things i'm loving right now | august 2014

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Living in an old house (circa 1920s), it's easy to pick out the blemishes and little details that need work.  There have been so many times that I've felt overwhelmed and dissatisfied with our place, simply because there were a few paint splatters on the wall or the wood had some dents in it. 
We're making progress, but I'm the kind of girl who is ALL in or ALL out.  When you're updating a house, you can't do it all in one month.  Especially when you're pregnant and your husband is gone for long stretches of time (what do you mean I'm not allowed to use toxic products and carry 100lbs of concrete all by myself?).

Despite the little details that drive me crazy, there are some things I do absolutely love about this place that make me giddy or are growing on me.  These are a few of those things.

1.)  Our nursery - there's a baby on the way.  How can you not walk into this room and smile?

2.) The guest bedroom - this room seriously went from disgusting (no hope in my mind) to relaxing and cozy.  I'll be posting before/after photos eventually, but for now, I wanted to post this dark grainy photo that I took of the room today.  It makes me happy.

 3.) Progress made in the bathroom - new paint, new fixtures....the little things count.  The contrast of the batting to the grey paint does this room good in my opinion. 

4.) Pictures in the bedroom - our living room has a fireplace and with our bedroom being directly above the living room, there's a wall that sticks out and at first I wasn't sure how to go about decorating the wall.  We opted for three IKEA frames and had engineering prints made at Staples.  Really stoked about how it looks.

5.) Old doorknobs - before we ever moved into this place I had every intention of replacing all of the doors and doorknobs.  As time went on, I realized that there were more important things to take care of....and as a result these old knobs have grown on me.  Yes, they're old and wobbly, but you really can't replace the keyhole look.  It's a good thing I like vintage.

6.) Stained glass window - we have two of these types of windows in the house.  One is in the dining room and one (pictured below) is along the stairs going up to the second floor.  It adds color to the plain wall and allows light in a tricky area of a the house while not compromising any privacy.

7.) Dining room floors - I mean, look at the picture.  Do I really need to explain?

8.) Living room accent wall - the best decision I've made thus far when decorating our place was deciding to paint an accent wall in our living room.  Prior to doing this, the room felt huge and plain and something was missing, but I didn't know what.  Well now I do - it was missing a grey granite wall!

9.) Cooper - this guy.  He's the best.

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