Happy Friday + Links 2/3/17

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 🙂

The Grit and Polish - Farmhouse ID Sofa 1

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 a new one for us…a flip! We love buying and fixing up properties, but we have yet to try our hand at selling said properties (we’ve always kept our renovated properties as rentals or our primary residence).  Our search for a flip has been marked with frustration due to the lack of inventory – apparently fixer homes are in short supply in central and western Washington – so we’ve had a lot of trouble finding a suitable property.  Until now.  I think we’ve finally found the one!  So we’re drawing floor plans and planning out finishes, and I’m officially in my happy place.  This is going to be an exciting and interesting renovation for a few reasons (which I’ll get into at some point), but I’m looking forward to sharing more with you guys in the Spring!

Now on to some cool stuff that’s going on outside of my bubble.  Grab a cup of coffee and dig in:

Old Home Love is releasing a book and I for one, could not be more excited about it!

This kitchen has me really inspired.  I love the dark butcher block – it’s so warm and classy looking.

Need a new show?  I watched the entire first season of The Crown during a recent stomach bug and it’s great.

You might want to bookmark this post from Young House Love.  It’s a great resource if you ever decide to add hardwood floors, feather them in to an existing floor, or are just thinking of refinishing.

This home is so beautiful and simple. That mantle is giving me all sorts of ideas.



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  1. Thanks for making Friday a little happier with the anticipation of another one of your renovations! Can’t wait to see the place.

  2. The market is so tough right now, I’m glad you guys found a good house to flip. Being that it’s for resale, are you giving yourself a shorter timeline to complete?

    We are completely gutting and rehabbing our 1936 house now, and it is giving us such an expensive learning experience – everything is wrong, and it was built and rebuilt so poorly though it’s past! Hopefully in the end I will learn to love old houses more.

    • Ugh. I totally get it. As lovely as old houses are, they can be a lot of work (and frustrating), especially when you’re having to redo work that was done poorly. BUT they are so beautiful in the end and 100% worth the effort…at least in my book 😉

  3. I just started The Crown this week! I haven’t been able to sit and watch the whole thing, but I just finished the coronation episode and I’m loving it!

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