This weekend (really, starting Thursday as soon as they started pouring in) we, somehow, narrowed all 2648 of your bathrooms and kitchens you submitted for our Lowe’s Spring makeover down to hundreds. And then 100. And then 48. And now, 10. And we can’t possibly narrow it down anymore, so we’ve called on our dream team to help us get it down to 3. We wanted to thank everyone that told us their story and sent us their photos. There were 1581 kitchens and 1067 bathrooms coming in from all 50 states and D.C., too, and ALL of them are in need. Some more than others. It was humbling in a lot of ways and heart-breaking, too. We wish we could come visit all of you! We should have an announcement of where we’re headed hopefully by the end of this week or early next week.
• In between peeking into your homes, Chris finished building the new shelving in the storage room, and Saturday morning, we tag-teamed the paint job. Originally, I envisioned the shelves darker than the floor, but as soon as they were in place, they felt BIG (hooray for actually being able to store things!), and I didn’t want to weigh down the room with a heavier paint color, so we painted them the same color as the walls (Benjamin Moore, White Dove) and I love how the lighter, warmer floors (Ben Moore, Ice Breaker) ground the whole space. We’re working on a full tutorial for the whole room for you soon!
• Last night, while I was reading to Greta before bed, Faye came down, climbed in her bunk and asked to sleep there–the moment we’ve been waiting for! As much as she loves to spend time in the bunk room, and play in the bunk room, and “pretend sleep” during the day down there, when it comes time for sleeping, she prefers her crib and we haven’t been pushing it. But I thought, “maybe if I don’t make a big deal about this, this will be the night!” So I tucked her in, and we turned off the lights and she lasted all of ten minutes before she was upstairs asking to sleep in her crib. Maybe next time…
• I’m still getting used to using Instagram stories myself, but I love seeing what pops up in everyone else’s! @thriftydecorchick was at some home show, and shared this photo that I immediately screen grabbed. The prettiest ping pong table I ever did see. (I think you could DIY something similar!)
• Lastly, we really enjoyed reading everyone’s comments and opinions on this mattress post. Chris recently bought an inversion table (this one!) that has been helping his back somewhat, but we’ve also decided to go ahead and start shopping for a new mattress. We recently partnered with Sleep Number, who is confident they have the mattress for us, and Chris and I thought it would be fun to do a Facebook Live in the store when we go try their options for the first time. We’ll let you know when that’s going to happen!