Monday, August 20, 2012


Who wants to see the "after" pictures?  It took many months and many gallons of paint to achieve the updated look we enjoy.  My hard-working hubby spent many long hours painting all that wood to make me happy:) 

It totally changed the space from 90's blah to a more transitional-modern look!  Nest, I'll post the dining area.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Home for Now

Welcome to my blog! 

I wanted to share the journey we have been on for the last 2 1/2 years, since moving to Texas from Florida. 

This is our home, a three-bedroom garage apartment, fully appointed with elevator and balcony.  It is in a peaceful, beautiful country setting, complete with deer, wild hogs and an occasional raccoon...much different than the suburban life we were used to in FL!  Wanna take a look at the interior?
Kitchen before
Here's how it looked back in 2009, when we first got here.  The elderly lady who used to live here liked wallpaper--it covered every surface (my husband was happy to keep it as-is, but I had different plans:)!
Dining area
See?  Wood and wallpaper, everywhere.  So much potential, though!  The grandfather clock in the corner was made by the former tenant's husband. 

My favorite part of living here is the light that comes in through those windows--we are blessed with beautiful, sunny skies here in Texas, and I keep those blinds open all the time!  Great for my plants:)
Fireplace and built-ins
The built-ins are great--we have lots of books and knick-knacks from my thrifting adventures.  I just didn't love all the wood! 

Well, I have to tell you that I am not a fan of traditional tastes run more eclectic/vintage/bohemian.  Stay tuned for the "after" pictures...there is lots of paint involved!