Yeah, I know. It’s been awhile. Like over two months. That’s a long break to take from the blog, but it was much needed. After months and months of Fixer Upper recaps, House Updates and a lots of other thoughts, I needed to step away. The spring came quickly in our home. Me with my end-of-year craziness and our family with a big move into our new home. The blog was the last thing that needed attention.
It’s been 6 weeks since we’ve moved in and it’s finally starting to feel like home. Don’t get me wrong – there’s still plenty to do and finish – but it finally feels right when we come home after a long day. I’m purposely not sharing pictures of every room. There’s just no way I’m ready to share the totally unfinished spaces such as the guest room, our master and the downstairs TV room. If you wanna see them – come visit! I decided I’d share some of my favorite places instead. Take a look!
This living room is my favorite room of the house. I love how everything I picked out came together perfectly! Wondering about the decor….the medallion is the same one used in the Fixer Upper Episode: The Dutch Door House. Only I found it at Hobby Lobby and my parents bought it for us for Christmas. It’s my favorite! The pew bench is gathering quite a bit of fame these days. It was made my Tumbleweed Furnishings out of Keller and has made it’s first appearance at our church’s Father’s Day photo booth. And I kinda love it.
A little closer look at the kitchen. I don’t know if it’s because it’s summer or because I love my island, but I love cooking in here! It’s tough to tell in the images, but the cabinets have a medium stained antiquing to them that is just divine. I’m incredibly thankful I took a risk and did a stained vent-a-hood instead of a traditional look. So worth the risk!
This pic sums up my love for this house perfectly. I love having a true open concept where the living room is literally just yards away from the kitchen and eating area. See that island, it’s my new best friend. I love it! I’m still working on arranging and rearranging my counter items until I find just the perfect look I”m going for. And let’s not forget curtains…someday ya’ll. Someday. The coffee table is from Junque Queens in Waco. I fell in love with it on Instagram and Coach was a dear and let me buy it sight unseen! The couches are from Ikea with washable covers. (I’m looking at you Barker Family Christmas!) Our living room rug was kinda an ordeal that ended with me getting a smaller rug that intended. However, I love it and wouldn’t trade it for the world. See that extra large tobacco basket over in the eating nook? It’s our newest member of the household and I couldn’t be happier. It’s just waiting for a magnolia wreath. Someday, again…someday.
This is one of three bathrooms in the home. In all actuality, this is probably the first room I fully “decorated” in the home. The only thing this room is lacking is one piece of artwork on the wall opposite the mirror. Simple, classic and easy.
The office. Or the home away from home as I like to call it. This one has given me some fits. I’ve rearranged it twice since moving it. I just can’t get it to flow the way I like. Alas..in time.
The formal dining is another room I’m just not fully sure about. I had our original farmhouse table put in here after we bought the new one for the kitchen nook. I like how it sits in the room, but the walls aren’t working with me. Meaning: I have no idea how to style the room. Ideas, comments, designs consultations are welcome!
I appreciate all the well-wishes and comments as we’ve gotten settled here at the new home. Coach has been working like a beast to get the yard in a sustainable condition and hopefully soon we’ll have a redo patio fully decorated and ready to be shared. Right now the outdoor living area consists of worn out patio furniture and a whole host of dirt daubers who think said patio furniture is a great venue for their new homes. Country living at it’s finest.