All of the bedrooms are upstairs in our new house so the staircase is a RUNWAY. The kids tear up and down and not only does it sound like a herd of elephants, but the youngest sock wearing member of the family has slipped down the bottom few stairs more times than I can count. It was time for a stair runner.
The fireplace in our new house was fine, but not great. The mantel itself was a nice shape and I liked the lines, but the tile surround was drab. Dull. Boring. When I first put together my punch list for the house, a fireplace makeover was on that list. Demo-ing the tile surround and the stone hearth… and replacing with something with a bit more contrast.
The shower in our master bathroom was in rough shape. The grout between the floor tiles was cracked and missing and, as a result, it was always musty and mildewy. Stained grout is one thing, but upon closer investigation, the grout between lots of the tiles in our shower was MISSING which is a much bigger issue.
In January of 2019, we became renters. And just like that I had to figure out how to decorate a house with color and pattern and fun… without losing our security deposit. We were given permission to paint before we moved in but everything else I’ve done is totally temporary OR… super easy to fix up before we leave (think patching a small screw hole, for example).
I know you come to me for design and color and crafts, BUT… I also know from getting so many DMs when I talk about other things, that you also appreciate hearing about topics that aren’t necessarily design-y. Today’s one of those days. With five kids and running my own business, convenience is no small thing for us.