Friday, December 28, 2012

Home Tour...FInally!!

After a long journey of trying to find the right house for our family, we did! We moved in about 2 months ago and it has been 100 mph ever since. Now that Christmas is over and our house is back to normal, I am going to try and start posting some pictures of the rooms.

I saw the home for sale online and at first wrote it off. The pictures were not that great and we kept looking. One day, I decided to just drive by it, once I saw the lot and all of the trees, I did not even care what the inside looked like. I just knew this was it for us. It sits on almost 2 acres and is about 3 mile from town. It was perfect. Preston and I went to go look at it for the first time together, and I think it took both of our breaths away! The funny part, is that nothing on the inside was great. But the BONES were amazing. All of the rooms were yellows and burnt oranges and greens... luckily both of us could see the potential! The built ins are AMAZING!!! I could go on and on of all the reason we were in love. As soon as we got back in the car Preston immediately told me to take a deep breath and not to get our hopes up. But, in true me fashion, I was already redecorating and painting walls and moving our stuff in...after 4 months of negotiating and a few hiccups along the road, we finally closed at the end of October. The thing I love most about our home is that it feels like us. It is for sure the home God wanted us to be in and I am so glad I have a husband who made me wait it out. I think I tried to convince him to buy like 2o other houses. Luckily, he knew what we both really wanted and was able to put up with all of my pouting and temper-tantrums. He is a keeper for sure!   

When you walk into our house, you enter into the foyer and to the right is our home school room and dining room combo. I really wanted a bright and clean looking room. The color is Intellectual Gray by Sherwin Williams. It is the best color ever! It is a chalky gray and goes with everything.

This is where we do school and life... we play, color and live in this room. Because it is the first room you see, I really wanted it to look organized and clean, BUT, it has so many functions (my office, school room, play room, dining room)


  The other half of the room is our dining room. The real challenge here was to make to rooms flow. So I tried to make the dining room feel comfortable and usable.

 When we walked into the house, I fell in love with the kitchen. It had so much charm and character, and ALL THE CABINETS WERE ALREADY PAINTED WHITE!!! Which for me was a huge plus. I did not want to have to paint cabinets again. The oven is so charming AND works better than any other oven I have had. It preheats in like 2 minutes!!! I tried to keep with the era of the kitchen and keep it clean and crisp. It really is my favorite room in the house. The only thing I want to do in the future is change the counter tops.

 This is my coffee station. It has everything, filters, sugar, coffee!! It makes it so easy in the morning to grab a cup!
 The papers on the fridge are reminders of what mothering is all about. Taking time to invest in the souls of our kids... I read them over and over...
  Connected to the kitchen is our laundry and mud room. It is HUGE and I love it!!! It has 2 closets and a wall of cabinets! When we walked into the house for the first time, I was in heaven! However, it was very hard to get passed the blue and white checkered wallpaper with a beautiful cat boarder. But leave it to me to just paint over it :) This is the only room in the house with a "crazy" paint color. I figured, if any room needed a cheery feel, it was the laundry room. The color is conch shell, by Benjamin Moore. I love it, it is a chalky coral color and just makes me smile!
 The back of the door holds all of my aprons, but at this time it has two Ironman costumes and an Optimus Prime costume... life with boys :)
 That is my one little one year old! Time flies so fast, and I am so thankful for my family and for this home that we plan to spend many years making memories in!


The Preston Clan said...

It looks so great, Laura! So excited for y'all!

Lauren Lin said...

The house looks really good. My husband and I just got ourselves a new home, too. We're still working on decorating our house. We got most of our stuff here: They have many unique home decor accessories!