Wednesday, October 31, 2012

House Tour

After a month and a half of painting and other projects plus moving in we are ready to unveil the new house to everyone.  I am so in love with this house it is amazing!  I think it is perfect for our needs.   I tell Cameron daily how much I like our house and find new things all the time that let me enjoy it more.  

This is our Living Room.  We painted the living room this green color and replaced the carpet in here and in the 3 bedrooms.  The rest of the house has pergo wood flooring that is nice.  
 Cameron build a fireplace hearth for the nice wood stove that was already installed.  Before it was sitting on the floor with a hole cut in the carpet .  We have intentions to build the rock up the wall... maybe as part of Christmas break.  
 You can see our steps going up to the upstairs and if you look closely you can see the stairwell going down to the family room.  
 This is our master bedroom.  In here we took down the wall paper only to see it was stuck right to the drywall and would not come off.  We tried to paint over the glue but it looked terrible so we had the drywall textured.  We also removed the popcorn ceilings after having it tested for asbestos.  Thank goodness it didn't have asbestos in it because it make a huge mess that we all breathed until the carpet was installed.  Thank you Mike and Sue for helping to get this bedroom painted and for the beautiful precise job that was done making the red wall look square!
 More master bedroom.
 This is the girl's room.  All 3 girls will be sharing it but we are still working on getting the other bed here.  My mom will be moving in with us in a few weeks and she bought a bed for Annika.  (If Annika was telling you this story she would tell you that the bed has a ladder, a slide, and a tent so I better tell you that too.)  That bed will go along the wall behind this bunkbed.  
 We painted the walls purple and cream and also removed the popcorn ceiling in here and replaced the carpet.  This half of the room is for the big girls.  There is a desk and not really any toys although their huge closet has some room for toys in it.  
 This half of the room is for Annika.  She has all her toys at an arm's reach and it actually works very well for her.  Ali and Ashling insisted that she have her own area so that they don't have to pick up her messes.

This is our family room.  This room is so nice for our family to have for several reasons but most importantly because our kids have a place to go with their friends.  I like that it is downstairs because while I can still hear them from my main living area they are not making so much noise as to make my ears hurt.  This room is very comfortable.   When there is a fire going it is also very cozy and we keep blankets down here to cuddle with when watching tv.  We did not remodel this room at all but may paint it sometime in the future.
 I love this shelf Cameron made when he was going to school in Utah.  It has served us for many different purposes but I think I like it best as an entertainment center.  All I need for it is some large baskets to fit under the bottom.   
 The seller agreed to leave his massive desk for us.  We double the use of the family room as an office.  I love how I can be working on something while the kids are watching tv and see everything they are doing.  
 My kitchen is perfect.  I am not sure I could ask for a better dining area.  I painted the kitchen on two walls green to match the livingroom.  The stove is heavenly.   It is a 5 burner, two oven stove with a large drawer that fits many cookie sheets, griddles and pizza stones.  I absolutely love everything about this oven and more than anything it is this that sold the house to me.  I can't wait for a big party where I can use it to its fullest advantage.  I also love the large counter for the kids to eat, do homework or color on.  They love that it is not tile and that their pictures don't get ruined by the grooves.  
 In addition to painting the kitchen Cameron had to do a remodel to the fridge area.  The fridge was too big for the area by about 3 inches.  He cut the counter and redesigned the cupboard door and drawer in order to make the fridge fit.  I am very grateful for a construction working husband who managed to do that project like it was nothing.  

Our dining room is big enough to put another table in there if needed for a big party.  What a blessing it is to have such a large room for eating.