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Remember when I said we had a front patio update, only to run into issues at the eleventh hour? (I mean, it’s DIY! Naturally.) Well over the holiday weekend, we were able to tie up the loose ends, and now we have a new, pretty porch swing to show for it! (As for the road block, we’ll be sharing those details and how we course corrected this week; if there’s a will, there’s a way!)

You all know we’ve been teaming up with Ace Hardware (thank you, Ace!), and most recently, they’ve added a new line of OPI nail colors to their Paint Studio! In a nutshell, together with Clark+Kensington, OPI has released 18 colors in 3 collections – The Wild Heart, The Romantic and The Artist. When Ace asked us to give one of these colors a go, Scott and I both landed on Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine! – part of The Romantic line – as the perfect contender for our swing project. The not-quite-black felt rich and fancy (ooh!), and we wanted something bold that could still be paired with colorful plants and pillows. To say we’re thrilled with the color and the exterior Clark+Kensington paint would be an understatement! Our OPI choice is hands down our new favorite black. It’s truly stunning!

For the swing itself, we used these plans from Ana White, but as we do, we made a few minor alterations to better fit our needs. While her plans are for a 6′ swing, we shortened ours to 5′ and did a step or two backwards (keep reading below!). Ana’s instructions are simple and effective, so we’ll simply share our supplies and cut list for a smaller swing. Don’t be alarmed by the hefty supply list – hanging the swing was the most complicated part of the project – but more on that later (!).

MATERIALS NEEDED FOR 5′ SWING:
5 – 8′ 2x4s
6 – 6′ 1x6s

MATERIALS NEEDED FOR SWING CHAIN (ALL ZINC):
(1) 2 – 15′ pack of chain, 340 lb working load
(2) 4 – 1/4″ quick links, 880 lb working load
(3) 4 – 5/16″x4″ eye bolt w/ nut
(4) 8 – 5/15″x1.5″ fender washers
(5) 4 – 5/16″ coarse nylon lock nut
(6) 2 – 5/16″x4″ Screw hook lag thread
(7) 2 – 2.5″ S Hooks

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SUPPLIES USED:
Tape measure
Compound miter saw (for making cuts)
Drill
2.5″ wood screws
2″ finish nails
Countersink bit
Nail gun
Wood glue
Wood filler
Sandpaper / electric sander
Exterior paint / paint sprayer
Safety glasses

CUT LIST FOR A 5′ SWING:
4 – 2×4 @ 21″ (support joists)
2 – 2×4 @ 60″ (front and back aprons)
4 – 2×4 @ 18.25″ (back supports)
2 – 2×4 @ 11.25″ (arm fronts)
2 – 2×5 @ 25.5″ (arm rests)
6 – 1×6 @ 60″ (back and seat slats)

Before diving in, we got started by going through our cut list and having all the lengths ready to go. As I mentioned above, Ana’s instructions are so easy to follow, and once we had our seat frame built, the rest of the steps tumbled into place effortlessly. Normally we’d be proponents of using our Kreg jig and creating pocket holes for the support joists, however, we nixed that and just used wood glue and 2.5″ screws from the outside. (Honestly? It was because we didn’t have shorter screws on hand for the pocket holes!) Whenever we used a screw, we prepped it with our countersink bit so we could hide them later.

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With our seat frame built, we moved on to the back supports using a good dose of wood glue and 2 screws in each 2×4.

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This is the point where the tutorial suggests moving on to the arm rests, however, we opted to install the top slat for the back first, as this would allow us to build the arm rest and have it rest snug against said slat. If we were to do it the other way around, we feared that we could be ever-so-slightly off, meaning that the top slat would need to sit lower (and allowing the back support to be exposed at the top) or the arm rest wouldn’t be high enough.

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With the arm rests in place, we used our nail gun to secure all of the 1×6 surface slats, starting with the second back slat and then moving to the seat. A dab of wood glue along the seat and back supports were applied – you know, for good measure.

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Because we used a countersink bit for all of the screws, we were able to easily cover them up with wood filler and a good sanding. Since this is an outdoor swing, we didn’t go overboard sanding every square inch, rather, we worked on any rough areas or frayed edges. In total, I think we sanded for all of 20 minutes.

