When I envision my dream kitchen, it generally involves white cabinets, a giant island (maybe in the next house) and a deep, big sink (also in the next house).
That vision never involved under cabinet lighting, but now that I have sweeeeet under cabinet lighting, I can't live without it.
It started one day last month, when an Amazon package came to the house for Matt. He opened it and explained that it held the contents to a new under cabinet lighting system. He didn't run it by me, but for $32, I figured I'd let him have his fun...
Our house is quaint and cozy. At least I think so.
At 1400 square feet, it's larger than some and smaller than some. Ain't that the way of the world? I'm feeling the "quaint and cozy" more and more each day. With the baby here, there is a ton of baby stuff. A ton.
A few months ago, I removed the handrail in the stairway to update the hardware and strip off the dark stain in favor of something that would match the tops of each stair. I figured that since I'd be going up and down the stairs a million times to and from the nursery, I'd better get it done.
When we moved in four and a half (!!!) years ago, our stairway was rocking orange high-pile carpet. Lovely, I know.
I thought today was a fitting day to share the final nursery reveal. Today was our original due date for Harrison! We ended up with a March baby instead of an April baby and a Winter baby instead of a Spring baby. Lucky for us, we've been able to enjoy our little man for the past 17 days and didn't have to wait for today to come!
I know I normally post on Tuesdays and Thursdays but I couldn't wait to share this before and after!
Since Harrison came a bit early, I didn't have the rocker at the house when we brought him home from the hospital.
If you're new to the site, here's a one-liner to catch you up: Matt and I decided to refinish an heirloom antique rocker from his Great Aunt instead of popping on an upholstered glider for the nursery.
Check out this post to read more about stripping it down and painting it.
Hey look! It's a post about something other than the nursery! You're welcome. I'm the one having this baby, and even I'm sick of the nursery posts. So let's take a break and talk about how we neglected the trim above our kitchen cabinets for ohhhh... nine months.
Matt and I (mostly Matt - I played cheerleader and tool-gatherer) made progress this weekend, but first, let's take a little picture tour of how we got to where we were desperately needing new trim above the kitchen cabinets...
Over the summer, my mother-in-law brought over a bright red shelf she had found at a cute antique shop up in Litchfield. Litchfield County sits to the North of us and it's an absolute haven for antique lovers.