Miguel comes home tonight!! He went out of town Thursday for a friend’s bachelor party & y’all I cannot sleep without him so, my sleep schedule has been all out of whack. But, my bridal shower was yesterday and it was perfect! We played games, ate Chick-Fil-A & cake, popped some bubbly, it was awesome. Oh & the consensus is 1. I cry a lot & 2. don’t fight over food. That is some good advice. I decorated my peacock chair with silver dollar eucalyptus and some faux flowers, guys… I felt like a queen.
See? That chair makes you feel like you are unstoppable.
The cake was from Cakes by Gina and it was delicious, the cake topper is from The Blushing Script, if you don’t follow or shop from Lindsey just take a minute and look at her work because it is so good. I made the floral chandelier that I found from this DIY, it was so tough hanging it but I had some help! We set out different kinds of juices for our bubbly bar and starting popping the bottles. SO. MUCH. FUN.
I wanted to give everyone a final update regarding the shiplap project! So before Harvey, you all know we were working on the worst project ever AKA shiplap in the study. We had just enough plywood for one wall and were going to make a trip to Lowe’s for the rest of the plywood but thanks to Harvey, we couldn’t do that soooo what was going to be the entire room covered in shiplap ended up being just one wall.
But y’all that one wall is beautiful. And I can’t wait to finish up the rest of the room! I’m sure Miguel would like a break but sorry not sorry, that’s probably not going to happen.
It turned out so good!! We did things a little differently than part one. If you don’t remember what happened on our first try with shiplap you can check it out here. Going to Lowe’s for our cuts was seriously the smartest thing we ever did. Definitely, should have done that in the beginning but oh well & painting the primer once we nailed all the planks to the wall! No more blotchiness! We used Alabaster by Sherwin Williams after the primer. Miguel taught me how to paint during this project and I am not terrible anymore!
Final shiplap tips:
- Wherever you purchase your plywood from, have them make your cuts for you there
- Wear gloves when sanding
- Use a stud finder and mark your studs, this will make it easier to know where to nail
- Start at the top of the ceiling and use a level
- Get lots of nickels (nickels for days)
- Paint after you have nailed all planks into the wall
- Bask in the glory of what is shiplap
This room still has a long way to go but I am super proud of it. This project gave us the most heartache, it was definitely the toughest one yet. Well, the wooden range hood might be the toughest since we kind of just left that one to work on others. Honestly, all of these projects are tough but totally worth it. To look back years from now with our kids and tell them about all the work Miguel and I did to make our house a home I believe will show them what hard work can accomplish. We already have a great foundation because we went with a great builder but adding our personal touches to this nest just makes it that much cozier and reflects our personality.
I also have some exciting news but I’ll just keep it to myself for now! No guys, I am not pregnant.
As always, thanks for following along with our little nest & life! Y’all really are the real MVPs.