The Chaos of Our First Home

We are officially living in our house!!! It is a little bit of a disaster as we are cleaning, unpacking, and finishing up several things.  We still don’t have a functioning kitchen sink or stove, so we are pretty much eating out every meal, and the meals we eat at home are leftovers from the night before.  I told Michael I needed to document more of the chaos, because it seems very fitting for first time homeowners.  So, while many things are going wonderfully, and the house is turning out beautiful there have been several mishaps that I now laugh at, (but weren’t funny at the time). 

Our Master bathroom has been one of the biggest transformations.  It has more than doubled in size, and everything from top to bottom has been rebuilt.  We began tiling last week & in the master I chose white herringbone.  This is what I came home to…

{way to geometric}

Not what I was expecting at all.  I’ve never seen herringbone done this way, and it was WAY too geometric for the style of the bathroom.  We had a 30 minute conversation about all the ways you can do herringbone(which were all new to me) and I explain that we want the arrows pointing up.  Here is what we cam home to the next day…
{the tile is actually white, but looks creamy here}
We framed out each wall with 1x3’s and I love that effect, but the arrows are pointing sideways.  At first I was frustrated and just about screamed but, all I could do was laugh.  It is not exactly what I pictured, but it has grown on me, and is definitely more classic than the first look. 

Our second mishap this week happened just after our B-E-A-U-TIFUL bianco carrera countertops were installed.  I am happily putting away all of my dishes, silverware, glasses, etc. in my kitchen.  It feels like Christmas morning since I have not seen any of it in 5 months when it was all packed away into storage.  I am just finishing up, and I open my cabinet to put away my baking sheets/cutting boards and this is what I find….
{stain stuck in the cabinet}

An almost FULL can of stain.  It was placed down in the cabinet before the countertop was installed.  It is obviously too large to fit through the door, so we are going to attempt siphoning the stain, and cutting the can into smaller pieces.  And again, all I can do is laugh.

Those are just two of the MANY things that have not gone so perfect.  When I do a detailed description of everything I'm sure I will share the rest.  On a better note here is my beautiful farm sink and a sneak peek of the amazing countertops.

{Isn't she a beauty?}
Happy Friday yall!


  1. You're right, I am sure these things were not too funny at the time, but oh how they will increase with humor and amusement as time goes by! I just love the stain in the cabinet! That's one for the story books for sure!

  2. What a nightmare, the joys of renovations. The new tile looks fab. Can't wait to see the finished product!