The Surznick Ranch: Progress Report - The Surznick Common Room

Friday, July 1, 2016

The Surznick Ranch: Progress Report


I feel like so much has happened since we first introduced you to The Surznick Ranch! Last week we rented a Uhaul, moved all of our furniture, started unpacking, and as of Wednesday we handed in our apartment keys for good.

The past month has been kind of a whirlwind but we're happily settling into our new home, starting new routines, and finding comfort in this space. Not a single room in this house is completely unpacked or "finished" (I mean, most aren't even "started") but here's the low down on what's been happening.


We started the Music Room makeover! You may recall that Nick is a music teacher. In addition to classroom teaching, he also teaches instrument lessons in the evenings. The Music Room is going to be his dedicated studio/office where he will teach lessons, record music, store all of his instruments, etc.

This is the first room we are tackling and we're probably about... 30% done? So far we have torn out the old trim, tore out the closet shelving, patched and sanded all of the walls, painted, removed the ceiling fan and installed a new light fixture, and started framing the window and closet door. Sounds like a lot but there's so much more to do. We'll share complete before and after posts once it's all said and done, but it's coming along beautifully for now!


We've also been making a few decor purchases: lights, rugs, furniture, etc. We sold a LOT of furniture and decor at our yard sale so we're working on replacing what we sold. Of course this is going to take a lot of time and money, but I'm excited about the idea of finding the perfect items slowly instead of just buying new things to fill the gaps.

One of our big purchases is a new sofa from Interior Define. It hasn't arrived yet, but we are SO excited to get it! More on that to come. Below I've linked the sources for the other items pictured above. Be sure to follow along on Instagram and Snapchat for more peeks inside our home (@sawissinger and @nmalburg!) And let us know if you have any questions about the house - things are coming along and we can't wait to share more!

Sources (from top to bottom): 5 Bulb Brass Light, Navy Blue Paint, 9 Bulb Brass Light, Huarache Sandals, Pink Kilim Rug, Copper Plant Stand (DIY), Record Stand (DIY), Record Player

Sarah & Nick

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