It’s always so exciting when something new gets started at the house. I was especially looking forward to the trim carpentry! I’ve always loved big pretty trim and I couldn’t wait to see ours. I’d say our style is somewhere between simple-transitional-craftsman but we are both really drawn to the mid-century modern style. We ended up choosing a flat trim, with a craftsman style around the door frames. We both felt like this style of trim would fit best in our home.
I loved watching the trim, doors and cabinets go in. It really transformed the house into looking more and more like our home!
We seriously debated on ordering our entire kitchen cabinetry from IKEA and doors from semi-handmade. There are so many good blog post out there about the nice quality and great price. However in the end we ordered through a local cabinet company and even though we spent more, it was well worth it to us. We went with a white shaker look with slight detail on the inset. We found this inspiration pic (below), of the white cabinets and wood island and we loved it! So we chose a hickory island, we love how it adds some warmth into the kitchen.
Inspiration photo (below)
Our cabinets (below)
We have a lot of plans for the exterior of the house, but most of that will wait until (hopefully) sometime later this year. We did however go ahead and switch out our garage doors. We raised the center to one to fit one of our vehicles (not mine 😉 ). I really like how the center one looks, and we couldn’t be happier with our new garage doors!
We were struggling to find a new front door for the house. Ours happens to be a larger size and most the ones we wanted were crazy expensive. So we decided to go check out a local architectural salvage place (we love to walk through!). They have TONS of doors there and we ended up finding one in the right size and we loved it! We will do a little bit of work on it to make it just how we want, but super happy we found one. We also bought some hardware for it there as well. I’ll update once we get it finished and installed to let you all know how it works out!
I tend to be an emotional person. Too many feelings and too much thinking. I knew moving out of our house would be tough, mentally. However here I am a day of packing and I make my way into Noah + Beau’s room. Over the last 8 years it was first a “catch all” room, a spare bedroom, a toy room, Noah’s room , and lastly a room shared between the 2 older boys. As I get the first box packed away, all I’m left staring at are holes on an empty wall. I know these are all just “things”. The frames, the walls, the house in general…but here I am alone staring at a full box with “Noah + Beau’s room” written on it, with tears rolling down my face. I can’t mentally stare at empty walls in Leo’s room (our nursery) for another week. So that room will have to wait. This house. Our first house. The one we grew 3 babies in, brought 3 babies home to, those 3 babies had all their first year “firsts” here. I’ve loved this house. We chose every paint color, every piece of tile, I’ve watched my husband put SO much work into this house. We are all over every little part of this house. It’s us. We’ve gone from a just the two of us to a family of 5 here. The house we will leave behind, but thankfully we will keep the memories we’ve had here. I do look forward to our future house and watching the boys grow there-just reflecting on all the life that we’ve lived in this one. Our forever first home.
I’m thankful I made this video awhile back and will cherish it forever and ever. Click the link to watch.