Monday, June 20, 2011

Uncharted Territory... Well at least in it's New State!

This spring, my family and I have purchased our very first home. Although small, it has charm and a couple more rooms for our growing family! I wouldn't say we were actively looking for a home, rather we were waiting for the right home to present itself. One with enough bedrooms, a nice neighborhood, and most importantly a price we could afford.
As exciting as this next step is in our lives, it is also bittersweet. In the past six years I have given birth to two of our three children there. So, there are many memories in this home. We will also miss our neighbors that happen to be family... no longer will we be able to walk down to Sunday dinner, or be greated each day by our two year old nephew/cousin Christopher! I know the moment we close the door to those memories, there will be some tears.
It will take some time getting used to this unknown territory, and to make it feel like home. Personalizing the space, and creating a cozy homestead for my children, will contribute to many happy memories both Bill and I will one day cherish in our old age.

Before we personalize the space, we will first need to renovate a bit! Here are a few before photos of our new house...

  Here are some of the after photos...

Painted walls: Benjamin Moore's "Simply White", new sink, tile, painted cabinets, tile floors, new light, and recessed lights!

Dining Room:
Painted walls" Benjamin Moore's "Gray Owl",new light, wainscoting, and refinished wood floors.

Living Room:
Painted walls:  Benjamin Moore's "Gray Owl", refinished wood floors.

Christopher and Bryce's Room:
Painted walls: "Stoningtion Gray", Ikea light, painted knotty pine, refineshed playroom.

 Chloe's Room:
Painted walls: Benjamin Moore's "Pink cloud". Painted wood floors: "Cloud Cover".

Master Bedroom:
Painted walls (forgot name of color sorry) Painted wood floors: Benjamin Moore's "Cloud Cover".

It's not finished, but it is getting there...

Although a lot of time, money, and effort went in it, I am very pleased with the almost finished result!

Thanks for looking!!!




  1. Absolutely love it so far....can't believe it came together so quickly (at least from my end....not you have such an eye, even when working with small spaces. Can't wait to see the completely finished product....although we're never done evolving ;)love you~Kirsten

  2. It looks so beautiful and chic Sarah! Great job and congrats on your new home. Wishing you and your family many years of health and happiness in it! xo