Monday, December 12, 2011

The House!

So many of you have asked to see pics which is so so sweet!  So here is a little tour of our new home!  So wish I could have each of you here for some hot chocolate and cookies and get to catch up so please consider this an invitation.  We are loving it here so so much.  The view out back is breathtaking and we daily watch the beautiful wildlife come to our pond....deer, coyotes, ducks, geese, horses and even a blue heron!  It is amazing.  Our porches truly are my favorite part.  So when the weather turns warmer and the days get a bit longer, drop by anytime and come rock with us!
So here we go....
Kitchen...
I so desired to find a fun, antique door for my pantry but decided to make one work for a while until I could find one...made it a little more fun with chalkboard paint!


One of my favorites...built-in armoires with chicken wire...all of the upper small cabs will get chicken wire as well as soon as my hubby can get to it!

Eating area....


Living Room...LOVE our tongue and groove walls.  This ended up working because we did it directly to the framing and did not sheetrock this area.  My sweet hubby and his buddy did this in one, LONG, HOT 12 hour day!




Entry way...



Master bath....


 LOVE our tile but was sad they sent white grout...wanted dark grey/black and I think I forgot the mention that to them.  Oops!  Oh well....it is getting dirtier by the day and will be there in no time!

Love the way this finish turned out!


Another view of living area....



School area...


Kids bath...did not LOVE this color once it was finished.  Hope to wallpaper it with rustic, barnwood wallpaper sometime soon!



View of pond from my desk area

Brooks room...still have a few things to hang on the wall.  Vintage pennants and a huge vintage poster of the St. Louis Cardinals in their dugout while playing the Cubs.



Guest bath...
Front porch...can't wait to fill this with rocking chairs and a swing!




My desk area...LOVE that is right off the kitchen so our kids will not ever be on the computer without what they are looking at being in full view!
So there it is!  There is still SO much I want to do but have settled in for now.  I didn't include pics of Abby Kate's room because it is still not finished and Bo was asleep so I couldn't take pics!  And our bedroom is still a mess and the one I hope to replace furniture with very first.  Everything in there matches and I can't wait to toss the matchy look and replace it with fun, vintage furniture and a great, old quilt!  We built this house in complete "our style" that has evolved over the years.  We are getting rid of literally half our things and have repurosed/painted a ton of the remaining things and have agreed to just wait until we sell the rest to add new pieces.  Our philosophy is to fill our home with old things we adore and to NEVER go into debt.  This house is new but we so wanted it to feel old.  We both love antiques and are anxious to replace so much of our "new" pieces with antique (or better yet, junktiques!) some day.  Love old, chippy things so much!  Thanks for joining me on the tour!  Please come visit soon!