.
But for now, I am just beyond content to have a level ceiling, recessed lighting, and all the walls finally painted. My kitchen is looking hecka good if I do say so myself.
I even have curtains up in half of my house now. (Hashtag official grownup status what what.)
Comparing side by side where we were and how far we have come is humbling and absolutely blows my mind.
I find posts like this are good for the soul. I get so caught up in what still needs done in this house that I sometimes forget how far we have come. With each passing week, this house becomes more and more our own. We've done so much and continue to do so much. Doing everything yourself can be hard and time consuming but it's making me appreciate each and every little change we are able to make.
Life is good my friends.
Welp I'm off to go get working on creating things for my etsy shop! Love you guys! Have a fabulous week for me :)