Happy Friday!! There has been so much progress on the house this week I had to share them all with you again. It’s been a real blessing that Joe has had this last month off. We would never be as far as we are if he had been working this whole time. Although it’s been tough living off of basically one paycheck with a couple small unemployment checks whilst building a house, we've made it! If you follow me on Instagram then you saw how challenging it had become this week. Thanks to my girl Caroline for starting the #LetsBeRealTogether initiative, life isn't always perfect or glamorous! This is what I decided to share…
this is what my checking account looked like Tuesday before unemployment finally came Wednesday and I got paid today! I had it down to $1.68... As you can see, mostly house payments with a splash of wine club!! :)
Ok, onto the updates…
First off, the GRANITE counter tops! Finally my kitchen feels almost complete! I’m so happy with our decision to go with granite right off the bat. It was something that we tossed back and forth but ultimately the price difference wasn't significant enough to really sway me to laminate. We don’t have a ton of counter top space anyway so in all we spent about $3200. We went with one of the most common granite finishes that I see all the time, Venetian Gold. I’m sure many of you either have it or know someone who does. I’m also thrilled with how my Ikea bar stools turned out. We bought 4, but only 3 really fit in the space which I am fine with. The other one will be put to use in our basement I’m sure!
Another big one is the doors and trim. Have you picked up on my obsession with white? Joe was a little concerned once he realized how much white we truly have in the house, but the rustic trim is really offsetting all the white and really pops! I’m so happy with our decision to go with a stained wood rather than painted. All we did for our trim was buy 1x4 sticks of pine and stained them with Minwax in Early American. It’s actually the same stain used on our vanity in the guest bath. I love that some of the finishing touches are finally being done. I never in a million years thought we would already have trim up at this point!
Finally, the master bathroom! I’m so in love with our tile choices, especially the glass accent tile! I wish that we could’ve done more but at $7 for a 12”x3” piece, it’s not cheap! A person recently referred to my home as a Pinterest home, which I never really considered it to be, although you can probably see a lot of pinspiration, the bathroom design came directly from Pinterest. I saw the shower and corner tub set up like this in a pin and I had my heart set on it ever since and actually got it! Although I like mine better because I've got two big windows rather than one!
here's my Pinspiration... you can definitely see that I got my ideas from this. As soon as the tile is finished we can get measured for the glass door and glass walls. Ours won't go to the ceiling though.
We are really chipping away at the finishing touches of the house and I’m really hoping that we can be moving in next month! As for this weekend, today is my endo biopsy and 2 hour blood/glucose test which I am not looking forward to. What I am looking forward to is lunch at the local brewery in Springfield Obed & Isaac’s afterwards! Also Will Call for our wine club is this weekend and it’s one of our favorite events because it’s the St. Patty’s Day celebration. A friend of ours has a band called Paddy’s Favorite Sons and they only play once a year for St. Patrick’s Day! They’re amazing and we love to watch them every year so I’m looking forward to that tonight!
Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!