Tuesday, January 25, 2011

New House

Today my computer is finally connected to the internet and I was able to download some pix of my new house so I can finally post pictures.  Just some important upfront info:

I chose all white for the walls and trim.  I’ve never had all white walls and I just love them.  I plan to add some color to the master bedroom and the kitchen in the future, but for now, I’m going to enjoy the white.

I only added pictures of the parts of the house that are public friendly.  More later as I get it in shape.

We plan to paint the kitchen cabinets white in the future.  It will wait until we recuperate from the move and finish all the other rooms.

I chose white subway tile for the backsplash and light grey grout.  I love it!

The granite on the counters is nice but not what I would have really liked.  Unfortunately, what I really wanted was not offered.  I love the granite that Heather Bullard has in her kitchen here.  Heather’s is imported Italian granite; certainly not offered by my builder.  The granite was standard though so I won’t complain too much.

I also plan to paint the family room oak bookcases and entertainment center the same white as the kitchen cabinets to replace the very outdated orangey color they are now.

For now, though, I’ll enjoy my books and knick knacks and will probably tweak the arrangement now and then.

This is another angle of the family room showing the sofa.  I had the slipcover made about 10 years ago and still haven't gotten tired of it. 

I made the red and white striped afghan two years ago and it's still my favorite.

Please ignore the mess out on the patio but do notice the door to the master bedroom.  All the interior doors have that beadboard detailing.  In case you didn't know, I love beadboard.

Here is another door close up; this one is the pantry door in the kitchen.  I hung my coffee filter wreath and the still unfinished 'Fresh Eggs' sign.  I plan to add dark walnut trim to it.

This is the one decent picture I was able to take in the master bedroom.  This is hanging on the wall over a navy blue wing chair and ottoman. 

The cups and saucers are from my Grandma, the blue plates are from our Christmas dishes and the Hummels are just some that I've collected.

The master bedroom has a blue and white color scheme; I plan to use light and dark blue.  I’ll do a separate post on this room.

We signed the closing papers on December 30th and with the help of my boys, we were able to move in enough furniture to sleep in the house on our own bed that night and had drapes hanging at the windows.  By the end of the next day, which was New Year’s Eve, I had all the kitchen boxes unloaded and in the cupboards.  I was a driven lady.  All that after driving into town on the 29th at 5 a.m. after driving 21 hours straight from San Diego.  Needless to say, I was exhausted.  I’m still recuperating.

As I get more rooms finished, I'll share pictures.  I have a small project I plan to share next.

It's so good to be back in blogland again!



  1. Great post, congrats on the new home and have fun with all your plans.
    Like that coffee filter wreath it is a cutie.

  2. The family room looks bright and cheery and I agree with paining the bookcases and kitchen cupboards white. It will look fabulous with your bright cheery decor. Have you seen the blog "Happy Loves Rosie"? I think you have a similiar style. She is a Brit. YOu could google it. Happy decorating!!