Farmhouse Friday 4/20/18

Happy Friday! I hope you had a good week! We were up to a little bit of everything this week: Daphne’s bedroom, spending time with the kids at the Farmhouse, a working trip to the Tacoma converted garage project, turning our Airbnbs in Seattle, and helping get Nana and Papa’s country house ready for sale. All in all, it was a fun week, but I’m definitely ready for the weekend! Speaking of the weekend, if you’re in Seattle tonight (Friday), come to our meet up at Fremont Brewery from 4-6pm! We want to build community with all of you DIYers, renovators, house-hackers, old home enthusiasts, new home enthusiasts, homebodies, etc. Plus the boys and I baked a double batch of chocolate chip cookies yesterday and they aren’t going to eat themselves!

Tacoma Converted Garage project // salvaged light fixture from Second Use

Let me back up to the Tacoma converted garage project for a minute. For those of you who don’t remember, this is the 50s-era converted garage owned by Garrett’s sister (it’s the old garage behind her 1800s duplex, which was converted to a rental unit decades ago). We got some work done over there this week on the rough-in plumbing and planning/design. We’ll be getting into this project more here on the blog next month (ish) but you can see a tour of the space in my Instagram highlight reel (@thegritandpolish). While old houses will always be my jam, it’s definitely a fun change of pace to work on an industrial/modern/timeless project. I literally cannot wait to see this project come together!

Well it’s Friday again, so I’ve rounded up lots of great links from around the web. Grab a cup of coffee and dig in!

This home tour is just right for Spring.

I recently started reading this architecture book (on the recommendation of my friend), and I am enamored. It’s all about designing homes and the architectural elements you should use and those you should avoid. I’m only a week in (and admittedly my ‘reading weeks’ are light these days), but love the authors’ thoughts on building a home “in which we love to live over time. That’s how a building proves its worth, not just in the short term, but forever.” Amen. Also: in my book, that’s why design matters. 

source // designer: Christine Dovey // photo: Ashley Capp

A designer’s kitchen goes from pink and pretty to chic and contemporary. I’m a (big) fan of the chic and contemporary!

I like the title of this article: “Day-Ruining Study Shows How Drinking May Shorten Your Life“. You should probably wait until Monday to read this one (especially if you’re meeting us at the brewery tonight ;), but definitely good information.

I just love this ritual and can’t wait to read more of ‘treasury’.

Sixteen ways to decorate your home for free. This could come in handy should you, say, ban shopping for a year (or a month).

Design inspiration from Instagram this week: a simple bedroom, pink in the bathroom, everything pretty, and this whole situation!

Have a great weekend!

xoxo

-Cathy

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The Farmhouse // Daphne’s Nursery: Repairs, Trim, and More (ORC wk 3)

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Farmhouse Friday 4/13

Happy Friday (the 13th)! For you folks in Seattle, Garrett and I will be doing a meet-up next Friday (4/20) from 4-6pm at Fremont Brewery. So if you're in town, come chat with us...about houses, renovations, kids, house-hacking, the weather, anything! We're chatty people and we want to meet you! Per our usual, some or all of our kids will be with … [Continue reading...]

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The Farmhouse // Daphne’s Nursery: Design Plan (ORC Wk 2)

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Vintage Find // Cane Bed Frame

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Farmhouse Friday 4/6/18

Happy Friday! This week seemed to fly by...for you too? We started in on Daphne's nursery at the Farmhouse for the One Room Challenge and I couldn't be more excited. Pretty sure this room is my favorite space at the Farmhouse, architecturally-speaking, because of the large windows, southern daylight, and a prime view of our century-old elm trees. … [Continue reading...]

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The Farmhouse // Daphne’s Nursery: Introductions + Before (ORC Wk 1)

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Farmhouse Friday 03/30/18

Happy Friday! We got home from Portland after finishing up Winnie's bathroom and our house was soooo clean. It felt great! Honestly, walking into a clean home has to be one of my favorite feelings, ever. I think Spring cleaning should be a yearly occurrence. Okay, okay, I know it is a yearly thing for most people, but I mean for us. I'd like to … [Continue reading...]

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Winnie’s Bathroom // Before + After

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