It is hard to believe, but I have been in my house for a year now. You might remember this time last year when I posed about the steps to buying a house. Well it has been a year since then and what a good year it has been. I haven’t made any huge changes to the house since I bought it, but I did do a lot of decorating. So since I have not posted many pictures of the house, I figured I would give y’all a quick house tour.
First a little history. My house was built in 1940, but has since been remodeled. I bought the house from a contractor who bought it and completely updated it inside and out. I feel so lucky to have found this house. I got the best of both worlds. An older home with lots of character and a newer home with updated style.
One of the first projects I did was to add numbers to the mail box. These are very simple to do. You can just pick them up from your local hardware store.
The first thing you see when you walk into my house is the bookshelf that I built. I just love how it turned out!
The living room is to the left. I am currently working on a few pieces to hang on the wall with the TV. More to come on that later.
Next is the dinning room. I love how the space is open. The owner before me took down the wall between the living and dinning room to open it up.
Everything is decorated for Fall!! My favorite season!
Attached to the dinning room is the Kitchen. It is not the largest, but it is just enough space for me.
You’ll notice the stool that I built a while back.
Also, I had to get creative on where I put Bernoulli’s food. The island worked out perfect and now I don’t trip over his bowls.
Here’s a shot of the giant backyard. Bernoulli loves spending time out there and running around. I have also added lights to the back deck and built some outdoor seating. (I’ll post about how I built the lounge chairs later.)
Off of the living room is the first guest bedroom. This room just came together on its own. I picked the wall color originally thinking this was going to be the craft room. When I decided to change it to the guest bedroom, I decided to use one of my quilts from college for the bed and a 20+ year old chair from my parents house. I would never have put these colors together on my own, but they just work.
If you go down the hallway, there you’ll find the guest bathroom. I didn’t do anything to this bathroom except hang some pictures and put up a shower curtain. I didn’t even paint it.
This is one of my favorite painting that I did in college. Such a true statement!
At the end of the hallway is my master bedroom.
This is one of the largest bedrooms I have ever seen. Most people are shocked when they see it. It extends almost the entire length of the house. To the left, I have an office and workout area.
The window memo board is on the bookshelf in the back.
On the right is my closet and dresser. My bed sits in the middle of the room to divide it up. This isn’t how I originally had my room laid out, but I got the urge one day to change things up. I proceeded to spend an entire Friday night rearranging the room. Yes I know it sounds like I don’t have a social life, but it is not every Friday night that I decided to do this.
You can see the necklace bulletin board that I made.
Probably one of my favorite parts of my house, my huge closet.
The master bathroom has a garden tub. Eventually I want to get a metal wall hanging to put over the tub. That wall definitely needs some kind of art work.
I like to use baskets to store stuff. It gives you more counter space and makes it look less cluttered.
Finally, there is the craft room located off of the hallway. This is the room that is the least done. My plan is to build a high, work table to go in the middle and to have a desk along the wall for the sewing machine.
I am also using this room to store a lot of the decorations and art work that I just haven’t found a place for yet.
Well, that is my house. I feel so lucky to have found it. It is the perfect house for Bernoulli and me.