Weekend Warrior Part 2 – Moving In!

When we last left off, I had gone to bed utterly exhausted on Saturday night.

On Sunday morning, I met Jon at Starbucks to talk about blog stuff.  Jon is new to blogging and has been working really hard on his blog, Elements2Lead, to make it what he wants.  You should check it out!

Brad and I answered some content and technical questions Jon had, while I worked on my umpteenth cup of coffee.

We left Starbucks, then dashed off to the new Carolina Ale House uptown to “tailgate” with friends before the Panther’s game.  But we had no plans to attend the game.

Oh no, we had way more important things to do.

Like moving!

After owning and working on renovating our house for over a year, we are finally moving!

Renovated Kitchen Move in Day

Although a little bit of work has been done in at least every room of the house, the kitchen is by far the biggest change.  I gave an update a few months ago when we got our kitchen cabinets, but now with lighting and appliances, the kitchen has a more finished look.

Renovations of Kitchen from Back Door

On Sunday, we moved a lot of odds and ends, but mainly focused on kitchen stuff we don’t use on a daily basis.  I thought this would be a good time to show you some of the kitchen details, I haven’t shared yet.

To the left of the fridge is the pantry, which has a bunch of built in sliding shelves.  Can you believe we actually had to send our original fridge back because it didn’t fit?  Brad and I weren’t too happy about that.  But I’m just glad to have a fridge that doesn’t jut out a foot past the cabinets, now.

Our sink is a porcelein farmhouse sink with an apron front and bronze fixtures.

This window used to be a single window, but we had it enlarged to have more natural light.

I am in love with this oven and have been dreaming about the wonderful things I can make in it.  On either side if the stove are built-in spice racks and to the left of the stove is an appliance garage.

You probably notice that we have yet to tile the back splash.  We decided that this could be done after we move in.

We also have a convection oven/microwave below our bar, which I think is a neat way to hide an appliance.

Last, but not least, is the breakfast nook.  We had this L-shaped bench built to go with our current table in our condo.  I’ve always wanted a breakfast nook, so I’m really excited about this. The bench lids lift for storage.  Also, there used to be one single door here, but we had the door frame moved and widened to make room for French doors.

Our moving plan is to move everything we need to live in the house this upcoming weekend and actually spend the night at our new house on Saturday or Sunday to stay, just in time for Halloween.  Can you believe I’ve never passed out Halloween candy?

On Saturday, Brad also moved my bedroom suit, which has been in storage at a friend’s house.  Two of our friends helped us move on Saturday and Sunday, which was just so incredibly helpful.  I’m so thankful we have such amazing friends that lend a hand when we need it.

After an entire year of chipping away at improvements to the house, I can’t believe we’re actually moving.  Granted, it will probably be a few years before the house is exactly what we want it to be — future renovations are a part of the plan.  But I am incredibly ecstatic to live here.  This has been mine and Brad’s baby for the past year.  We have definitely experienced some ups and downs.  Things have gone well and things have gone wrong, but we got through it.  I knew it would all be worth it in the end, and it feels amazing to have our hard work pay off.

The condo was our first home, but this house feels so much more like a real home — a place where a family lives, where meals are shared, children grow up, and memories are made.

I can’t wait to get in there and turn it in into our home.

29 Responses to Weekend Warrior Part 2 – Moving In!

  1. Kate

    Congrats to you & Brad! What a beautiful kitchen!!!

  2. Congrat!!! The kitchen looks great! I especially love your little breakfast nook! Sooo cute. Good luck with the move and settling in. :)

  3. Lee

    It looks great! I love those kitchen cabinets. It looks so roomy. I’m curious to see what you do with the backsplash because that’s one thing we haven’t done either.

  4. Congrats, Kelly! Your kitchen is so beautiful, and I know that you’re going to have lots of happy memories in your new house. :)

  5. I am in LOVE with your kitchen! I love all white kitchens. It’s so cozy and clean. Congrats on your move!

  6. Omg that is SUCH a beautiful kitchen!! I am so happy you and your husband get to move in and enjoy living there together and make your house a home! This story was super touching, I can’t wait to get to do that someday!

  7. Your house looks absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I love the cream-colored cabinets, they are so classy :)

    I bet you can’t wait to start cooking/baking with all those new appliances!

  8. KITCHEN ENVY! Oh my goodness that kitchen is to die for! Loving the color and grain of the floors. Loving the sink and the spice racks by the oven. This looks like a pinterest kitchen!
    Congrats on your move!

  9. Jen

    I love your kitchen! So excited for you guys :)

  10. Yay! This is been a long time coming! Love the finished kitchen, it’s absolutely gorgeous! So happy for you guys!

  11. Oh my goodness! I am in deep love with your kitchen! It’s just beautiful and so grown up, too!

  12. Jen

    Congratulations on your move! You can take some fabulous food photos in that kitchen!

  13. jennyv

    Can I just live in your kitchen? (Saying this WITHOUT even seeing the rest of the house!) What a gorgeous place to make amazing memories :)

  14. how exciting! your kitchen is beautiful! I love how bright it is.

  15. Oh my gosh – your house / kitchen looks awesome! It’s so cheery and bright and I love all the neutral tones!!! Great job!!!

  16. I love the kitchen Kelly! It is gorgeous!

  17. Your kitchen is incredible!!

  18. Jenn

    I have been such a bad blog follower lately but I came back just in time! Congrats girl!!! It looks beautiful and I bet Rascal will LOVE having tons of room to run around and play in :)

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  20. lauren

    Where did you end up purchasing your double-bowl farmhouse sink? We’re starting a kitchen remodel similar to yours this year and I want an apron sink & my husband says his only request is that is a double bowl!

    • We special ordered it from Lowes. They carry it but didn’t have it in stock at our local Lowes. Good luck with the remodling! It’s a pain in the butt but SO worth it in the end. :)

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