Tuesday, June 14, 2011

procrastination


I'm in trouble. My mother in law has been flying all day and is currently on a train en route to Richmond from DC and could arrive any minute and what am I doing? Cleaning my house? No. Making dinner? No. Posting pics of our new home? Why yes, yes I am.

Geesh. And so I present to you..., my home. I don't know how to put the pics in order with the text.., so I'll just attempt to give an accurate description of each room. I didn't take a pic of the front of the house, or the entrance way for that matter. And dang it, cuz I really like the entrance way. Well, if you look at the pics at the very bottom of this post, you'll see a bright room with hardwood floors and torn wallpaper littering the floor. That's the living room and dining room. That's where we have started the renovation (can it be called "renovation" when you're just painting?). From the dining room, you walk into the kitchen which opens up to the paneled room. I love that! An open kitchen! The kitchen is tiny and there's no cupboard/countertop space, but I'll just continue to simplify and hopefully find some sort of buffet or mobile counter/storage space to use. I plan on painting the WHOLE kitchen (cupboards included) and paneled room (and fireplace) with some light colored paint. I can't wait to show you the AFTER pics!! Okay, so if you walk straight through the kitchen you go into the laundry/mud/pantry room (orange in color). This is a great room because there's a door right from the driveway! So nice! No, no garages out here in Richmond. I wish! If you follow the family/paneled room down the hall, you find a pink bathroom on your left (good thing retro is IN! I can't wait! ..and p.s. the floors aren't dirty like the pic shows), and the girls little room is on the right (pretty magnolia wall paper?). I want to take the lightest shade of pink from the flowers and paint the other two walls. And although I don't mind the curtains in this room, I will be removing ALL curtains from the house. I don't like to block ANY potential light. Continue down the hall to Cole's room in the corner (2 windows..not much else to say about this room) and then across from that room is Geof.'s office/the old Master bdrm. They added on a Master bdrm (blue carpet..also in good condition despite what the camera might tell) which is HUGE and a make-shift walk-in closet. We'll have to figure out something to do with that closet so we can fit every last article of closing to we own inside. I mean, the space is there, it's just a bit odd. And my least favorite room in the house? The master (tiny tiny) bath. I don't even think we'll use it until it's renovated. And I mean a REAL renovation. The tile, the shower, the toilet and sink..it's all gotta go.

But I'm in LOVE!! Pretty overwhelmed with what needs to be done to get out of here and into there, but happy. The space is great and flowing and I can't wait to make it ours. With patience.













12 comments:

Beaver said...

Way to leave all the toilet seats up. I thought you grew up with me?

Hurliman Family Blog said...

I am so happy for you guys and your "first" home! I like the wallpaper in the girls room. and I actually like the blue tile. Not too sure about the pink??? Maybe the blue looks bad in person but I think it's kind of cool. I can't wait to see you all you do with it!!! Post pics as you go! Once again I am so happy you finally have a house thats YOURS!!!!

Darla said...

Believe me, Nikki..the pink is better than the blue. And Bevan, I know how you and Camille feel about toilet seats up..haha. I had just scrubbed them out! Give me a break! (;

lindsey said...

Love it! the wallpaper is my favorite, and i love all of the retro colors and paneling. You weren't kidding about having no kitchen counter space though. is there room to make a bowl of cereal?? Congrats, can't wait to see "after" pics:)

Marisa said...

LOVE it Darla! Have fun! Post pictures!

Heidi Crosby said...

It's going to look great!

melissa said...

I love the girls' wallpaper!!!

lizzie said...

Darla! Love the house!! It's so grandma-ish cute! :) My grandma had a full on pink bathroom, tub, toilet, tile, sink, everything. Even the towels were pink with white lace stitched on. Did you want me to make you some pink lacey hand towels as a housewarming gift?

Andrea said...

Darla! I didn't know you guys bought a home - congratulations and I'm totally jealous! I can't wait to see what you do with it. I know you'll make it so cute.

ivyjeanne said...

I can't wait to see what you do with that home! It has so much potential. I love that you'll get to paint all the paneling and bring the natural light in all the windows.

Sarah said...

So exciting! So happy it is now yours! Can't wait to see it all Bennett styled up.

The Gilberts said...

These rooms look huge! can't wait to see the new paint so I can piece it all together-- awesome!