Ideas Abound! {outcomes to follow}

Let's just get it out of the way, it's been like eight years since I last wrote.  I know, I know.  This is a habitual problemo with me.  And I'm sorry.  I really do always want to do better but somehow I can't seem to find the time (or energy) to write in a consistent manner.  I'm sure all two of my readers are super duper upset.

Anywho, can I just say that I am really excited about some of the things happening at Irvington Bungalow?  First of all, life is just so much more interesting and fun with Ainsley.  She is definitely the bright spots in our days.  When work is sucky and the house is a total disaster (both of which are daily occurrences) at least we have this to look forward to:

That face!  OMG.

But ALSO, our bathroom project is {finally} underway.  And if a cute, babbling baby doesn't make you smile, surely a new bathroom will, right?  (I should take some of my own advice when the baby is crying and the bathroom is dusty with plaster droppings everywhere).

We finally received all of the tile about a month or so ago.  And it is beee-u-tee-ful.  Chad is in the beginning stages of demolition with full throttle remodel happening in a few weeks.  But, WAIT.  There's more.  Only I'm not going to give it all away but let's just say this: I'm totally over my kitchen.  And like the "I'm never satisfied" person that I am, I'm already complaining about when we can start the kitchen project.  Since I know it is a few years away, I've been schemin' up ways to give my nasty kitchen a face lift.  Nothing that will cost a whole lot but somethings that will give it the oomph it needs so I can stop stammering and making excuses when someone walks into it for the first time.  Think: chalkboard paint, beadboard, paint colors in white, grey/blue and a deep red or gold/yellow (or both!) for accent colors, open shelves, organization, and some spiffy adornments.  I can't give too much away because Chad reads this blog and it is all a secret until I can present a plan.  Right now, I can show some inspiration:

paint colors:

possible accent color, found here

another accent color, found here:

chalkboard paint, inspiration found here:

new cabinet hardware, found here:
So none of this is official because I can't do anything without talking to Chad yet (that's how we roll, for better or for worse!) and I'm still in the scheming planning stages.  But I'm SOOO excited to possibly get a kitchen that I don't loathe.  Wouldn't that be nice??  
ps: don't get an iPad because then you will spend all of your spare time sitting on the couch, getting ideas for which you really don't have the time/energy/money to implement.
pps:  most of my inspiration came from two blogs I'm recently obsessing over, found here and here.


Stacy said...

Good to hear from you again! :) Isn't being a mom fun!? Can't wait to hear more about your upcoming projects and more about your little one!

Danielle and Clint said...

WOW! Long time no post! O she is a doll! Love the inspirations for your space!