Thursday, September 26, 2013

Tour of the house part seven: living room

This room has been a little challenging. For one thing, it's really big. The other thing was that we really didn't have the right furniture for it. We have a large sectional that just didn't work. Chuck ended up pulling it apart and creating two couches. We stuck the corner piece in the garage. We are planning on putting up crown molding which I'm pretty excited about and I still have some painting to do around the doors and windows. Some of the art needs to be rearranged too.

Tour of the house part six: Dining room

You'll notice the farther I get into these posts, the more unfinished the house will become. Right now this room looks a little Eastery. Chuck built the Dining room table and my mom hung the chandelier. I'm working on getting all the trim painted. Right now it's just primer. The rug just came and I love it. Chuck loves the symbolism in the pattern in the rug. He'll have to tell you about that one. The wallpaper will eventually come down but it's low on the list.(you haven't seen the bathrooms yet)

House tour part five?: kitchen

Our kitchen isn't quite finished yet. It's fully functional except for the hood over the stove. We mostly just have detail work to do. Chuck put all the cabinets together himself and his dad and him hung them. Except for the big pantry one's, I helped with those.

My parent's came for a visit recently where the three of us did the backsplash. We went back and forth between this and a quatrefoil pattern. I ended up doing the subway tile because it was so much cheaper.

My favorite things about this kitchen are the gas stove, farmhouse sink and island. All three things Chuck had to talk me into.

This used to be a closet you entered from the hallway on the other side. Chuck and Jack knocked it down. I

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Tour of the house part four: entryway

Wow. I'm on a blogging roll today.

Our entryway is pretty dark, especially in pictures but we just added a new light fixture which adds a lot of light.

House tour part 3: Ivy's room

I made the garland from IKEA Christmas ornaments.

Tour of the house part two: jack and Hazel's room

So I think I've posted pictures from Jack and Hazel's room before but here are some more.

Jack wants his own room. I think it would be really hard on Hazel to sleep be herself though. So they'll be sharing until Ivy is old enough to sleep in a twin sized bed.

The quilts are my favorite part of this room. My husband and I made them together and included bits of Lucy's old dresses. Most of the fabric is cute little fairy tales though.

House tour part one: our room

I've been getting requests for pictures of the house. I'm doing this in sections because, quite frankly, my house is never clean in every room at the same time.

So here is my room. I call it my room because it seems like my husband isn't home enough to call it, "our room."

These pictures are kind of dark but I love our room. It's the first time we've had enough space to have a reading chair. I found the white dresser at an antique store and I love it. We were in need of dressers. The floor is so unlevel in this room that we have to use toy blocks to keep the dresser from leaning over.