The House: Part 1

The House: Part 1

It’s hard to believe it’s been almost a month since we moved into our new house! As I’ve quickly learned, there are a lot of great things about being a homeowner but a lot of not-so-great-things as well. Example: Having all the extra space, including a basement is amazing. What’s not amazing is the amount of cockroaches, centipedes, earwigs, and spiders I have had to deal with (am still dealing with! I might need to torch the house at this point because I had 3 cockroaches in my kitchen in the span of two days) in all that space. I’ve been spoiled by a pretty large lack of bugs in California, but I’ve got my pest control guy programmed into my phone so that they can come respray if these cockroaches don’t die.

But besides the bugs, I really don’t have any major complaints. Of course there are a lot of little things I would like to change or fix or redo or decorate, but overall things are in good shape and we’re just settling into a summer routine.

So without further ado, here’s a little bit of the house all put together.

Let’s start with the kitchen, which is, essentially, finished (except at some point I do want to replace the tile and maybe lighten up the walls a little bit).

Before (I realized I did a terrible job of taking “before” pictures because I kind of forgot until we had already started moving stuff around, but you’ll still get the idea):


And After:


Here’s the living room, which still needs an area rug and some stuff on the walls and mantel (I don’t really have a picture of the empty room, so here’s what it looks like with the furniture in):



And the final stop on the tour today is Penny’s room, which I’m hoping to paint this summer but is otherwise in good shape. It went from this:


To this:


The master bedroom is mostly done as well but I’ll save that, the basement, and some of the bathrooms (I know, you’re just beyond excited about bathroom decorations) for another time since the tilapia we’re having for dinner just finished and someone is getting hangry….

Happy Friday Eve!


2 thoughts on “The House: Part 1

  1. Congrats on your new house! Love the little window valances in the kitchen (Its the small things haha). Hope you love it. We moved to our house a little over a year and a half ago and I still feel like little improvements are being made. It’s a fun process though 🙂

  2. We had similar issues with roaches. We’re working with Terminix and things seem to be much better now! *fingers crossed* Love your kitchen! And Penny’s room is huge!!!

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