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Kitchen floors

So I’m obsessed with the flooring in this house but definitely the most important right now are the kitchen floors. According to the contractor and the flooring person, I was very unconventional in my choice of flooring for the kitchen with the wood. But since we wanted the open concept look we really wanted the space to feel like one and not 2 separate rooms. Also I was told we chose a very non traditional stain for the floors but I absolutely love them. The contractor actually had chosen a much lighter stain but we have to have him redo the floors to get the color we were looking. 

here are the new floors unfinished in the kitchen

shined up and ready to be stained

this was rhe first stain that was far too light for our taste so we had him change the color
here are the nice deep rich floors that we were looking for!!

It’s been too long

Sorry I haven’t updated in awhile the holidays were a busy time and the days just got away from me. But I do want to share some exciting things that are happening at the house!!!!  

i love this black tile that we chose for the bathrooms.
both bathrooms have the black and white theme with the floor and wall tiles.
the framing of the windows make them look larger!!

Lots of progress

So it’s been awhile since I have given an update and a lot has been going on!!! Drywall is up, counters and cabinets have been measured and ordered, and flooring is curing at the house ready to be installed! Move in day is quickly approaching but this whole project is coming together nicely. Just want to share a few photos with you!! 

This is the pocket door for the upstairs bathroom
We chose a pocket door to maximize the space in the bathroom
Drywall is up now we are ready for paint and cabinets
View from the living room into the kitchen

Treasure Chest

I think we knew from the moment that we stepped inside our house that this was “our home” and everyday we keep finding new and exciting things that make us fall in love with this house over and over again. 

So on a recent trip to the house I stumbled across a sewing machine that I was hoping the workers had found in the house so that I could keep it!!

Finally after a few days it made its way over to our townhouse so I can keep it safe until we move in. 

I am so excited about this!!
I did a small amount of research that suggests it was a Singer sewing machine manufactured sometime around 1910-1912 with about 40,000-50,000 units being made. 
Apparently it is supposed to be mounted into a table or box of some sorts. But that is just gauging from a picture I took off google images  

A image of what this machine might have looked like
I am really stoked that it seems to be 100% intact and functional, minus the box, and it even had a needle still loaded in it!!!
This one is gonna need some TLC but I don’t know if I should try to have someone restore it, just clean it up and gloss it with all the character it has now, or give it a whole new makeover and bring it into 2016 the right way!!!! 


it weighs alot


Here is a side view. I love the detail 👍🏽💕
another angle 😻


Good morning! 

Took a ride by the house early this morning. Nothing going on today construction wise just because it’s Sunday but I couldn’t help enjoying some time out on our property!! I wanted to share some pics of our gorgeous sunroom that I can wait to fill with colorful blossoms come springtime!!!  

Here is a side view from the porch
I love the cranks! cannot wait to open them and smell the fresh air!
Hand cranks to open the little windows
Front view now that the tree has been trimmed back

The detached garage

Of course since I was off from work today we took a trip over to the house to check on the progress. Although no work has been done on the garage I wanted to share some photos of the garage for the “before” and soon I’ll have some “after” to show!!  

We haven’t 100% decided on the use of this garage since it has so much potential. But once this gets some TLC I’m sure we will be able to find a use for it 

A view from the front. Waiting on new doors to come in.
We believe the previous owner was a mechanic and ran his business out of this garage.
Just more of the interior.
Something cool I think we will clean up and just keep for looks.
Here was a sliding window that connects to a small room in the back.
Back room
Back room

Open concept come true

So a few days I got a photo that made me fall in love with this house all over again!!!

Back Story::

This house was built in the 1930s. The room that was being used as the kitchen was actually an addition that was added later on. So the wall that was in between the kitchen and the living room was actually the back of the home and had a rear window as well. The dilemma was how to structurally remove this wall without jeopardizing the integrity of the rest of the house. 

Well I finally got the photo that gave me the open concept kitchen, living, dining space that we were hoping for.


This is the before with the wall in between the kitchen and living room. closed in and stuffy.
During the demo. see the cutout for the old window??
this is the view from inside the kitchen towards the living room. the old rear of the home.
open concept dreams do come true!! so open and beautiful