After getting married the hubby and I moved from our first little apartment (affectionately nicknamed the craphole) into our very first little rental house… all the way from Colorado to Alabama. One moving truck and a lot of sleepless nights later we were settled into our very first home. It was little, it wasn’t perfect, but it was ours. We lived in that first little house for about a year (scroll down to see the photo proof!) before moving to our current house. The second house and our second house tour!
We are currently finished with 3 of 7 rooms… 1 room is completely un-touched and 3 rooms are this close! I’ll update as we go along, I can’t wait!
Of course, I could drone on and on about each and every room but a photo’s worth a thousand words? Right? Let’s get started.
House Tour: Our Second Home!
Lovely isn’t it? That photo is the very best that I have from our first week here. It’s from the messy home tour I did just after we moved in… when everything was messy and unpacked. As you can see we hadn’t even finalized the furniture arrangement yet!
Trust me… it gets better!
Our living room is one of those rooms that’s this close to finished! I am dying to purchase this media cabinet and finish the television wall but it’s always the very last item on my priority list. One day soon! In the meantime I’m adding a gray linen slipcover to the funky chair in the corner next week… so this room is pretty much finished!
The kitchen makeover is finally done! It was a real whirlwind of designing and painting and cutting… all the fun that goes along with a full re-design. We actually participated in the One Room Challenge which means we finished this little room re-do in a month and a half.
It was definitely a kick in the tush but I needed it. The before and after speaks for itself… I’m so glad it’s finally finished!
Isn’t it beautiful? Our red and green Christmas kitchen definitely is the biggest challenge in the house… but you know what they say?
No risk, no reward!
I can’t even recognize the old kitchen now that we’re finished! It’s just so. much. better!
We finished the craft room makeover last month… the hubs says it’s currently his favorite room in the house! Isn’t that something? He wasn’t sure about the pink desk but now that the rooms finished he can see what I saw. This was my first design challenge and now I’m addicted… the $100 Room Challenge is kind of amazing.
Making over one room in one month for under $100? Some people join bowling leagues or go rock climbing but these are my people. These are my kind of ladies!
I mean just look at what we started with!
The Master Bedroom was actually almost completely finished at our last house… which means we only needed to change a few things for the new house! Like adding new curtains now that we have two windows and taking the rug away since the pup can’t seem to control herself around it!
Don’t worry it’s not gone for good, just cleaned and moved to the guest room! *wink wink*
The best part? My brand new mercury glass lamps! Y’all they have usb ports in the base so I don’t have to cover my nightstands with ugly cords and charger boxes. Plus… you know… they’re gorgeous!
There are so many boxes in this picture you can hardly even see the room. Not good. Not good at all! The only good part is that we’re this close to being finished!
Y’all if we had one day and a bit of an attention span this room would be finished. The room actually looks pretty darn close to finished… except for the accent wall we’re halfway finished with. We’re putting up a faux planked wall and let’s just say the kitties became way too comfortable with the stack of planks we had stacked against the wall.
Is that becoming a theme throughout the tour? Animals doing things they shouldn’t? I can’t be the only one with rogue fur babies! Luckily they’ve been angels since we put in the doggy door.
This little bathroom is kind of the cutest. Well… the shower curtain is the cutest, and the rugs… and the pretty new litter box cover. Since this little guy isn’t in terrible shape we haven’t focused too much of our attention here!
Although I did recently hang the flower painting over the potty :). I always have mixed feelings about that painting… as I do with any of the work I did in college.
The office is kind of a mismatch of furniture and accessories… so our project for May is to whip this baby into shape! It’s our last room in the house so I guess we’ll have to move soon… I’m not sure what we’ll do without a room to makeover!
We’re still working on this room but the progress is enough to make my heart pitter patter… every item I place in the room pulls it together a tad more. I can’t wait to get the rug in here (right now we’ve commandeered the rug from the kitchen!) Take a look at the progress we’ve made so far!
Before you catch a glimpse of our first home don’t forget to pin!
House Tour: Our First Home!
Back to the beginning!
The Hubby and I moved into our first home (a 3 bedroom, 2 bath rental that he picked out all by himself… eek!) in July of 2014. It was far from the perfect house but it was our perfect oasis and we worked very hard to fix it up!
We decorated our little hearts out! Everywhere but the guest bedroom… that became “the hubby’s closet” and frequently looked like a bomb had gone off! While we have since moved away… so I really miss this little space. Absence makes the heart grow fonder I guess.
Since I’ve linked most of the projects in their current rooms up above let’s just do a slide show here… enjoy!
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