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.