Sorry my posting is still sporadic, and so is our work on the house…Since my last post I’ve been shooting a bunch of fun weddings and portrait sessions, traveling to St. Louis (for a wedding) and Chicago (for a fun little weekend family getaway), and in the meantime awaiting closing on the Agave house which was pushed to sometime next week (hopefully). The buyers are awesome and it seems to be the perfect house for them (and their pups!). I’ll miss that house, it’s pretty great if I do say so myself. But, I will not miss being a landlord! We took one last dip in the amazing pool last weekend after we moved out our staging accessories and furniture. Isn’t Zoey a cute little grumpy bikini baby?!
And here is a Iphone shot of me and my girl hanging out earlier this week…
So, we’ve started working on getting some bids for some work to the downstairs den/master bedroom. Our first goal is to get rid of the popcorn ceiling! We are also thinking of smoothing all of the walls down there so they match the smooth walls of the upstairs areas of the house that we gutted a few years back and had re-drywalled. We also want to install a few can lights down there (it’s dark and basement-y now) and then put in new laminate flooring. Then finishing the bar will be the grand finale…We’re still a ways off from that and since everything we do takes a REALLY long time I can pretty much double my goal time, but one day…I need to take some current photos of those areas, it’s looking a little lonely down there because the buyers for the Agave house ended up buying a lot of our staging furniture. Which is fine by me, gives me an excuse to eventually buy more furniture (I have a problem). But for the meantime, it’s really empty downstairs. The easier to move stuff out to do the electrical and drywall work I guess…Here is a photo of the downstairs den before we moved a bunch of furniture out for staging.
We’ve done a few little projects lately. Now that we a bunch of our accessories back from the Agave house staging, we had to put them back in place and of course I decided to move stuff around. We’ve had this shelving system in our entry for a long time, but I’ve always wanted a credenza of sorts there instead (for hidden storage), with some nice art above. We are halfway there – still need to find the perfect art for above it.
So, out went the shelving (into the garage for now until we decide where it’s permanent home will be) and in came the credenza that used to be downstairs…
the little ceramic tray on the far right is vintage and holds our keys and sunglasses. the book in the middle is our super cool wedding album! the lamp is vintage as well. Up next, some art for that wall!