It's been almost 5 years since we moved into our "new" house
and I can remember it like it was yesterday.
Heck, I stressed out so much while bulding it I lost 15 pounds ... wish that still was a reality
As much as we love our "new" home..
... our kids still long for our
"old" home and talk about all the time.
I thought I would share with you some pictures of what
our first house looked like and why I think about it so often.
This was the view looking down on the living room from up stairs.
The dining room. Mom and I made all the slip covers and window treatments.
I was trying desperately to hid the danish modern furniture I inherited from my Aunt.
Who knew it was coming back in style???
This was my favorite decorating ever.
The door on the left was my pantry door.
It was salvaged from my parents house and I painted black.
I had to leave it with the house and boy do I miss it.
What a great solution for getting rid of an old bi-fold door.
The family room had a great faux finish on the wall.
Textured khaki paint was the base...when I tired of the khaki color we added
a brown and ocre wash over the top of it...giving it the look of suede.
My friend Barb was a master at mixing paint and texturizing.
Can you tell I love little lamps? They are everywhere.
The kitchen also had a faux finish on the walls and again I made every single
window treatment and curtain in this place.
The kitchen island was a converted breakfast bar from
Target. If you moved the curtains we added shelves underneath
to hid all the baby bottles and sippy cups. Everything was organized
in cute little baskets and fit just perfectly.
This was Mac and Hannah's room.
When Shea was born Hannah was kicked out of the nursery,
while Mac at the tender age of 4 was put in the top bunk.
They absolutely loved every moment of this transition.
There was a cool peg rail that went around the walls so all their stuff hung neatly off the floor :)
The master bedroom was neat but we didn't spend much time decorating.
Just paint and pottery barn.
The bathroom was open to the bedroom, so as you can imagine mornings were not so
restful with The Accountant getting ready for work.