INSTAPOST: Renovation Update

It has been a very very busy time in the Stephenson household. We are planning our wedding, working full time, oh and completely remodeling our first floor! The dust and concrete would be enough to drive someone crazy, thankfully David and I have a good sense of humor! They say home renovations are 80% prep work and we are living that right now! David has done an amazing job prepping our house for paint, tile, and hardwoods! Our first area of focus when we get to flooring will be our powder room, you never realize how convent a bathroom on the first floor is, until you have to rip our the toilet and sink! Here are some of our recent renovations photos so you can see the madness that is going on!

The tile AND mortar are gone in the kitchen! (excuse our messiness... it is hard to live in a construction zone and still be chic!)

The tile AND mortar are gone in the kitchen! (excuse our messiness… it is hard to live in a construction zone and still be chic!)

and hallway!

and hallway!

Out powder room officially has been demolished!

Out powder room officially has been demolished!

Where did everything go you might ask? Oh yes our garage. Thankfully that sweet man in the photo has since cleaned everything out!

Where did everything go you might ask? Oh yes our garage. Thankfully that sweet man in the photo has since cleaned everything out!

Next.... the demise of our horrible BRASS light fixtures! This photo makes me oh so happy!

Next…. the demise of our horrible BRASS light fixtures! This photo makes me oh so happy!

And finally a great shot of a freshly painted ceiling and my man installing one of many new light fixtures in our home! A huge THANK YOU to David's mom for helping him paint and making sure he was safe... also for getting me this picture! :)

And finally a great shot of a freshly painted ceiling and my man installing one of many new light fixtures in our home! A huge THANK YOU to David’s mom for helping him paint and making sure he was safe… also for getting me this picture! 🙂

 

David is in charge of the renovation agenda, so you will have to ask him whats going to happen next, but I think it will be painting the walls, cabinets, and backsplash! Or it could be finishing up the powder room! We have so much to choose from here! More DIY and renovation posts to come!

 

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HOME-SPIRATION: Kitchen Cabinet Colors

So as we go along in this renovation process it is easy to get caught up in the small things, how dusty the house seems or how we have to wear shoes constantly now (I am a ‘go barefoot’ kind of girl!) but what I really need to focus on is the fact that these renovations are really giving us great experience in what we both really want to do (design spaces and renovate!) So I get a blank canvas and free manual labor! (haha. only joking David!) So right now I am collecting inspiration images (the designer in me) and trying to put together an image of what we want our first floor to look like! We plan on painting our wood cabinets because we have decided to put hardwood floors throughout the first floor. I really can’t decide between grey or white! Here are some of my home-spiration images for painted cabinets, maybe you can help me decide!

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

I just LOVE this! With dark hard woods and those fantastic stools!

I just LOVE this! With dark hard woods and those fantastic stools!

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

HOME-SPIRATION: White Walls Dark Floors

Good news! David has official finished all the dry wall work that was needed for our repairs (yes he quite a handy man!) Last night we were testing paint colors to see what we like! I have always just loved clean white walls and dark hardwood floors. I feel like that look will never go out of style! Here are some of my favorite home-spiration images for white walls and dark hardwood floors. Hopefully one day our downstairs will be in these pictures!

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

LOVE.

LOVE.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

 

HOME-SPIRATION: Wooden Bath Tub

So in the past nine and a half months I have definitely learned more about plumbing fixtures than I ever thought I would know, thanks to my amazing boyfriend David. I am always trying to look up and find new sinks, or bathroom fixtures and I finally found something I am completely shocked by, the wooden bathtub! I guess I am shocked that it exists and then I am shocked that I absolutely love it! Here are some of my favorite home-spiration images of the wooden bathtub or regular bathtubs that are surrounded by wood.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.