Morning friends and happy Friday!
We’ve finally been able to unpack a few boxes lately and it’s like Christmas. Just yesterday I found my “home decor” box and I literally screamed with delight. All of my little home treasures that I packed away last May were hiding in there, and it was so fun to unwrap each little object. It was like going shopping, but for free!
On that note, here are a few around the house shots. Design is in the details, so I thought I’d share a handful of photos of a few items that make our house feel like home.
Cheers to the weekend! Guess what we’ll be talking about on Monday? Our new fireplace built-in. Yesssss.
Friends! Family! Hi. It is so lovely to see you again. I do apologize for the silence. I forgot to inform you that I’m in the process of giving Restored Style a much needed face lift. I’m bringing this website up to par with our 2013 web-savvy expectations. It is an exciting time, but a busy time. So long 2010 – hello new WordPress world!
Instead of writing blog posts, I’ve been dedicating my time to drafting updated copy, redesigning the entire interface, and bringing you guys more of what you want. I think (and hope) you will be delighted with the outcome. I’m unsure of when the new website will launch, but I will surely keep you posted.
Meantime, I owe you plenty of updates. Exciting things are happening around this house. We even started hanging a few art pieces, which is when the fun really begins. Stick with me….I will be back soon.
Thanks for the emails and comments too – appreciate you all checking up on me!
Be back soon, I promise:).
Lately, I have done a lot of talking about our kitchen. So much so, that I nearly forgot to fill you in on our dining area. It’s right next to the kitchen and our farmhouse table magically fits perfectly in front of our large fireplace. It’s a cozy space, but it will be a functional space soon too. We’ve commissioned our woodworker to build a large built-in to house a TV, a few bookshelves, and most importantly, a mantle.
As a refresher, this is what the space looked liked when we bought the place…
And this is where we are now…
We’re pretty pumped about the plans. Here they are in google sketch-up form.
The back of the built-ins will be open as we want as much brick to show as possible and the style will be somewhat similar to our kitchen island, except the built-ins will be painted white (Benjamin Moore’s white dove to be exact). The top shelf will hold our TV, the middle will house books, and the bottom cabinet will be storage for placements, napkins, and extra dishes. We are thinking practical is our first priority.
How did we come up with this layout? We played with painter’s tape for weeks, adjusting the size and dimensions of the potential built-in. When we finally landed on a layout we were happy with, we had our woodworker come and take final measurements, and all that’s left to do is wait…
The good news is our mantle should be in this weekend, which means photos to come next week! Stay-tuned…
And we made it to February! I must admit, there were days I didn’t know if we’d make it past January, but it’s here. See ya later, longest month ever. It’s not only a new month, but it’s the first Friday of the month, and you all know what that means! It’s TGIDIYFriday today, and I’m handing over the reins to Meg from hi, friend design for a little DIY hair comb action.
For full DIY instructions, click here.
Enjoy your weekend and happy DIYing:).