Monday, October 8, 2012

Pics From The House

Our house is still such a mess. We've literally been spending every minute working on it in some form or fashion. We still have a few things that need to be unpacked, but mostly, things are just everywhere and we haven't had a chance to give them all a place. We nearly tripled our square footage and I am still amazed that all of our stuff ever fit into a three bedroom apartment, or even a three bedroom house with a garage.
 
This is our sunroom. As you can see, we've put all empty boxes out there for now and still have about 4 left to unpack.
 
 
 
 
It's a really cool space, I will be very happy when this mess is out of here and we can get some furniture for it.
 
Inspiration struck me tonight with the dining room tonight when Jason hung this mirror on the wrong wall. After he hung it, I was like, oh yeah, I see where this room is going....at first, I was thinking dark and formal. But now I am thinking that since the den is so dark, the formal living and dining will be a little more light and airy. Plus, the chandelier has a finish on it that is creamy and a little beachy, so I think the blue and some cream with color pops would do it proud.
 
 
We did get half of a project done....these bad boys are about to say bye bye.
 
1901 Westminster Drive Grand Prairie TX 75050 Home for sale - MLS #11751415
 
They are just, huge. Huge, brass chandeliers from the 70's with like, 15 light bulbs on each one that are about a million degrees. I kind of liked them in a weird way, until I stood underneath them for about 5 minutes and realized that they would add about $30 to my electricity bill every month.
 
Bye bye brass!
 
 
Hello new fan! So glad my husband and dad tackled these, cause it's TALLLL up there. These fans easily brought this living room into the 2000's.
 
 
I doubt that the air conditioner will be running very much in this room for a while. Two 52 inch fans in this room makes a huge difference.
 
I don't think I showed this area in my original house tour. They are just gaudy, bronze light fixtures that are very very Six Flags-y (did I mention that one of the developers of Six Flags is the one that built this house?) We will probably change those out at some point, but even though they are blue, white and red and just, weird, Jason and I both kind of think they are pretty cool. Definitely a conversation piece.
 
 
This is the first time our kitchen has been cleaned since we moved in.
 
 
White cabinets. Much better.
 
Before
 
 
After
 
 
There are two things I love most about the kitchen. Don't get me wrong, this kitchen is great. It's a gally kitchen and of course I would love a great big kitchen, but it's definitely not a deal breaker. My dad and I said it almost seems like the kitchen was put in as an afterthought - "Hey, I guess we will add a kitchen! This hallway will do!" It's a big kitchen (lengthwise), but it just doesn't fit with the size of the rest of the house. It's definitely a house for entertaining, and the builder had that in mind for sure. There are doors on both sides that close the kitchen off for when the "help" was preparing food.
 
I love the passthrough to the den. The granite countertops look much newer than the other countertops, so we think this bar top was added later.
 
 
The other thing I love is the shutters over the sink, with a great big window outside.
 
 
This is how are living room is shaping up. Sorry for not cleaning up, but quite frankly, I just don't care too much, nor do I have the energy, to stage any pictures tonight.
 
 
 
This is the other area I am loving right now. The coffee filter wreath is just perfect in our bedroom.
 
 
And finally, and I will take better pictures when it's not dark out. But our beautiful porch. (Wreaths to come). Terrible picture, I know.
 
 
Hello Bella!
 
 
Ok. I am tired just putting this up tonight. I am going to B-E-D.