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Monday, February 17, 2014

Home Sweet Home

About a year and a half ago, we bought our first home. It wasn't new but it wasn't a fixer upper either. It was built in the 1980's and the previous owners did the very minimum in keeping up with it so it was move in ready when we bought it.

I was so excited about the new house that I forced my husband to throw our queen pillow top mattress on the roof of my car so we can start sleeping at the house. (We still had a month left in our apartment lease but I just couldn't wait any longer).

Almost immediately, we had my father-in-law and my husband's uncle assist my husband in painting the master bedroom and our living/dining area. It wasn't perfect but it made the place feel more homey. (Is that a word?)


After painting, we began moving our furniture into the house which included our bedroom set and a breakfast table. We bought a new sectional and added family pieces such as a coffee table, buffet table, end table, entry table, and a silver chest all handed down from my grandmother.

A year passed and I still felt something was missing. I hadn't hung much on the walls since I wasn't sure what I wanted to do exactly so I started to play around with ideas in my head and would often search Pinterest for inspiration. 

This is where my new passion began.

Over the past few months, I have been adding little things here and there to make our home feel more like us.

The rooms that get my attention the most is the living and dining area and occasionally our master bedroom.

The guest room has only seen paint and complete closet renovation but still needs work. The mini entry way only has a nice rug and my silver chest but it needs some loving. The side and back yard also needs attention and I want to give the laundry nook some TLC.

Here are a few pictures of what our house looked like before moving in.
These pictures are of our living room, 
dining room and the entry way before moving in. 
The beige walls were painted yellow.

The kitchen wall color is the same but I have dreams of painting it grey. 
I have only decorated above the cabinets. Maybe I will do a short post on it in the future. 
Archway leading to the bedrooms and restroom (the wall colors are now yellow here as well).
The shower wall now has new tile but I have so much more changes to make in here.

 Picture angle sucks but this is our master bedroom. 
We painted the walls a dark red, the ceiling and window seat remained white. 
We also created a custom closet in here (I don't have a before picture). 

 The guest bedroom is still a work in progress. 
We just painted the walls beige a few weeks ago and redid the entire closet 
but haven't made anymore progress.  

I will start posting more on these rooms individually while I make progress in them. Stay tuned!!

Where do you begin when it comes to decor? How do you pull a room together to give it a finished look? What are your favorite decor items?

I am sharing this post with A Wise Woman Builds Her Home.
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