How does one decorate and furnish an entire beach house in only a week? And maybe more challenging...how to fit it all into one blog post!? This project was a literal whirlwind! Long story short (seriously - there's a long, crazy story of how our close friends happened upon this house. It all started 10 years ago when my husband met this couple at a clothing store in Seaside, FL. Then 2 months ago, the four of us spent a weekend visiting this neighborhood...a bunch of other crazy circumstances, and we found ourselves "speed-decorating" this house just a few weeks later. We will have to share the whole story in a podcast!). Keith and Jen, our close friends, closed on this home one day before we arrived in Florida (30a area). From purchase to closing, we spent hours creating design boards for each room, sourcing furniture online, and sending links via text/email everyday. We had just over one week to get this place ready for Airbnb renters. We shipped as much as we could, scheduling delivery the week after closing. We spent the first weekend designing, planning, shopping, managing deliveries, and gathering furniture and decor. We filled the SUV to the brim MANY times (see photos below) to and from Target, World Market, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, and local shops. Painters arrived and painted the entire home Mon-Thurs. The following weekend, we built furniture, mounted TVs, hung artwork, and accessorized every nook and cranny of this beautiful Floridian home.
We are so excited to share that we are pregnant! Team Jansma is growing by one this fall! We cannot express how grateful we are that God has entrusted us with this blessing. It has been so hard to keep this secret; we are elated to finally share this with all of you! We will share the full story soon. Telling Ty I was pregnant was the best day of my life (and I got it on video!). The past few months have definitely been a whirlwind.
One of my best friends photographed our announcement pics, and I could not be more in love with the photos! It was so special to have this memory captured, and by such a close friend. Thank you, (soon to be Auntie) Avery! Here is a link to her website and Instagram..she is SO TALENTED!!
Mother's Day is right around the corner! We all know that the moms in our lives deserve some major celebrating. My mother raised nine (yes, nine!) children, so she is immensely deserving of a day of celebration! Truly, I don't know how she did it. She's beyond amazing. I can't wait to spend the day showering her with love, gratitude, dinner, and of course - gifts!
This post is long overdue! We have an affinity for shelving, and have incorporated shelving in each of our 5 kitchens. Shelving adds character to a kitchen and offers a space to display pretty dishes, plants, and even artwork! It's one way to make a kitchen feel personal. We're excited to finally share all about our kitchen floating shelf DIY...including our first ever tutorial video! We built this shelf for $77 and could not be happier with it.
When we moved to the Holland lake house, we downsized from a king to a queen due to the size of the bedroom. At first, we didn't mind the switch...well, that feeling has worn off and we are itching to go back to a king! Hey, we tried! It's hard to downsize after the king life! We will have to replace our nightstands with a narrower version, but we have decided that a good night's sleep is more than worth it! We still have our king mattress from our previous home and are simply waiting to purchase a new bed!
The EGR flip is coming along wonderfully! Maybe it's because we aren't living in this one, but it feels like it's been our quickest renovation yet...(though it's mathematically not)! The cabinets have been installed and they are BEAUTIFUL! The hood is framed, and all of the new windows have also been put in. Next up on our docket is flooring, counters, and backsplash. We are planning to have those installed this week! I shared a few sneak peeks of the kitchen last week; it's about time I share the vision! We are going more traditional than we typically do to match the original era of the home. Elements like brass and soapstone will feel classic and cozy.
Over the past month or so, I've been working on finalizing the design for each room at the EGR flip. Our crew is working FAST, which is great, but also mean this designer needs to kick it into gear and get every selected ASAP! The primary bathroom tile selections are due on Monday!