As of June 30th, we have been living here for two years. The time has flown by, and although we have been very busy around here making this home ours, we still have much work to do! In case you are new around here, we moved here because we wanted to be in a more convenient location, closer to the children’s schools and many other conveniences. We moved from a new home that I had built in 2003 to a split level home that was built in 1996. This home is smaller than our old home, and has less storage. We did gain one bathroom, and the number of bedrooms is the same, but our old house had a full basement and this one does not, which is what makes it seem so much smaller to us. We don’t really have any place to just put things. And although we did give up a lot when we moved, I could not be happier about our decision! My life is so much easier now, I don’t have to drive as much, I don’t spend as much on gas, and it seems so much easier to get where I want to go. Not to mention that we moved to a great street in a great neighborhood!
I thought it would be fun to take a look back on this past two years and see how far we have come in this house of ours. We had exactly one week after the sellers moved out of this house to get it ready to move into. That was not nearly enough time to get all done that I dreamed of doing! this post is full of lots of links to previous posts, so that you can click on them and see the rooms in much earlier stages of progress.
Most recently, I have been working on transforming my daughter’s bathroom. It was one of my least favorite rooms in this house, but it is so much better than when we moved in! Since we moved in, I have painted, painted the bathroom sink and vanity, added new shelving, changed the shower curtain rod, and changed out the builder grade mirror. I also recently laid new flooring in this room, but I haven’t written a post about it yet. That should be coming up very soon!
Our master bedroom has been painted, we have installed bamboo blinds, and we most recently purchased new bedding. We also installed a closet organizer into our master closet to maximize the space. The next thing that will probably change in here is the curtains.
Not much has changed in the boys bathroom. I did recently renew the nasty dirty grout, which was a huge improvement. And we also replaced the faucet shortly after moving in. This room is on my list for a major change.
Our dining room/office has come a long way too. Most recently, we added shelving over our desk. In the past two years, I have painted this room, taken down the horizontal blinds, added curtain panels, hung a gallery wall, and made over giant utensils for wall art. I still have several things to do in this room, like stenciling one wall, painting the buffet, painting the table, having the chandelier moved to center over the table, and replace the area rug.
Last summer, I painted a checkerboard pattern on my top deck. We have also power washed both levels of the deck. Most recently, we purchased a café table and chair set for the upper deck. We also painted some chairs for our bottom deck, hung some string lights and hung some brackets for ferns. One thing o my list for this area before summer ends is to paint the outside of our back door.
I am linking up here:
Between Naps on the Porch
The Dedicated House
Home Stories A to Z
Inspire Me Monday
Not Just a Housewife
A Stroll Through Life
Knick of Time Interiors
Savvy Southern Style
Glitter Glue and Paint
Craft Frenzy Friday
Inspire Me Please
The Shabby Nest
DIY Sunday Showcase