This house tour is long overdue. Our last video tour was in January. January! You can check out that tour here and our very first house tour here, taken 17 months ago. In the nine months since our previous house tour, a lot has changed. In fact I dare say, it is the most dramatic house video tour in Chris Loves Julia history! Don’t you just love it when reality shows say things like that (ahem, Bachelor Pad) when they have only existed for 3 seasons. Whatta history! Same thing applies here, but now that we are settling more into our style, the changes we whipped out in the past several months are pretty significant. In our last video, we hadn’t renovated the family room or studio or living room or painted the railings. The updated, tweaked and renovated list is long, which is why we love to do these video tours sporadically so we can one day look back at this one, filmed this morning, and say, “Wow, look at the old kitchen!” It’s true, we can’t wait to say that one.
On the flipside, the tours are hard to squeeze in because we always want to finish up our latest project or room before doing a tour of the whole house. For months, in the back of my mind, I have thought, “I need to take a video of our place again.” But an in-progress room always held me back. I recently turned to our mentors, the king and queen of DIY, John and Sherry for advice about shooting a home video tour when projects and rooms are always in progress. Sherry’s advice was perfect:
We just pull the trigger and do it even if we’re halfway through something. There are a few angles/rooms where we can hide something that’s in progress if we really need to, or we’ll just call it out (ex: “you can see we’re in the middle of ____ right now, more on that soon!”).
So, with the house in decently-clean shape, we pulled the video tour trigger on our always-in-progress home, again:
Greta completely video-bombed the tour. She was supposed to be napping, but as soon as I heard her signature, “Mommy!!! I yuh you!!” I knew she wasn’t going to let the video happen without her making an appearance. Her room was really dark due to her light-blocking curtains and because we unscrew her lightbulbs for naps and bedtimes, I couldn’t even flip the switch for you to catch a glimpse of her room. Next time. Next time.
It’s pretty crazy for us to see how much has changed in 9 months, even when we were the ones who did it. Weird, huh? It makes me so excited to see how our home continues to evolve over the next few months. How will the living room turn out? What will Greta’s big-girl room look like? Is that home gym actually gonna happen? Is it a little strange that I am asking questions that I will eventually answer myself, when I don’t know the answer right now? It feels so nerdy and sci-fi. And….right.