Thursday, June 09, 2011

A little look at our house

We've had some requests for pictures but I haven't put any up yet because we just have a lot of uncompleted projects and I didn't want to post pictures until they are done. However, we probably won't be done with them for awhile so I thought you might like to see what we've gotten done so far.

This is our dining room. We don't have a nice dining room table and we don't want carpet in our dining room so we decided to change it to a little reading area. It had a disgusting chandelier, exactly like the one in our house in Ohio. We took it down and Mike replaced it with a ceiling fan. We also painted this room and got the curtains hung and bought some new furniture. What we'd like to do in this room is get a big bookshelf to replace the mismatched ones we own (plus, we have a lot of books and hardly any of them fit in the bookshelves we have). We also want to get rid of that big, fat, ugly white pantry (more on that later in this post). We'd also like to take the carpet out and replace it with a hardwood floor. That probably won't happen for a long time.

This is our living room. We bought this furniture about two weeks ago on Craigslist. We also painted in here. Think frosty from Wendy's to get a good idea of what the color is. Some day I'd love to get rid of our glass table and end tables but for now, they are staying. I also need to paint that table with the green legs. That's another project that is low on my list.

Here's our front door. The actual door is red and super cute but with the screen in front of it you can't see it so I decided to put the "Welcome" on the screen instead.

This is the biggest project going on right now. Remember the white pantry in the dining room? That is there because this house has only a tiny pantry in the kitchen that is super skinny and really deep so it's pretty impossible to reach things in the back. I hardly has room for anything so Mike is building me a walk-in pantry right off the entry from the garage into the family room/kitchen. I hope it doesn't take too long because the mess and noise is going to drive me nuts. But, I'd rather have a mess so I can have a pantry than no mess at all and no pantry.
Mike let the boys "help"

This is what it currently looks like.

There are quite a few other projects to work on. I'm not even going to begin cleaning the mess in the extra/craft room. My bathtub is filled with boxes that need to be taken care of but can't be tackled until I have some kind of storage in my bathroom.

Laila's room is painted and I am IN LOVE with the color but I am not going to post pictures of her room until I have things put on the walls and stuff. Right now I am spending my "free" time painting her crib white and next I have to paint her dresser. Then, I might paint a tree on her wall.

The boys room, my room, the bathrooms, and the basement are all being left alone for now. Eventually, I will paint them and hang things on the wall and get some stuff to make the basement more inviting. And finally, all I need to do in the family room and kitchen are get some curtains up (maybe today?) and then I will post some pictures of those two rooms.

I also started working on pulling weeds in the yard this week and we were hoping to plant a square foot garden this year. However, by the time we get to that project it will be too late to plant anything. So, we might just build the raised bed and then do the planting next year.

As you can see, there is a lot to do and a lot going on. I feel better each day as we get one more area in our house done and I'm beginning to like our home more. It will be nice when it's all done but I'm afraid that isn't going to happen for a long time still. One day at a time.


Mommo said...

Oh Adrianne, I really like it. It looks so inviting and peaceful. You have done a great job. I can't wait to see more pictures as things move along. Keep up the great work.

Pitcher Family said...

You've been hard at work!! I think it looks great! Exited for your new pantry! Nice that Mike is handy!

Lilola said...

I love the welcome sign on the screen door; what a great idea!!

Tana said...

It looks great!! Painting is so much work. At least that part is done!

Kristi, Liezl, Quincy, Ava, and Josh said...

I bet those boys are super helpful. You have been hard at work! I love it.