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Treat Yo' Self (but only in very small quantities)

Thursday, March 31

So, we have this coat closet in the middle of our main floor. And, I mean, it’s not the most impressive closet you ever did see. But it's functional. And it doesn’t really bother me. The doors are pretty low quality, meaning this update is KINDOF like putting lipstick on a pig. But I still love it.

We were in Boston late last week and popped into Anthropologie. I'd been eyeing these stunning marble and wood knobs for a few months, but the quality can be so hit-or-miss that I wasn't sure about ordering them sight unseen. Plus, the shipping costs were basically half the price of the knobs. Ridic. So when I spotted them in store and the quality seemed decent, I obviously had to buy them. 

We installed them as soon as we got home and I'm happy to report that I’m obsessed. Fully obsessed.

They weren’t cheap, but they also weren’t crazy expensive. And when you only need two, you can justify going with something a little jazzier than normal. AND THEY’RE JUST SO PRETTY.

(I also have plans to paint the closet doors and cover the exterior of the closet and the entire stairwell/downstairs hallway in shiplap, which should fancify this closet even further).

An Almost Finished Foyer

Monday, March 28

Although we have a few more projects we’d like to complete in here, the foyer has finally reached a stage where we’re no longer embarrassed for people to see it. And that, my friends, is PROGRESS. If you’re new to the foyer saga, you can see the original foyer here, as well as the progress we made along the way (here, here, here, and here). And now, with the installation of our new IKEA MASKROS pendant (which you may have spotted on my Instagram a few weeks ago), the foyer is finally at a place where it can rest until we have time to tackle the remainder.

And what is the rest? Well, I’m dying to install a tin ceiling. And we’re on the hunt for the perfect vintage rug for the floors (the one pictured below is obviously just for winter muck) and a floating shelf for below the mirror. We’d also eventually like to make the trim more substantial (and reflective of the rest of the house) and replace the dated switch plates but again, not an immediate priority.

So, until then, I’ll just leave you with this before and after that makes me practically GLEEFUL:

You've come a long way, baby.