The kitchen-we will be getting new rugs, some colored pendant lights, a custom tile backsplash and some decorations for the tops of my cabinets
It has been almost 1 month since we settled on our new house. We moved in on 12/23, just 2 days before Christmas. It has been a whirlwind since then. Time won't slow down, it seems. Anyway, sorry for the long hiatus. It is taking us forever to make this house our home but it's all in fun, right? We have been in Lowe's, Target and Ikea more than I would like to admit. Over the next few weeks, I will start blogging our home's progress. You will have to excuse the blue tape for now as our PM will be coming in to touch up everything soon. I marked everything with the tape so he could easily find dings and marks.
For those of you getting the espresso cabinets and java floors, I can tell you that it is going to drive you nuts. The cabinets show EVERYTHING and the finish comes off rather easily. We are extremely careful with them and they still have scratches and dings now. I may end up distressing them in the future if they get bad enough to warrant it. They stress me and my hubby to death. As for the floors, they scratch and dent easily. I don't understand it. They are hickory, for crying out loud! One cardboard box, that was practically empty, scratched the heck out of one of my planks when it got slid across it. I was very unhappy. I admit that I cried a little, lol. Seriously, hardwood floors should be able to withstand basic operations in the home. I don't get it. The box took off the top layer and left me with a huge light dent in the flooring. My PM said that he thinks that is a fluke but I have seen more scratches and dings that shouldn't have happened. The good news is that the floor is distressed anyway so it won't be hard to hide imperfections, but still, these floors were not cheap and it ticks me off. We now have a "no shoe" policy because I just can't risk damage to my floors.
Our formal china cabinet doesn't fit in the dining room so it is in the morning room for now. I will either get rid of it and get a more casual piece or I will replace the table to a more formal looking one. We will soon get some kind of pretty light fixture to hang from the tall ceiling. I know the picture makes the table look like we didn't center it but it is. I am extremely OCD so it is in the dead center, trust me, lol.