We've been living in our house for a full month now!
I kind of hoped we would be a lot more organized than we are.
But with Christmas,
and the kids off school for 2 weeks, and going to the cottage for New Year's,
and a whole host of problems to fix, I haven't done as much unpacking as I wanted to.
The truth is--- I'm just tired.
Now that we've got a working kitchen and a comfortable couch to sit in, I just don't feel like tackling the stack of boxes that still fill our guest room and basement.
I've got reno burnout.
So we're just going to slowly settle ourselves in and hold off on all the finishing touches for awhile-- like stair railings, the fireplace, door handles, basement drywalling, closet doors...
Not exactly little stuff, I know, but we can live without it.
I have put in a few shelves, and clothes rods (so we have a place to empty our boxes to).
Hooks, too, are a necessity!
We carted this big piece of driftwood home from the cottage last week for our front hall.
Paul, (I can practically hear his family chuckling right now!) pulled it up from the beach and suggested we use it as a coat rack!
When we were in Scotland last summer, Paul's family friends the McKays of McKay Flooring gave us 3 whisky barrel staves from their line of Scottish whisky barrel flooring.
The coolest flooring ever!
We packaged them well and carted them home with our luggage.
I had no idea what I was going to do with them, but had a couple of ideas for art projects.
In the end, we decided to just leave them and hang them up exactly as they were.
I think they look great!
They still even smell like whisky!
So, hopefully soon, I'll be able to do a bit more posting.
In the meantime, I'm back at the boxes-- keep, garbage, donate.