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Livin' la Vida Lacy - Dust still flying on renovation
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For those following along with my renovation journey, the ball has really started rolling now! Get ready for all the details and a bunch of name dropping.


Let’s start with my kitchen. Scott and Justin have finished painting my kitchen cabinets – BLUE! It’s called Down Pour by Sherwin Williams and it’s such a happy color. Best of all, it will seamlessly tie into the watercolor Jacobean wallpaper in the dining room.  As for the hardware, I’ve chosen chrome cup pulls and handles along with glass knobs to make the color pop.


That’s not all the cabinetry work I’ve got the guys doing. They’re replacing the two warped doors in my laundry room along with the doors to a built-in in my kitchen. Additionally, they’ve created custom white cabinets perfect for my small bathroom space.


Speaking of bathroom, I’ve got to brag on Ignacio aka Nacho and his wife. They’ve been tiling my shower and I’m so impressed. My favorite feature is the vertical three-shelf niche with a hexagon polished marble mosaic backsplash. It’s so clean and classic looking!

Now, I know what you’re wondering. What’s Hugh been up to? Well, a whole lot of nothing really. I’m thinking about firing him… Just kidding! He’s still around. Recently, Ross and Hugh installed hardie board in the laundry room before he lays our porcelain tile.


This week is dedicated to the flooring. Richard Black is refinishing and staining all the hardwood floor Classic Gray. After he sands it tonight, we’ll have to wait until next Tuesday before we can enter our home. You know what that means, I’ll be crashing at my grandparents’ house.


I’ve already felt somewhat like a college kid the past three weeks having to tote my laundry back and forth. Being without a laundry room is a lot more challenging than being without a kitchen. My grandma and mother-in-law have graciously allowed me to use their washer and dryer without complaint.


I’ve been anxiously waiting on two light fixtures and a crystal glass passage door knob with a meadows plate. My fancy staircase entry door is about to get fancier.


To me, it’s all the small design details that make a huge difference. Now, I’m no interior designer, but I know what I like. Here’s my advice for anyone considering a renovation or simply wanting to change up a space – just do it!


My top tip is to use Pinterest. Not only do I gather my ideas, (which really helps to provide a visual to contractors) but I’ve created boards to help me manage everything. I pin like crazy before a project and then go back and filter through what I actually used. That way, if I forget what paint color I used in the future, I can go back and look. (Same goes for lights, materials, grout color, etc.)


That’s all for now. I’ll keep you posted with more of our reno updates after the sawdust settles.


Standard reporter Lacy Garrison can be reached at 473-2191.