OMG YOU GUYS! So I know I’m supposed to be a serious blogger and only post high quality pictures and fully developed interior design ideas, but holy crap!
Today I was at the house getting some work done (my makeshift office is still semi-operational during construction). It was a normal renovation day with lots of loud noises, plenty of yelling back and forth, and all kinds of dust and dirt. There was also today’s fair share of bad news. We’d failed our final framing inspection over some minor details. Ugh. And that of course is now going to delay the drywall delivery and installation (which I am desperately waiting for)! Additionally, the borough isn’t thrilled about our indoor/outdoor room, which I’ll get into in another post. And our exterior siding STILL isn’t complete. So yea, a pretty normal day.
Until I walked around the corner and saw THIS!
What the what?!
No one told me they were putting up our ‘shiplap’ interior siding in the mudroom today!
You guys. This is the FIRST ‘pretty’ thing to go up in the house. Until this very moment it’s been all demolition, plumbing, electrical, etc. I’ve been living in a world of 2x4s, sawdust and old insulation everywhere. My house has been ugly. And I’ve grown used to it.
But rounding the corner into and looking up to see this beautifully finished wall literally made me squeal and jump with joy. I startled the contractors – I don’t think anyone expected a reaction like that – including me!
So anyway, this isn’t a real construction update, as I’m just posting about a wall. One wall! But I can’t tell you how exciting it was to see my very first ‘finish’ in the house. Ahhhh! I’m still giddy!
Hopefully this is a sign of things to come. I am keeping my fingers crossed that this means many more amazing finishes are going to be installed soon. I don’t think that all of them will warrant their own post, but this one was (surprisingly) kind of a biggie for me!
Yay for pretty things ahead and yay for the weekend! Xo.