Monday, June 24, 2013

Updated house tour

More baby goodness coming later but wanted to share another little post I wrote before Kate's arrival. Check it out! 

This month marks one year of us living in our wonderful house o' dreams! We could not be more happy with this home that the Lord has blessed us with - we probably say weekly how thankful we are to live here.

I thought it'd be a good time to do an updated house tour, with a list of projects we've done and future projects on the horizon. You can also find all of this under the "Our Home" tab on the blog.

Our home is a 1959 Partial Brick home. It's ranch style, with a basement. It's on a little over 1/3 acre of land, and backs up to a private entrance to the Raleigh Greenway. 


FLOOR PLAN OF THE MAIN FLOOR


THE FRONT YARD


What we've done:
-Painted the front door red (Fabulous Red by Valspar)
-Painted the shutters black (Black Rustoleum spray paint in semigloss)
-Painted the brick white (Sunday Times by Allen & Roth)
-Added a rocking chair and a red lantern 

What we'd like to do:
-Seed new grass
-Landscaping - everywhere! Add rose garden, clean up bed in front of big window, transplant flowers/plants that are in the wrong places, clean out/replant the beds in front of the basement windows.
-Trim trees by house and bush/tree at the end of our driveway
-Find a creative way to hide the trashcans on the side
-Possibly add some window boxes?
-Replace pinestraw with mulch

THE SUNROOM




What we'd like to do:
-Paint! I do not like the yellow color at all.
-Add curtains
-Add comfy seating in the other corner of the sunroom
-Possibly add wood or board/batten to the walls
-Change out off-white outlets/switches to white
-Add stairs that come off the glass door, leading to a patio we want to build there

FROM THE LIVING ROOM INTO THE SUNROOM


THE LIVING ROOM






What we've done:
-Added curtains

What we'd like to do:
-Move New Bern painting from dining room to living room
-Big living room rug
-DIY ottoman
-Add sofa/console table behind sofa for extra storage, mail organization, and prettiness
-Possibly re-cover lamp shades in a fun material

THE DINING ROOM


What we've done:
-Furnished the room with things we already had :)

What we'd like to do:
-Add a gallery wall to replace New Bern painting
-New rectangle table & enough seating for 6 (possibly build ourselves? we are thinking farmhouse style)
-Window seat in the bay window
-Add curtains
-Add rug (?)
-Replace black outlet with white outlet

FROM THE DINING ROOM INTO THE KITCHEN


THE KITCHEN





What we've done:
-Added curtains
-Added hooks for mugs
-Added shelf above the sink
-Hung spice racks and other decorations

What we'd like to do:
-Rug by the sink
-Kitchen island with casters for under the window (move desk to guest bedroom)
-Move washer and dryer to basement and replace with desk/more storage
-New countertops/sink (if we stay here longer than 5 years)
-Replace black outlets with white outlets

THE HALLWAY TO THE BEDROOMS & BATHROOMS

What we'd like to do:
-Add some kind of interest - frames or board & batten
-Paint all doors white
-Replace hallway light
-Runner?

THE MASTER BEDROOM






What we've done:
-Painted the walls (Gray Owl by Benjamin Moore)
-Changed out ceiling fan
-Moved bed three times :)

What we'd like to do:
-Paint shutters and closet doors
-Paint bedroom door white
-Possibly add a rug
-New curtains (navy?)
-Personalize with pictures/art
-Possibly add sconces instead of bedside lamps
-Solve the closet/storage problem :)

THE MASTER BATHROOM





What we've done:
-Moved cabinet from guest bathroom to master bathroom
-Removed shower doors
-New toilet

What we'd like to do:
-Replace tile and refinish bathtub - only if here longer than 5 years
-Repaint mirror frame
-Paint bathroom door white

THE OFFICE/NURSERY





What we've done:
-Painted the walls & trim
-Painted the doors white
-Replaced black outlets with white outlets
-Removed ceiling fan and added DIY capiz chandelier
-Turned it into a nursery!
-Added curtains

What we'd like to do:
-Turn curtains into blackout curtains
-Add baby/family pictures
-Upgrade changing table/dresser with new hardware & possibly refinish the dresser

