House Updates

Life has been a bit crazy since the beginning of the year. I’ve been super busy at work and a huge install starts next week and will last through September. I’m savoring the calm before the storm, but in the mean time, here are some progress reports from around the McClelland household…

I’ve finished painting the trim and the stairwell/hallway on our second floor. After much debate and one coat of white paint, I ended up going back to my tried and true Revere Pewter for the spaces. It keeps the look consistent and flows with the first floor.

We also had our backsplash removed and updated to subway tile! This was definitely not a DIY project on our end and we hired it out.  I’m so happy with the outcome and how much it brightens up the space. The picture below is before he grouted the backsplash. I then took it upon myself to switch out all the almond color outlets to white (I watched a few You Tube videos to educate myself as an ‘amateur’ electrician). I’ve never felt so empowered then after I completed that project!

Last, but not least, we finally had a fence installed. Lola can run free or simply snooze on the patio without having to be tethered to the deck. It’s such a great feeling to finally be able to utilize our backyard without fear of her running into a busy street! We still need to stain both the deck (love this stain color that Jessica Garvin used) and the fence, but right now we are just enjoying its functionality!

Upcoming projects (because, there’s always a list), would be painting the trim in our guest bedroom and master bedroom, and eventually tackling the trim and cabinets in the upstairs bathrooms. Trim, now that I’ve mostly completed the first floor, my office, and the upstairs hallway and stairwell, I’ve learned is a pretty easy project but just takes a time commitment.

I have a huge San Francisco round up I’m working on, just need to find time to edit some photos and then I will get that posted for you guys! So, that’s what has been keeping me busy at home! To follow more day-to-day, make sure to follow along on Instagram/Insta-Stories!


One thought on “House Updates

  1. Sarah Lagen

    Sam your house is looking so great, I want to come see it in real life! And your backyard looks huge!! I love following your home projects, you are so good the design!

    xo, Sarah


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