Wednesday, July 31, 2013

New House: Stairs + Kitchen + Dining Room

Today is our closing day! In honor of that, I thought it'd be a good day to show you more pictures of our crazy house.

Right off the entry room I showed you last time is a door that leads to the stairs. My mom looked at these pictures and said, "That's the most charming spot in the whole house!" HA! Kind of true, though? The striped wall paper will obviously be going, and I think we'll paint the stairs a combination of black and white before putting down a new runner. And obviously something much cuter in that pretty bay window.

At the end of the hallway after the stairs, you reach the kitchen. The glorious, laminate kitchen. The fridge is very special here, and gets to live in it's own cubby in the hall! We're thinking of just pulling it into the main part of the kitchen for now. A bigger kitchen re-model is in the works, but we'll be living with it as-is for a while.

To the right of the kitchen is the dining room. To me, this is one of the best places in the houses (at least by comparison). It needs cosmetic updates, as opposed to serious structural changes (though we would like to widen its doorways at some point). I love the built-in, though the previous owners weirdly painted the bottom half and added shutters to it. Not sure if I'll try to strip that paint and leave it as wood, or just paint the whole thing (your thoughts are most welcome!). I'm not sure that the wood is in great shape, so we'll see.

Okay, that's enough for now. Wish us luck signing our names on a big stack of papers!


  1. Happy closing day! What an exciting day (and weeks ahead)! Yay!

    I agree with your mo--your stairwell is charming. I'm really looking forward to reading along as you make changes to your new home in the short and long term.

  2. I remember how excited and (sort of scared!) we were to become home owners! Congrats!!! Becoming a home owner is one of the favorite things I've done with my husband!

  3. AH! This is so exciting with such great potential!!!

  4. looks like a great series of projects and blog posts! but really, it will come to you with time! i always think that living in a space helps fashion your thoughts for it.

    and as for the built-in - i say paint it! something a little unexpected, yellow or lime green. ;)


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