Welcome to my Home Tour! We've been here about 2 months now and things are really coming together. Of course this home will always be evolving. With very little time, and even less money, things take awhile around here.
EXTERIORThis is the exterior of our home.
Complete with unruly hose.
Our very large shed. I would love to open a shop here someday.
The building on the left is our barn/garage/loft apartment. My lucky 20 (soon to be 21) year old son is the lucky tennant here. Photos will be coming soon, as we unveil our daughters very special birthday gift to her brother.
Ughh, towels on the line, cars in the driveway. Well, this a place where life is happening. I will probably never have a perfect photo on here.
Well, don't just stand there, come on in! This is the entrance to our mudroom. I LOVE having a mudroom. Especially because along with a dirt driveway comes lots of mud!
I just made this flower basket for the mudroom door.
Entering the mudroom, you would think we live in a cabin. There is wood everywhere. The lower portion of the wall is in really rough shape. We will be doing something with this room in the future.
After leaving the mudroom, you enter the kitchen. We will be right back here after taking a quick detour.
The door on the right is our half bath and laundy room. After sharing a laundry room with 24 families in our apartment building, I think this washer and dryer is my very favorite thing in our new house.
Back to our hodge podge kitchen. We have red cabinets and an oak hutch. Beige formica and gray granite countertops. White and stainless steel appliances. As I said, no perfection here, only a well loved home.
With that said, I do want to paint the cabinets and hutch a linen color. And eventually get all stainless appliances. And replace the countertops. And, yeah.
DINING ROOMHere is the dining room. We bought the table set from the owners and I plan to paint it. We already had the rug. I have some great ideas for this room in the future.
The lantern, pullies, and large nails were found on the property. So were the flowers.
And on into the living room. I love the brown leather and creamy pillows and blankets with all the wood.
I thought of making curtains, but it would cost more than $20 a pair, plus I have very limited sewing skills.
Bare windows do let in a lot of light.
This photo was taken from the office, which is actually in a nook in the living room. I have a NOOK in my living room. How cool is that?
LIVING ROOM AT NIGHT
We keep adding things faster than I can take a photo. Here is a wreath I hung from the mirror.
STAIRSNow we'll head upstairs.
The view from the upstairs hall.
And this is the upstairs hall. Notice the blue painter's tape. It is a lovely touch.
This is the master bedroom. It is quite small, but it is perfect for us. We have kept it very simple and uncluttered.
This bathroom is nothing fancy, and that is just the way I like it. Plain, simple, clean. I painted it white. The knobs and light were spray painted a chrome metallic to match the rest of the room. I added a curtain rod and used the curtains the owner's left.
The tie-backs are burlap ribbon from Hobby Lobby.
This piece was a birthday gift from my kids. Kids that know their mom!
Someday we will replace the vanity and tub. But for now they get us as clean as new ones would.
MEGAN'S SUITEOur 19 year old daughter Megan has two rooms. The first is her very own living room. She designed, shopped for, and paid for these rooms with just a little help from us. She also did almost all the work herself. I think she has great style!
Every 19 year old needs a coffee bar.
Looking into Megan's attic bedroom.
Dan's Loft Apartment
Dan just turned 21. For his birthday, Megan painted his apartment. She bought all the paint & supplies and went to work, while Dan was at work. How lucky is he to have a sister like that?
This loft is above the garage in the converted barn. It was painted a beige with PINK undertones. I heard it described on one blog as "swine". It had to go.
Dan wanted his place very "zen-like." He likes modern furnishings and cool colors. He works for Apple and Steve Jobs was very inspirational to him. I think he got it right!
Well, that concludes The Long Awaited Home Tour. There is much more to be done here but we are enjoying the journey so far.
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