Friday, October 18, 2013

House Tour

Welcome back to our house! I thought I would post an update of what the house looks 3 weeks later. we've been working really hard, but there is still more to do.

I'm starting out with the living space. We got this sectional from my sister on a trade and we've really enjoyed it!

Here are some close ups of our built ins.

The other side. The middle spot has all of our TV stuff, so we are trying to figure out how to cover that all up :) Feel free to ask in the comments if you want to know where I got anything in this post and I will let you know.

I don't necessarily consider it done and perfect, but it works for now. And no, we don't have an orange tree in our house (on left), but our tree has some pumpkin lights in it.

This little end table was repainted and I should take another picture so you can see it. My SIL Sunny painted it for us. She also did the coffee table, but it didn't turn out quite as dark as the end table, so it's currently in the garage. We just put the glaze on today and I will take pics of it when it's done.

My curtains are in training right now :) I think I will do a separate post about my curtains. I made them from shower curtains. I have them tied so that they will hold their shape/pleats.

Our sofa table and extra side chairs. You may notice that I need to get a lamp shade for this lamp also.

Our kitchen table and chairs. The rug under our table is a rug Justin bought on his mission (Singapore mission). We are just using it until the new one arrives that I ordered this past week. Cross your fingers that the new rug works! I'm a bit unsure how the color will work, but I'm determined to make it work!

I may have already shown you these chairs? Justin and I usually sit here. Molly tries to sit here when we aren't looking :) We just know that the kids are messier than us. When they are more responsible, maybe they can sit in the chairs. Ha.

My mom found our barstools at World Market. If anyone is looking for a great personal shopper, call her! She found a ton of stuff for the house, even when I didn't ask for it! And I say that in a good way. She loves to decorate. Wonder where I got it from?!

The bathroom on the main floor.

 The 4th bedroom/guest bedroom/craft room.

The entry way. Ignore the packages. They are too heavy for me to lift and Justin left before I could remind him to move them! They are going to be garage storage racks. Exciting, I know.

I just bought these 2 extra chairs from DownEast a week ago. They are brand new Pottery Barn chairs.

The master bedroom.


You've probably noticed by now that we don't have a lot of pictures up on the walls yet. We are working on it. You can see the picture sitting on our floor here.

The master bathroom. We did get all of the drawer pulls done! Yay! I just bought new towels for our bathroom, but I like to lay them out and "try" them for a few days before I pull off the tags. We have a towel folded on the floor in the bottom right corner of the pic for our "rug" next to the shower.

If you read my towel post below, here is what ended up happening. I found the towels I was talking about at Dillard's. I bought 2. Then a day or two later I was at Target looking for some coordinating hand towels when I noticed Target carries the oversized towels. I didn't know they carried them! And they had them in the exact shade. Not kidding. Identical. But the price was cheaper AND they were on sale. Score. So I plan on returning the ones from Dillard's and bought one of the bath sheets since that's all they had in their store. The next day I went to the other location where they had more but then I noticed a row over that they had the exact minty green shade I REALLY wanted. And they made those in the bath sheet size too! So I ended up with these mint ash bath towels if you are really curious. The other towels were a pretty color, but they were more blue. And we have a lot of blue going on, so I really kind of wanted the mint/aqua green color.

The girls' room.
We did hang their quilt. I still have a picture to frame and hang as well as another picture that I want to paint the frame and then hang.

I also think I should get another chair to go with their little table. It only came with 1, but when they are both in there, we want another chair.

Another spot to work on!

Here is the kid's bathroom. They have the shower curtain, rug and towels that we used before we moved. I also took some of those towels and moved them to the main bath.

Another spot for a picture above the towel rack.

I didn't take pictures of Jackson's room because he was taking a nice, long nap. But I have just finished a frame for his room and I will show it when it's done hopefully!

There you have it! It looks like someone is living here now. Lots more projects to come!

6 comments:

emily said...

Wow, Nicole, it's a beautiful home. I really like it and you've done a lot of great decorating. Impressive! Enjoy your new home!

Stacie said...

it's a dream! I am so happy for you! you guys have wanted this for so long and you totally deserve it. I am dually impressed with the energy and efficiency you've got going on as well! I am just barely decorating my girls' room and we've lived here for 5 years.

Christine said...

LOVE it! Hooray for your own house.

Coleen Ure said...

Love the house and your decorating style! It all looks great!

Sunny said...

Looks really good!!! Cant wait to see more!! Love the bedding on the iron bed by the way...

Jen said...

Yay fun tour! And I love your new house...great job on the decorating love it!