Sunday, June 30, 2013

New Home!

There are a zillion things I could blog about, but seeing as how we just moved this weekend.. it's fresh on my mind and I can't help but gush about my new dig.

The moving went almost perfectly. The morning of the move we had all of the boxes shoved into one space, labeled and ready to go. What got us into trouble was the amount of furniture we had. Luckily our new place is literally minutes away so taking two truckloads wasn't a biggie. I can't forget to mention all of the fantastic men who volunteered their time to help us.

A fraction of the boxes we had in the front room
 Vince loved the moving process. He took it as an opportunity to climb on anything and everything.
Our new place is a bona fied  pig-stye. I'm kicking myself for not snapping a few pics of the place before we filled it. Alas, you'll have to be content with "during" and "after" shots because "before" is long gone. I took pictures the night of the move. We got quite a bit done for one day, but over the course of the Summer I plan finishing a few projects that will turn this place into a real home. 

Now are you just itching for the tour??

Welcome to the "Front" room. This will be a combined living/family room, play space and office. It sports a lovely faux wood paneled wall and a sort of greenish damask wall paper. The window is enormous and provides sunlight all day long. It's a huge space and our biggest task will be dividing it up properly.

Across the hall from the front room is the kitchen. The cooking space itself is sort of a galley. The door pictured leads to an unusable stairway; we plan on blocking the door with a shelving unit or some other functional design unit. Not pictured it the portable DISHWASHER. You guys, I haven't had a dishwasher for years. Years, I tell you! Also not making a debut is the pantry, which I stood by for the picture. The biggest downside of the kitchen is how hot it gets. The airflow from the swamp cooler doesn't stand a chance against the morning sun. 

Make your way to the back half of the house and take a right. Voila, the Master Bedroom. Can you say natural light? The house is bursting with it. Curtains are a must and are at the top of my to-do list.

Left of the Master is the one and only bathroom. We've got some cute ideas planned for this bad boy. My fingers are crossed that management will give us the green light to go ahead with them. Oh and did you notice the shape of our [square] blue tub? It makes it tough to bathe Vince because I feel guilty filling up such a big tub for a short toddler bath.

On the other side of the bathroom is the Nursery. I am so embarrassed by our makeshift blanket-curtains, but you guys, I had no choice. I wasn't joking when I said natural like is bursting through the house. There was no way Vince would sleep with all the light so we improvised. 

At the far end of the hall is the Guest Room/Craft Room. When we upgraded to a king bed we hung onto our queen so we could have guests! My sister Ruth has a house and always gets to host when my parents visit. Now we finally have space to steal the parentals for a few sleepovers.We'll also be setting up my sewing machine down here so I can have access to it all the time. Currently though, this room is empty-box-central. It's a disaster zone now.

Well folks, that's a quick look at the "during" stage. Hoping it won't be too long before I post the "afters" on here!


  1. Bibs it looks huge! i'm super jealous!! happy making it a home

  2. Lovely! As you mentioned your first project was curtain making can I give you my advice. No matter what you do make full length curtains. To the floor!! It adds height to your room and looks much more elegant than stopping at the bottom of the window. Nothing is more infuriating to me than short curtains. Curtains can really help finish a room! In case you can't tell I have many thoughts and feelings on curtains.

  3. Ohhh it's positively lovely Libby!!! I love the accent wall and the fireplace! You guys are going to have awesome light in your place, it's the best! You deserve such a fun place, with so much space!

  4. so grood! seriously, what an awesome place!

  5. I am so excited for you!! Andy doesn't get it, but guest rooms are the best!

  6. Yes! This looks awesome! So happy for you!