Several of you have asked for pictures of the house. Part of me doesn't want to post them since we are in between the "before" and "after" of what we want to do here, but I'll post just a little bit so you can see where we are.
Come spring, we hope to paint the house taupe or grey or something with creamy trim.
Living Room before:
After Nick built a half wall to create an ingle nook, covered the popcorn ceiling with paneling, moved the fireplace, made a new hearth and painted the room taupe and cream instead of peach and green and white. He did 90% of this in one day. He's amazing!:
The window over the couch was one of the first things that drew me to the house. It was the first living room that we'd peeked in that had a window full of trees. Just what I like!
Now, this room, our dining at my sewing table/art/laundry room is the most undesirable spot in the house, but at least it's cream now and not blue and yellow!
See how I'm cheating here and only showing you the pretty light and creamy paint?
After bathroom with a fresh coat of paint and a new shower curtain and rug thanks to my Mom & Target!
All that's really new here is a different rug and our happy colored dishes on the shelves. I hope to paint over the peach sponge paint so soon!
We will have to forego the before pictures for the last two rooms since my computer is not cooperating with uploading.
Our room: What you can't see is that our room has the only spot for the tv right now, so we have a nice big flatscreen on Nick's dresser. kinda silly. kinda fun. You can tell the kids were kicked off the bed for this photo as the comforter is all frumpy. drat.
And, finally the kids' room and the bunkbeds that are so much fun that we still are not sleeping properly. Elias has a name flag that was flying in his section of the bed, but he ripped it off. three times. And, I spent quite a bit of time on my hands and knees finding the thumbtacks, so we're going to take a break from that cuteness for now.
It's cozy here, but we are really enjoying our new home!