My Home Renovation: Hello Lovely Fixer Upper {week 28}

Nothing exciting to reveal in this update…
in fact, since most of these shots are forlorn
and do not in the slightest reflect the
joy I feel about how the fixer is
coming along and working for us,
this is a better indicator:


a few moons before the fixer took over


I truly love living here even with
all the loose ends and inconveniences!

My Home Renovation: Hello Lovely Fixer Upper {week 28}

However.

We are not jazzed with our major beadboard fail.

Since it expands, contracts and objects to humidity,

I had a Ron Burgundy moment:

Anchorman Regret Decision GIF

Stay tuned to see if we end up tiling those walls instead.

My Home Renovation: Hello Lovely Fixer Upper {week 28}

For now, we are keeping the wide opening between

the dining/library and living rooms as is.

Now that we have entertained a few times,

the flow seems to work.

I’m not a fan of our Dutch Parsons table

behind the sofa, but it’s functional so we’ll see

if I can get used to it…in case you failed to notice,

I am evolving into quite the imperfectionista, and I’m

thinking this house is just the one for such evolution.

My Home Renovation: Hello Lovely Fixer Upper {week 28}

So while I won’t require a PERFECT master bath,
a better functioning one would be ever so lovely.
Remember how it looked?

My Home Renovation: Hello Lovely Fixer Upper {week 28}

The toilet front and center?

DoesntMakeSense
My Home Renovation: Hello Lovely Fixer Upper {week 28}

We gutted this bad boy and have divided it

for privacy in the toilet/shower area.

My Home Renovation: Hello Lovely Fixer Upper {week 28}

Future vanity area.

My Home Renovation: Hello Lovely Fixer Upper {week 28}

Clawfoot tub will be here.

My Home Renovation: Hello Lovely Fixer Upper {week 28}

Looking from inside shower.

My Home Renovation: Hello Lovely Fixer Upper {week 28}

The angles of the roofline will give it
a cozy factor.

My Home Renovation: Hello Lovely Fixer Upper {week 28}

The shower taking shape.

My Home Renovation: Hello Lovely Fixer Upper {week 28}

The new kitchen has been functioning better than
it did at this stage.

My Home Renovation: Hello Lovely Fixer Upper {week 28}

I have to decide whether I’ll live with our
harvest table which is decidedly too large for the
wee breakfast area but such a sentimental item.
Not showing you that part of the kitchen til it looks less ridiculous.

My Home Renovation: Hello Lovely Fixer Upper {week 28}

Hold on to your hats, I actually put pretty things on the walls!

WhatDidYouSay

Yep.
The large piece is by Melissa James,
and the smaller ones are by me.

My Home Renovation: Hello Lovely Fixer Upper {week 28}

These are some of my favorite neighbors, and I blow kisses
to them everyday when I drive past.

Lessons Learned In Week 28:
Lots of them but mainly this…
if you still possess a sense of humor at week 28,
then you are an extremely emotionally healthy
and resilient human being because there are
more ups and downs and headaches
and sacrifices than I can say.

But still we laugh!

Reaction GIF: laugh, eating, Steve Carell, Brick Tamland, Anchorman

We say ‘we are way too old for this shit,’
and ‘give me back my perfect house!’
and we mean it.

Reaction GIF: no, scream, Will Ferrell, Ron Burgundy, Anchorman

Then we pop more Motrin, I massage my beloved’s
tired feet, and we begin another project.

Coming Soon:
MASTER BATH WALLS
CARPET FOR STAIRS
MY STUDIO

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in this DIY adventure by
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Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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8 Comments

  1. January 29, 2016 / 1:50 pm

    It looks incredible, Michele! Just love your choices in the kitchen and the artwork is amazing – what a talent you have, my friend!! Can't wait to see more!

    • February 2, 2016 / 10:10 am

      thanks, ladies! i hope i can survive this reno and show you more!

  2. January 29, 2016 / 2:52 pm

    What an awesome post Michele – I love how you have incorporated Ron Burgundy into the equation! Your home is coming together beautifully and it is such fun following along! Have a lovely weekend my friend!
    JoanMarie

    • February 2, 2016 / 10:11 am

      not enough humor in interior design if you ask me–we do not take ourselves overly serious in this household! thanks.

  3. February 4, 2016 / 1:11 am

    Hahaha!!! I will have a smile on my face for the rest of the night!! What a fabulous post!! Your home is beautiful… you are a talent. Let's just a say a Renaissance Women!!!
    Much love to you!
    Desiree

  4. February 5, 2016 / 2:29 am

    Its coming along very well!! I love your Fjord neighbors!! xo K

  5. February 10, 2016 / 3:46 am

    Oh I love seeing all the progress, you guys really keep me motivated. Bummer about that beadboard expanding already. Hmm we live and learn in the DIYer world. The kitchen looks gorgeous-can't wait to see more although I know all about leaving out chunks of a room for later photos hahaha.
    You are so lucky to have deer around you, oh how I miss living next to them. There's something so pure and gentle about their presence, I'm pretty sure they wear invisible halos.
    xo
    Leslie

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French Country Wicker Trunk Storage
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
Antique Chinese Wood Rustic Round Stool
French Country Bed
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcoverd Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Silver Rectangle Accent Table
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
Chevron White Quilt Set
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Vintage Collapsible French Laundry Basket
White Ruffle Bedding
White Linen Club Chair
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Wide Pine Sideboard
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
French Country Mirror
French Lidded Baskets
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
White Artichoke Lamp
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Rustic French Confit Pot
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Rustic End Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
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White Waffle Coverlet
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