Tuesday, September 10, 2013

One Year

August 24, 2013 marked one year since we closed on our house. We moved our stuff in the very next day. I can't believe how quickly one year has gone.  It's the longest we've lived in one place in the past four years.  When we first bought the house, I had so many plans of what I wanted to do.  And one year later, I've done  only three of those things.  In my defense, we were wedding planning ever since we moved in, so time and money was limited.  

The three things we've done were:
 paint the breezeway/sunroom
paint the bedroom
stencil the headboard wall in the bedroom

Some of the things I'd still like to do include:
removing wallpaper upstairs & painting
create coat/shoe storage in breezeway
move laundry area
finish caulking in the kitchen (some spots were never caulked)
add transition pieces to main floor rooms (there are no transition trim pieces from the hallway to the bedroom or office where the floors become different)
organize the office
create a craft room upstairs

And the list goes on and on.  I'm hoping to get a few more things done off that list this year, since everything wedding related is done.

I thought it might be fun to do a few before & after photos from when we bought the house, to now, one year later.  I'm hoping that there will be lots more done when I do these same photos next year.

Bathroom:  You can see some bathroom before/after pics here.  Nothing has changed.

Breezeway/Sun Room:
All we've done is here is paint over the red and paint it light blue.  I have plans to make this our shoe/coat storage room, since this is the door we use to go in and out of the house.
AFTER - painted light blue

I wanted to paint the kitchen a light grey to match the back splash, but that hasn't happened.  All we've done is added a table and chairs, a few wall decorations, and our stuff on the counter tops.  I'm working on finding more creative storage solutions since our kitchen is small.  I'll be sure to share them once I finish!

AFTER (diy floating mason jars here)

Living Room:
All we've done in here is added our furniture, hung some things on the wall, and added a rug.  I want to paint the room eventually and we have curtains, but we just haven't hung them yet.


BEFORE (sorry for the horrible blurry pic)
 Master Bedroom:
In this room we painted and I just recently stenciled the headboard wall.  I have some things I'd to like to hang on the walls and I'd like to add curtains eventually.

All we've done in the basement is our furniture.  I have big plans for this basement.  Someday I'd love to take down the drop ceiling and wood paneling and put up dry wall, but that's not happening any time soon.  I want to make this in to our sports themed area, so I have lots of little Pinterest ideas I want to do down there!
Not a whole lot of change in one year.  I have TONS of work to do to get things the way I want, but it will get there eventually.  I can't wait to see how things change over the next year in our home!


1 comment:

  1. Beautiful! I like the red in the first "Before" picture, but I think the light blue that you chose looks better with the wood floor.