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Up to date Seaside Home Tour!

Though we’ve been sharing a number of little peeks of our seashore home progress on social media, John and I spotted it has been practically THREE WHOLE MONTHS since we gave you a full tour of all the pieces (since this video tour from again in December!). And never solely have there been some massive initiatives since then, like constructing in a pantry and developing the bunk beds, there have additionally been a flurry of smaller updates that we haven’t posted about in any respect – some that we accomplished as just lately as this previous weekend. And thus, this put up was born.




related chandeliers / eating chairs (ours are “grey”) / marble “vase” / vary hood / glass pendants

As ordinary, I’ll kick off the put up with the video tour as a result of it’s the best strategy to get the complete replace on all the pieces (for those who scroll previous it and take a look at the pics, you’ll get a basic gist… however no quantity of photographs + phrases can evaluate to a shifting video by means of an area – and I dive into numerous bonus stuff within the video simply because I prefer to flap my gums). Oh however we realized afterward that, more than likely attributable to my aforementioned propensity to jabber, I forgot to stroll into the mudroom and the downstairs lavatory – however the mudroom is principally only a holding room for our instruments and scrap wooden proper now, and the downstairs lavatory appears to be like the identical because the final time we shared video footage, so that you’re not lacking a lot. Anyway, the remainder of the home is roofed, so you may get an in depth wak-through of the progress we’ve made (and the areas which can be nonetheless, let’s say, missing) proper right here within the video. Observe: if you’re viewing this in a feed reader you could must click on by means of to the put up to see the video. You can even watch it right here on YouTube.

Should you can’t dive into the video fairly but, I’ll provide you with some highlights by way of photographs (the video has much more POVs although). First is the challenge that John was surprisingly captivated with because it has been a very long time coming: lastly placing a high on the secondhand espresso desk that I discovered for $5 on an area purchase/promote/commerce group. Up till now, you’ve most likely stared curiously at that unusual octagonal cage that floats round aimlessly in the midst of the lounge, simply begging to not stay her life topless and alone. You possibly can see it under on this picture from method again in October after we first moved in furnishings (earlier than we switched out the sunshine fixture for one thing bigger with extra mild, added a rug, and hung curtains).




artwork (it moved to the entrance bed room) / related chandeliers / ceiling medallion 

We’ve been trying to get a high for it for MONTHS now. First I acquired just a few quotes for having an octagon-shaped marble or quartz high lower for it, however they had been staggeringly costly (as in additional than $500 and typically greater than $800 – even for remnant slab items) in order that was out. However we had been set on the thought of a light-weight coloured stone look, simply because the rug and the sofa are darkish and we wish to break issues up with one thing good and light-weight within the center. Then we realized we might create a white concrete high that will do exactly that if we constructed a wooden high and used Ardex feather end to skim coat it for that stable white concrete look – form of like we did to our previous kitchen counters. We love that it’ll find yourself being lighter & simpler to maneuver because it’s only a veneer of concrete, and we’ve by no means used the white concrete feather end but, so we’ll positively maintain you posted after we get to that step. To date we’ve simply constructed the wooden high:




mild fixture / couch (not bought as a sectional) / related rug / related espresso desk

Additionally in the lounge, you could have heard us debating a number of pink chairs on our podcast (and previewing them as they got here in and instantly left on InstaStories – ha!). We saved coming again to the truth that this cane chair that we’ve had for years was a greater match than anything we might discover. And I swear it’s way more snug than it appears to be like (let me let you know, John “Sensible” Petersik doesn’t tolerate uncomfortable chairs for purely ornamental functions) in order that’s a legit endorsement to present cane chairs an opportunity and simply sit in them to see in the event that they’re actually dangerous or actually good.




curtains (we lower the tabs off) / rods / lamp / related facet desk / related chair

I simply added a seat cushion that I discovered at Pier 1 (the flamingo pillow is from HomeGoods years in the past) and it’s beginning to look proper at house. I solely want we might discover one other an identical chair so we might have an identical pair in there. We discovered this one at a thrift retailer ages in the past, so possibly sometime one will pop up on Etsy or one thing? This weekend we additionally acquired to hold some massive artwork to anchor a big empty wall in our kitchen. It’s from City Outfitters of all locations, and it was excellent in nearly each respect: the theme (it’s an aerial picture of the sea assembly a sandy seashore), the colour scheme (pink + blue), and the worth ($199 for a large 30 x 40″ print that comes framed!). The truth that the pure wooden body is so much like our 100-year-old pine flooring was a reasonably thrilling revelation for me when it arrived. It additionally is available in different sizes and different frames and it’s 20% off proper now for those who’re available in the market for some artwork.




related rug / related stools / artwork / glass pendant lights / sconce / {hardware}

You’ve might have additionally seen that we completed hanging curtains downstairs (additional lengthy curtains + 9′ ceilings are nice for bringing the attention up and emphasizing the added top) and I lastly acquired round to hemming all of them this weekend. We now have been shopping for Lenda curtains from Ikea, washing them to pre-shrink them, after which chopping off the tabs earlier than clipping them up. Some nonetheless want extra steaming however we lastly discovered a steamer that does the trick (after returning one other one which didn’t do a factor). This Mac daddy upright one from Goal was the winner. However even when a few of our curtains are just a little creased, they make the home really feel a lot extra full and oh so beachy. Lengthy breezy white curtains FTW!




related stools / curtains (we lower the tabs off) / curtain rods / artwork / pink letter board / sconce 

We additionally acquired our new cupboard put in the place the mini-fridge was (over the previous few months we realized we by no means used it and determined extra cabinetry and counter house there’s so a lot better than a secondary fridge) and we additionally completed including the cupboards alongside the precise wall of the walk-in pantry. They’re shallow 15″ cupboards, identical to those flanking the again door within the kitchen, so it’s very nice to have them proceed in there.




