Home Tour-My House

So it dawned on me that if I am showing off other homes, that you guys might be interested in seeing my home.  Let me preface by saying when we bought our home 4 years ago it was a foreclosure and we had to put on rose-colored glasses to really see its potential.  Our home needed a lot of work, and although we have done a lot, they are still many more projects on the “to-do list”.

So with that said let’s start with the Master Bedroom:

Although our room is small, it is all we need.  I mean all we do is sleep in here…well, I guess some other stuff too. 🙂  The glass antique door leads to our closet.

Next up the Master Bathroom:

This has been our largest home project yet.  We gutted the whole room took out the closet and added a walk in shower and bathtub.  I absolutely love the spa feel.  There are no windows in this room so I knew I needed to make it light and bright, success!

Onto my Little Boys Room:

Lots of color and books and space to read.  We do not keep toys in their room because they would never go to sleep.  But they do love to look at books so we keep plenty of those around!

Now the Family Room:

This is where we spend most of our time.  Of course I look at this and think about how I want to paint the walls and the entertainment center a lighter color, but that would be a lot of work!  My husband built the shelves.

Next up the Timeout Hallway:

I did paint the “Be Kind to Others” canvas.  I copied it from one I found online…don’t tell.

The Main Bathroom off of the family room:

We tiled, painted, new light, and redid the cupboards and frame around the mirror.  I also painted this painting as well.

Then onto the Kitchen:

You would never guess but in this kitchen I can cook, get things out of the fridge, and clean the dishes without ever moving my feet.  It is fantastic 🙂

The Living Room:

It is nice to have a room set apart from the main part of the house that is usually kept clean.  This way when visitors come over they is at least one room that is presentable.  And you might sense a theme here, but I painted the one over the fireplace…art work is just too expensive, so I do my own!

Entryway:

I guess I could have started here since this is what you see when you first come into my home.  But it is not one of my favorites.  It is pretty small and therefore makes it difficult to greet and say farewell to our visitors, but we make it work.  (Yes, I am a quilter as well.)

Down to the Basement:

I teach preschool out of my home, so this part of the house is taken over by my kids and lots of others 3 and 4 year olds.  It is nice to have this big space for children to play, especially in the winter when we never see the sun!

Downstairs Bathroom:

Not my favorite part of the house.  I think this was a last minute addition of those who finished the basement.  But it works and someday we will do something more with it.

Almost done, stick with me…The Guest Room:

It is great to have a guest room for family and friends to stay.  This room has been used many times and we love when it is.  Come visit anytime!

Last room is the Office/Craft Room:

This has been my current project for a while now and it still is in the works.  To see more of the office go here, here and here.

So that is it, our home.  If there is anything you want to see more of or hear more about please let me know in the comments.  I would love to do more posts on things you guys are interested in.  Thanks for coming to visit!

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Home Tour- Neighbor Lindsay

When I go into my friends, family and even strangers home I think everyone should have a blog to share their style and how they decorate their home.

This Home Tour is my friend and neighbor, Lindsay.  Her family moved into a home up the street this summer and we clicked right away.  As soon as I heard that she loves photography, sewing, and blogging I knew we would have a lot to talk about.

This mirror is in her front room and I love the fabric pennant.  She found this large mirror at a garage sale for $3!!!  Plus it says on the back that it is from the 1950s.  What a great find!

Lindsay seems to love spray paint as much as I do.  The color she chose is very similar to the one I painted for my office.  When she bought these four stools they were dark oak.  what a great update!

I love her little girls room!  The colors are so whimsical and bright.  Maybe I am drawn to the room because I do not have any girls…someday.

One of the first things she had to do when moving in was put up some curtains.  I love the colors she incorporated, but still kept it light.  I thought it was funny that when her husband saw the curtains she put over the kitchen sink (far right picture)  he thought she had run out of fabric.  LOL MEN! What a fantastic gallery wall she is creating.  Wrapped canvases can get expensive so she Mod Podged these photos on canvas frames with scrapbook paper around the edge.  What an ingenious idea.

Right now she is working on a board and batten project in her main front room.  I can not wait to see how it turns out.

Lindsay I think you are doing a fantastic job with your new home!  I can’t wait to see your continued progress and get to know you and your family better.

Also check out her photography blog.

She photos as a side job for fun, is very talented and has some fantastic prices!!!

Home Tour- Cousin Lynde

I thought it would be fun to highlight some homes and share them with you.  I get inspired when visiting friends and family and looking around so see how they decorate.  No, do not worry if I come to your house I am not going to start poking around and taking photos. ( I will ask first)

So this first home tour is of my cousin, Lynde Mott’s home in Pleasant Grove, Utah.Every room in my cousins house is a masterpiece.  In fact I do not quite know how to rightly express how amazing every corner, wall and piece of furniture is.  For example this photo above shows a painted mural of the Salt Lake LDS temple that continues onto the wall, a family room with a painted floor that reflect the quilt that is hanging on the ceiling and a 360 degree mural of Nauvoo.

Pictures can not do this home justice, but I thought I would give you a taste of what her home is like.  Absolutely amazing!

I mean seriously, who’s home looks like this?  I am honored to say that my cousins’ does!

She hand paints everything in her home and I love her glass doors that let in light throughout her whole house.

Recently she finished her basement and added two bedrooms and a bathroom which of course are each just as amazing as the rest of her home.

My son loves her little boys hanging bed.  Well what little boy would not love that?

Even the small side bathroom off the garage is fantastic!

She even has done her own mosaics, stained glass and painted ceramic tile.  What does this lady not do?  I have not found anything yet!

This is her master bedroom.  So calm and serene.  Looks like a bed and breakfast where I would love to stay.

This bathroom all centers around this painting that she continued as a mural into the rest of the bathroom.

Recently she painted these 6 life-size scriptural characters for a Youth Church conference (“Hall of Heroes”).  When she is asked to do something she goes all out!

They now are placed throughout her home. While she realizes this will not be the final place for them, she is enjoying them while they are here.

I know I did not do my cousin’s house justice with these photos, I do not think it is possible.  But I wanted to give you a glimpse into how she decorates her home.

Thank you Lynde for letting me share your talents I know everyone is in awe of what you do, just like I am every time I visit.