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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Before and After House Pictures

I'm finally posting house pictures!  We've lived here for a year and two-ish months and it really is JUST starting to feel homey.  Our old house was just so cute and everything looked the way I wanted it to look when we moved in (for the most part), and this house did not... at all.  So I'm happy to say that I really like our house now!  There are still things we want to do, but we are done for a while.  We've painted just about everything you could paint.  We got new carpet upstairs and new flooring in the kitchen/hallway/bathroom on the main floor.  Some day I think we'll put new carpet in the basement, which I did not take pictures of...  We'd like new floors in our upstairs bathrooms and a few other things but I'm pretty happy with everything that we got done in a year.  We did a lot.  We need a break.

So here we go!

All of the before pictures are either from the house listing online (that didn't actually get put online until after we bought the house for some reason) and a few that Michael took during the home inspection.


This is the room the girls share now.  It was just Natalie's room for about 4 months and then the girls moved into the same room so I could get Levi's room set up.

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Cutest cat knobs that Natalie picked out from Anthropologie:



Oh, also I took these pictures in the middle of December if you can't tell...

This is looking into our long awkward living room from the kitchen before:
  

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 We want to get a new couch sometime and then we'll be able to arrange this room a little differently.  I want to move the TV down to the right more but it's also hard because of where the outlets are.  I need to figure it out.  We probably won't buy a new couch any time soon while we have three messy little children...

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There is still one corner above the refrigerator that hasn't been painted... because I can't reach it... We took down their pot rack and I really want to hang two new lights above the island, but we're trying to figure that out too... because the light that is there now is not centered over the island at all and it drives me totally insane.

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We also have two bar stools now...

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Oh! and Michael built us a new table since I took these... I guess I'll have to take pictures of that some time too!  And we just got new chairs yesterday.  He will build us a bench to match the table when it gets warmer outside.  I love it.
                                   
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I pretty much want all new light fixtures in the entire house.  It's not really on my list of things to do because I don't think about them that much, but I am not a huge fan.


 

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This is basically the only room that we didn't paint, besides the basement bedroom.  We will paint that one some day but we like the color in our room.


When we sold our last house the people who were buying it wanted us to include this mantle in the sale... Michael was going to let them have it but I said no way.  I had to beg him for this thing, I wasn't going to leave it behind!


                   
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I didn't have very good pictures of any of the bedrooms but you get the idea.

                               
So that's it!  




It feels like home now and I'm happy.  That couch just needs to go some day.


I didn't take pictures of the basement at all, but here is a before picture of the main room:


It is no longer yellow with black trim.  It's really light grey with white trim and it's full of toys and never clean... We have a computer/craft room, bedroom and bathroom down there too but none of them are ever clean and are nothing exciting to look at so far.

Phew.  

Now that everything is looking a little better and the Christmas decorations are taken down I need to figure out what to put on the mantle... 

Help.