Update!

Since the last time I have blogged, not a lot has been going on.  We redid our living room, which I will do a separate post on (since I think it’s awesome), and are currently doing our master bedroom and nursery floors.  More to come on that as well.  It’s been a SLOW progression.  I think a lot of our energy was taken out on the kitchen, and we just need a break.  But nothing will force ya to get things done quite like a baby coming in 11 weeks.  You read that right, 11 weeks!!! That is insane.  I am officially in my third trimester and couldn’t be more excited.

Another big change is going to be taking place soon.  I will be leaving my full time job, to become a stay at home mom.  This is something that I have always known that I wanted, and to be able to have the opportunity to do so is such a blessing.  I decided that I would pick up an old hobby and start a YouTube channel again!  I used to have one back in college where I did a lot of makeup tutorials.  I ended up stopping it when I started working full time since a 40+ hour a week job was more than enough. I really regret stopping since it was something I truly loved doing.

I started this channel back up last week and hope to be able to post a video or two a week in the future!  I will also be keeping this blog to coordinate with that channel.  So if you see things switch up a bit, you know why!

I hope this is a change you are all excited to see, and hope you stick along with me!

xoxo,

Emily

Kitchen Renovation- Floors

Sorry this post is coming so late!  So much has been going on in the Sunshine Corner! I will have LOTS of updates for you guys.  I know it has been about 2 months since my last post, and the kitchen is 90% done! And boy, does it look amazing!!  I left off with the kitchen as a blank slate,  everything demolished. We put up the drywall, and it was time for the floors!

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This post is mainly about our massive floor overhaul!!  Since the original kitchen had tile floors, and the dining room has wood floors,  we decided to extend the hardwood floors throughout the entire space!  I love hardwood floors throughout a house, so it was a no brainer for me. We were going to simply cut back some of the original wood floors since they were “tongue and groove” and insert the new floors in, but that didn’t work out.  Since a wall was in between the two rooms, it caused some of the board to be cut weird, thus ruining the “tongue and groove”, resulting in us having to remove ALL of the floors and start over in the area.  It ended up working out great though. We also chose to go a different color than the rest of the house for stain.  Our current floors are a light honey maple color, and I really love a solid darker wood floor.  Luckily Matt was on board and we are planning on redoing the floors throughout the entire house- but one thing at a time!

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We chose to use Minwax Stain in Dark Walnut.  We used one coat of the stain, with two coats of Minwax Super Fast Dry Polyurethane.   We seriously could not be any happier with how it looks!  I cannot wait to redo the rest of the house!

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Also, keep in mind that we will be painting all of the trim white, so it looks funny for now.

I am so obsessed!

Look out for my next post!!! That may show where we are up date!!!

I hope you love it as much as I do!!!