turning the brightness up a bit

kitchen progress

I'm including this sad photo to the right from this renovation post to remind me of how far we've come in a rather short amount of time. The kitchen has had its hiccups along the way, but as of now we're just waiting on countertops. It's so close to being complete that we can hardly stand it.

This past weekend marked the finishing of laying the hardwood floors. We had a "rob Peter to pay Paul" situation due to some linoleum damage. Since we have just enough hardwoods to make it work, we opted to switch out the pieces that will be underneath our bed and interspersed them with the salvageable pieces from the kitchen. Essentially, hiding the not so pretty looking stuff and showcasing the nicer pieces in the kitchen. A lot of work, but the result is gorgeous. 

                                                                                     pantry installation! this used to be the guest bedroom closet, we flipped it to give our tiny kitchen more storage. 

                                                                                     pantry installation! this used to be the guest bedroom closet, we flipped it to give our tiny kitchen more storage. 

 

the hidden cedar closet in the attic

before

When we bought this house, we had no idea this cedar closet existed. Once I realized, it was a game changer.

Suddenly, storage was much less of an issue and I've opted to use this amazing space for its exact intention, a closet!

I spent a day scrubbing, vacuuming and de-funking this neglected little nook and gave it a fresh coat of white paint on the floors and walls. I'm getting really good at painting ceilings at weird angles. 

after

 
                                                                                                                               Daisy's friend Benny stopped by to inspect our work, and for a nap. 

                                                                                                                               Daisy's friend Benny stopped by to inspect our work, and for a nap. 

 
 

my studio / workspace

As I mentioned before, I've gotten good at painting ceilings at awkward angles, and it might be my new least favorite thing, but watching this space transform from a nondescript shade of sad and grungy salmon pink, to bright white made all the maneuvering worth it. I'm so excited for a bright, clean space to work and shoot in. 

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