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We’ve used Clark+Kensington in the past, but we’d yet to try their exterior line – and color us impressed! We went with the satin sheen, which worked really well with our color, Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine! (We had to pick the longest paint name, right? But isn’t that the fun in choosing your nail colors, too?) We also opted to use our spray gun since there are so many edges and hard to reach gaps, saving us time and a lot of energy. All said and done, the sprayer barely used a half gallon – it covered beautifully!

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The chain attaches to the swing using every item in the swing chain list above, with the exception of the screw hook lag threads, which are for a stud in the ceiling:

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The tutorial for our style of swing creates a really low back, which is ideal for layering on pillows. Without pillows, depending on your size or height, it will hit you mid-back. However, we like that we can sling our arms across the top, and the extra deep seat is perfect for laying down and stretching out (which I’ve been happily testing out daily!). Side note: You might notice that our patio floor has a new color! We were on a roll this weekend – literally, ha! Details on that later as well!

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If you’ve skimmed this whole post and became distracted at every photo of our CC girl (believe us, we understand), read this: We went into our swing project somewhat blindly, assuming that installation would be straight forward. It was not. Before starting a thing, we absolutely encourage you to check the support beams that’ll be holding your swing and have a plan. I mean, this is so obvious, right? We made a lot of assumptions beforehand, and this little disclaimer comes from our own error in not doing so ourselves. (I suppose we were just really excited to get going!) But! The good news is that we found a solution! Scott will share that with you this week (for anyone else who might be thinking, well, bummer! I don’t have a plan!), so until then…

… How about a giveaway?  To celebrate the launch of the OPI color palette , we’ll be giving away a $100 Ace Hardware gift card to one lucky reader! The giveaway runs through this Friday, July 11th at 5pm CST, and the winner will be announced within this post by Friday evening. Simply enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. Good luck and happy entering!

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We’re excited to be collaborating with Ace Hardware as a part of their Ace Blogger Panel! Ace has provided us with compensation and the materials necessary to complete this project (hey, thanks, Ace!), and all opinions are our own. CC is an added bonus.

  • Julia@Cukoo4Design - July 8, 2014 - 6:52 AM

    It’s perfect and with the perfect model! SO cuteReplyCancel

  • Susan Hitt - July 8, 2014 - 7:23 AM

    I recently found your blog and I love if! How much do you think you guys spent on materials? My porch could really use something like this!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - July 8, 2014 - 8:59 AM

      For our 5′ swing, you could expect somewhere between $60-70, but with paint, it would be around $100. Not bad for a beautiful piece of furniture! We already had all the tools and nails/screws, so you might want to factor that in as well.ReplyCancel

  • Emily @ Adventures of a Dog Mom - July 8, 2014 - 8:15 AM

    Love the swing it looks great and I like that you can add pillows! I love OPI nail polishes and just so happen to have Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine! in my collection, it’s a great color.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - July 8, 2014 - 8:59 AM

      It’s an awesome color! I’ll need to get it for my nails now too :)ReplyCancel

      • Amy - July 8, 2014 - 12:08 PM

        Oh my gosh, NONE of this post made sense until I read this comment!! I was thinking “why in the world would you buy specially tinted nails for your project… can’t you just paint over the nails?”.

        My head was so firmly in DIY Land that even if you had said “nail polish” I still probably would have been scratching my head wondering what it meant to polish a nail!ReplyCancel

        • Kim - July 8, 2014 - 12:24 PM

          Oh, man!! Haha, I can totally see how talking about “nails” can get so confusing!ReplyCancel

  • Jen - July 8, 2014 - 8:36 AM

    Thanks for sharing this project. I love the look of this bench and I think I want to add legs and make it a free standing bench vs a hanging swing.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - July 8, 2014 - 9:00 AM

      During our installation turmoil, we did actually consider adding 4x4s for legs – so that’s definitely an option! In the end, we held on and pushed through. We’ll share what happened and how we fixed it this week!ReplyCancel

  • andee - July 8, 2014 - 8:49 AM

    I have to admit I got a little distracted by the cute model : ) I think my dogs would be afraid to jump up on a swing!ReplyCancel

  • Laura @ Rather Square - July 8, 2014 - 9:03 AM

    What a great place to hang out on your porch with a drink or two and watch the neighbors go by. :) Love how it turned out!ReplyCancel

  • jenn aka the picky girl - July 8, 2014 - 10:22 AM

    I just tried Clark+Kensington for the first time today. I bought it two weeks ago, Calypso Beat, this gorgeous berry, magenta-ish color (I hate pink) and started painting a MCM piece of furniture this morning before work because I couldn’t wait any longer. It is…drop dead gorgeous. I cannot wait to get home and slather on another coat.

