as of lately | home sweet diehl.

March 29, 2016
as of lately | home sweet diehl

the husband + I are in the final stages of closing on our very first home! it is a new construction, that we fell in love with when it was “30 days from completion”. we get a new home to make our own + didn’t have to make a million from-the-ground-up decisions. if I had to pick everything from insulation to cabinet hardware, it’d be a few more years before we moved in. quite seriously. I’m already struggling with window treatments + paint colors ..

as of lately | home sweet diehl.

the keys to the house will (tentatively) be in our hands on april 8th.

the first items we’ll be carrying into the house: gallons of paint + subway tiles. the verbal plan for our move in is to spend the first weekend as homeowners starting the process of turning our spec home into our dream home. at the top of the list: new paint for the main level, a subway tile back splash in the kitchen, and tackling the half-bath. I’ll be documenting the adventures + progress for entertainment and hopefully some value. we’re first timers. wish us luck!

have tips to share with new homeowners? any items you didn’t even think of?



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  • erinhzauner March 29, 2016 at 11:08 am

    congratulations! what a dream scenario too. can’t wait to see what you do to the place!

    • Little Lessons by Chelsea March 29, 2016 at 1:12 pm

      thank you, erin!! we already took the “before” photos. I’ll be sharing the progress & the hot mess 🙂

  • Lindsey Schuler March 30, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    When I bought my condo, I didn’t think about window treatments or anything in the bathrooms like toilet paper holder/towel racks, which those may already be in your new place! Love subway tile – what color are you going with? I’m thinking about white in our kitchen. Excited to see what you do!

  • Emelia Pitlick March 30, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    Purchase quality paint brushes!

  • Mollie Lyon April 8, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Love it! Can’t wait to follow along!