A few weeks ago, I shared some photos from our new house – just the first floor though because it was turning into a photo overload. So today I’m here sharing the rest. There isn’t as much to show up here and there’s lots more work to be done, but it’s fun working on everything. And if I’m sharing with you guys, it will keep me motivated to get things done!
Master bedroom – This room is pretty much of a blank slate still. All the bedrooms and the hallway upstairs are carpeted. It’s actually pretty new and cushy, plus I actually kinda like carpeting in bedrooms. In this room, we re-used the dresser (you can see the corner of it) and bedside tables we had in our last house, plus that artwork. But we got a new king (yay!) sized bed and headboard. We have a king duvet on it but I actually prefer longer blankies, so I need to find something else. The headboard is from Target!
Before – Oh the old owners actually had two pugs too – so I knew we had to buy the house. But this is the pug we brought with us. BYOPug. So before you can see it was just heavier furniture. We also have since changed the light fixture out for a ceiling fan, but you can’t see the new in the photos. And I mentioned this last time, but I hate these vertical blinds. But the windows are so small, I can’t figure out what to do that won’t block out all the light.
Ensuite bathroom – Woohoo we have our own bathroom. It’s a little dated but it’s a decent size for an older house. I actually don’t mind the wallpaper, but it’s peeling in some places. I’m thinking we might just changed out the light fixture (which you can’t really see), get new fun wallpaper and get rid of the dreaded vertical blinds until we can do a total redo down the line. (No before photo because it looks the same minus different rugs. Oh and we have a hall bath too but it’s ugly and I don’t be showing you until I figure out how to dress it up.)
Lady palace/office – I just made that term up. But can that be the lady equivalent of man cave? This is the smallest of the 4 bedrooms and it’s right by our bedroom. We have a pretty big closet in our master, but I gave it to Jarrod so I could take this entire room for my dressing/getting ready area. It’s obviously a work in progress. The other side of the room is our office (which is a disaster at the moment), so it keeps me motivated to clean this clean.
Before – I think they were using this as a TV room. As you can see. I like it better as a girly getting ready room.
Guest room – So we have 2 guest rooms but the other one looks like hell. So I’m just showing you this one for now. This is our old queen sized bed and extra old bedding that I had. I’ll be freshening this up eventually, plus we need to add a dresser and some art.
Before – Below first is the before of the room above, with the bed on a different wall. We’ve already replaced that light fixture with a fan. Below that is a before photo of the other guest room. For some reason, they didn’t replace the carpet in that room when they did the rest of the upstairs. Both of these rooms need to be repainted and we need to replace the fan in the other room too. The rooms are good sizes, but I want to change out those vertical blinds too. I need a deal on one million sets of new blinds/window treatments!
Back yard – This is a photo from the real estate listing because I’ve been too lazy to take photos outside oops. But you can see we have a nice little patio area, which is right off of the kitchen. We have lots of stuff blooming now, so I will need to take photos to share soon!
So there it is – the rest of our new house! It’s a great house and we were able to move right in without needing to do any fixes. So now it’s just about decorating, accessorizing and making it our own. It’ll be a long process, but we will be here for a long time, so that’s ok. And I’ll be sharing with you guys as we go along!
How was everyone’s weekend? I feel like I’m hitting the summertime lazies with struggling for blog post ideas – anyone else feeling the struggle?