the continuing home tour – { master }

By Moriah on April 20th, 2013

So here’s a little twirl around our room. And no, it’s not usually this clean, usually several overflowing laundry baskets aline the far wall.

I read a post once about doing the master room first – creating it first, cleaning it first. Good idea in theory, hardly ever happens in real life. (I’m guessing.) I wasn’t thinking I’d even have our room completed this year but Andy recently decided he’d had enough of not having a nightstand on his side and said I was free to go buy the ones I wanted. I got lamps, too, because what good is matching nightstands without matching lamps?

A few steps inside the door, looking left:

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This is the Sorrento desk I inherited from Nanny:

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A little peek into the bathroom…

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From the far side of the room, looking back – closet behind door on left (horrid mirror needs to be replaced), and door to living room on right:

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And then just sort of a backed-up general view from the door:

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continuing home tour – master bath

By Moriah on April 4th, 2013

Our master bathroom might be one of Steve’s top career masterpieces to date. And I get the daily benefit.

(I should also point out Nicky has spent her fair share of hours in here, notably scrubbing a blue stain off the etched bathtub he found for a steal of a deal. I know she also helped lay the tile. Girl power!)

What you see coming in from our room:

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A little to the left:

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And to the right:

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Shower (otherwise known as Single Reason Andy Bought This House):

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Sinks (I would have preferred a vanity but couldn’t convince Steve to change the plans):

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My messy storage (Ican’tbelieveI’mshowingyouthis):

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Bath:

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More to the left:

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And in the back:

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Yep, we love.



{kitchen}

By Moriah on February 4th, 2013

So now we get to the kitchen. Obviously one of my favorite places, although I don’t love to cook like my friend Nicky does. Her husband Steve designed the whole thing — chose colors and appliances and everything. And he has really really good taste. The only thing I can take credit for is the washer and dryer, which you can’t even see in these photos. ;)  And the painting, I also chose that. ha

This is coming in from the back door, you enter into a little entryway that is my laundry room (which is why I was adamant that the washer & dryer had to be stainless and match the kitchen):

Looking back:

The view looking in from the dining room:

This one you can see the laundry room, just off the kitchen, and then the back door.

I’m sure eventually I’ll put something lovely on top of the two shorter cabinets but I haven’t decided what to do there yet.

This is what you see coming into the house, I didn’t realize I didn’t have a shot of this view until I was editing photos that night and snapped one.

And then looking into the dining area from the kitchen:

Um yeah, we love it. And no, it doesn’t stay this clean.



{for eating}

By Moriah on January 30th, 2013

The kitchen doesn’t have any seating so this is it, where we eat. And we make the kids sit on the bench.

(for reference, the table is 94″ x 46″)

From this last shot you can see how to the left is the family room (with the huge blank wall I haven’t decided what to do with yet), the arch is the stairway, and to the right is the kitchen. (Up next.)



{more from upstairs}

By Moriah on January 25th, 2013

I straightened up half of the upstairs yesterday, so I’ll share it next! This is (obviously) the tv side of the playroom…

Best. Rug. Ever.  (From Overstock.)  I made the curtains, fabric from IKEA.

The pillows are brighter in real life.

(The one below, behind the purple, is actually a true red.)

Our downstairs is VERY traditional so it was fun to go more modern and fun up here.

And then the kids’ bathroom, also upstairs:

(Otherwise known as the room that doesn’t stay clean, ever.)



{girls’ room}

By Moriah on January 19th, 2013

This room was a lot of fun. I showed you a sneak peek of something I did for this room, so it’s fun to show you the finished product. (Also completed while my mom was here!)

For some reason it was really hard to get a lighter shot of this first view, even though it was sunny and in the middle of the day. I tried to lighten it the best I could, just imagine that it’s actually brighter in the room.

Dress ups!

(The missing drawer is out being repaired since it fell apart.)

I’ve always loved these fairies, they were in the girls’ room at the old house and they were the one thing I kept:

And, presenting the PINK CLOSET! (Andy teases me this is the reason I bought the house. Which may or may not be the case.)

I’m a little hesitant to share these except I get asked about their clothes all the time. And it IS my pet hobby. :)

(There’s more in the laundry, yikes.)  This closet is soo cool – it slopes down on either side along the roofline. Perfect for playing and hiding out.

Also the only area in the house we put carpeting in. Arianna sets up her baby beds back there and plays in peace. So funny.

So there you have it! My The girls’ room!



{boys’ room}

By Moriah on January 18th, 2013

I am FINALLY ready to start sharing photos of our house. My mom was here for a long visit and so I was able to do some projects that otherwise wouldn’t have been done. (Stripes in the boys’ room being one of them.)

Their room is almost complete; I only need a couple more things, like a lamp.  Drew’s been begging for one. I also have some flat wire airplanes that I’m going to hang from the ceiling.  And maybe add a couple more things on the walls, we’ll see.

Most of Drew’s furniture was from Nanny. There is another twin bed hiding in the closet, saved for Ethan.

I should have removed those huge storage tubs, what an eyesore. They are broken anyway and are gonna be tossed. Oh well.

Drew’s big dresser and nightstand were also from Nanny. I love that.

As you can see, there are two closets in here. They are sort of cut-outs into the attic, with very sloped ceilings. Fun little places to hide and play. The entire upstairs floor has a sort of loft feeling.

The girls’ room is pretty much done as well, I’ll try to share it soon!



Couple of Things

By Moriah on August 13th, 2012

Winner for the Veggie Tales Penniless Princess dvd is Athena! I will be in contact with you girl!

Soo, apparently we’re not fake-selling our house, they want to buy it! We’re fine with either way, kinda thought we’d keep it as a rental but this is super great too. Their home inspection is tomorrow. I need to wrap my head around the fact that we are MOVING in a MONTH! And school will be just getting underway around then also. BUSY. (Mom? Are you coming?)

It’s a little bittersweet. We’ve had FIVE babies in this house, lots of memories! And we’ve done soo much work on it over the years and I LOVE the tile in the bathroom. But it’s time to go. We need more space desperately and it will be nice to be closer to our church and Andy’s office (even if we’re moving away from the kids’ school; guess we can’t have everything).

And I’m also happy for the buyers – they are expecting their first and it’s kinda like seeing ourselves 9 years ago. This is such a great house for a new family.

We’re just not a new family anymore. ;)

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