Life + Style

May 19, 2009

A little bit updated

The deck
the built-in deck has a gorgeous live oak coming through the center! I can't wait for summer and some cash so I can decorate this washed out baby and grill out! This porch is just aching for some throw pillows and lanterns
The Sun room
Sure it's not much, but all I have in the budget for this room is NOTHING. That's right, everything in here has to be comprised of hand me downs from other rooms in the house. I have to say this room is starting to take shape and beginning to get a good feel to it. We painted it the same pale green as the kitchen. That ottoman is actually my husband's old coffee table that we started refurbishing with some foam, batting and fabric. Like everything else around here, it's still a work in progress!

It's amazing what a little paint can do for a room. The wood floors need to be stained now that the heinous carpet is gone.

The Kitchen
Major difference, right? In case you haven't met my couch, her name is Isabella and I'm so glad she found a home in our kitchen. It's the perfect spot to curl up with glass of wine and an InStyle magazine after work. And it gives me an excellent view of my personal chef while he's whipping up some dinner. Did I mention my husband is amazing at cooking too? Renovation and cooking. Add those to the list. I totally married him for his skills!
And now for the kitchen side of the kitchen.....

Can you believe this is the same kitchen? I can't wait to take some pictures with better lighting so y'all can really see how fantastic this kitchen looks. I'm nervous the previous owner is going to see this and want to renegotiate our sales price for a lot more moolah.

Or, better yet, you can come by in person. If you're smart you'll come at meal time so you can taste first hand just how amazing we eat around here thanks to my husband. Or if you're really smart you'll come just after supper so you can help me do the dishes. This earns me brownie points since usually my task before dinner is to sit around and look pretty. I appointed myself to this job after I was put on probation for an incident with a Wusthoff knife. My lack of cooking skills and indifference to cleaning up is also why we don't eat dessert. It's hard to stay thin when you're favorite past time is sitting around!

The Dining Room
Yay! We have a table and chairs! I'm still looking for fabric to recover the chairs, but, I'm fairly happy with their current condition...for now.

The (downstairs) Hall Bathroom
Remember when I closed the door to this room? Tightly. Well, I opened it just long enough to let my father-in-law in to do some bead board work. It already looks so fresh and so clean clean! I can't wait to get this room painted and all the plumbing installed so we can have at least one brand new room in the house. We couldn't have picked a better one to start from scratch with. Hopefully this will be finished soon. HINT HINT

*You might also notice the GORGEOUS new oak hardwood floors but you'll have to wait until later to hear all about that project.
The Entrance Hall
those floors are looking so pretty as you step into our home and veer down the hallway into the sitting room part of the kitchen

The Living Room
I've finally started to add some furniture and the rug. This is the fun part! I just got two new slipper chairs that sit snugly on either side of the fireplace. This will definitely be a work in progress for a while now since we officially didn't win the lottery last Saturday. Thankfully, no one else did either, so really we just made money this week if we win this weekend! Come on baby, big money!

I am sooooooo in love with my new couch from Currents. If you haven't been to this home decor eye candy store in Pawleys Island you need to go right away. Seriously, it's amazing and I want everything in it. I am two steps closer to transforming my home with the couch and those black and white graphic pillows from that store.

Can you see that everything is sort of shoved to the middle of the room? This is because the walls still need to be dapped and painted. And apparently there are nails to set. I guess when you nail gunned them in with an air compressor they didn't set themselves. Who'd a thought?
in progress

The Office
all cleaned up and new drywall

the carpets are all torn out



  1. AnonymousMay 20, 2009

    It is looking so great ya'll! Can't wait to see it when everything is finished :)

  2. Thanks Mari!

    We can't wait for you and Jeep to come over next time y'all are in town!


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