    Love the swing! It looks navy to me, but it could be the light. Either way, it’s gorgeous.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - July 8, 2014 - 10:24 AM

      Ooh, I bet that is pretty!

      Yup, it does have a blue tint in the light, sometimes even leaning slightly green! It’s such a rich color. We loved that, since it will go nicely with our front door once we get that painted.ReplyCancel

  • Monika - July 8, 2014 - 10:39 AM

    Love porch swings. You guys did an awesome job (as usual). Now where’s the summer time Shandys for the swing? ReplyCancel

    • Kim - July 8, 2014 - 10:43 AM

      Don’t you worry, Monika. We don’t sit on that swing without an adult beverage! It’s almost mandatory.ReplyCancel

  • Rita - July 8, 2014 - 1:50 PM

    Love the swing. I think I would use that color on the wooden chair in our backyard.ReplyCancel

  • Samantha - July 8, 2014 - 4:26 PM

    Love how the swing turned out. I would make one in a heartbeat if I had something to hang it on. I don’t think our lanai would support it…..however we have a huge oak tree out in the front yard…maybe it would look awesome there. Thank you for the directions with pictures, it always helps so much since I’m a visual person.ReplyCancel

  • Nice work guys! This looks awesome and has me scheming a reason to come back to Chicago and give it a try!

    The color looks great! Have you seen the commercials for the OPI colors??? They crack me up. They almost sound fake, like something out of Zoolander. “Now you can have your nail color ON YOUR WALLS!!!”ReplyCancel

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  • shavonda@ahomefullofcolor - July 14, 2014 - 12:17 PM

    Wow I love this so much! Our new house has a porch and this would make the perfect swing for it. Thanks so much for sharing:)ReplyCancel

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This weekend was a busy one, and we were hoping to share a fun and (mostly) simple tutorial for a porch project, but (of course!) we ran into a handful of road blocks in the eleventh hour. So instead, I thought it would still be nice to show you a few new additions to our home – even if they’re still waiting for a little love and final placement.

All (half-finished) house projects aside, we’ve been keeping our eyes open for certain furniture pieces that we know we’ll need when the time comes. We have running tallies of items listed in our phones (a light fixture here, a sideboard there and wouldn’t it be great if a pair of chairs found us?! ), as well as measurements of walls – just in case. You never know when a neon sign will derail your errands or when a flea market run is in order. (We just. can’t. not. go!)

ONE. Remember when we found this dresser in an alley? It’s been living in our bedroom along with this dresser as additional clothes storage until we can set aside time to install an actual closet. (Our room is dresser madness. Madness!) The problem is that we had intended for the former dresser to eventually live in our guest room, but since we’ve been using it daily ourselves, we’ve found that the drawers stick (something fierce). It’s also massive, and we were beginning to have our doubts that it might be too big for our tiny guest room.

Enter this guy!

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It was nestled on its side and stacked on top of an end table at a neighborhood yard sale. I almost lost it when I spotted the poor thing, all beat up. Not known as the one to play it cool, I called Scott over, and he agreed that our house should be it’s new home. It’s in rough shape, but my goodness, those lines! Once we can get our own closet worked out, this will be the cutie that lives in the guest room (and the other dresser will likely take a hike). It’ll stash linens, blankets and extra guest toiletries, but there will still be enough room for our visitors to have a spare drawer, too.

TWO. On Sunday, we headed to the summer-monthly Randolph Street Market. From clothes to furniture to antique rugs, artwork and venus fly traps, Randolph consistently knocks it out of the park! So much so, that we found ourselves disassembling this beast and strapping it to the roof of our wagon:

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We first mentioned here that we were thinking of turning the little storage room off of our kitchen into a walk-in pantry. Or maybe we’d tear down the wall and enlarge the kitchen? Well, after living here long enough to notice our habits, we have definitely decided to turn that funny space into a mini indoor work room. It’s close to the back door (which means it’s close to the garage), and it’s large enough to hold storage shelving and a massive work bench. This bench! At 3′ deep and 5′ wide, it was made for that room. As soon as I saw it, I got this adorable visual of a happy Scott, sanding down something or other (maybe a plinth for the never ending baseboards? Ha!). It weirdly made my heart swell, and after a round of painless negotiations, it was ours.

