Oh my goodness friends.
Would you believe we’ve been at this crazy main floor renovation for more than three months now?
106 days to be exact (but who’s counting?).
That’s 106 days of chaos + crazy from one end of our house to the other.
In all honesty, it’s probably one of the most difficult things I’ve ever had to live through. I mean there are only so many meals you can whip up without a kitchen.
But, as things finally start coming together, it turns out it’s also been one of the most rewarding projects we’ve ever taken on.
Living in this incredible, open space we’ve created – one that functions exactly as we’d hoped it would – has already made this crazy renovation journey worth all the blood, sweat and tears we’ve shed to make it happen.
And thank goodness for that because no matter how many times we’ve gone through this process of planning out and renovating a space, somehow it’s just as overwhelming + daunting as it was the very first time.
With all the renovating we’ve taken on through the three years we’ve been in this house (you can see all of the spaces we’ve renovated here), you’d think we’d be seasoned pros by now. And I guess sometimes (on the rarest of occasions) it feels like we are. But mostly, each and every room renovation is an overwhelming process that really just feels like a big leap of faith.
Finding pretty pictures of inspiring spaces in magazines or on Pinterest is easy. But, pulling together all of pieces of that puzzle yourself, well that’s a whole other story my friends (find our plans for each space here).
Before we’ve even had a chance to swing a hammer for the first time, I’m worrying about all of the choices we’ve made for the space – the colours, the sizes, the fit + finishes and whether they will all come together to create the space I’d been picturing this whole time.
I’m second guessing myself right up until the very last finishing touches are in place and we can finally rest assured that it’s all come together just as we’d hoped it would.
So, given that we’ve still got a ways to go before we cross that finish line (which I’m still not convinced even really exists), I’m really just a big old ball of stress and worry, hoping that all this time and money we’ve been blowing through these last few months hasn’t been wasted on a space I don’t really love.
It’s A LOT of pressure.
But often times it’s the biggest risks, the most daunting projects, that bring the biggest rewards.
And finally taking on this renovation that we’ve been planning in our heads since the day we first laid eyes on this house has been one of the scariest, most difficult and most rewarding things we’ve ever done.
It’s truly changed the way we live in our home.
Even with so much renovation yet to go.
I cannot wait to share more progress with y’all soon! In the mean time, be sure to follow along on Instagram for all sorts of behind the scenes sneak peeks!
Wishing you SUCH a lovely day!