Hope your summer is treating you well! I’ve missed checking in with you lately. I have completely gotten out of a blogging schedule but hope to get my routine back. With the end of the school year, summer vacations and the move, it took every ounce of energy just to keep my crew fed and sane. And I’m not even sure I can claim that I successfully managed that sane part! Things have been a whirlwind and today marks exactly one month since we moved into the new house. But the crazy part is that I only slept here 10 nights in that month. A few days after the move we did our 4th annual beach trip for a few weeks which was fantastic!
While it was fun to have some R&R with family at the beach, I was itching to get home and get to working on the house. Today’s post is a quick tour of our new home as a blank slate! I was able to snap some pictures before the moving truck arrived and created a massive mess of boxes. Honestly, the mess didn’t last long though because my Mom and Dad came down to help sort through the crazy and we had so much of it knocked out within a couple days! (thanks Mom and Dad!!)
The pictures are grainy and terrible but I think it’s always fun to see the blank slate. Without further ado, welcome to our new home! I loved her when we toured it before we purchased it but I can honestly say that the love is growing by the day even more.
This is what we are calling the family room or media room. The plan is to have a big old sectional in here for family movie nights.
LIVING ROOM/EAT IN KITCHEN
The home was actually orginally a one story ranch that has been added onto over the years. Then about 5 years ago the owners took the first floor down to the studs and took out walls for better flow. I love the paneling they added to the walls.
Can you tell that is wallpaper on the ceiling? What a fun detail. We have absolutely no formal dining room furniture so this will be a fun room to tackle. Someday. And by someday I mean it might take awhile but I don’t mind!
BUTLER’S PANTRY/ BAR
This is a fun little walkway between the kitchen and dining room that we will set up as a little serving area.
That vanity had me at hello. 🙂
This is the only room on the main floor which is great for guests to have a little separation from the chaos!
GUEST BEDROOM BATHROOM
This is probably the first room I will tackle. I do like the happy green color but it really doesn’t go with the decor I have for the guest bedroom.
I’m glad I snapped this shot to prove that there is actually a floor in this room. Because since the minute we moved in it has been covered with toys. I have a feeling the door to this room will just be closed most of the time.
This is the area between the boys bedrooms. It’s kind of “dead space” so I hope to make it a functional space for them- I am thinking a homework area with some desks and shelves.
SWEET P BEDROOM
For some reason I didn’t snap a picture of Sweet B’s bedroom but you get the gist. More gray walls with an empty room, ha. I am definitely looking forward to fixing up their rooms from baby/toddler to more big boy areas over the next couple of years.
I did miss a few little spots but that pretty much gives you an idea of the blank slate. I will definitely share some more progress here soon!
*** I am excited to be a contributor at Apartments.com and my first article is live about how to create temporary statement walls- be sure to swing by and check it out: http://www.apartments.com/blog/seven-easy-ways-to-create-a-temporary-statement-wall