It’s been a minute since I’ve had time to draft a ‘Noteworthy‘ personal post. Check out where I’m finding inspiration as of lately, get a real-life reno update, and help me decide on a couple decor items (please!). Click through for the entire post…
I know this is old news, but I absolutely love looking through the One Room Challenge reveals. They just wrapped up a couple weeks ago and I had a heyday pinning lots of inspiration. I cannot get over this space. It’s bananas!! I am obsessed with that moody paint color, vintage rug, but most of all- the light fixture. It’s unexpected and weird, yet extremely traditional. I didn’t expect to be so inspired by something that isn’t really my kind of style, but it was SO well done. I could easily pick out a handful of things from the space that I would love to have in my own home.
Speaking of the ORC- I seriously have entered as a design blogger the past two years and never get accepted. I’ve Instagram messaged, emailed, and have filled out the contact form a billion times… but notta. I suppose I should take it as a sign and move along. I just wonder if I’m doing something wrong? Or maybe I don’t really understand how it works exactly. Ha! If you have any insight, I’d love to hear. I truly would like to hop in for the next round this fall. I am renovating an entire house of here… plenty of rooms to choose from!
This seems like an appropriate place for a reno update. The bathroom is half done. It’s sort of been put on hold while we host family and friends over the summer. We’re also in the middle of a ginormous backyard project with Lowes. I’m incredibly excited about it, but it’s been a TON of work. We basically demoed our entire backyard… and it’s not super small. We ripped out the grass, the existing fence, pavers, trees, etc. I moved 500 new paver stones to the backyard from the driveway and I seriously can’t move my upper body. I’m not gonna lie- I’m out of shape right now, but MAN(!) I feel like I was hit by a truck. I keep telling myself it will all be worth it when I’m sipping a margarita under the new pergola with my feet propped up, watching the dogs play.
Basically, we’re adding a paver patio under a pergola, with a fire pit. We’re also in the process of building custom, permanent seating underneath the pergola. After that section is complete, we’ll sod the entire yard and add a sprinkler system, because Utah is uber dry in the summer. If you read my patio dining set post, you also know I’m planning an eating area under the ‘carport’. That will all need to be painted, landscaped, and basically given a bunch of TLC. It’s all going to be amazing once it’s complete, which should be in time to enjoy it most of the season (woohooo!!).
In the living room, our fireplace is halfway done. The built-ins are semi-styled and mostly ready. I need to find a new coffee table, as well as a couple side tables. My rule of thumb is every seat should have a spot for it’s occupant to sit a drink. Let’s just put it this way… visitors are currently holding their own drinks, and that’s not ok. Ha! I’d love your vote if you’d like to help me choose.
What do you guys think? I’m being super indecisive these days when it comes to my own home. I do have some trade discounts that will help balance the budget for these.
Aside from home, work, and renovating shenanigans, there hasn’t been too much happening. I’m hoping we can at least take a break from the yard on Memorial Day. We’re planning to cookout with friends and I’m in charge of drinks and dessert. I’m thinking a pitcher of these, with maybe some homemade ice cream for dessert later in the evening.
images: house of brinson