I haven’t done very many home-related posts, partly because this is a food blog… and partly because the house isn’t finished yet. But I realized that a project like this will never really be finished and it’ll be fun to have progress pictures in various stages. So here we go! Here’s what things look like right now:


We (finally) got a new sofa which fits a little better than our old couch which was too big for the space. I’m loving the clean lines of this grey sofa. I think it’ll be a pretty versatile piece so if we want to change things up, it can blend in with anything. I also discovered that I’m pretty indecisive when it comes to furniture buying. (How many times can you search “grey sofa” on Pinterest? Answer: 400 times.)

reading chair

We also got a little reading chair and I love what a cozy space the corner has become. I think Alex was mostly excited about this chair because it was the first time I agreed to buy something that wasn’t a neutral color. (What can I say… I love neutrals.) While hanging up the windowpane, we learned that hanging things on old plaster walls is a challenge. We managed to hang up this windowpane, but this shelf was a no-go.

antique pieces

Aren’t these antique pieces from Alex’s grandmother so pretty? His family gave them to me last summer at my bridal shower and I love having them displayed on the mantle!


We also hung up this clock that Alex refurbished for me while we were dating. Aw. Dating.

To see how the room is laid out, here’s a shot leading into the dining room:

dining entryThe piano in the corner was given to us by my brother’s church and I’m so thankful to have a real piano again! It needed a bit of work (i.e. the piano tuners basically lived with us for a week) but it has come back to life! I’m enjoying trying to play some of my old favorite songs, even if it’s way harder than it used to be…

We also got a huge dining room table!

dining room table

I wanted the biggest table possible… so that’s what we got! We could take the leaves out and make it a bit smaller but it’s more fun to be prepared for a party at any moment. It’s been fun having friends and family over for game nights and dinner parties. A full house makes me so happy.

 What’s your favorite thing in your house?

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