One year in our house

Today marks the one-year anniversary of moving into our house in Weatherford! It was a tumultuous journey finding and buying this place, but the last year here has been a happy and a comfortable one. And busy, too! I thought it would be fun to look back at everything we’ve done to the house over the past year, and I was shocked to see how much we’ve accomplished. Everything we do seems to take us three times as long now that we have a kiddo, but I guess we’ll just keep plodding along…slow and steady and all that.

So here’s what we’ve been up to over the past year, along with some of my favorite snapshots of our ever-evolving space.

Front yard:
Painted front door
Installed new porch light
New house numbers
New mailbox numbers
New curb numbers
Trimmed tree
Pruned landscaping
Added solar walkway lights
New potted succulents in front of garage

Throughout the house:
Painted all the walls white
Painted all the doors black
Replaced all doorknobs/locks
Installed Nest thermostat
Put door stoppers on all door hinges
Scrubbed all baseboards

Front room:
New entry light fixture
New light fixtures in front room
Replaced window blinds with white drapes
Installed fauxdenza
Installed “built-in” bookshelves

Kitchen/dining/family room:
New kitchen light fixtures
New dining room light fixture
New family room ceiling fan
Replaced window blinds with white drapes
New counter-depth refrigerator
Painted brick fireplace white
Painted fireplace door black
Installed wood paneling around fireplace

Hall bathroom:
Installed curved shower rod
Replaced medicine cabinet
New toilet seat

Made striped curtains
New curtain rod

Laundry room:
Installed drying rack

Guest bedroom:
New ceiling fan
New closet pulls

Quinn’s bedroom:
New ceiling fan
Replaced blinds with blackout Roman shade
New closet pulls

Master bedroom:
New ceiling fan
Installed faux built-in shelving under windows

Master bathroom:
New vanity/sink
New medicine cabinets
New storage cabinets over toilet
New light fixtures
New floor
New baseboards
Tiled walls
New shower head
New bath and sink faucets
New towel hooks
Hung roller shade
New toilet seat

Here’s a sneak peek at how it turned out!

Back yard:
Trimmed trees
Pruned landscaping
Hung globe lights
New solar lights along fence
Laid flagstone patio for grill
Put down sod
Planted fruit and vegetable garden
Hung swing

Amazing what a year can do.

  • Emily it looks sooo good!! You are genius at making at newish home have character and charm. I am feeling super lazy (but re-motivated) now to get some things done in my new 1990’s abode:)ReplyCancel

  • Jobie

    I love your bathroom! I am curious as to how you like the godmorgon vanity from IKEA. My husband is going to redo my bathroom for my 40th birthday, and we are thinking of using it. Does it seem too small and has it held up well?


    • Hi, Jobie! We love the GODMORGON vanity. The pull-out drawers are a great feature, and along with the medicine cabinets, there is more than enough storage for us. And it’s still holding up great!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Allison

    Hi Emily,

    I am trying to copy your nursery! I was curious where the fabric in your nursery is from? With the white background and yellow?

    Love it!
    – Mary AllisonReplyCancel

    • Hi, Mary Allison! The yellow and white fabric is a quilt that’s part of an old bedding set from Nurseryworks. I believe the pattern was called “macaroni.” I hope you’re able to find something similar!ReplyCancel

  • alexandra

    Hi Emily,

    I’m searching for a togo style sofa. Any chance you could please share where you purchased yours?


    • Hey, Alexandra! Ours is the “Downlow” set from (the name, I know!).ReplyCancel

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