Category Archives: new house

Moving On.

January 7, 2020

ebb + flow :: kitchen plans

I penned ‘moving on’ as the title for this post and now I realize how ominous that is. Sorry, friends, I’m not going anywhere. Just moving from the bathroom project (DONE!) to kitchen planning mode. Are you ready?? Behind the scenes, the Red Head and I have been scheming, planning, brainstorming, meeting with contractors, scouting IKEA, picking my father-in-law’s brain, and pinning ideas for our kitchen re-model. We’re still very much in the ‘how the heck are we going to pay for this??’ phase but it’s fun to dream about our biggest project yet. Can’t wait to see this come together. 2020, watch out.

Sources :: Available here

Bathroom Update (Again)

December 3, 2019

ebb + flow :: bathroom

Last time we checked in on our (never-ending) bathroom remodel we were contemplating a new paint color. It happened, folks. Gladiator Grey is in and we love it! Much better for the space and vanity. Another step forward? A new light fixture is anxiously awaiting install. Ready for the step back (you knew this was coming…)? The vanity quartz arrived yesterday and the sink hole isn’t as wide as we need and it’s making the vessel sink wobbly. F***!! Hoping to get that fixed and have some running water in that space this week. Fingers crossed!

This is where we are.

November 19, 2019

ebb + flow :: bathroom update

After bedtime and during naptime, we’ve been doing our best to make some progress in our bathroom re-model. Like every project, it seems to be one step forward and two steps back but here’s where we are today. Wallpaper is in! Faucet and sink are at the stop getting fitted to the vanity countertop as we speak! And the light fixture arrived!

Ready for the two steps back part? I don’t think the wall color (that we just painted this weekend) is quite right now that the wallpaper is alongside it. Ready for more fun? That light fixture isn’t going to work. We need something with a larger backing to cover the wiring hole. So we’ve got some decisions to make tonight and some Thanksgiving festivities happening on Monday. Here’s hoping we at least have a working toilet in the space. Fingers crossed!

Sources :: linked above

Northern Cliffs

March 22, 2018

ebb + flow :: northern cliffs

If anyone deserves a high five this week, it’s the Red Head. Between the dust, fumes, swollen ankles and fatigue I haven’t been in the basement helping with our re-model much at all. You can usually find me perched in bed writing baby shower thank you notes and frantically making to-do lists. Good news, though, we settled on a paint color for the basement living room (after our first attempt fell short). The winner? Benjamin Moore Northern Cliffs! Carpet is getting installed on Saturday, we’re moving some furniture on Sunday (I’ll be supervising) and I can’t wait for our first movie night down there. Bring on the microwave popcorn!

Source :: Benjamin Moore

Request for Quotes

February 19, 2018

ebb + flow :: request for quotes

The baby countdown is really, really starting to kick into high gear over here. The Red Head is currently working in the basement (I’ll join him shortly), we’ve got a big Menards run tomorrow, three carpet quotes this week, a painting party on the horizon and lots of details to button up in the meantime. Now would be a good time to enjoy a glass of wine with the housework, if only…

Source :: domino

Breezy Weekend

February 9, 2018

ebb + flow :: breezy weekend

What’s on your agenda this weekend? I’m hoping for a good mix of work and play around these parts. We’ve been making good progress on our basement re-model and I’m anxious to get to the fun stuff like picking out paint and carpet and decorating! Until then, though, more sanding of sheet rock. I hope you have a great few days whatever you’re up to. Catch you Sunday!

Source :: m k / selwood.

Nursery Plans… Changed

February 7, 2018

ebb + flow :: nursery plans changed

I was sorting some files on my desktop the other day and found a nursery moodboard I created when we thought we were having only one babe. I chuckled a bit when I opened it! Having two cribs really changes things so goodbye to you cute couch (it’s going in the sun room/den) and you, credenza (babies will inherit our mid-century modern dresser that doesn’t hold nearly enough adult-sized things and the credenza will be used for our basement media console). It’s a work in progress and we’ve got a lot of get together these next few months but I’m excited nonetheless! Keep you posted as it all comes together.

Light // Sofa // Shelf // Rug // Credenza // Art // Frame // Crib // Ottoman

Chilly Night

December 12, 2017

ebb + flow :: cozy night

Welp, yesterday’s post was definitely foreshadowing. The Red Head and I are doing some electrical work tomorrow that could leave us without power for the night. Give me all the blankets, hot cocoa, warm fireplaces, and space heaters. That also means no Internet for a bit so I’ll catch you later this week when we’ve exited the Stone Age!

Source :: giosmama2626

Light Me Up

December 11, 2017

ebb + flow :: fireplace

The Erickson abode has been sans fire this season and, quite frankly, I’m shocked we’ve waited this long. Perhaps we just really want to get our money out of the new furnace we put in this Fall? Either way, I have a feeling the streak might be broken this week. Someone find the matches!

Source :: Bliss