Reno 3 Snapshots

Hey y'all! Welcome to another WHW. Since last week we've finished the DIY Wainscoting and it has blown my mind! I am SO in love with the look of it! We need another coat of paint on it and then it'll be good to go. It looks like it has been there since the home was originally built and that was exactly what we were going for. Hubs really hit the nail on the head here. (see what I did there? Ok I'll stop..) He also finished the taller paneling in the half bath and it is just as fabulous. Of course his only motive for that was to have less wall space to wallpaper BUT I still love how it turned it. It makes the room feel so tall and grand. I really won't mind doing laundry in there whatsoever.

We were able to hang the mirrors in the master bath and they brought up the vanity from the basement and placed it in the master bath as well. Y'all, it feels like a hotel bathroom. I am so pleased with the color palette and chrome and jewel touches in there. I'm such a gold and brass fan for the most part but this has such a luxurious feel to it with the grays and marble. I also decided to hang the mirrors a tad lower than usual and I can see SO much of my body. Y'all might find that silly but in my current bathroom I have to stand on my tiptoes when blow drying my hair #notideal #thelittlethings It really does make the world of difference for me and besides, we're really not tall folks...

The hubs and FIL have cleaned the entire house out - completely a blank slate. They did this because like I mentioned last week, the floors are being put down in the kitchen TODAY - like as I type! (haha) I cannot wait to pop in at lunchtime today to see how those wide planks of heartpine are liking their new home so tune into my Insta stories if y'all want to see too! (Insert all the heart eyes) Also, the rest of the floors will start to be refinished afterwards and I'm seriously looking forward to seeing a wood tone. They've been basically white with dust since day 1 so we're ready. I'll catch y'all next week with another recap on all things renovation #3.

Have a great rest of the week!


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Reno #3 Projects

Hey y'all! Happy Wednesday! I'm coming at y'all with a little this and that post about whats going on currently with renovation numero tres. First of all, the heart pine flooring from mi padre (aka my Dad & I'm on an odd Spanish kick today..) was delivered a couple of weeks ago and is acclimating nicely in the hallway. Did I mention that we were able to mill and cut 19 foot long planks?! AH I'm so in love! Anyway, our flooring guy is scheduled to start next Tuesday on getting it down in the kitchen and once that is completed, he can go ahead and refinish the rest of the oak throughout the upstairs and downstairs. And we all know what that means afterwards: KITCHEN INSTALL!

Nothing like the smell of fresh Heartpine flooring 

Next up we went ahead and installed the front and back porch light fixtures as well as some sensor floods on the back sides. The lantern-esq fixtures I scored were the closest look to the old school gas lanterns and obviously a fraction of the cost. I absolutely love how they look! The front one is 23 inches and the back one is the exact fixture but comes in at 19 inches. (3 light versus a two) I got tons of messages about them so just in case you missed my insta stories, I've linked them again below!
Just imagine those decorative windows painted and that porch ceiling a fresh new blue!

click here to purchase via Wayfair

Hubs also pieced together original trim to actually trim out the 3 new windows in the kitchen and I'm floored at how it turned out. It looks like they've been there as long as the house. The lighting wasn't the best but I tried to take some pictures below to show you how they turned out. He also cased the doors so everything matches. While we're talking about trim, we've decided to definitely add a wainscoting-esq paneling down the long hallway. The hallway ceilings are so tall and the walls are so stark that I really needed some sort of midway break. Also, the hallway is a tad too narrow to add furniture down it to break up the monotony of white and bleakness for lack of a better term. We've purchased the materials and drawn out in pencil what we want and I'm including some inspo pics below to give you an idea of what we're thinking.

Kitchen back wall 

Love the view out onto the deck

Bring on the hallway paneling project 

Getting ready for master vanity install

Have to leave y'all with this neat picture I took from the kitchen. It looks into the butler's pantry and then on through the dining room and into the living room!

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WHW: Yum!

Hey y'all! Today I'm taking a reno and design break to bring you my favorite party appetizer. (well one of my favorites) Every time I whip these babies up they're always a crowd pleaser all around! Also, the first time I made these was for an Easter gathering so I find it only appropriate that I start to think about them this time of year. I had to make them last night for an Easter themed luncheon we're having at work today. Of course I forgot to take step by step pics but I assure you they are easy as pie! Also, I like to add that they are a tad time sensitive. You will want to rush and not use room temperature crescent rolls because it'll get sticky and hard to slice. That's half the reason that I neglected to snap a few pics! 

Ingredients: Hot Ham & Swiss Poppyseed Pinwheels
  • 1 (8 ounce) tube crescent roll dough
  • ½ pound sliced deli ham
  • 8 ounce sliced swiss cheese
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • ½ Tablespoon Worchestershire Sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 teaspoon poppyseeds
  • Spicy Brown Mustard
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8x8 inch pan. Start by unrolling your croissant dough and divide it into 4 sections. Pinch the seams to seal.
  2. Spread about 1 heaping teaspoon of dijon mustard on top. Add 2 slices of swiss cheese and smoked ham on top. Roll up each rectangle and seal the seam.
  3. Cut each roll into 3-4 slices. Place on a greased 8x8 inch pan. In a small bowl add the melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, parsley, and poppyseeds. Brush on top of the pinwheels. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown.

When I remembered to take pictures .... before & during 
So good y'all! Pull apart and enjoy! 

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WHW: Light Fixtures

I've told y'all how choosing light fixtures for this new reno has just about killed me right? Also, we currently need about 25. For me, I had to take things room by room. Of course there's much more to lighting than just picking out stylish lamps and fixtures. Placement, size, wattage and light color also have a big influence on the appearance and style of a room. Anyway, there are general rules of thumb for determining size like measuring the length and width of the room, add those two numbers together and then convert the total into inches. There are lots of exceptions though and I feel like it can easily become super complicated and complex. Generally, I pick what I like and make it work in the space. (haha simple right?) However, if specifications are your thing, click here to follow some great guidelines: How to Choose the Right Light Fixture

Now I just want to five y'all a big ole' photo dump on what I'm envisioning for each space. (subject to change) And like I mentioned last week, ceiling fans aren't for everyone but I live in the South and its supposed to be 70 degrees tomorrow and its only April 3rd y'all. Sources linked:

Entryway Fixture by Ballard Designs

Dining Room Chandelier

Hallway Fixtures (3) option 1

Hallway Fixture Option 2 (black french door at end of hallway to tie in possible black accent)

Kitchen Pendants (2)

Living Room Ceiling Fan

Bedroom light or fan undecided and Andi's room has a white fan while the guest rooms have a darker brown and brushed nickel via Lowes.

Half-bath Vanity Fixture

 Guest bath will be similar but more lights and a brushed nickel finish

Sunroom Fixtures - low ceiling so couldn't do too decorative here. These natural finished will play off of the rattan furniture and bamboo shades though.

Upstairs hallway (2) - because I hate your typical "boob" flush mount. Don't act like y'all don't know exactly what I'm referring to. Ha!

Andi's closet - she wants some sort of pink light fixture! via Amazon or Target - you can find both!

Master closet fixture to go above closet island - also added 4 can lights for extra lighting

Outdoor front and back porch I'm looking for a lantern style black fixture

See what I mean? SO many options and spaces to fill. Stay tuned to see how it all unfolds. Thanks for linking up today and have a great rest of the week. Suggestions? Let me know! Need help with your own reno or space? Email or message me!

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