Sunday, July 8, 2012

Decisions, Decisions.

Hope you guys had a wonderful weekend.  Ours was spent mostly researching and thinking about kitchen and bath renovation decisions.  There are so many!  My head is spinning with all of the options for the layout, appliances, sinks, faucets, hardware . . . and that's just the kitchen!   

We also got some tile samples this weekend for the bathroom.  We are debating between 1x2 or 3x6 carrara marble tiles, laid in a herringbone pattern for the floor.  The 3x6 tiles in the picture are just ceramic tiles from Lowe's so we could get the idea of the scale of those compared to the 1x2.  What do you guys think would look best for the floor?  1x2 or 3x6?   

I have also been contemplating some new art work for the entry way.  Specifically, I have been obsessed with a massive ostrich print from Z Gallerie.  It's funny because it really doesn't seem like something I would be drawn to, but for whatever reason, I love it.  I finally took the plunge and brought it home with me.  We immediately hung it on a hook that was leftover from the previous owners and knew it was perfect for the space.  It makes me smile whenever I see it. 

I had Justin stand by it when I snapped the picture so you could get a feel for the size (and so he could work on his Vanna White pose).  Justin has named the ostrich Walter.  So everyone, meet Walter!   


As you could imagine, a lot of our time has been filled with renovation decisions, meeting with contractors, and all of the other fun things that go along with buying a house.  I've been hesitant to post too much about it all because I don't want to bore all of you with the million and one decisions.  And since the house has really been the only thing on my mind, I haven't had much else to post about! If you want to hear more about the specific decisions we are making along the way, let me know and I can share them.  Or if you prefer just to be kept in the loop on the big things and see it once it's all done, that's cool too.  Just let me know . . . I aim to please!   

I plan to go over to the house next weekend and take good pictures of the house before the renovation starts so y'all can get a full house tour in its before state.  I may even go all out and do a video tour!  Crazy!   

19 comments:

  1. Oh yeah - do a video tour! Can't wait to see. Love Walter! He's the perfect size! I'm not sure on the tile - they both look good.

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  2. I LOVE the smaller tile :) and I love Walter! Congrats!

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  3. i love the small! ... could you somehow incorporate the larger in a border of some kind? can't wait to watch this all unfold! PS, the pic from yalls wedding with zach's giant hair has made me laugh every day for like a week.

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  4. Hi there! I like the smaller tile as well, but I've seen more of that lately, so maybe I've been influenced! haha

    I love all the house details- pelase continue to share. I'm starting to pester my husband about houe hunting, so I'd like to count this as research! Good luck with everything.

    And Walter is quite cute, too.

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  5. I'm actually a fan of the larger tile...love the clean look of it. And...I LOVE that ostrich painting! Great pick :)

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  6. Ha, I like Walter! Smaller tiles mean smaller grout lines, but more of them. Larger tiles mean larger grout lines, but less of them. Guess it depends on how much grout you want to have to clean.

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  7. *whistle*! Walter is a looker! (c; I love him, too! And I totally want to be kept in the loop because I'm nosey like that (c;

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  8. I love crazy random pieces of art. Go with what you love!

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  9. Well helllooooo Walter! Love that - it's a great mix of masculine, and then feminine with the feathers (reminds me of a tutu). I like the smaller tile...seems like it will be more forgiving AND make the bathroom seem larger (as long as you are laying it in sheets...please god tell me this is the case - if not, large all the way!). Would love to keep hearing about all of it.

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  10. I "think" I like the larger tiles, but it's hard to say because they aren't in the marble like the smaller ones. I think the smaller ones might look great in the shower or as a backsplash, but I like the larger pattern for the floor. I bet they would both look great. And I had to show Jimmy that pic of Justin- love it!!

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  11. OF COURSE I want to read the entire house journey!

    I like the smaller tile on the floor.

    Walter has quite the presence!

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  12. I vote for larger because with the small you end up with a heck of a lot of grout. You could play around and see if there's a way to incorporate the small tile as a border set inside. I ADORE Walter!!

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  13. ok I would have never thought to buy a piece of art with an ostrich, but let me just say- I love it! I dont know why, but I just do! I guess its maybe the colors?
    And my vote for the tile is the larger one- the smaller looks more like it would be a better fit in a bathroom, but thats just my thought. I bet you are having so much fun redecorating! cant wait to see more!

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  14. well snap!! teach me to read a post better! I thought the tile was for the kitchen! LOL so Im taking back my 1st comment and saying yes the smaller! Perfect for a bath! LOL Im a dork!

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  15. YES! I want to see a video tour of this beautiful house! Do it, do it, do it : )

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  17. Walter totally rocks! For the tile, I love the smaller marble tile. We currently have white tile in both bathrooms and it shows everything and it drives me bonkers.

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  18. I love it when that happens - when you come across something that isn't really even your customary style, but you keep thinking about it. I'm glad that you pulled the trigger and that it makes you smile when you see it.

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