I don’t know about you, but I love home tours. I don’t care if they’re part of a fancy schmancy tour, or if it’s just someone’s house that I’m visiting. Total stranger or not, I. don’t. care.
That said, I have really been enjoying the home tours this week at poppies at play. If you
are nosey like me love home tours, you need to check it out. But today is the house tour linky party, and I’m going to jump in and participate.
For anyone new to my blog, (or if you have short-term memory loss like I do), we moved into this house in November 2010, so much of my home is a work in progress. We have gotten a lot done in four months, but there is still plenty o’projects left. They keep me awake at night. Literally. So, for the most part, I’ll stick to the rooms that are tour-worthy.
I don’t know that I’ve ever really done a formal post on the exterior of my home, so let’s start there and work our way through, shall we?
One thing I immediately loved about this house was the double-door entry.
When you come in the front door, the stairs to the basement are on your right and the dining room is on your left.
Dining Room as it is now… The plan is to take down the wallpaper and the swaggy drapes and the chandelier (if I can convince my husband).
This is our great room, which is in the midst of a makeover. We ordered a sectional
, which is going to kick-off a big room redo in here.
It’s been a process, that’s for sure. I even got to the point that I taped out the size of the sectional since I was convinced it would be too big.
But one of the best features in this room is the coffered ceiling.
My Kitchen (pre move-in photos) – The plan for this space is to have the cabinets painted white, with maybe a light glaze. I’m meeting with a professional next week to get some ideas on this project! 🙂
This is the hallway coming in from the garage, and is where our board and batten
We continued the board and batten in the laundry room
, which is off the hallway coming in from the garage.
Our master bedroom was the first room we tackled in the new house. You can read more about it here
. Quite a dramatic change from where we started, and it’s probably the most restful room in the house! (I know, I need to get a bedskirt)
Here is our master bath. As you can see, there is wallpaper removal to be done in here, but I need to work up some mental strength and motivation before I tackle it.
This would be our space-age looking shower.
Another room we tackled was my daughter’s bedroom. We opted for a soft pink (Sherwin Williams’ “Priscilla”), and added this great paneled headboard, which I absolutely adore. You can read about the inspiration and evolution of it here
, and there is a tutorial here
Our basement is also a space where we spend a lot of our time. We added board and batten
down here by the bar, along with a fun gallery wall
This area of the basement is great for movie night (or the NCAA basketball tournament).
My Mom Cave is down here as well. It’s a work in progress, but has come a long way baby! You can read more about how far it’s come here
. Here it is as it stands.
Well, that’s it for now. There are more rooms and more projects in store, but I’m having a great time working on it so far!
Thanks for stopping by and make sure you check out all of the other tours that are out there at poppies at play!