Tuesday, March 26, 2013

And so it begins...making our house a home

This is the part I have been REALLY REALLY excited about! Our blinds were finally delivered last week and installed yesterday. We have had bed sheets covering all the windows since we moved in. Now that we have actual window coverings, I can take pictures around the house and begin the process of making our new home look more homey.

So here are the projects I plan on undertaking this Spring.

I'll be doing before and after pics to document what I have done.

Do feel free to offer up ideas. I'll consider good ones :-).

Project #1: Set up JOE's nursery. Theme colors are pink, green and chocolate brown. Since I am not brave enough to venture into the world of painting, I will be using wall decals in her room. I figured its a good way to ensure the room grows with her instead of painting again when she gets older.
I have been collecting ideas. I'll be using pink, brown and green polka dots cascading from one wall of her room around her room. Then putting up a window valence and also alphabet decals for her learning experience. I also plan on painting letters (her name) and using ribbons to secure them for her room door.
I'd like to do 3-D pics with some of the cards she received at her shower and also a couple since she's been born. I am still browsing around for ideas on that one.
Here are pics of some ideas.

Project #2: Set up morning room. We currently have a dining room buffet that we inherited from J's grandmother. I plan on putting it to good use. I will use the cabinets to store liquor. I will frame a mirror I currently have to use above the buffet and put some candles/candle holders on top as accents. Similar to this.

Project #3: Family room decor. Right now, its pretty bare so I'd like to tackle that room after the morning room and JOE's nursery. I am still browsing around for ideas.

Project #4: Begin work/collection process for the rain barrel. In an effort to save on our water bill, J & I are planning on doing this. We are going to order it sometime later in the spring. Now that we have a yard, it'll need to be watered and we plan on using the water collected to keep it up.


  1. I like your decoration ideas. Can't wait to see how everything turns out. BTW you have a beautiful little girl :)

    1. Thank you!

      We are already making progress on her nursery. I am excited to post the pics once everything is done.

  2. Ahhhhhh, so exciting, can't wait to see what you do to the house. It's going to be awesome, I just know it :)

    1. Thank you. We are making good progress. Hoping its done next week.

  3. This is exciting. We will start working on our house later this year as well. Looking foward to seeing you getting the projects done...yey.
    I like the rain barrel idea by the way. We have 3 very large ones and at the moment we use only rain water.

    1. Oh very nice! How often does it rain where you are?


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