We have so much going on at the house! So, just a quick update to show you a few of the changes around here.
Mud Room/Front Entry
We found an amazing carpenter who has made a few of my visions come true. I don't need to tell you that there are more then a few pictures of mud rooms on Pinterest that have made me drool. Tonight Chris, our carpenter, finished our mud room in the entry! I still need to install a few hooks under the cubes to finish it off. I love how the shoe rack underneath is hidden. I don't have a before picture, but it was basically a big open space.
I previously had a shoe rack/bench from Target in the front room, which has found a new home by the back door. In its place is this fun red chest from Ikea. (A huge thanks to my sister, who was visiting and put it together with minimal help from my husband the evening we brought it home.) I'm still debating what should go in it (and on top of it), but I'm loving it as quilt storage for now.
|The Nook After|
After my last post about "the nook" I was encouraged to remove the silver vase and insert more picture frames. (Thanks K.A.) I am so glad I listened. I think it is looking much more put together now.
|The Nook (from House Tour)|
I'm including the picture I took from our house hunting trip because I remember thinking, "what in the world am I going to do with this!"
The Great Lighting Switch
I had a friend in town who used to work for Habitat for Humanity. I convinced her to help me (uh... my husband) switch around the lights in the house. Nothing went as planned, so we are just grateful that no one was electrocuted. I did however get new lights in a few places.
|Kitchen Fan now in Blue Bedroom|
|Blue Bedroom Before|
|New Family Room Light|
Finally the kitchen (which had wires dangling for a few days while we waited for our order to come in) got a more modern, more kitchen appropriate light. I think this will mark the temporary end to changing out lights. I have two large lights in the front room that I want to replace with something more modern, but the husband has made it very clear he won't be doing that! So I either have to wait till he forgets or, when I can't take it anymore, I will hire someone! In the meantime I'm on the lookout for new fixtures ... a girl can dream.
The Weird Basement Room/Soon to be Office
|Basement Room Before (Not our TV)|
The redeeming factor was that this room has a great little window that looks out over the back yard... perfect! When H is a little older, I would be able to sit in this room while he plays in the yard.
Cue our amazing carpenter and a few pictures from Pinterest. I'm getting a built in desk, book shelves and WINDOW SEATS. I'm in love! Here is a little sneak peek of the work so far... although I'm told they are going to be done by the end of the week!
|Zebra Ikea Print|
Another great Ikea find is the zebra print for the large wall in the playroom. I saw this in someone's cart at the Ikea and was so in love, I hardly noticed that it would barely fit in my car with my other purchases. Thanks to my sister though, we made it fit.
The Downstairs Playroom
|Old Storage Area Understairs|
Also in my garage are a variety of objects that got several coats of paint today....but you'll have to wait to find out what I have in store for them.