My birthday came and went last month! I worked overtime that day and got home from work late, then it sort of got away from me and I forgot. But the timing worked out so that we bought our lake house very close to it! This time next year, every day is going to feel like my birthday.
I already shared some of our plans for making over the space, but I'll share more details as we get closer to taking possession and tackling renovations. We bought the townhouse around my birthday, four years ago, and took possession of it at the end of July. Somehow I always end up renovating a house (and moving) during the hottest month of the year (August). At least now I can jump into the lake in between projects.
|Kitchen inspiration! Via Dustjacket|
I've got many more photos of the townhouse - staged and ready for sale - to show you, but in addition to staging we've been cleaning. I won't share all the nitty gritty details (boring), but I did have to tell you about this amazing chrome cleaner. It even helps repel water so the chrome stays spot-free for a long time. LOVE this stuff.
I also showed you how Mom and I turned old bedding into chic new curtains to hide our ugly washer, dryer and hot water tank in the (now fancy pants) laundry room.
The curtains are a tie with another laundry room makeover for favorite new thing about our house: turquoise floors! I love this colour so much, I saved the swatch and am seriously thinking this shade might be nice for the lake house kitchen cupboards . . .
In case you were in the mood for smaller projects, I did a round-up of super cute knife block makeovers. A small and simple project, but what a fun kitchen accessory! Aside from my chalkboard knife block, I think I love this one the most:
|Tea cups, Corks, Wood Egg Cups, Tin on Saucer, Tin Can, Copper Caps|
Next up: fresh new photos from around the townhouse, projects we wrapped up thanks to the inspiration that comes from last minute panic (half bathroom, laundry room, basement and more), plus some staging photos and house selling details (not sold yet, and I'm nervous). And I still owe you a bar cart reveal!