Sunday, August 5, 2012

Dining Room Reveal:

A bit of background on our house:  We were in a buyers and sellers market when we bought this house.  As suggested by our realtor, we bought this house before we sold our other house.  So really, we owned two homes.  The next day when we put our other house on the market it turned drastically into a buyers market and not a sellers market.
For four long, emotional months we owned two quite expensive homes that we could not afford (I mean how can really afford two homes?).  We were miserable and almost in jeopardy of losing our $10,000 down payment that we save for.
Finally our house sold and we were able to move into this house.
With that said, I will never move again :)

This was our very first day - possession day were we owned the keys!

I painted the oak window trim in white which immediately brightened up the space.  We also replaced the light fixture, flooring, and baseboards.  My feature wall is quite bright and I do want to wallpaper soon in a neutral tone.

Goodbye light colored carpet!!  Seriously, I was so worried I was going to spill something in there every time I moved a chair.  Imagine red wine flying.

I LOVE covering anything in fabric shower curtains.  My artwork on the left wall is 3 canvases covered in a shower curtain.

Shower curtain - Walmart - $15
Canvas - Michaels - $12 for all 3

I have more plans in mind - including wallpaper, a brightly colored dresser, and a more modern dining table. 

Saturday, August 4, 2012

More Living Room:

This is facing to our front yard, we also took down the big tree on the right hand side to let in more light.

Now the sun shines freely!
I also added a couple of apple green pillow to add a bit of color.

Living room table - Walmart - $100
White ceramic bowl - Michaels - $20

The tv wall:  can you believe our tv was 13 inches??  We actually kept it like this for the first two years.  We love tv, I am not sure why we would let this go for long :)

I am trying to figure out what awesome thing to put on the tv wall.  Less is no longer more.

Entertainment stand - Walmart - $150

Any ideas for my tv wall??  Please leave a comment.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Kitchen Corner Reveal:

Behind me is the kitchen, but this is one little corner that probably would have had a small table to sit at.

The only thing that stayed the same was the floors:

The only safe place for plants in the house with kitty cats on top of the "two day put together hutch" - that was a lot of work!

Pine hutch - Jysk - gift from my husband
Drawer pulls - Home Depot - $3 each
Ceramic bunny collection - Superstore - $12 for set

I LOVE chocolate brown - I have painted our last three houses in this color.