I shared Part 1 of our house tour with you guys on Monday, which included our entryway, guest bedroom, guest bathroom, and nursery. If you missed it, you can check it out here! We’re moving on today and I’m going to share our living room, kitchen, and master bedroom!
Let’s start in the living room. Here’s where we started (overlooking the living room from the loft):
And where we are today:
Obviously, a lot has changed but we’ve still got a ways to go. We desperately need an area rug, but we need something LARGE and gosh dang, those things are expensive. We also need to switch out the curtains..those are the ones that came with the house. Overall, this room is functional (we spend 75% of our time here), but it needs a good infusion of personality. We LOVE our huge sectional (one of the best purchases we’ve made) but it’s a huge gray presence in the room, especially with the gray walls so we need to liven things up a bit!
This is the view from the chair in the corner, looking back towards the entryway. Again, lots of gray. I’m itching to take a paint brush to that wood cabinet.
Gotta do something about that cord situation under the TV. And I’m thinking the table under the TV needs to be white, maybe paint the cubbies a bright color. And we need to add some art or something to the TV wall. The open door you can see beyond the living room is a storage closet. The door next to it is our laundry closet.
And you can easily see that our living room is very open to our kitchen, which started out like this:
Hello, honey oak haven. And now:
Still too much honey oak for my taste. So painting those cabinets white is pretty high on my list. We’ve got a lot of cabinets, which I’m really thankful for, but it’s also kind of intimidated me out of painting them myself. I want them to look awesome and I honestly don’t know that I have the patience and time to achieve that. And I highly doubt a huge chunk of free time is going to miraculously appear once Lil’ Dude arrives either. And while I like the green, I’m thinking this space would like a little more delicious painted a deep, charcoal gray. The kitchen gets tons of natural light so I’m not afraid of going dark. I would like to use the green as more of an accent color rather than the star of the show.
And a backsplash is definitely on the agenda. The countertops..meh, I’m ok with living with them for now. The fan has gots to go. I would love a huge statement pendant, but we can’t have anything that hangs too low. I also want to add a pendant over the sink. And a roman shade for the window. My Craigslist table is still going strong, but I have yet to makeover the chairs, so that’s still on my to-do list.
The fridge was something we upgraded almost immediately after moving in, and I LOVE it! The french door style is my jam fo’ sho.
Last stop on this part of the tour: the master bedroom.
We’ve talked about this before. I regret buying the matchy-matchy bedroom suite. So I’d like to slowly switch out some of the pieces when the budget allows. We also plan to do the same wood floors in here that we did in the nursery. I’d like to to highlight the vaulted ceiling, I just have to figure out how.
To be totally honest with you guys, this is not what our bedroom looks like today. We’ve gotten new bedding, but I was just too
lazy pregnant to mess with an updated picture. But it has given me a direction to go in for a mini-makeover so hopefully I’ll be sharing some bedroom updates with you all soon!
And that doorway you see on the right leads to our master bath and closet, but we honestly haven’t really touched those spaces and they rank pretty low on the makeover list right now.
Check back Friday for the final part of the house tour!