New Home, New Improvements 3

“The best portion of your life will be the small, nameless moments you spend with someone who matters to you.” -unknown

I couldn’t agree more with that quote.

My weekend was full of work and projects, but all of it with my favorite Cody Bell.

IMG_4410 (1)We finally got the tile laid and grouted in our bathroom… (praise hands).

BUT grout has to dry and our final week of construction is this week… so more updated pics to come of that!

IMG_4388A few months ago we found this little piece of furniture at a yard sale in our neighborhood.

I bargained my way down to $30 for it.

Literally had a man trying to buy me out with it and for some strange reason, the owner gave it to me for the lower price (favor?? Can I get an amen?)

IMG_4389We talked to our contractor and sweet friend, Dave about this little piece being transformed into a vanity sink.

Dave gave us the thumbs up, so our next step was to get it to the color we wanted.

Simply White by Benjamin Moore was final decision.

So Saturday, January 30, it was sunny and 75 (Thank God I live in the South) and Cody Bell and I rolled up our sleeves and got to work!

IMG_4392If I’m being honest, this was really easy to paint. The only issue we ran into was the top of the vanity, which only took about 25 min to scrape. The rest was smooth sailing.

IMG_4395Chipped nail polish for the WIN! 🙂

I have to be real, I am NOT a DIY girl.

I really think it’s fun for about 20 minutes, and then if it doesn’t look like its working how I planned, I get over it REAL fast.

IMG_4396Gray hair on fleek am I right? ^^

But this day was spent with Cody Bell.

He’s my husband for those of you who don’t know him and YES I call him by his first and last name.

It’s a thing.

IMG_4397We talked (mostly in British accents) and laughed and painted and painted and painted.

But we were together.

Our schedules don’t exactly hand us quality time,

SO, when we do have quality time, it’s so incredibly sweet.

 IMG_0001Isn’t he the most handsome?

It was time this weekend that really reminded me some truths about life.

Number 1.-It’s always a work in progress

Number 2.- Time spent with those you care most about is time well spent.

Number 3.- You have to put work into the things that you want to work, which includes marriage, friendships, family, and the Lord.

 IMG_4391Clearly this piece only came with three door handles.

We are looking for some pretty handles…

Any ideas or suggestions on where to look? Would love your help!

7 thoughts on “New Home, New Improvements 3

  1. That piece is gorgeous!! I love your love for one another – so genuine and sweet!! I’m looking forward to the day that I can see your new home in person!! Congrats on your new dwelling!!

  2. Laura, check out Vintage Drawer Pulls on Etsy. I think you’ll find something you like….or I hope so! Love you two love birds!!! Come see us!

  3. I love your posts. 🙂
    You might be able to find some cute door handles at a hardware store, a flea market, or an antique store.

  4. Love this!!! Especially Number 3.- You have to put work into the things that you want to work, which includes marriage, friendships, family, and the Lord. AMEN SISTER!!! Learned/was reminded of that in a very real way this past weekend while up in Birmingham.

    World Market 🙂

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