Our lot

Our lot

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Long time no blog!!!

We are all still very alive...just haven't had much time for blogging!  Having 3 kids-age 5 and under is busy but throwing in homeschooling this year definately made it even more so!  I've been keeping up with a lot of your blogs just haven't been commenting.  I've loved all the diy ideas and especially Nadase's awesome closet!!! 

We've been loving our  new house and slowly but surely finding time for decorating.  Our intentions were to do one room at a time...but I'm sure you all know how that goes!  We ended up doing a little here and there and not finishing anything!  As you saw in our last post-the kitchen was pretty much done (because there was so little to do!!!) and we had planned on tackling the morning room next.  But, I had such a hard time deciding on window treatments- so that was tabled (I have finally decided though so we'll be finishing it up next!).

So as things stand now-the family room is closest to being finished!  We still plan on buying a new tv and mounting that and possibly doing something new underneath but for the most part it's done!  We'll add in some family photos here and there but here's how it looks so far!!!

Family room-looking from the kitchen

Love these old cottage windows!!  Best find ever!

We didn't like the look of accent chairs so we found a place for my Grandma's old rocker :)

We decided against a fireplace because of the kids, but that doesn't mean we don't want a mantle!!! 
 I love functional decorations like these old books (Little Men, Anne of Green Gables, and The Bobsey Twins! all from the early 1900's).  We can get them down to read and pop them right back up there! I can't wait to add seasonal decor here too!

 This beautiful Victorian dresser was refinished in Arles chalk paint and dark wax...hard to show the beautiful finish in this picture!  And that book is a really old family Bible-complete with artwork and a children's story section!  Another great antique shop find!
We're really loving how everything is turning out!  Next up is refinishing some furniture for the office/computer room.  After that we'll be making/putting up window treatments in the morning room and changing out fixtures in the powder room! That should just about finish up the first floor! Stay tuned ;)