Happy Friday + Links 2/24/17

Happy Friday!  We got the keys to our flip house last week, and we’re already planning plumbing routes and purchasing finishes.  It’s a beautiful 1900 home with a wrap around porch and original built-ins.  And it’s in need of lots of love, of course.  We won’t get into the main renovation work until the end of March, but I’m sharing glimpses of the house and planning process on Instagram Stories. We had a massive shopping spree on Thursday and it’s all up there right now so go check that out if you’re into salvage shops, vintage finds, and marble counters.

This is going to be a crazy project for us!  Not only are we completing the renovations on a tight timeline and featuring some of the project here on the Grit and Polish, but the process will be documented by a media outlet much bigger than this blog.  It’s going to be fun!  And I promise to share more on that front when we get closer.

Well it’s Friday again and that’s pretty awesome.  So grab a cup of coffee and jump into these links:

H2 kitchen Belathee Photo

source | photo by Belathee

Two of my favorite kitchens (here and here) – which both happen to be in Washington state and are my primary inspiration for the flip house kitchen – both used the same brass pulls and now I’m obsessed with them!

An oldie but a beauty.  This tour is a couple years old, but that front porch is worth a new look!

I’m pretty sure that vintage, wood dresser and white walls will always be my kind of lovely.

Did you catch Young House Love’s podcast this week?  It’s a good one, but I think John and Sherry are looking at brass all wrong.  It’s actually a very classic metal finish, not just a relic of the 1970s.  We’ve found original brass door knobs and hardware all over our Farmhouse and at many of our other 100+ year old houses.  I agree that the polished, 70’s brass trend will not last (nor is it my thing), but aged brass will always look classic and warm in old homes.  My two cents, anyway.

A 109-year-old‘s secrets to life.  “I’m happy with my house, it’s all I need.  I would buy one thing I would use that one thing.  I wouldn’t buy one thing and go buy another and go buy another.”  This video is a real gem, as is Richard.  “I eat ice cream every night.  It makes me happy.”  Gems.

I’d love to get one of these craft paper rollers.  They’d look beautiful (and be really functional) in any kitchen.

Garrett and I went to see La La Land last weekend (our first movie out in maybe a year…) and wow!  It was stunning and fun and surprisingly emotional.  I can’t recommend it enough!

Check out Katie Hackworth’s Instagram account if you have a couple of hours to kill.  You will leave 100% inspired.  Everything she touches (as the design half behind Seattle’s H2 Design + Build) is stunning.  That’s her office kitchenette above.

Wishing you the best of weekends!

xoxo

-Cathy

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Farmhouse Living Room // The Prettiest Chandelier

The Grit and Polish - Rose City Chandelier Globe

THE FARMHOUSE It's been a couple of weeks since we talked about the Farmhouse living room, and I'm dying to show you what came in the mail!  The prettiest chandelier I ever did see... Sources: Chandelier | Sofa | Rugs, top and bottom (similar) | Side table | cotton blanket (aka the softest blanket ever!) When it came time to pick out an … [Continue reading...]

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Happy Friday + Links 2.17.17

House of Harvest Instagram

Happy Friday!  Thank you for the very kind response to our pregnancy announcement on Valentines Day!  Although Garrett and I couldn't be more excited to meet our baby girl, I'm pretty sure we're going to be busy for awhile with a four-year-old and two kids under two.  Growing up in a family of 4 kids, I had two siblings within 15 months of me (my … [Continue reading...]

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A Valentines Day Surprise

The Grit and Polish - Baby Girl Dress and Pig

THE FARMHOUSE Happy Valentines Day!  We're celebrating the holiday with lots of chocolate and cake and extra snuggles with my little ones.  Speaking of little ones, I wanted to share some exciting family news with you guys.  I mentioned last week that Garrett and I have come up with the perfect use for the nursery (once Brooks moves … [Continue reading...]

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Happy Friday + Links 2.10.17

Tessa Insta

Next week is Valentines Day and it'll be pretty low key around here, like always.  Most importantly, there will be a cake, which the boys will *help* me bake.  There is something so sweet about the mother-son (and father-daughter) relationship when it comes to Valentines Day, don't you think? Growing up, my dad always gave my sister and I roses … [Continue reading...]

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Farmhouse Nursery // The Current Version

The Grit and Polish - Nursery Teepee

THE FARMHOUSE We're taking a break from the living room makeover this week to share our progress in the nursery.  You may recall that the nursery has undergone quite a transformation since we moved into the Farmhouse.  The room always had great bones, but it took a lot of work to bring the space up to snuff.  Thankfully, it was well worth the … [Continue reading...]

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Happy Friday + Links 2/3/17

The Grit and Polish - Farmhouse ID Sofa 8

Happy Friday!  There are a few days left to enter the $500 Interior Define giveaway, so if you haven't already registered, you should!  Your home will thank you :) Over the past few months, Garrett and I have been looking for a new project, which I've mentioned briefly on the blog and a bit more in depth on Instagram stories.  The project is … [Continue reading...]

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Farmhouse Living Room // Our Sofa is Here! + A Giveaway

The Grit and Polish - Farmhouse ID Sofa 5

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED.   THE FARMHOUSE The Farmhouse living room is really coming along!  The walls are painted, the black and gold outlets are updated, the carpets are gone, and...the sofa is here!  As I mentioned on Friday, having a sofa is a game changer for my family.  How we survived for this long without one, I'll never know, but I'm … [Continue reading...]

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Curtains, Affiliate Links, & Happy Friday!

DeVOL kitchens Instagram Inspiration

Welcome to another edition of Friday!  This Friday is so much more glorious than the last because we finally have a couch to lounge on, and that makes movie night SO MUCH BETTER!  Even if we will have to watch the Peanuts Christmas movie yet again ;) What are you up to this weekend?  I'll be working on our living room, trying to find some pretty … [Continue reading...]

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