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Slowly But Surely

April 9, 2012 - Author: Amy - 22 Comments

Slowly, but surely, we are inching our way toward a livable house.

D worked on it all weekend.  And I mean literally all weekend.  Even on Easter.  So we fudged this year, and skipped church to spend some rare time alone together.  We drank coke and took a drive on a beautiful morning while Junior snoozed in the back seat.

And since we didn’t go anywhere that he needed to feel fancy, I even skipped his little gingham tie.  I know, I know – the horror!  But we’re due for some family pictures soon, and I think maybe we’ll save it for that.  Instead, he got only a little fancy.  ;)

And my, was the Easter bunny good to him!  It was like second Christmas around here, even if daddy couldn’t be with us.  But more on that later.

The big push over the weekend was getting the trim and doors painted and installed because the carpet goes in this week.  Like with the rest of the house, we decided to finish the trim a little differently than you might see in most homes.

Different as in… It’s black.

That’s the guest room, which carries the same pale yellowish color as most the rest of the house.

It all has a slightly worn feel.

Even the hinges were painted and distressed.

And just for fun, I had D hold up the headboard he made so I could ogle his bum get a feel for where we’ll want it to hang in relation to the chandeliers.

I’m in love with both of them.

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Discussion (22 Comments)

  1. by Angie Essman

    Meaning in love with the hinny and the headboard…right?

    • by Amy

      I actually meant D and the headboard, but sure, his hiney is right up there! hehe!

  2. I know you are so ready to get in the house! I can’t wait to see it when it’s finished and I love the black trim :)


  3. I love the black trim too. We have natural dark trim on the main floor of the house and I love how it ties into the hardwood. Who says everything has to be painted white anyways?

    • by Amy

      That’s right! Thanks, Heather!

  4. I love that you guys are going against the “norm” and doing things that make your house feel like your home! I can’t wait to see it all come together! It’s going to be awesome! :)

  5. The mantle is pretty. I also love the chandaliers (I have the same one in my kitchen ;))

  6. Of course my first thought was you were in love with both the chandeliers. Yeah right Bliss…..

    Nice job on the headboard D.


  7. I love black trim. One of my friends did that to the trim at her house and it looks great. It kinda makes you wonder why everybody else paints theirs white! I hope the finishing touches go by quickly so you can move in soon!

  8. Black trim! I love it!

  9. Your bedroom is going to look awesome!! Well, actually the whole house will! Good for you for doing what YOU want!!

  10. I lurve the dark trim!! Hooray for low-key Easters…we did the same thing. All this house stuff is exhausting. Glad you are inching your way forward!

    • by Amy

      It IS exhausting! We won’t know what to do with ourselves once it’s finally finished.

  11. Loving the headboard and the chandeliers…I’m pretty much loving everything I’m seeing. Moovveee soonnnnnnn!

  12. Progress!! It’s a good thing! Glad you had a nice Easter, Amy. :)
    Happy Monday!

  13. your home is going to be sooo amazing! and that cute little boy…adorable!

  14. everything looks great. The chandys are perfect!

  15. Love the black trim. That headboard is going to be amazing!

  16. Your bedroom is going to be fantastic!

  17. Hahaha, now I can’t stop looking at D’s bum. :) And then you followed it with “get a handle on” and I’m right back to the bum. :)

    I love the idea of black, distressed trim. So close to getting it all together. Exciting!

  18. The black is SO sleek and fabulous, and tell D to get that headboard up there quick! I can’t wait to see it! (Like he doesn’t have enough on his plate, right?)

  19. ooo that headboard is gorgeous! And yeay for being able to spend some relaxation time with your little man… even if it was Easter :P {I LOVE that tie onsie!}

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