INSTAPOST: Renovation Update

So of course this water heater flood has really turned our home upside down! Thankfully I have the most handy man in the world who has decided to take on all of these major renovations (by himself!) in order to make us the most beautiful home. (okay be warned this may be kind of a bragging post because I feel so lucky right now!) The past two weeks David has finished all of the drywall that needed to be done, ripped up all of our baseboards, and has removed almost all the tile on our first floor! Here are some photos of the damage…

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

The next steps include removing the last layer of grout and remove the tile from our downstairs powder room, paint, then we (and by this I mean David) can start laying hardwood floors! Slowly but surely this place will become less dusty and more like our dream home! I am just so grateful for David’s insanely amazing work ethic!a

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DIY: Wine Corks

So after all of my wine/wine and cheese posts I am sure you guys have been finding yourselves with a lot of empty bottles and wine corks! Here are a few of my FAVORITE WINE CORK DIY PROJECTS you can do with these corks that are simple, fun, and great for the decor!

Start your own initial! Perfect for the kitchen or right near your wine rack!

Start your own initial! Perfect for the kitchen or right near your wine rack!

Instead of your initial try a heart!

Instead of your initial try a heart!

Might be a little time intensive but I love the idea of this wine cork wreath! Perfect for a holiday party decoration! Or skip the bow and it could be for any time of the year!

Might be a little time intensive but I love the idea of this wine cork wreath! Perfect for a holiday party decoration! Or skip the bow and it could be for any time of the year!

Love love love this simple idea for a few corks left over!

Love love love this simple idea for a few corks left over!

Such a unique way to create a cork board for above your desk or near the kitchen!

Such a unique way to create a cork board for above your desk or near the kitchen!

Simple and easy table centerpieces for a wine lovers dinner party!

Simple and easy table centerpieces for a wine lovers dinner party!

Perfect for a romantic wine date for two! LOVE!

Perfect for a romantic wine date for two! LOVE!

Perfect for a dinner party or even wedding reception! Adorable!

Perfect for a dinner party or even wedding reception! Adorable!

Hopefully I will be doing one of these great projects soon! Pictures to come! 🙂

HOME-SPIRATION: Before and After, Entryway

I am, of course, an ApartmentTherapy.com addict. I love their Before and After section where they post amazing photos of projects, spaces, and homes before and after the DIY/ Home Improvement work. This is one of my all time FAVORITES! Coming from someone who hopes to own a little townhome, this is a BRILLIANT IDEA!

Small Entryway BEFORE PHOTO. I mean come on this looks familiar to everyone doesn't it?

Small Entryway BEFORE PHOTO. I mean come on this looks familiar to everyone doesn’t it?

DURING! Can you start to guess what this will be?!

DURING! Can you start to guess what this will be?!

DURING! (part two)

DURING! (part two)

AFTER! Isn't this an amazing use of space! A little play room for kids and an office space. Now for me (and my future town home) this would be an office/reading area. Love love love.

AFTER! Isn’t this an amazing use of space! A little play room for kids and an office space. Now for me (and my future town home) this would be an office/reading area. Love love love.

My AFTER! How perfect would this fit in that great space! And all that natural sunlight for reading would be amazing! Before and Afters can be so inspiring!

My AFTER! How perfect would this fit in that great space! And all that natural sunlight for reading would be amazing! Before and Afters can be so inspiring!