OK, so some of you have heard me bitch about the state of my house and while I do have quite a bit that is um.."in progress" I do have a lot of stuff that is pretty decent. So welcome to my home. Some of it. (Obviously, I'm not going to detail every square inch of my house, but this is basically it. Unless you really want to see the laundry room and back porch again. In that case, go here and here, respectively)
As soon as you walk into our front door- this is what you see. We have a small porch that is hot as shit in the summer and cold as fuck in the winter. The hot as shit isn't so bad really since I like heat, but the cold as fuck part is no good. In fact, since Matt did a marathon session of putting new Sheetrock (after taking down the old shit that was Sheetrock with paneling glued to it) in one night (much to the amazement of my friend Jennie and I who were scrapbooking) this is what we have. Light yellow/sage with cobalt blue accent. It's nice. Except for the fact all of the Sheetrock is cracked in every corner because of faulty installation. That's a whole OTHER post. But my porch is small and it's like a mud room I guess.
Please take off your shoes. I actually don't like vacuuming every day so thanks. Except if your shoes are really dirty, please leave them on. That way we can ruin the carpet and convince Matt we need new. Because this shit is awful.
OK- so here's the living room. It's what you see first thing as you walk in. To the right of that archway, there is a door (it's in the living room actually) and that goes to my bedroom. Where magic is currently not happening. You'll notice Lenny by the toys. He's cool. So you can't see it, but to your right is a wall and it has a black shelf with toy bins and a huge cool black and white photo of trees. And the basketball hoop is outside now. FYI.
OK, so connected to my kitchen is the dining room. Fun fact- the dining room and my bedroom were added on two years ago. It's almost doubled out square feet and I love it. OK, so this is what you see when you come in. The table in the corner of the room is an extension of my scrapbook closet which is in a current state of disaster because of my productive weekend. (more on that tomorrow)
So let's go upstairs. So yeah- the stairs. It's a high ceiling so it's going to stay white. I've got pictures of the kids and then the 5x7's from our wedding on the walls.
Jackson's room is to the left of the stairs. This is the same as it was for Olivia. I love the blue/green and natural wood. The rocking chair is next to the window that in the summer, looks out to the huge lilac bush in our backyard. I have spent MANY hours in that chair. More on that soon, too. This room is small. I took this picture from the doorway. So um, yeah. It's small.
Pretty much every self portrait shot of me is done in my bathroom, so I don't feel like I need to really document this. But we renovated this when Olivia was 6 months old. It never used to look like this. In fact, it's not even close. I don't have before pictures but trust me- it was awful. But this is super small too.
The thing that gets the MOST compliments in my house aside from my dining room, the black and white 16x20 photo of Matt and I on our wedding day or the ghettoness of my laundry room is this sign in my bathroom.
So there you go. THAT is my house. Most of it. Actually- these are all of the rooms except for the laundry room and back porch but those have been thoroughly discussed in previous posts (see above for links).
But with all of that.....I need to decorate more. Have any ideas? Seen anything super fun and funky that you think would be awesome now that you know what colors I'm working with? Let me know!