by Erin Napier
Ian and Graeme, 2 contractors who’ve moved here from California came by the house today to give us an estimate on the wall of built-in bookcases we want in the living room. Ben has been planning to do it himself, but we’re beginning to believe that having a little time to not be constantly building, painting, fixing, doing something in January might just be worth it. Here’s the inspiration:
They’re also giving us a quote for helping making our kitchen look like this with the super budget materials we’ve already bought. We will do the lion share of the kitchen renovation ourselves, but it’ll happen faster if we can get some help with electrical and mud.
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I’m Erin Napier, co-owner of Laurel Mercantile Co. and Scotsman Co. with my husband, Ben. I’m an artist and he’s a craftsman and we help people moving to our town find and restore old houses on HGTV’s Home Town. In an effort to count my blessings, this journal has documented only the good things that happen on each and every day of my life since January 1, 2010. I am a wife, a daughter, a homebody, a bubble bath lover, a book reader, a sentimental, stressed out, slightly obsessive southerner. Welcome!