For now, the room is a cluster of tools, boxes and paint cans, but we’re counting down the days when we can organize it properly. And while this room’s purpose may not make a lot of sense to some, it’ll be great for making messes in the winter and properly storing paints and liquids that shouldn’t freeze. (Not to mention, it’s going to be life-changing to easily find the sandpaper or wood glue without swearing.) Ooh, it’s going to be good.

Any good summer finds on your end lately? Can we see?

PS… If you’re going to the Randolph Street Market, pre-purchase your tickets online to save some money, or check Goldstar/Groupon for a current deal!

  • Julia@Cukoo4Design - July 2, 2014 - 7:13 AM

    You always find the coolest stuff. Love the dresserReplyCancel

  • Laura @ Rather Square - July 2, 2014 - 8:59 AM

    I do like the lines of that dresser! Will you be fixing it up or leaving it as-is? The only “finds” I’ve had lately are what we’ve been gathering for the kids rooms as we work to set those up before the end of the summer. Many trips to Ikea, searches on Overstock, pinning, planning, etc.

    Good luck with the porch – can’t wait to see the tutorial!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - July 2, 2014 - 10:16 AM

      It’s in pretty rough shape, so once we’re able to get to it, we’ll have a better idea of whether we can salvage the finish. We’re on the fence, but we’d love to give it a shot!ReplyCancel

  • Kris - July 2, 2014 - 9:48 AM

    Someday I’ll make it to that market! If you ever want a short roadtrip, the Maxwell Street Days in Cedarburg, WI has some great stuff also. Cute town with cute shops also.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - July 2, 2014 - 9:52 AM

      Oh, we haven’t heard of that one! Thanks for the recommendation!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole S. - July 2, 2014 - 10:01 AM

    Let me know if you need the other dresser taken off your hands…I’ve been looking for one for our guest room. ;-)ReplyCancel

    • Kim - July 2, 2014 - 2:09 PM

      Thanks, Nicole! Unfortunately, it might be a while until we can get to building out our closet…ReplyCancel

      • Kim - July 2, 2014 - 2:10 PM

        Oh, and it would definitely be a project! Not sure if that’s what you’re looking for?ReplyCancel

        • Nicole S. - July 10, 2014 - 2:37 PM

          Oh, who knows what I’m looking for! All I know in this case is that I’d like a less-deep dresser to fit in the guest room closet. Something with character. One thing I miss about living in LS are the alleys! There aren’t as many in Albany Park for scoring treasures. I tend to choose things I find beautiful and figure it our afterwards. ha!ReplyCancel

  • I really love both of these pieces and am wildly jealous! We’ve been on a drought of new-to-us finds, mostly because we’ve been busy shooting weddings every weekend. Hopefully we’ll get some antique market-ing in over the next few weeks!ReplyCancel

  • Cait - July 2, 2014 - 1:39 PM

    You guys find the best stuff! And I love the idea of a workroom for projects. Color me jealous!

    I feel like the alley dresser could be useful somewhere – maybe in the future workroom, or the studio? Is it big enough to hold painting supplies? It could be cute with DIY leather handles like this or maybe rope? And since you found it in an alley you (probably) won’t be crushed if it gets a little paint on it?

    Then again, how many dressers does one couple really need, right? My hoarding tendencies are showing…ReplyCancel

    • Kim - July 2, 2014 - 2:11 PM

      Haha, we SO badly want to get rid of items that aren’t working in this house, so we are ready to de-clutter! We seriously need to set aside some time on an afternoon to shoot photos, list things and start clearing out!ReplyCancel

      • Cait - July 2, 2014 - 2:53 PM

        That makes sense, and I’m sure you’ll have a lot of luck on Craigslist (or maybe even Etsy?). I think sometimes I get overly attached to pieces (like a coffee table my granddad’s friend made that may not be working in our library) or I try to hold onto them “until we find the perfect replacement”. Sometimes you just need to clear out!ReplyCancel

  • Angela Santiago - July 2, 2014 - 11:56 PM

    Love the dresser! Maybe after a few touch-ups, it’ll be even prettier. Same goes to the other piece. Bet they’ll be fabulous!ReplyCancel

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One year ago, we gained official access into this house. For good luck, we smashed champagne, toasted a new bottle on the porch and ordered pizza with our friends. It was perfect.

