After a year of house building and a few months of respite, the New Year is here and so is our new to-do list. The biggest to-do that we have left to tackle is our kitchen (well, and our landscape but it’s currently under 6 inches of snow.) While our vintage-inspired kitchen is certainly functioning, a lot of finishes were put on the back burner – pun absolutely intended. I reluctantly gave in to putting up the stainless steel hood as a fill in and the backsplash is already making my eye twitch. So I’ll be using this blog post as not just a checklist, but also as a motivation to get used to being covered in grout and sawdust once again.

A Vintage-Inspired Kitchen Progress Report

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When we were building our house I had BIG plans for our small guest bathroom. Yes, it was without a window. And yes, I wanted dark paint. Our whole house is painted in one white color (#budget) so this room felt like a great space to add a pop of color. After hunting around Pinterest and browsing a few of my favorite home decor blogs, it didn’t take me too long to settle on wanting a dark green wainscoting bathroom.

BATHROOM REVEAL: Vintage Dark Green Wainscoting


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Oh how times have changed. I swear I used to blindly run out and buy the newest of trends for whatever new season was approaching. Never once thinking about what is already in my closet or how the new pieces would come together. While I’m sure I still have room for improvement, over the last few years I’ve watched my purchases turn to classic shapes that are timeless transitional pieces.

Vintage Hardware We Used in Our Home


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