Hey strangers! My blogging game has been weak lately, but now that we’re (semi) settled into our new house, I really want to get back in a groove with it. What better way to ease in than finally revealing our previous house, aka The Touraine Project?! I’ve shared plenty of glimpses of it over on Instagram (are you following us yet?!) but wanted to dive a little deeper and share it here on the blog too. First up is the biggest - some may even say greatest - room in the house…the Great Room! Which is the catchall term I’m using for our open concept kitchen, living, and dining room area.Read More
Well we're over one month into our renovation, and it just now feels like we've turned a corner! Week four was pretty slow and frustrating - a delayed electrician meant that everything else was on hold. The walls couldn't be patched, which meant we couldn't paint, which meant we couldn't lay floors... oooof. So we fell a week or so behind schedule, but we more than made up for that in week 5!Read More
Holy cow - has it really been 3 weeks since our renovation started? Time is flying - but somehow not going fast enough at the same time - since we're anxious for our house to be finished!
In the meantime, we're trying to enjoy the process. The changes in weeks two and three were a lot less visually dramatic (no knocking down a million walls), but things are moving along all the same. Here's the rundown of where we're at!Read More
We've made it through the first week of our renovation, and things are movin' and groovin' over at the house! Ryan and I have been over there pretty much every single day after work to check on how things are going. What can we say, we're just a tad excited! If you saw the post with our before pictures, you'll know how the house looked on the day we closed. One week later, here are our progress shots, and a breakdown of what's been going on.Read More
Welcome to our (currently cringe-worthy) abode! Last weekend we went in and took a ton of pictures before they started demo - and I'm glad we did, because one week later, this place looks totally different! So without further ado, here is a before picture photo dump! Everything marked with an orange "D" is getting demo'd - so you can see, we're losing quiteeee a few walls. Yes!Read More