Hi friends! I haven’t posted anything about our new house in a while. Today I finally feel like it’s pretty enough to post a few photos. Now if you want to see the good and the ugly, you need to watch my instagram stories (@welivedhappilyeverafter) I am famous for not sugar coating this fixer upper journey. It’s 100% real life over there. So expect to hear kids playing in the background… and you might even get a glimpse of the toilet in our shower… or heaven forbid you see the mudroom which has turned into a temporary garage for all of our tools and supplies.
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With all that said, today I wanted to share a peek into our dining room.
We have made SO much progress in this house already (see what it looked like when we bought it HERE), but sometimes it’s hard to live in the middle of a construction zone and feel totally at home.
I don’t mind sharing the nitty gritty over on instagram stories, but my blog has always been a calm place to express beauty, which is why I prefer to share finished spaces over the warzone that is our house right now.
With all that’s going on in our life right now (house, moving to a new place & 3 young kids) I have serious brain fog right now. I feel so bad for my husband and kids. It feels like my mind and words are totally unconnected. I will think one thing and a totally different sentence comes out of my mouth. So today I am totally stocking up on coffee.
Speaking of coffee, I am SO excited to finally have this metal mug rack to display all of my coffee mugs (or some of them… haha!) I’ve had my eye on this coffee mug rack for a long time, but have been patiently waiting for over two years for the perfect place to put one. That’s a perk of having a bigger house I guess. Here’s where I got mine: MUG RACK. I ended up taking the rubber pieces off the metal prong tips for more of a “forged steel” look.
We still need to open up the wall that separates the dining room from the kitchen to make it all one large space. Once that is all finished, we will be able to add the wood flooring into this room as well. Lastly, I need to figure out the wiring on the chandelier I refinished for this space.
Who else is excited that this fake marble flooring is going bye bye soon? The only good thing about it in my book is that it’s white… so better than other colors it could have been, I guess. Haha!
We are planning on doing a different seating arrangement for this table, but this tufted storage bench is a great stand in while we work on other areas in the house.
I’ll be sharing how we built this farmhouse table & more details on how to build your own “fake” salvaged decor soon, so stay tuned for those tutorials!
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