Pantry

The pantry once was an outdoor room off the back porch. We built a wall and opened up an entry from the kitchen to make it useable indoor space. I know I’ve said it before, but because of the huge windows and multiple doorways in my kitchen I’ve had to get creative with storage space….

The Room I Never Knew Would Be My Favorite

When I bought this house the front room was going to be my office. Well, God had different plans. I found out I was pregnant and with the upstairs still unfinished I decided to forgo my office for another day and give my son a proper nursery.  I absolutely love this room and it may…

New Windows

I broke down and decided to go with new windows upstairs. Originally I wasn’t going to do it. I was going to fix and rehang all the windows like I did downstairs. Unfortunately the more and more pregnant I got, the less I could physically do and the windows were holding up progress.  So all…

1st Floor Bathroom (complete)

My first floor bathroom has been the biggest project in the whole house. There was not one thing in it that didn’t need to be redone. Even after some items were “done”, they needed to be done again. My flooring is one of those items. I love hexagon tile. Nothing says you’re in an old…

Living Room

I’ve finished my first room and it feels great to have one room I can go and sit in without looking at all the things that still need to be done. It’s my new sanctuary for relaxation at the end of a long day. This room is completely new. New insulation, electrical, drywall, trim, and…

Entry

I finished the trim work around the entryway door this past weekend. I decided instead of painting it white, to paint it the same blue grey color I used on the kitchen cabinets and the interior doors I destressed. I think it gave the entry such a dramatic effect. 

Kitchen

The kitchen is now 90% done. I’m missing my island countertops because they just weren’t in the budget yet with everything else going on around the house.  The kitchen use to be a back-of-the-house living room/den right off the old kitchen. We enlarged the pass through to connect the new dining room to the new…

Dining Room

Another room is mostly complete ( I’m missing a few decor items, but I do have the rest of my life for those purchases). This is my most drastic room update since the entire purpose changed. The fireplace in this room is my baby. When we originally found the fireplace behind the wall covering, I…

Outside Projects

Moved some work outside. My 30th birthday is coming up and my plans are to have an outside dinner. So in an effort to clean up some of the landscaping, I decided to add a patio and walkway around the screened in porch. I want to try and keep everything fitting for the house and…

Little Improvements

I haven’t posted anything in awhile because not one room is complete. I moved in December 18th and while work is slowly happening around the first floor, no major projects have happened. Oh except more plumbing! I had to have my old sewer line replaced (it looked like Swiss cheese). So since December, trim work…

The Lighting

I am in love with my lighting choices. I used a couple different places to find all these fixtures. I wanted something unique in every room; there is nothing builder grade about any of these. Most all of these fixtures are very reasonably priced too. Each room was wired for ceiling fans in case I…

Flooring

The laminate flooring has been installed downstairs. It’s a 12mm pergo in heathered oak. It’s actually more grey than what it looks like in photographs. It makes all the difference and while I can still feel the imperfections in the leveling of my floors, I love it. It’s an old home and nothing will be…