Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Our Home

Today I thought I would take you on a tour of our house. For those of you who follow me on Facebook, you have seen a lot of these pictures already, BUT there's something new.....I have the BEFORE pictures to go with them! (exciting, I know!)

In January of 2012 we closed on our first home. We didn't move until the beginning of February because I had some serious painting to do! You will notice that there aren't any major changes structurally, such as missing or added walls, because the house is still pretty new and for us, the layout is perfect! (Not like we could have handled a reno anyway) All this little house needed was a little paint and decorating to make it our HOME!

Shall we begin?....

Here is the main living area. paint and blinds are the major changes. (you will notice this is a theme throughout).

These next two pictures are the other side of the living area. This is our kitchen and dining area. As you can see, we were fortunate to have a gorgeous kitchen that didn't need any updating!

Powder room on the main level just needed some blinds and curtains. We kept the color mainly because I was tired of painting.

This is our upstairs loft area. It has been converted to my office. One day I might paint....but we'll see considering the paint will have to go all the way down the stairs and through the hallway....ugh

Here we have the guest bedroom (As I so lovingly refer to it as the Lilly room) and Husband's office. Blinds were the main updates. Could use better window treatments for the doors to the upstairs deck. Any ideas???

This is probably where the most change happened. We couldn't handle ANOTHER blue room (2 is plenty), so we painted it "Mickey Shoe Yellow" (it was really called a "Smackeral of Honey" but we changed the name to better suit our theme) The awful mirror and lighting had to go next. We got the light fixture at Lowe's and the mirror at Kirklands.

The master bath got painted and some of you may recognize this bird painting from my H54F post last week! I was so happy to finally get that! It really fills out the space and matches my paint perfectly! The next project is to frame out the mirror around the vanity to look like what I found on Pinterest. I'm not sure If I should do a brown or a white. Our towels and mats are brown.
Lastly, is the master bedroom. This room is the famous "stenciled room" from here and here. Only other changes were the blinds.

As you can see, our house is not completely done or perfect, but we like how far it's come! Our priorities were furniture, paint, and blinds. Now that's all out of the way, we can look at doing more customization projects like the framed mirror in the master bath.  Inspire me to do more by telling me about YOUR home projects!


  1. oh my gosh it looks amazing!!!! you guys did such a great job. i love the lilly room!

  2. So much painting!! Good for you! I am your newest follower. Connie from Sadieloohoo