Is there anything better than a Summer weekend?! We had an equally lazy and productive weekend…most of which was spent outside. We added new plants and a sitting area to the backyard, then celebrated our hard work by inviting friends over for swimming and a cookout.
Mr. SP has pretty much mastered the hamburgers, and I busted out a new simple dessert that was a real crowd-pleaser. I snapped a few pics, so hopefully they came out and I can share with you soon.
We may have lived in this new house five months now, but the honeymoon has not worn off. I still pinch myself every morning…and with each completed project, it feels even more like us and the house of my dreams. Now that the Kitchen is almost done, I’ve shifted my attention over to the Breakfast Room. Here it is…in the month before we moved in…in all her wallpapered glory.
You may recall we owned the house for a month before we were able to move in, so we used that time for the main renovations…the Kitchen and downstairs hardwood floors.
I started taking the wallpaper down myself, but once we realized it had been mounted directly to the drywall, it became a job for the pros. #ohdarn
The funny thing about wallpaper, is I’m sure whomever selected this particular poop-green with metallic stamp pattern was positively giddy when it went up. They probably squealed and clapped when they saw the room for the first time. Kind of like I did with the wallpaper in this room.
It’s hard to believe a future homeowner will think it’s so bad they have to rip it off before they can even move in.
The walls were then painted the same color as the Kitchen, SW ‘Repose Gray’ at 50%. I donated the light fixture, too, in hopes that staring at a dangling bulb would push me to find a fixture more our style, sooner, rather than later. Joke’s on me…we’re still staring at the bulb.
I know I want it to coordinate with the Kitchen lanterns, but that’s as far as I’ve gotten. You know, I don’t want to rush things.
The final step before moving in was adding the wood floors.
And to save you the exhaustion of scrolling back up…here’s one more look at the Before.
I’d like to say the room has come even further in the last five months…but basically all we’ve done is buy new dishes and move our old Breakfast Room set in. The dining set, mind you, that lived in a room less than half the size of this one.
The kids usually have breakfast at the Kitchen bar, but we eat dinner as a family every night…so this space is heavily utilized. And since we almost always have an extra kid at our table, I’d love take advantage of the larger space with more seating (specifically these!). My wheels are spinning and I’m excited to get started on this room! Do you have any ideas and inspiration for me?