Sunday, October 24, 2010

1123: glimmers of progress

stopped by the house yesterday after a LONG day at work (that's right...on a saturday) and was delighted to see some major progress in our bathroom. here are some pics of our new vanity (from restoration hardware) upon delivery, then installation.

the vanity bottom. sitting in our master bedroom. that's a whole 'nother story.
ignore the ripped out floors. and the toilet in the corner.

the vanity topped. again, in the master. yowza.

sweet installation! you'll note the fresh paint and baseboards.
we're getting there!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

1123: keeping our eye on the prize!

so i'm learning that home renovations are a little scary. and require lots of trust. and a complete shutting off of emotion, it has to get worse before it gets better, right?

like, imagine discovering this under the old washer.nasty.

but there are little rays of light along the way. like these lovely new floors in our bathroom.white matte hexagon with gray gloss dot. classic, yet so modern and fresh that i can look past the lack of baseboards...and paint...and toilet. :)

we'll get there!
...happily sophisticating...

Thursday, October 14, 2010

aaaaaand we're homeowners.

so apparently the last time i wrote was june. shameful. i have lots to catch up on, including pics from a few unbelievable weddings i had the privilege of coordinating this summer...but in the meantime, i have to share the reason for my disappearance. we bought a home. a cute one :)

i give you the "BEFORE" pictures of 1123 north lowell street. we have lots of plans for this little 1934 2&1 charmer. but we think what we're starting with is pretty spectacular as well :) LOTS more to come as we renovate, reinvent and restore our new home!

...happy sophisticating...

so, over the coming months, this blog will become renovation central ;) looking forward to sharing with you how we sophisticate our home, little by little!