THE GUEST BEDROOM


What we've done:
-Painted the walls (Rockport Gray by Benjamin Moore)

What we'd like to do:
-Paint the bedroom and closet door white
-Rug

THE CUTEST HALL CLOSET


THE GUEST BATHROOM





What we've done:
-Complete demolition - removed shower door and tileremoved floor tile
-Painted the walls and trim (Gray Timber Wolf by Benjamin Moore for the walls)
-Retiled the floor and shower
-Replaced shower drain, handle, and shower head
-Added tiled shelf for shampoo/conditioner
-Replaced sink hardware
-New water-efficient toilet
-New mirror
-Removed bathroom cabinet to open up space

What we'd like to do:
-Change out light for something prettier
-Add some artwork behind the toilet
-Paint door white

THE BACKYARD/DECK



What we've done:
-Refinished 3 rocking chairs
-Bought a grill
-Painted the brick white

What we'd like to do:
-Add lattice with vines for privacy
-Buy an outdoor table and chairs
-Build a patio at the base of the deck, wrapping around the side of the house towards the driveway, and build a fire pit to go in the middle of it.
-Upgrade stone path in backyard
-Pull up more ivy in the backyard and seed new grass
-Add a vegetable garden
-Add a swing from one of the trees

FLOOR PLAN OF THE BASEMENT

THE BASEMENT: STAIRS



What we've done:
-Painted walls and trim (Silverplate by Sherwin Williams)
-Took down shelving at the top of the stairs

What we'd like to do:
-Add picture frames as you walk down the stairs
-Put banister back up - possibly add another one on the other side
-Change out black switches for white switches


THE BASEMENT: TV AREA





What we've done:
-Added floor molding
-Painted the walls and ceiling (Silverplate by Sherwin Williams)
-ORB'ed all door knobs/hinges
-Added a cable line

What we'd like to do:
-Buy a bigger tv to host people for big games, movie nights
-Upgrade to a bigger tv console or mount tv to wall
-Finish painting black HVAC vent
-Move coffee table from upstairs to downstairs (once we build an ottoman for upstairs)
-Add some floor cushions/poufs
-Add bamboo blinds to the windows
-Change out black outlets for white outlets

THE BASEMENT: GAME AREA


What we've done:
-Repainted barn light (La Fonda Mirage Valspar spray paint in flat finish)
-Added floor molding
-Painted the walls and ceiling (Silverplate by Sherwin Williams)
-ORB'ed all door knobs/hinges (except the outside door)

What we'd like to do:
-Add bar/counter along left wall and back wall, with cubbies underneath.
-Add large DIY framed chalkboard above counter
-Add table and chairs for middle of room (game table)


THE BASEMENT: BEDROOM






What we've done:
-Painted the walls and ceiling (Silverplate by Sherwin Williams)
-ORB'ed all door knobs/hinges (except the outside door)

What we'd like to do:
-Finish painting HVAC vent
-Add paper lantern light over bed in the corner to make it cozy
-Clean up both closets - add built-in shelving.
-Possibly open up wall (where desk is) so that it exposes built-in shelving under stairs.
-Add bamboo blinds to the small window
-Change out black outlets and switches for white outlets and switches
-Upgrade closet light

THE BASEMENT: HALL & LAUNDRY CLOSET


What we've done:
-Added floor molding
-Painted the walls and ceiling (Silverplate by Sherwin Williams)
-ORB'ed all door knobs/hinges

What we'd like to do:
-Eventually move washer/dryer downstairs as our family grows
-Organize the crawl space as a work room for Rob (the door with the poster on it leads to the crawl space which is rather large)

2 comments :

  1. Even though I have followed your progress ever since you revealed your new home, I stand amazed at all you have done!! It looks gorgeous and the icing on the cake was welcoming your little Kate! Our God is an awesome God!

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  2. Hi Nicole,

    Would you mind sharing the paint brand & color of your nursery? It is beautiful & looks like a light warm grey. Also, I would love to see the basement ceiling fan's "after" picture if you have it....considering ORBing our old faux wood & brass ceiling fan here. Thank you!

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Nicole