Weekend Round Up

Ahhh Sunday. Why must you always sneak up on us so quickly? I’ve got a serious case of the Sunday Scaries this evening! Our weekend has absolutely FLOWN by, but we have accomplished so much!

We spent this weekend with my parents working on our house and guys… I am in disbelief how perfect everything is coming together. I’ve had this vision in my head for over a year now of what I hoped my future house might look like. Then, when we purchased this house, I tweaked my vision to fit the character of this house.

So far, every change we’ve made has been changes that needed to be done, but they didn’t look like I wanted them to. Important things like fixing walls, tearing out paneling, removing carpet and mirrors and removing staples. I could physically see changes happening, but our home looked like a construction zone.

But now? We’ve got a new floor that I’m OBSESSED with, a gorgeous kitchen, an almost completely remodeled fireplace, painted walls, a half bath that looks brand new, a few new light fixtures and even a few photos hanging on the walls!

This house is finally starting to feel like “home” especially after this weekend and I couldn’t be happier!

And while I’m not going to show you everything right now, I will show you one little before and after at the end of this post, because I’m just too excited to wait!

My parents arrived last Thursday night, which was why you didn’t get a post from me! I was super stressed out about everything we own not fitting in our new home (which was dumb of me because it’s literally 87 times bigger than our apartment was). I had tried to put stuff away in the kitchen but ended up crying over it multiple times.

My mom spent Thursday night helping me rearrange and showing me just how well everything can actually fit in the space we had. She’s an angel. Seriously. We got the entire kitchen put away and I was so pumped!

We also enjoyed hamburgers on the grill and some time out on our patio!

Who knows what is growing on top of my trellis?! It’s SO pretty!

Friday while Trev and I went to work, my parents worked on painting what still needed to be painted and laying our new floors! When we got home we headed to dinner and Target. (Trev and I’s usual Friday routine. HAHA)

Saturday we slept in a bit before heading to Home Depot! We needed to pick up a few things for the work we had planned to do that day, including a new vanity for our half bath! We spent the day working on our house! (Well, the main floor at least! That is what we are remodeling first since this is where we spend the most time.)

It’s so crazy to me that I took this picture yesterday morning. It doesn’t look anything
like this anymore!!
New light!
Priming the mantel!
Fresh coat of paint on the stair railings.
Our Supervisor runs a tight ship.

After a long day of work, we headed to Buddy’s (a Detroit classic) for dinner! When we got home, my mom and I made Christmas cookies and watched a Christmas movie on Hallmark Channel. (I love Christmas in July! I usually go all out and celebrate, but this year, I’ve been too busy with house stuff. Check out a few of my old Christmas in July posts here!)

We cheated on the cookies this year and just bought Pillsbury hahaha

Today, we grabbed breakfast at one of our favorite spots in town and then worked some more on the house! We also made a stop at Big Lots because there were signs everywhere about them having a massive sale. We ended up finding a TV Stand for super cheap!

After a long day of work, we grilled out for dinner and now are cleaning up a bit and prepping for the week. I honestly can’t believe tomorrow is already Monday. Where or where has the weekend gone?!

How were your weekends? I hope you got to get out and enjoy a little bit of the sunshine at least 🙂

Okay. Enough small talk! I just can’t wait to show you our first before and after!!!

You may remember seeing our entryway in this photo…

You see all that purple paint and purple paneling?!! Here is a closer look.

And a few different angels I stole from the real estate website when we first bought it!

I know this is technically a photo of the living room but you can see the entryway over on the right!

Well, I’m happy to say, it doesn’t even look like the same house anymore! Drum roll please….

Here is our NEW entryway!

Y’all. I’m SO HAPPY with it I want to burst into tears every time I look at it! Of course, it’s not completely finished yet. It still needs the new moulding installed, a small entry table and a rug. But seriously… it’s so perfect I could die!

Eeek! I just really, really love it!

Alright my loves. I’m off to hop in the shower and then put up our new kitchen table!

I’ll be back tomorrow.


PS… I know my main photo is from last weekend, not this one. But it makes me happy and I wish that’s what my evening looked like tonight, so that’s why I chose it. HAHA

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