We have lived in our new house for about a month now. It has taken a LOT of hard work, but it is really feeling like home! Here are some shots of the house after we have painted, bought furniture, landscaped and decorated it! (To see the before shots, click here.)
The exterior view. It may not look a whole lot different than it did in the before photo, but Adam has worked like a horse on the yard! He chopped several large branches off the front tree to open things up, laid sod and grass seed, pulled out the nasty juniper bushes, and fixed the sprinkler system with the help of a neighbor. What a guy!
Ty's room. In our apartment, our second bedroom was Ty's room, the office, food storage, and a catch-all for everything else. It is great he has his very OWN space now.
There isn't much in McKay's room since all the toys and books currently reside with Ty. It mainly consists of a bed and rocking chair. I'm sure it will get filled up soon enough!
We bought new bedding for the master bedroom, which I love!
Looking down on the living room from the staircase
The dining room. My friend, Kim, and I painted the red accent wall. It was scary, but I am happy with the way it turned out!
This is my favorite space in the house. I painted the alcove to match the wall in the dining room, and I made the curtains and pillows.
My favorite feature is the storage space beside the fireplace. As you can see in the before picture, it was just an open hole. Adam built in some shelving, and we filled it with toy baskets for the kiddos. Then I made curtains that match the rest of the room to cover it and give it a more "finished" look. I love having the storage without the clutter!
Of course, there is still work to be done and probably will be forever! But all things considered, we are happy with the way everything has turned out. It has been great to have more space to live in!