Oh hello. It’s been a crazy four weeks since we last checked in. My conversations with Wilson now go like this:
Me: Wilson I got 10% off the sconces for the downstairs vanity.
Wilson: Awesome! How much were they?
Wilson: No no no no. Anna you have to take those back.
Three weeks ago:
Me: I think brushed brass is going to be perfect for the master bath. I love it.
Wilson: Why can’t you just like chrome?
Me: Because I don’t.
Wilson: I’m getting very agitated.
Wilson: Because you are so expensive.
A week later:
Me, on the way to work, calling Wilson: Wilson, what do you think if we wallpapered the dining room above the chair rail?
Wilson: What the hell? No. We already ordered the paint. Where are you getting these ideas from?
Me: My head.
Wilson: I’ve gotta call you back. You are so expensive.
And then, last night around 2:45 a.m.:
Me: WILSON! Did Craig [the contractor] call you back?
Wilson: WHAT! WHAT’S WRONG?
Me: Did Craig call you back!?
Wilson: ANNA CALM DOWN. YES. GOSH .
As always, poor Wilson. Hehe.
I’ve been the queen of decision making lately, which I’m quite proud of as that is not one of my strengths. Waffling for months over an infinitesimal detail, now that is my specialty. We’ve picked out almost everything — fixtures, tile, paint colors, etc. — for the remodel. I just can’t wait for everything to come together, because right now it looks like a royal mess. There is a saw horse (is that a thing? Am I making that up?) where our bed should go, floor is missing from part of the hallway, oh and we JUST got walls. So we’ve got some work to do. And our original date of moving in July 1 has long gone out the window as I anticipated. We’ll be lucky if we get in here in a few weeks, let alone the end of the month. Oy.
Anywho, here’s a quick scroll down reno memory lane to get you up to speed on all the craziness that has been going on these past few weeks:
Look! The ugly ass smoky mirrors are down from our master bathroom walls! The only problem is that they are sitting in our master bedroom. Note to self: sanitize that area where those mirrors are resting EXTREMELY WELL before moving in. Sick.
The beginning of demo of the master bathroom. Goodbye nasty jacuzzi tub. No one will miss you.
THAT TOILET! Oy vey. Goodbye, so long, get the F outta my house.
Demo of guest bathroom. We moved the entrance wall quite a bit back so the bathroom will be smaller, but this way we can have two guest rooms. All about compromise.
Initial construction of the wall that will make one oddly long room back into two guest bedrooms.
Before we demo’ed the laundry room. This tiny closet with room for only stackable washer dryer units will transform into a larger room with space for the washer and dryer to live happily side by side. Hallejuah.
Look! Beginnings of a master shower! This is Wilson’s piece de resistance with two shower heads. I’m a bit nervous he may never get out of the shower. Ever. And for those of you who know him well, you’ll know this is a legitimate concern.
And now moving downstairs…
The wall came down! There was this odd wall divider (that didn’t go all the way to the ceiling, strangely enough) on the jut out in the kitchen cabinets. Hims gone and I’m thrilled. And this is exactly the way the kitchen will look moving forward (or for as long as I can stand it) so get used to it people.
The living room looking into the dining room — it’s truly amazing what a fresh coat of paint will do to a place. Like I said, this house had great bone structure initially, so she’s really coming along with some beautiful paint colors chosen by the ever-talented Addison Kon. More to come on those later… But in the meantime, check her stuff out. She’s fantastic.
The dining room — we added that chair rail and painted the whole room — wall and trim — a creamy gray in semi-gloss. I’m obsessed. The antique lighting chandelier is supposed to be hung later this week… It’s like Christmas in July…
Pony tail game strong to quite strong.
The living room — nothing new in here but four can lights and new paint, and wow what a difference that made. I’m so excited to see how this space progresses.
And just because we’re in the midst of a semi-ridiculous renovation of our new house does not mean that Wilson and I have slowed our social pace down. Heavens no. Last weekend we went to a stunning wedding of some great friends and had a grand ol’ time:
I scored this dress at a major major sale at The Poole Shop in Charlotte — if you are local, I’d highly recommend because they’ve got some really high-end pieces on uber sale. I’d never pay full price for this dress (it’s more than some people’s rent) but it was on sale on sale on sale.
At the wedding I was asked several times if I still write this blog, to which my response was, I don’t really know. Haha. I don’t have as much free time as I used to and often feel like the posts I do write are lackluster and uncreative — boooo — but I have to say, I was truly flattered that people even cared or remembered about dear ol’ SST. So, I’ll try to do better, and thank you to those who’ve asked where the hell I’ve been. Made me feel the warm and fuzzies.