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The following months (and months and months) were a blur that, honestly, feels like it happened decades ago! We called exterminators (ew), picked out sledgehammers and ate our fair share of fast food for three not-so-square meals a day. We knocked through our first ceiling, rolled nickels on Chicago’s most uneven floor and camped out in the guest room – our safe zone.

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Looking back, the thing we remember most vividly is the dust. Dust for days! Jack fell in love with his new daily companions, our contractor team, and he gained a good 5 pounds while sneaking in their sandwich crusts and potato chips for 4 months (no matter how many times I told them not to give in!). Once their work was done, we romanced all the house’s possibilities at once and wanted to start all of them, but we were stunted by our lack of mental energy to think past any singular task at hand (demolish this closet, pull down this door, scrape all the paint off all twenty windows!).

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There was so much we wanted to change; we had walls to move and chimneys to expose and bathrooms to tear out (the latter of which is still a someday dream). We’ve come so, so far, and yet there’s still so, so much more ahead – but that’s not to discount every step we’ve taken. (Self, remember that!) There are rooms that have yet to be touched, and there’s a garage that makes our skin crawl. There are danger zones of toppling boxes and tools stuffed into unused (for now) rooms, and have I mentioned (ha!) that we still don’t have a bedroom closet?

Jumping in with both (four?) feet into this house has been much more than we ever thought it would be. It’s been harder than we thought – emotionally, physically and mentally (and I mean this to the fullest extent possible). It’s been draining. It’s been scary. It’s caused arguments, anger and harsh words, but it’s also resulted in celebration, belly laughs and memories that we’ll be talking about for the rest of our lives.

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We feel as though we’ve only just touched the surface – the majority of this home still hasn’t even reached it’s starting point, but when we’re in the thick of it, we tell ourselves, this is it! We’re really doing it! And that? That’s a pretty incredible feeling.

  • Hollie @ Fancykins - July 1, 2014 - 8:47 AM

    What a year, what a lot of dust, what an amazing recap. And here I thought moving into an apartment was hard, and that doesn’t even require sledgehammers and exterminators!

    Best of luck with all your future projects, can’t wait to follow along :)ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - July 1, 2014 - 8:51 AM

    I love the 4th pic down, both for the composition and for your pup’s face! She (he?) looks rather tenuous about making the decision to trek down the stairs. :)ReplyCancel

    • Kim - July 1, 2014 - 10:14 AM

      That’s Jack – such a creeper! Although the photo would suggest otherwise, he had no problem rolling in all the dust throughout all the demo!ReplyCancel

  • Happy 1 year! I truly hope you are celebrating and looking back with SHEER amazement at what you’ve done in JUST one year. We totally understand the renovation blur, the days where nothing goes right, the drain. But somehow looking back at what was and knowing it only changed because of us makes it all worth it. You are building a beautiful home and as long as you can hold on to those occasional belly laughs, you’ll get through the rest.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - July 1, 2014 - 10:16 AM

      Thank you, Heather! Too often we DON’T look around with amazement (quite the opposite), but looking back on these first-few-months photos makes us see how far we’ve come. It’s funny that we have to constantly remind ourselves of this, but you’re right – just keeping holding on to the laughs!ReplyCancel

      • Heather - July 2, 2014 - 10:32 AM

        Totally understand! We’re the same way. :)ReplyCancel

  • Liz - July 1, 2014 - 9:04 AM

    Happy 1 year anniversary! I am so impressed with how far you guys have come in one year. Cant wait to see what happens in the next!ReplyCancel

  • Rita - July 1, 2014 - 9:26 AM

    You guys have done a great job. It has truly been a journey for you both.ReplyCancel

  • Katja | Shift Ctrl Art - July 1, 2014 - 9:39 AM

    It’s been so much fun following along. I can totally relate to all those renovation feelings. Both the good and the bad. In the end, it’s just so addicting. I love it. You have made such a great space already.ReplyCancel

  • Kiira - July 1, 2014 - 9:40 AM

    Congrats, guys! It has been so fun (and inspiring) to watch your progress. And as always, your photos of the process are beautiful, even if the subject matter is dust and debris.ReplyCancel

