Friday, March 26, 2010

One month later...

Well, it's been a month since we've been at our new home and things have come along a little.  No major changes yet, the popcorn ceilings will be the first thing to go but they'll have to wait a little longer.  This week and next we have friends and family visiting so I put my priorities on the guest bedroom and bathroom.  A little decorating never hurt, right?? ;-)  It gave me a good excuse to get things organized, boxes put away etc.  Here are a few pics of some new touches... it's all in the details!

Guest bedroom: new bed decor and decorative toss pillows (my favorite thing to buy)

Guest bath: Amy Butler hand towels from BB&B (love em!!) and weird little pom pom wood stems from Michaels in a vase from Homegoods.

"Book Origami": a little idea I found online of taking old books and folding the pages to create a 3-d shape (one book took about 2 hours - not bad for a unique craft project and a perfect example of taking something old and bringing it back to life in a whole new way).

Gramps!!  I love old pictures, especially those of my family.  This one in particular is my Grandpa Stone's senior high school photo (such a cutie!).  I have it on my mantle as a constant reminder of what a great man he was.  Mom, if you read this, I want more pics like this of the whole family so if you can help me out and scan me some, it would be much appreciated ;-)

Succulents!!!  Easy to care for plants that have some really cool details.  These are my favorites.

Master bedroom: Shabby Chic bedding from Target and some pretty pillows again!

Temporary side tables (I'll post pics of the birch tables as soon as I get some time to make them!)

Friday, March 5, 2010

House Pictures

It's our first week in the house and I'm already getting the itch to start all the stuff I've planned out for the interior.  It's so hard to keep grounded because I want to do everything at once, which of course can't happen due to the fact that you have to save money in order to spend it :-/  Here are a few pictures I took of a couple rooms as is -  I was so excited the first night that I had to set some furniture up in order to call it "our home"... and... yeah, because it's all I can think about.

Den area with our love seat, wood cane char that the owner left us (because I asked for it), and my lamp!

Looking from the den into the master bedroom --- love the French doors, they had me from hello!

Living room looking into the den.

As for the other rooms, they aren't much to look at yet but I'll post more pics once we get all the boxes put away.