Monday, November 10, 2008

busy busy busy

This house has sure been keeping us busy, let me tell you! G & I decided that we did more in this house in two days this weekend than we did in four years at the other house (minus painting, of course!)! We hung curtains, paintings, pictures and mirrors. We unpacked tons of boxes and have enough of the garage cleared out to park a car in there. We hope to have the other side cleared out by the weekend so that both cars will fit! We dismantled all of the boxes that we have unpacked (probably about 50+) and took them back over to G's parents' barn for when his sister moves in a little over a month (wedding bells are ringing soon!).

So why don't you come on in and let me give you a (picture) tour!!!??

First, you walk in the foyer (oh look at the dirty floors! My parents are coming this weekend and I refuse to sweep or mop until the last minute since we're constantly moving stuff through there)...


















To the left of the foyer is G's messy office--oops did I really say that?? Ok, yes, I did - but I hate cords, wires and such just HANGING there - we need a solution to that ASAP!


















To the right of the foyer as you walk in is the dining room! You can see the lovely painting made by G's late grandmother, which we received from his grandfather as a wedding gift. We have to wait a year to paint because of nail pops, but when we get the chance, this room will be a nice, pale blue with blue and brown curtains.




































Next, we come to the living room. We got curtains for this room, but we have to wait for them to be hemmed since I couldn't find the right length. As per the advice of a co-worker of G's, we are going to paint the far-wall (opposite the sofa, where the TV is) a maroony-red color (which will stretch over to the breakfast nook) and then the rest of the walls either a pale, pale gold or a pale beige.



































Now comes the breakfast nook area - sorry this picture is so horribly blurry. I don't know why it did that.


















And now, the kitchen. It's a bit messy here (sorry), but you get the idea. It's definitely one of my favorite places in the house. In fact, I cooked some great meals (meatloaf and chicken parm) here over the weekend!



































Now, let's go upstairs, ok? Here is half of our lovely staircase!
























Here is my messy crafting room (as you can see, I just started setting this up late last night).


















And finally, the master bedroom, closet & bathroom! In the first picture, at the foot of the bed, you can see the beautiful hope chest that my grandparents made us for a wedding gift. My mom made us the quilt on the bed as a wedding gift! Don't we just have such crafty family members?? I think that gene skipped over me :(

And I don't know what's going on with the crazy shadows on the wall in the 2nd bathroom pic! I tried to re-take the pic 4 times and it still turned out that way! Sorry!























































































I spared showing you the pics of the other two bathrooms, the basement, the garage, and the 2 guest bedrooms They kind of all start looking the same, right? Maybe I'll post pics once we get the beds all set up, etc! I hope you enjoyed the tour of our home! Hopefully many of you can come visit soon!

11 comments:

graspthelove said...

WOW! you guys are amazing. you have more done in your house then we do in ours and we've been here 5 years! It looks amazing. And your comment made me LOL! You - a stubborn red head?? :-)

Erin said...

O it looks really nice. Love the closets! (I am such a girl) And the island in the kitchen. I wish I could have one of them! Nice tour...thanks!

Candi said...

Wow---it is looking great!! I hate moving, but it is a little fun getting everything all set up. It is even more fun to get all those boxes out of your house!!

Megan said...

Everything looks great - it will be so much fun to paint and decorate - you get to start with a totally clean slate! I love that you have a craft room, but you said the crafty gene must have skipped over you! I doubt it! ;)

Ter said...

where's my room?

Just kidding...

Love your house. Wish it were mine! :)

Hafsa said...

LOVE IT! I really like the kitchen and the dining room. It's so open...love it. When I do get a new working camera, I am going to totally bite this idea so that you can finally see the finished product, but my house will not compare to yours. I am so stinkin' jealous.

mjenningsdesigns said...

Congratulations! I am the same when it comes to moving...full steam ahead and go, go, go. It is gorgeous and I am so happy for you!

Rebecka said...

I'm new here- looks like you have a lovely house!

Kristen said...

Absolutely beautiful! Congratulations! Hopefully I can see it in person some day soon!!!!

Kara said...

I love it! I am extremely jealous of your tub!!

Tina623 said...

Your house looks beautiful now, I can imagine how beautiful it will be when it's done! What site did you want me to go to?