Here's a house update. I am always so curious about people's houses and can't stand to wait until people post their "All Finished" photos. I like to see the progress photos too!
We have been working like crazy people to get blinds hung in our house. We started with our downstairs and got those hung very quickly (we had our family room and master bedroom done within a week of living here), but it was taking us forever to do the rooms that weren't high on our priority list. We finally busted out the last few blinds on May 23rd and were completely finished with every single window in the house. Hallelujah. Connor helped Daddy install them with the tools on his tool bench. Because obviously plastic hammers and fake drills are quite useful!
Here's a before (you can get an idea of how high we put the shower bar too!):
We've started a little decorating, although, to be perfectly honest, we're only working on the areas people will see when we are entertaining. We'll work on the upstairs when we're caught up on everything else. Oh goodness. I just laughed out loud. Let's be honest. I'll be caught up, say, in 10 years. Here is the before and after of our dining room:
We have a little nook in our formal living room/hallway right at the front door and we looked and looked for the perfect thing to put in it. We decided on cube shelving. We are going to do a gallery wall above this and put teal baskets in the shelving.
So that's where we're at right now. My mother-in-law is helping with a few decorations (throw pillows for our living room and a wall quilt for Connor's room), but I need to start picking some things out (like curtains, gallery wall frames, bedding for all three kids' rooms, dressers....ahh now I'm getting overwhelmed again). We're aiming to have the downstairs relatively done for Connor's birthday party in July.