I would really (really, really, like really) love to tell you that we are totally finished with the painting and the tiling and that we are moving on to installing the hardwood floor. But, I’m afraid that’s not the case. We are getting extremely close to having the painting done…but the tile work for all the bathrooms and showers is still going to take more time. We have managed to get a significant amount done this week and I believe we are both pleased with where things are. (Would we be more pleased if we were moving in next week? Sure. That’s just not going to happen this week. Or month. Or probably this quarter.)

The office on the main floor (which is technically a bedroom suite with a full bathroom, but we will use it as an office) has turned out perfectly! It’s Sherwin Williams Lullaby.

You can see the navy blue paint in the bathroom attached to the office.

The navy blue (Sherwin Williams Indigo Batik) only has one coat on it, but I am 100% certain that this bathroom is going to be one of my favorite rooms ever.

The master bedroom is done as well…also Sherwin Williams Lullaby, but only 50% of the color.

No….the bathtub will not be staying in the bedroom. It’s just the most out-of-the-way spot right now.

The upstairs guest suite looks the same color as the master bedroom, but it is not. It is more of a greenish/gray color. Both the guest bedroom and bathroom are the same color (Sherwin Williams Sea Salt at 50%).

All of our bathrooms are at this exact stage in tiling. We have one more step before we can actually start laying the tile.

It is slow going at this phase (it always is), but we have done this enough to know that one day we will walk in and feel like this time just flew by. Needless to say, we don’t feel that way just yet.

In completely unrelated news, I was touching up some paint spots in the foyer last week. I happened to be alone at the house that day. I was up on the ladder (on one of the top steps) and very focused. The mailman came at this exact moment and opened our mail slot on the front door…to drop in the mail. I was so startled by the noise I almost fell off the ladder. I then spent the next 10 minutes trying to figure out where the noise had come from. I finally gave up and went back to my touch-ups. That’s when I noticed the mail on the floor and just laughed at myself. There is nothing like learning the new sounds of a house!

As always, thank you for following along and have a wonderful week!


  • March 28, 2017 Reply


    Thank you for your step=by=step details. Greatly appreciated.

  • March 28, 2017 Reply


    It is looking great!

  • March 28, 2017 Reply

    Michael Lannoo

    Wow, be careful about those noises when you are up on the ladder. Everything is looking good and you are making good headway. You have came a long way from the bare-bones beginning. Congrats and keep up the good work…..

  • March 28, 2017 Reply

    Donna Laureys

    Thank God you did not fall off that ladder. That is something I could not do. I’m not good with heights. Really enjoy seeing the progress being made.

  • March 28, 2017 Reply

    Jeanie Nickelson

    As I get ready to paint my very small bathroom today, I’m in awe that you guys have done that whole house painting by yourselves 😀 Of course I do have quite a few years on you lol. It’s looking beautiful and I love your colors! Thanks for sharing your progress!

  • March 28, 2017 Reply

    Robyn Karkiewicz

    I love the colors but what do you mean when you were talking about the paint being at 50%? I am looking for colors for my house. Thank you for sharing your project with all of us.

    • March 28, 2017 Reply

      Leah Hudson

      Any retailer that sells/mixes paint (Lowes, Sherwin Williams, etc) can take your paint color and only make it at 50% color. So, it’s the same exact color…just half as intense. If you are going for color with a light and airy look, it’s the perfect solution.

  • March 28, 2017 Reply

    Pat T

    I look forward to hearing about each phase of your wonderful project. I have to give both of you credit for the hard work and dedication you have to making your project a work of art. Looking forward to seeing pictures of the finished project.

  • March 28, 2017 Reply


    Thank you for sharing.love the colors

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