Making Progress on the House….

For someone who has a hard time making decisions already, building a house is NOT recommended for your sanity. There are so many decisions to make when building a house. I knew it would be this way, but my fears have become a reality! I kept telling Steve it would be much worse than he imagined. I think he thought it would be “add to cart kitchen” but in reality it is “add to cart one single handle pull for the cabinet that holds your big pots and pans” #thedramaisreal Each and every detail is a new decision and in the end we have no idea if it is all going to come together and match! I mean look at the choices people….

paintThe good news is, we are about 3 months out from move in and we can start enjoying the fruits of our labor, which has been non stop. Steve makes a “to do” list of decisions I need to make weekly, and every Saturday is spent at some home store picking out lighting, flooring, carpet, hardware, and on and on!

So here is a sneak peak at how things are coming along. Going by the house every weekend is more fun now that things are starting to really form into a real house with walls and floors! And watching the progress on the brick is really bringing things to life!

brickMy butler’s pantry (minus a real butler) has turned out to be everything I hoped for. There will be swinging doors on both sides, and the top will remain open like you see here!

pantryMy closet seems smaller than I hoped but let’s be honest it is still big, and it does have a bit of natural light which I am happy about!

closet windowMy first yoga pose in my yoga loft…even if I am about to fall over! These pants were not conducive to tree pose!

yoga roomThe grand room has lots of light just like we hoped!

grand roomWe have tile in the master bath….

bathroom floorAnd my favorite tile here, is going down in the laundry room,mudroom, and upstairs baths, oh and it is the tile that will line the steam shower. It looks like wood but it is tile!

floorsThis is one of the upstairs baths….

shower tileI have lots of high hopes for the office. We  meet with the trim carpenter this week to see if we can make my dreams come true!

officeAnd if the decisions couldn’t get any worse, we have also been furniture shopping. We can’t seem to commit to a couch! This is the front runner right now….minus the yellow pillows….we get to pick out any pattern we want….of course we do….it’s another decision to make!

couch 1I love all things tufted!

couchI really really want this chair, just two of them for the ends of the dining table but these suckers are $1209 each! WHAT????? Are they handmade in Italy and hand delivered one by one! Furniture is expensive ya’ll!

chairAlso in the decision check list right now is picking out a chandelier for my closet. Do I go more glam like this….

closet chandelierOr simple and elegant like this….

chandelier 2And this is what I have been doing for the last 6 months of my life! Building a house…piece by piece by piece!

Cheers, -SS 

Which chandelier do you like best?

Thoughts on the couch?

Where can I find the tufted chair for cheaper?


  1. I like the first chandelier the best!! So Carrie Bradshaw :) Also, look for chairs at World Market!! You can find some similar for around the $200 mark! They may not be Italian buttttt you could get 6 for the price of 1. Thank you also for validating my reason NOT to build, LOL. I don’t think I could handle it!
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    • Sweet & Sweaty says:

      Thanks Becky! I am leaning towards the first chandelier too, and Carrie Bradshaw is totally my fashion icon! Thanks for the reco on the chairs. I have never heard of it so I am going online to look now. I could care less what brand they are, just want a sturdy/fashionable chair…. and $200 seems like it would do the job! Yes, be glad you found a home you love in the right location. We would have never ever dreamed up building but we fell in love with the location of this lot. Steve gets his neighborhood amenities that remind him of his home in Jersey and I get a view in the back instead of more houses:) I cannot wait to see more on your house! So exciting!!

  2. Ahhh so exciting!!!! I am so indecisive so this would be very hard for me! I love the first chandelier and I would check out HomeGoods or Kirklands (if you don’t have one near you they have a great website!)
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    • Sweet & Sweaty says:

      Thanks so much for the reco Katie. I totally forgot about those two places. We just got a HomeGoods not too long ago and I forget we have it sometimes! I love it though! Oh and I am the queen of indecisive, not sure what Steve was thinking building a house with me! oops!

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