Friday, July 22, 2011

HOT FUN IN THE SUMMERTIME

MY NEW OLD SECOND FLOOR SEWING/CRAFTING ROOM - LILAC!


BATHROOM WITH RETRO PINK TILE MY NEW OLD KITCHEN BEGINNING TO LOOK LIKE HOME - CURRIER AND IVES DISHES


MASTER BATH - RETRO AQUA TILE - LOVE IT!
BUILT-IN LINEN CUPBOARD AND DRAWERS IN MASTER BEDROOM

GUEST ROOM WITH HALF BATH

CEDAR CLOSET IN GUEST ROOM

TRYING TO MAKE THE NEW OLD HOUSE LOOK HOMEY

GLENN SAID HE'D SAVE SOME SHELVES FOR ME

THIS IS JUST ONE PICK-UP TRUCKLOAD

MOVING - JUST THE BEGINNING

BOXES AND MORE BOXES

HARDWOOD FLOOR HIDDEN UNDER CARPET IN BEDROOM

VIEW FROM THE FAMILY ROOM WINDOW


I wouldn't say we're exactly having fun moving into the new old house in this sweltering heat, but I'm thrilled to actually have the keys to the house and be able to go there any time I choose. It still seems like a dream to me. Today, as I stood gazing out one of the windows that faces the road, I was remembering the countless times Glenn and I drove past the house before it was even on the market. We always loved how beautiful it looked at night with candles in each window and spotlights on the flagpole and flag. I could scarcely believe I was standing inside that house, pondering paint colors and flooring options. We measured the rooms we plan to paint and will choose colors tomorrow. For now, we'll leave some walls as they are because there are many other things needing attention first, plus I'm growing more fond of the wallpaper that at first seemed too Victorian for my tastes. The house is sound and we could live in it exactly as it is, but we want to expose the hardwood floors which lie hidden under old carpeting in some of the rooms. The two little upstairs bedrooms have hardwood floors, as do the parlor and master bedroom. We are thrilled with all of that. I can't pretend that moving isn't hard work, but it's rewarding and exciting to decide where everything will go and what colors will be on the walls. We're already planning a fall barn sale. Now that should be fun since most of the hard work will be behind us by that time - we hope!


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7 comments:

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Kady, I am so envious of all the built-ins! While I'm not much of a pink fan, the aqua reminds me of my aunts house when we were growing up. And such gorgeous hardwood. I am excited for you!
★Linda★

Merilyn said...

The timber flooring looks as if it will come up very nicely!! It always starts to feel more homey when you start to have our own things around you, even if they are still in boxes!!! Take it easy in that heat!!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

I love all the built ins..and love those hardwood floors..can't wait to see what colors you come up with to paint on the walls..love the tile in both bathrooms..;) have a wonderful weekend..can't wait to see it all decked out Kady style.;)

LibbiesHome said...

It's so much fun watching your dream become reality through your blog! Thank you for taking us on this journey with you. :)
I am envious of all the built in shelves and that cedar closet!!

Whimsey Creations said...

It's kind of like Christmas isn't it? Unpacking the "old" and finding new places for it - the best kind of re-decorating. Keep sharing those pictures girlfriend!

Raggedy Creations said...

Looking good Kady, can't wait to see what else you do with it.

~Felicia

TheRustyThimble said...

OH Kady I am loving all the many built ins in you new Old home
I am posting on this one I read the one from today, I can not wait to see you all settled in and enjoying what you have waited so long for
Big hugs, take your time and I hope you get a break in the heat
Brenda