Thursday, July 30, 2015

House Tour: A Blank Slate

Welcome to our official “before” house tour! No fancy photos, just a smorgasbord of iphone pics of our house before it it is transformed into our home! I ran through the house and snapped these the night of our final walk through/day before closing.

Before we get to the good stuff, I wanted to share some deets about the house itself. It is a 3 bedroom 2 bath with a sunroom and office/flex room. It comes in at about 1,866 square feet. We don’t have a covered back porch this go around (insert sad face) but we do have a deck out back so that helps suppress the pain a little. Not to mention, the covered front porch is pretty much what my dreams are made of so there’s that. One thing you’ll notice in the photos (or maybe you won’t) is there is not a fireplace either (insert really super-duper pouty face). I really, really wanted a fireplace again but it just wasn’t in the cards this go-around. Cost wise and plan wise we just had to opt out. My husband promises to make it up to me with an awesome backyard fire pit and patio area. As long as that includes s’mores year ‘round I guess I can live with that.

Once I get this baby somewhat decorated I’ll do a photo-shoot with my big girl camera and I’ll put a link to the tour like I did with our last house.

So let’s get started shall we? I’ll be your tour guide today so sit back, grab some iced coffee, a cold beer (I’m talking to you Dad) or a coke (yeah you Mom) and enjoy!
Exterior paint color is Benjamin Moore Naval. Trim is all bright white.
For perspective purposes, the room on the left is the future nursery (but not just yet) and the room on the right is the flex/office space. Far right is the window over the kitchen sink.
Side Note Question: We want to get rocking chairs for the right side of the porch. I had planned to get two from Lowe's but they've gotten pretty poor reviews and I don't want to spend $100 each on chairs that won't last. Any suggestions? I've thought about Cracker Barrel but those just aren't in the budget... 
Weathered copper pendants on the front porch are from Home Depot

When you walk in the front door and rotate clockwise 90 degrees, this is the view. Living room, kitchen, and dining is open with the sunroom on the left and flex room on the right.
Interior paint color everywhere except the master is Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray
Turn back around and you have a view of the front door/foyer. If you're having deja vu it is because we had that identical light in our last foyer (Lowe's). 
Glass pendant island lights are from World Market. Kitchen sink cage pendant is from Home Depot.
Standing in the dining room and looking back across to the foyer/flex room.
I wanted to add this angle too but forgot to take one once it was cleaned so this one from during the inspection/final cleaning stages and will have to do.
The sunroom and its gorgeousness is bound to be a spot where I spend a lot of time. There are a total of five windows across and three light sconces. Unfortunately this is a hard room to photograph so you get a 2/3 view of the room.
Barn chandelier is from Amazon
The dining nook, I am especially excited to see this space evolve!
Laundry room. Appliances tuck in nicely on the left side.
Laundry room light is from Ikea

When you walk in the garage there is a hall that passes a nook and then leads into our bedroom.
Hi nook. You're going to become a mudroom/drop zone but I haven't broken that news to you quite yet.
Paint color is Benjamin Moore Van Courtland Blue.
The master bedroom is such a pretty space. Lots of potential in here!
Our closet is huge. I am already doing a great job filling it up!
Our bathroom is pretty similar decor-wise to the guest bath except for the mirrors and the shower floor. 
Lights are exterior sconces from Lowe's. Mirrors are from Hobby Lobby.

Pebble tile is from Home Depot

Back to the dining nook. This door leads to the back deck and is almost guaranteed to be painted in the near future.
Outer cabinets paint color is Benjamin Moore Winds Breath. Island color is Benjamin Moore Onyx.
Cabinet pulls are window sashes from Lowe's

Kitchen - need I say more? It's my favorite spot in the whole house. The cupboard on the right is a built in pantry.
TV Wall and sunroom view from the kitchen sink.
Flex room.

Front bedroom/future nursery.
Guest hallway which has a bedroom at each end and a bathroom sandwiched between. This is the view from the doorway of the front bedroom.
Mirrors are from Kirkland's
Guest bathroom vanity and shower.

Back guest bedroom, aka "Mom's" room.
Rear view. Lots of projects planned for back here!
Exterior sconce from Home Depot. LOVE this one.

Last but certainly not least, the magnificently spacious garage! That back right alcove is going to be David's man-zone. 

Okay that's all I've got for now. I hope you enjoyed the tour. Come back now ya hear!


  1. Gorgeous, beautiful and warm home! You will love your sunroom!! That's my favorite! Remember when we converted our screened porch to a sunroom on Camden?? We spent a lot of time in that room! Most especially on the cold winter days when the sun is shining brightly and warms that room right up!! SOOOooo cozy! Love all your color/tile/floor choices and that kitchen is our next choice too! Will most likely steal a lot of your choices!! :) Beautiful home you guys! God Bless you with lots of happiness and memories in your new home!

  2. Absolutely beautiful!! So happy for you guys.

  3. Gahh so gorgeous! Can't wait to see how you decorate it! Already loving the Instagram sneak peeks :)



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