TGIF! House Updates!

Happy Friday everyone! I have been really MIA the past few weeks but things have been busy trying to get settled in to our house. We are slowly finding all of our belongings and still trying to locate others. Our wedding album is still missing and I am getting a bit nervous that it is lost forever! 

We have been busy finishing up a few additional projects that we added into our restoration such as the built in shelves on the sides of the fireplace.

We also planked the wall above the fireplace to tie in with our other planked wall.

I am thrilled to finally have a closet! Excuse the mess, it still needs a bit of organization!
We decided after taking down our upper kitchen cabinets, that we actually preferred open shelves on this wall. We built these out of pine and brackets from Home Depot. I will take a less filtered version since this one came from my Instagram. The wood shelves really help to tie the floors and the black cabinetry together. The old cabinets are being reused in my laundry room, where we were lacking storage. 
 We have had a lot of helpers with our projects. Ike is a very hands on helper if you can't tell!
We have been using our front porch a lot more than I expected we would. It is nice and shady in the afternoons and the perfect spot to wind down. It is also a great spot for bike/ tricycle races.
The boys love to spend time out here, even first thing in the morning while wearing their PJ's and sunnies. Makes for a great way to start the day!

I hope to be able to post a few finished rooms soon, but so far there haven't been enough hours in the day for projects and decorating. I keep reminding myself that getting a house finished is a marathon and not a sprint! This weekend we are taking a break from the work and going out on the lake for my 30th birthday. Where has time gone and how in the heck am I already 30!? What happened to my twenties??? I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!

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