Tuesday, November 13, 2012

a house update

Remember that day two months ago when my water broke all over our kitchen floor? Yea, well, it was during naptime. Since I wasn't in labor yet, I was trying to distract myself by taking a bunch of house update pictures during said naptime. And just today, I'm finally getting around to posting them. Not that any of you are surprised since this is the first house update since I gave you my 2012 house to-do list back in February. I blame Graham - in the womb and out. :)

I took a ton of living room pictures and am just now realizing that my list only has one thing I wanted to get done in the living room. Oops. Well, I'll give you the tour anyway. We don't really have much of an entryway, but over the summer added some hooks for the jackets that constantly being draped over the couch. Mission accomplished. It's now overloaded with coats, but I can't win them all.

view to the left

view straight ahead - Everett's reading nook

living room (obviously)

view from the kitchen

Ta-da! Finally a home project that I wanted to get done - the collage wall. All the frames are Ikea. The letter is one of those paper mache ones from JoAnns that I spray painted. I'm planning on getting 2 more frames to hang on the left. The large frame had to hang on a stud, so that was our starting point. I've got some cool art my grandma made that I have to cut and put in that frame. Below are close ups of my favorite things hanging on there so far: hometown love and one of my most favorite pictures ever.

And since everyone loves a good before/after: left 2010 and right 2012

And, while I'm at it, the basement. I cleaned out, reorganized, and moved the guest bed to the basement. Okay, so Aaron moved the bed, but still. I divided it into three different spaces: office-ish, play area, and a place for guests. I'd love to paint the side table and bench to bring it together a little more, but it's fine for now. 

So there's your update. I crossed off 6 of the 10 things on the list as of now. Bathrooms still need done and I still need to show you Everett's big boy room. Hopefully, it won't take me as long this time. 

1 comment:

Meg G said...

Hi! I found your blog through Katie's but this is the first time I have commented. I had to when I saw your living room because it is SO much like mine! I have the same curtains! And I thought I was so clever to get them from an online nursery website. Ha! I have the same topiary trees on our fireplace...and white shelving...I guess I just have to get my post together so you can see for yourself. I have been working on redoing our LR since July when we had hardwood floors put in. It is slooooowly coming together. We still have to paint(which I despise!) and I am hunting for the right (and inexpensive) rug.
Well, I could go on and on but I'll spare us both ;-)But I love what you have done with your Living Room and your boys are adorable!
Thanks for sharing!