Wednesday, November 14, 2012


If this post seems a little scattered, it's because it is. And so am I.
So much is going on at our house right now. It feels like we're in the middle of 10 different projects and trying to do a lot all at once.

Here's what's up:

The dining room got a coat of Benjamin Moore's Moonshine. I could paint my whole house this color.

There's our "coffee bar" above, minus the shelves that will be installed. Below you can see the view of our pantry wall from the dining room along with some paint I was sampling on the wall.

The stairwell to the basement is part of the dining room, so it was painted the same color. How's that for makeshift scaffolding?

Here's the finished result of the wall color. The railing wall and trim still needs to be painted, and we need to find the right sconces for the stairwell too.

A few days ago I picked out our handrail for the basement. I went with a simple dowel shape, with a flattened bottom in white pine.

Now I'm trying to convince Cam to let me stain it one of these fun colors. I have my eye on that bright yellow. What do you think?

These railing brackets were picked up from Home Depot for around $5.00 and just the style we wanted.

Also picked up from Home Depot? Our basement flooring!!!

This week, our brother-in-law, Jimmy, has kindly spent his evenings helping Cameron lay the subfloor in our basement.

Last night they started to lay the floor and it's looking awesome! We are using a floating vinyl floor since we are sitting on this much water (sorry for the old, blurry photo):

As much as we hope our basement never floods, it could happen, so vinyl seemed like the smartest option.

Although I was worried I wouldn't like the color (it seemed a little reddish in the store), it's a pretty, rich color and I'm happy with how it's turning out.

I can't wait until it's all installed and I can show you how the room looks and some of our plans for the space!

And I should mention, while all this is happening, my sister-in-law and I are working on a "secret" room makeover this week. 

 I'll be sure to share it, once it's no longer a secret!

4 comments on "Happenings..."
  1. OHHH you two are awesome:) Can't wait to see it:) I love the flooring:) Your moonshine color name cracks me up!! Looking GREAT:) Miss you!!

  2. Looks beautiful so far Janna! AMAZING job!

  3. How exciting! I love transformations, can't wait to see how it comes out! Just found your blog and I'm loving it. I'll be back.
    Happy Tuesday!



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