Friday, June 24, 2011

House Tour - Part 1

I've finally uploaded the house photos to my computer so I can blog about the new house!  It only took 2 months.  Geez.  To catch you all up ... we started the house hunting process in March and closed on our house in April.  We wanted an older home, but one that didn't need a ton of work.  We didn't mind having to do cosmetic work, but re-doing a kitchen/bathroom/etc. was not in the budget.  We got SO lucky and found an older home that the owner's had completely re-done.  New paint, new carpet, stainless steel appliances.  What more could you ask for?  We are still in the process of completing lots of little projects around the house -- painting, new light fixtures, landscaping, etc. -- but I thought I would show you the "befores."  Hopefully, I will have some "afters" to show you soon, but my motivation comes in spurts, so who knows when that may be :)  

Anyways, I decided to split the house tour into two posts - I don't want you guys to get bored!  This post is the tour of the downstairs.  Welcome to our new home! 

If you look VERY closely, you can see Addy and Lucy in the window.  
They love to sit on the couch and look out the window ALL day.

A close-up of my craftiness.  I was VERY proud of this work:

A close-up of the mantel.  Not sure if I am going to keep it like this, but it works for now.

The kitchen.  I LOVE the color we painted it - it's so cheerful in the mornings - especially when it is sunny!  It's the only room that is "done."

 The kitchen is small and has lots of cabinets so we took the doors off the cabinets and painted 
the shelves the same color as the kitchen walls.

The very tiny half-bath.  I am SO happy that we have one though -- while we were house-hunting I noticed that most houses only had one bathroom.  At least now our guests don't have to traipse upstairs.

The office.  Big changes are in store for this room, however it may take awhile for them to come to fruition.  We've got other priorities unfortunately.

And that's the first floor!  Most of the home improvement projects that we are currently working on are upstairs and outside, so you probably won't be seeing many changes on the first floor in the near future!  Eventually, I'd like to paint the living and dining areas and get some artwork hung on the walls in the dining area.  We'd also like to get rid of our desks and get one big desk for the office and paint it as well.


  1. Those floors...I'm in love. Hardwood is what I always look for when we go apartment hunting. Unfortunately hard to find. :(

    But I love the house, it is beautiful and I love the decorating!

  2. Beautiful house! We are house hunting also and it is so stressful! Congrats!

  3. Love what you have done!