My Fab Fam

My Fab Fam
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Thursday, June 25, 2015

We're building!!!

Eeeeek! Life is what I call fun-stress right now, as my man and I are pulling together all the paperwork, cost estimates, and ideas that are needed to build a house! It is an exciting, extremely stressful undertaking. We have argued, walked away, hugged, laughed, cried, made decisions, then chucked them. We are just about to the point of digging the footer and we have started questioning our house plan again! Nothing is final until it is set in concrete, my friends, and it is about to be set in concrete.

But tonight has been all about fun stuff...flooring, light fixtures, cabinets, shelving, etc. Here are a few of the ideas I'm loving...

First of all, flooring. The man and I both really want reclaimed barn wood flooring. But let's be honest, it is $$$$$$$$$$$$. We are thinking we may be able to at least lay it in the great room, but we'll see how the moolah is holding out when we get to that point. (And I laugh.)

In the bedrooms, I am thinking I may try something un-ordinary and extraordinary like this:

Plywood planks


As for the kitchen, he and I both had a strange vision that we could hardly believe had come to each of us individually: mix-matched cabinets, painted slightly different but in the same color family, to create a unique upcycled farmhouse look.

Here are three very different examples, but we love bits and pieces of each.

My favorite

My second favorite - Def want the butcher block top island and pan rack/light fixture!

My also-second favorite

And that's all for tonight folks. Just a few fun and fabulous photos for you. Ideas to become new realities soon.