Friday Favorites: New Curtains, Black Hardware + More

Hallelujah, we made it to Friday!! Cue the jazz hands. It’s been a crazy busy week over, but we got SO much done. I had my contractor that did our floors come back out and install wood floor in my bedroom closet, I replaced all the kitchen hardware, we got curtains hung up, landscapers are coming today, and best of all my light fixtures and barstools arrived! Oh and our fridge is FINALLY coming tomorrow, which is cause for celebration in itself!! It’s been crazy town over here, but the house is really starting to feel more like home now. Anyway, I wanted to pop in today for a little Friday Favorites action. I have SO much to chat about today!!

This week one of my gorals was to change out the hardware in the kitchen. The above photo is how it looked with brushed nickel knobs and pulls. And here’s how it loos with black hardware:

Such a fun change, right?! I used these knobs and these pulls from Home Depot. They are flat black, which I LOVE. The contrast with the white cabinets and wood floor is so pretty. I’m going to do the same thing in all our bathrooms too!

This week we also hung up curtains in the living room! I ordered these from Anthropologie and I’m loving the boho vibe. I actually had a tricky time finding 108″ curtains that didn’t cost a fortune, but these were pretty reasonable compared to others I found. They also come in a black and gold. And that extra long matte black curtain rod is from Amazon!


Random tidbits from the week:

  • My bedroom is coming along! It’s a huge room, so I’m trying to figure out if I want to do a little sitting area or how I can best use the extra space. Right now we just have the bed set up, but I’m loving how it’s coming together!
  • I ordered these cozy slippers and they just came yesterday! This is my third pair of these slippers and I LOVE them. They’re 50% off right now too!
  • Today I’m setting up this cute bookcase in our front sitting area. I have a little space by the front door and I think this will be perfect!
  • I am using this little woven basket on my bathroom counter to store skincare and things I use everyday. It’s so cute and makes the counter look less cluttered!
  • I’m trying to organize my master bedroom closet, so I ordered two sets of these bins for the shelves. I’ll show you guys how they look after I get them in.
  • Our basement construction has been on hold for two weeks now and it’s been such a bummer. We’re waiting on a permit from the county, so everything is at a stand still. Fingers crossed we get the permit and work can start back up next week.
  • I have a contractor coming out this morning to give me an estimate on putting beams in our ceiling. That project got put on hold a few weeks ago, so I’m anxious to get going on that!
  • My favorite fleece is still on sale!!
  • I’ve done zero fall decorating yet and I honestly have no clue if I’ll even decorate for fall this year. I’m just not ready for pumpkins yet, plus I have so many fun projects happening right now. Oh and I’m in complete denial that summer is over–I can’t let her go!
  • My accent chairs are back in stock!! They’v been sold out for a few months now, so grab one now if you’ve been waiting.

Well I’m off to starting hanging light fixtures. I can’t wait!! I hope you have a great weekend. I’ll see you back here soooooooon! xo

Welcome!! I’m Sarah-- mama to three kiddos + wife to my high school sweetheart. I'm usually over-caffeinated, browsing Amazon + running on lots of grace. Grab a snack + get comfy!

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  1. 9.4.20
    Brittany Dee said:

    Love the change that hardware can make! Looks like the house is coming along! Can’t wait to see what you do with that space in the bedroom!

    • 9.6.20
      Sarah said:

      Hardware makes a HUGE change. And it doesn’t cost much to do!

  2. 9.4.20
    Anna lancaster said:

    It looks great and can’t wait for more ideas.Have a great weekend too!

    • 9.6.20
      Sarah said:

      thank you sweet Anna!

  3. 9.4.20
    Kathleen said:

    I so enjoy following your journey. I hope you know the joy you bring to so many.

    • 9.6.20
      Sarah said:

      I really appreciate that Kathleen, thank you! xoxo

  4. 9.4.20

    Look forward to seeing your progress each day.
    LOVE it all. Rest some over the long weekend.
    Hug the kids.

    • 9.6.20
      Sarah said:

      thank you Sally!! xo

  5. 9.4.20
    Kathy M said:

    Those curtains!!!! I’m in love! It’s also amazing what a difference the dark knobs and pulls make. So much better. You are a decorator extraordinaire. At first I was so sorry to see you leave the previous house, but you are certainly working your magic on the new one.

    • 9.6.20
      Sarah said:

      ah I hear you Kathy! It was definitely hard to leave the old house. I loved it so much! But I have a feeling this new place is going to be even better in time 🙂

  6. 9.4.20
    Stephanie Gimbrone said:

    Can’t wait to see your new lights up! Also, what is the flooring you have in kitchen? Love it!!!

    • 9.6.20
      Sarah said:

      It’s hardwood floor! We searched all over and actually found this at Home Depot. It’s called French Oak Point Reyes.

  7. 9.4.20

    I love what you have done. The black knobs look perfect in the kitchen. You are doing a beautiful job decorating the new house.

    • 9.6.20
      Sarah said:

      Ah thanks Betty!! xo

  8. 9.5.20
    Lorrie said:

    I love your little space you created out of the closet. It makes it look like the house you left and more like home!

    • 9.6.20
      Sarah said:

      thank you so much Lorrie!

  9. 9.5.20
    Martie said:

    Where did you get that cute little bench in your bedroom?

    • 9.6.20
      Sarah said:

      It’s from Target! They don’t seem to sell it anymore, but it was a dark wood color when I bought it. I just painted it black!

      • 9.8.20
        Martie said:

        I’m all about benches and baskets. But great idea to repaint. Where did you get the brown small bench from your nook area, the one where you have the tote with flowers sitting in top of it?

  10. 9.6.20
    Martie said:

    I’m all about benches and baskets. But great idea to repaint. Where did you get the brown small bench from your nook area, the one where you have the tote with flowers sitting in top of it?

  11. 9.7.20
    Candy said:

    Hi Sarah
    You are doing a fantastic job! Love the black hardware. Can’t wait to see more…please don’t overdue it though!

    • 9.7.20
      Sarah said:

      thank you so much Candy!!