Hello sweet Friends!
I hope you and your loved ones are all safe from the devastating floods Harvey has caused. I’ll be keeping those affected by it in my prayers!
We had a busy weekend around here, and I am just putting the finishing touches on my first completed space in our new house.
Here’s a hint:
It’s our guest bath downstairs!
It is just about complete and I’m hoping to have it done and photographed to share soon. It will feel so nice to have one room completely finished!
Last week as we were finishing prepping the old house for the market, I took photos, and today I thought I’d share some of them. It officially went on the market on Saturday.
I had really hoped to keep it staged for selling, but we didn’t want to start off in our new house with only half of our furniture, so it is pretty much empty. I personally can imagine myself easier in a space that is empty, how about you? I know they say staged homes sell better though.
Here is the outside:
Now I will miss watching all my plant babies come up in the Spring.
My Hubby did all the stonework on this house…
My Hubby and I got married right there in that courtyard! I shared some photos from it HERE.
Our empty dining room…
So sad, huh?
My hubby had added that textured wall color to all the downstairs walls just before I moved in. (I sold my house after we got engaged since it was more market ready.) With the dining room being two stories, I never did change it, but I wasn’t in love with it at all. I just worked with it.
It was small, but one of my favorite spaces…
And the doors…
My perfect backdrop…
I also was not in love with the wood trim either, but it was a compromise with the hubby. I am really happy to have all bright white trim in my new house!
I tried to brighten this space with paint where I could, like the kitchen…
We kind of miss that huge island.
The Living room…
It really would have been nice to keep the living room staged especially while we were selling it, just to give an idea of furniture placement.
It was such a bright and sunny space with our huge sectional that I slipcovered:
A small peek at our downstairs bath…
This was Brennan’s room. I never did paint that trim like I wanted to, but it is a nice bright space.
The boys’ bath:
I really should have painted that striped wall.
I did repaint Jack’s room but I haven’t been back with my camera to take pictures.
I only got this side of the room since there was a pile of cords and stuff on the left side.
Remember this tribute to me and my hubby I did above our bed?
I don’t think I ever shared that outdoor space before. I loved being able to just step outside in the mornings to get a feel for the weather before getting dressed.
A peek at my closet I built…
I gave all the built-ins a fresh coat of paint.
I had that thing packed!
Our master bath was a total redo:
That was one of my very first posts! See the full makeover HERE.
We didn’t have a huge back yard, but we did have a nice sized deck…
Brennan called this his treehouse. Wish we could have taken it with us!
I built this little granite stone patio on the side of our house out of granite landscaping stones from our old landscaping…
I also built that gate. See how HERE.
Some of the outdoor space starts to look a little sad this time of year with nothing blooming, and my hubby cut my hydrangeas way back before most of them had a chance to bloom. Then extreme heat hit and they never really recovered. This was the first year I didn’t have a ton of them.
You can see how full they get (and why Hubby took the clippers to them) in this picture from last Summer:
We’ll leave it at that pretty picture. 🙂
And that wraps up the empty house tour. Hoping we don’t sit on it for too long!
While I tried to make the most of this house, it was definitely a compromise for me. The hubby has given me full reign on the new house and I am loving every minute!
I also want to mention that we have a winner of the Craft Junk Giveaway! Congratulations to Marthaia! She received her goodie box this weekend. Thanks to everyone who entered. I should have enough craft junk to do another giveaway in the late Fall. 🙂
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