January 21, 2016
This is what you see when you first walk in. Who wants to buy me some furniture? Anyone?
The back of the built in’s is the color that the entire room was before we painted. The tan was actually a nice color, but all over the place was “touch up” paint that didn’t match at all. So we just went ahead and picked a new color(hello white, my current obsession) and got it all freshened up. I am considering painting the inside of the built in’s a fun color though for a pop. But we’ll see. I’m not very exciting.
It was so funny when we hung this tv up. In our last home, this tv was more than adequate. But as soon as we got it over the fireplace here we were both like, “huh. Guess we’re going to need a bigger tv, eh?”
We’ve got our eyes on some upcoming Super Bowl sales, so, fingers crossed we can check that upgrade off the list here pretty soon.
I was about to delete this picture when I noticed that sweet baby arm reaching out and I just had to include it 🙂
That closed door leads to the pantry/door to the basement/kitchen. I’ll show you more if you keep scrolling!
I keep a bunch of Abigail toys in the coffee table in front of our couch. Out of sight- just the way I like picked up toys! But I’ve started to keep a few Mabel baby toys in this cute box I picked up at TJ Maxx recently. So cute!
The red, the white, AND the ceiling are alllll painted over wallpaper. And it is crackling and lifting and peeling up BAD.
Yes. The white is not wainscoting. It is painted over wallpaper that they nailed pieces of trim over to make it look like it.
We haven’t done anything in this room except move in our furniture.
Things to do in this room:
Buy and Hang Curtains
Build a Farmhouse Table(yes!!), bench, and chairs
It is a light, airy, and cheerful place that needs a tonnnnnn of work. First off, there is no heat in here, so it is FREEZING. Which is why we keep the doors to the dining room closed all of the time.
The door through this room has access to our deck and you can get to our garage through here, though, we use the door in the kitchen as our main entrance/exit.
(Psst, the pot of flowers is a piece of transplanted lilac from our last house. I hope it makes it!)
Basically this room needs everything. A lot of the windows are broken(seals) and the walls and ceiling need to be updated/fixed. It needs curtains and a non-Applebee’s light fixture, a rug for the floor, HEAT, furniture, and decor.
That’s everything, right?
So far all we’ve done in this room is paint the walls, change out a chandelier for a school house light, and hang some art. Oh, and we had to buy a fridge the day after we moved into this house because the one that came with it died completely *grumble grumble*
The things we still want to do in here are:
Install an island
Put in a disposal
Install a faux beam on the ceiling
Plank the ceiling
Finish decorating the walls
Decorate the corner cabinet( what to put inside that thing??)
Install new lights
Figure out pantry situation
Install new pantry door
To the left of the fridge is where our pantry lives. The blue that is in there is the color the entire kitchen used to be. It was sucking away at my soul, so I went ahead and painted it all white this last weekend. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with that little blue space yet so I’m waiting to paint it. It has a telephone jack and a place for a telephone book. So…that’s fun and vintage.
The door on the left goes out to the entry and the door on the right goes to the basement.
And just because I know you were dying to see the inside of my messy and unorganized pantry….here you go.
We didn’t have a guest room in our last house, so we had to buy a new bed + bedding. Everything else in here is a hodge podge of stuff from the last house. I’m not thrilled with how the wall decor is, so I’m 100% sure I’ll be changing all of it. We’ll also be bringing in the TV from the living room to put on our old entertainment center once we get a new TV.
We will also be painting in here and the hall, and I would also like to get a rug to place in here. Oh yes, annnnd a ceiling fan!
In this hall are two closets. The closet for the guest room and our entry way coat closet.
Jim has already changed out the light fixture in the hall for a school house light- and discovered peeling, painted over wall paper once he did. Yay!
We have changed the mirror and the light fixture, hung the baskets, and a new shower curtain. If you look closely you can see the old wall paper peeking out around the light, so we will need to repaint in here at some point.
In this bathroom there is also only a bathtub. So pretty soon we will be installing a shower and pulling the subway tile up higher on the wall to accommodate that change. Once we have a working shower down here, then we’ll be able to start working on the bathroom remodel upstairs. How exciting is that?
PHEW! If you made it to the end of this post, then GOLD STAR FOR YOU.
As I’ve said before, I really do hope to blog more about the whole process as we fix things up and work on projects in the house, but I’m also terrible at it. But I’m going to try!
What do you think? What would you like to see more of? Which space is your favorite?
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