  • Emily @ Adventures of a Dog Mom - July 1, 2014 - 9:51 AM

    Has it already been a year? I can’t believe it, to me reading your amazing and inspiring posts it seems like much less time. Either way congrats!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - July 1, 2014 - 10:16 AM

      Funny, right? Depending on how you look at it, it’s like we blinked and we’re here – or it’s been years and years and years. Not sure if that’s a good or a bad thing? Ha!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca - July 1, 2014 - 10:08 AM

    Happy first-year house anniversary! You’ve done so much in just one year. I look forward to reading about your exploits in year two.ReplyCancel

  • Laura @ Rather Square - July 1, 2014 - 10:33 AM

    You’ve accomplished so much in just a year! It really shows when you look back at the photos of where you started. Thanks for sharing your process and journey here – it’s been very inspirational and educational. I think (hope!) everyone feels like they’re taking baby steps when renovating a house, but it’s important to step back and look at the big picture every now and again to really see the progress you’ve made. And to pat yourself on the back!ReplyCancel

  • Shavonda@ahomefullofcolor - July 1, 2014 - 10:52 AM

    Congrats on your milestone and happy one year housiversary. That’s totally a word, by the way. You guys are doing such an amazing job and your house is becoming a beautiful home more and more each day. Enjoy the process. Here’s to more demo!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - July 1, 2014 - 12:37 PM

      Yup, it’s absolutely a word! Thank you, Shavonda!ReplyCancel

  • Dave - July 1, 2014 - 11:34 AM

    You guys are impressive. The amount of work that has been completed in one year is astonishing. Keep up the great posts!ReplyCancel

  • Alexis - July 1, 2014 - 12:31 PM

    It is incredible to see how far you guys have come!!! I forgot about the terrible orange walls and that you didn’t always have the arch in the entryway.
    You both do incredible work and make reading and viewing your journey so inspiring and compelling.
    Cheers to you both and your first year in your beautiful home!ReplyCancel

  • Kalli - July 1, 2014 - 3:53 PM

    You’ve already accomplished a ton. I know it’s constant work and requires a lot of energy, but you guys are stubborn in the best way and will keep impressing us all for a long time to come! *Clink!* (glass noises as I virtually toast with you : )ReplyCancel

  • Amy - July 1, 2014 - 6:28 PM

    What a great post! I’ve been following your remodel since late last year and it’s so wonderful to see a recap of just how much work you two have put into this beautiful home.

    I’ve used your posts for inspiration and motivation as I do some incredibly simple remodels of my own. If Kim and Scott and tear down walls and rebuild floors then surely I can paint this bathroom evenly in one color!

    I look forward to seeing more soon!ReplyCancel

  • maria laura - July 1, 2014 - 6:37 PM

    It’s been draining.It’s been scary. But it’s been especially magic too because you and Mark have made wonderfull things about your house and get a lot of friends who folling every progress your make and become happy with this. Congrats friends!!! ( excuse my English…I have trying but…)ReplyCancel

    • Kim - July 2, 2014 - 9:32 AM

      Very sweet. Thank you, Maria Laura!ReplyCancel

  • ELLEN TILLERY - July 2, 2014 - 11:19 AM

    I started reading regularly a year ago, at the same time you bought this house, and I am stunned speechless at the amount you’ve accomplished. It’s been so great to follow along. Congrats & here’s to more laughs, celebrations, and memories in the years to come!ReplyCancel

  • Cait - July 2, 2014 - 1:27 PM

    Wow, I can’t believe it’s been a year! On one hand it seems like it’s been longer, but on the other hand whoa that flew by! You and Scott (and Jack & CC) have accomplished so much in a year’s time! I know it’s hard sometimes to step back and see the progress, and I hope you are able to soak it all in. Seems like this will be the perfect long weekend for a repeat of champagne & pizza on the porch. Maybe you should make that a yearly tradition, and look back at everything you accomplished over the past year?

    Happy housiversary!!ReplyCancel

  • Liliana - July 6, 2014 - 10:48 AM

    I have been reading but not commenting, and but did not realize it has been 1 year. Time flies. Congratulations! Your house looks amazing!

    LilianaReplyCancel

    • Kim - July 7, 2014 - 9:42 AM

      Thank you for the sweet comment, Liliana!ReplyCancel

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