{hardware} / cabinets / sconces / fake eucalyptus / marble board / pink bowls

Assembling and hanging the cupboards wasn’t onerous (we constructed them one Friday night time and put in them the following Saturday morning) however we all the time neglect all of the little dangling to-do checklist objects after that, like including the {hardware}, chopping new counters, and reinstalling the baseboards and toe-kicks. We lastly acquired that carried out this previous weekend. They simply want some paint contact ups they usually’ll be 100% accomplished. Have I discussed the pantry is certainly one of my favourite rooms in the whole seashore home and I want so badly I had one in our kitchen at house? That pendant is authentic and we had it rewired so it’s all secure and up to date. (*Insert dreamy lovestruck sigh right here*). Observe: you may see how we constructed the cabinets alongside the left wall of the pantry right here. 




fridge / white pantry bins / related blue mixing bowl / microwave / related baskets

We’re nonetheless assuming that not all of this room can be devoted to meals storage because it’s only a weekly trip rental (however we do hear that folks deliver a number of these massive bins of cereal and chips and even issues like seashore coolers, so it’s good to have a spot the place these issues can all stay). We additionally suppose it might change into helpful for overflow kitchenware (additional dishes, cooking devices, and so forth) and even some additional towels or linens, for the reason that home doesn’t actually have a correct linen closet anyplace. Time will inform! We’re simply grateful to have hid cupboard space to spare.




cupboards / {hardware} / counter / plant basket / blinds  

As for upstairs, for those who caught our podcast present notes just a few weeks in the past, you’ve already seen a lot of the bed room progress. We acquired extra of these breezy white curtains up in every single place (these nonetheless badly should be steamed) they usually actually assist anchor the rooms and make them really feel softer.




striped blanket / headboard / facet desk / lamp / rug / curtains (we lower off the tabs) / curtain rods 

That image above is the entrance bed room, and earlier than when there was only a large headboard sitting in entrance of that skinnier-than-the-bed window it felt form of odd and unfinished. However as soon as we hung the curtains it was instantly a lot extra balanced and completed wanting. So in case you have a room that necessitates that bed-in-front-of-the-window placement (the one different free wall in right here has two home windows, so the mattress wanted to be in entrance of a window any method we sliced it), think about including some curtains hung excessive and large on a pleasant substantial rod. Actually makes an enormous distinction.

The center bed room has form of a heat/brass factor occurring. It began with the lamps, then I added a few of my favourite gold frames with handmade prints that I picked up at an area craft truthful final 12 months, and we even hung a cellular in a single nook. I can’t clarify how easy this room was to place collectively (matching facet tables, matching lamps, two footage, easy curtains, impartial headboard and bedding, and so forth) however it feels so serene and beachy. The breezy gold cellular is just like the icing on the cake.




cover / throw blanket / related facet desk / lamps / frames / related cellular / related headboard

The again bed room, which is the place we sleep after we keep there, additionally acquired curtains and in any other case has simply seen some small tweaks: we lowered the sconces and simplified all of the stuff on/below the night time stands (there have been baskets below them, and a few leaning frames and books and stuff on high). I maintain saying this, however the seashore home is SO SIMPLE and such a pleasant breath of contemporary air to us – so I didn’t wish to lose that feeling by piling in an excessive amount of stuff.




striped cover / facet desk / sconces / blue pillow / headboard / artwork

All of these much less coated surfaces on the seashore home are inspiring me to pare down at house, too! You already know that straightforward, uncluttered, uncomplicated feeling you get in a pleasant resort room? We now have that on the seashore! And now I’m grasping and need it at house. Why not?! If much less works on the market, can’t it work from home too? After all now we have backpacks and schoolwork and a house workplace right here at house, so it gained’t fairly be the identical, however for sure, there are numerous issues getting donated or put in some massive plastic bins labeled “duplex decor” at house, simply to skinny issues out round right here too.

Again to shifting the sconces for a second, as a result of we get questions on them each time we present them. Fortunately, shifting them was tremendous straightforward since we designed them with Shades of Gentle to simply be plug-in (so it doesn’t require an electrician to maneuver them they usually solely make just a few small screw holes within the wall that may be speckled for those who change their location). There isn’t a junction field behind them or something – they actually simply should be plugged into the wall to activate, after which they’re simply held on the wall such as you’d cling a mirror or an image. That’s it, they usually’re all “put in” – really easy.

The one different massive accomplishment this previous weekend was locking in a plan for the yard, together with the dimensions and placement of a shed, selecting a fabric for a patio, and nailing down a method for a pleasant however not too costly pathway from the road to the again (it’s like 100 toes lengthy!). However that, my mates, is a dialog for one more day and one other put up…