Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A Quick Tour

I figured since this is a new blog it would be best to give everyone a tour of the house when we purchased it. These are all "before" pictures.

I always wanted a house with lots of windows and now I have it! However, I am sure I will be hating them when winter comes around since they are pretty much just glorified storm windows.

We instantly fell in love with the tongue and groove pine ceilings. Even after a couple of months of living here I still find myself sitting around and staring at them in awe.

This is looking into the dining area from the living room. We have acquired some great furniture since this picture was taken.

As you can see in the picture above, I quickly removed the kitchen cabinet doors. They were original to the house but some things are better left in the past. We just recently finished a big kitchen project. It looks great! I will do a post soon about the joys of our kitchen renovations.
(This is a realtor's picture. That awesome coffee pot is not ours)

Here is downstairs den where we do most of our hanging out.

This fireplace is also in the den. The fire place is another of my favorite features. I realized after some poking around that the wall to the left of the fireplace is brick as well and was covered up by the original owner. We are debating about taking the drywall down so the brick will be exposed again. Many changes have been made to this room as well. Stay tuned!

"After" pictures coming soon.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Our den!

We just got done snazzing up the kitchen. We'll post pictures once we get them together. While you're waiting, a look at the den! Before and after...ish.

We love the den. It's the room we hang out in the most. It has a wet bar and an awesome fireplace! When we first purchased the home then den was a bit.... dark.

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Maybe they were trying to mimic the original wood paneling?

Behind the wet bar wasn't dark. Just kind of blah
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(While we're on the topic of the wet bar lets discuss the counter top. It most certainly needs an upgrade, but to what? Any thoughts are welcome!)

I decided I could not handle the cave-like atmosphere so the first day in the house we did some priming.
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After much debate and a million of those cute little sample paint cans we decided on this blue:
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Those are all the shots I have currently. We have made some other den improvements recently. Very exciting.