J is wearing the pillowcase dress and headband I made in this pic
B is wearing the first necktie I made
Just picked up the metal decor 50% off at Hobby Lobby for the entryway
Here is how it all looks from inside
The cross is what you see when walking down the stairs, I told J that it will help her remember everyday when she comes down in the morning that Jesus loves her.
Bedroom still has lots of room for improvement as we have no real bedroom set, our bed is just on rails and we have an old hand me down dresser. I picked up a sitting chair from the thrift store when we moved here for hardly anything and it's in perfect condition. I want to paint and recover it but just haven't decided what I how I want to do it yet. There are only 2 things we have done in here...Put in a different ceiling fan because we didn't like the gold and white fan that looked dated (this one isn't anything fancy but we like it better, it was only $50-i think it may end up in my sons room eventually and get something else but it's an improvement for now)
here is how the room looks (normally i make the bed)...eventually this will be part of a before and after post I'm sure! I DO love my windows though!
but my FAVORITE addition....one of my favorite things in the whole house is this lith from Carlton T Chapman 1888. When my in-laws came out to visit and brought us some things from their house, they also brought us this piece of artwork and I LOVE IT! I love how my mother-in-law had it framed and matted as well with linen. I love to look over at it when I wake up. Thanks Mom and Dad C!
Hubby went around and painted all the outlet covers so they blend in better. The previous owners left all the paint from different rooms and had it all labeled in the basement which is nice.
putting up memorabilia and what not
Where I work out (a super awesome craigslist find!)
Where hubby works out (another great craigslist find...less than a one year membership at an average gym would cost)
Just put up this $2 clock from Target to look at through the glass door so I will actually know how long I've been sitting in HERE...
Yes, I love this!
It would be nice to just do everything we wanted to do and decorate everything all at once, but we are thrifty and frugal and so we just wait till we find a good deal on what we need or are looking for. I do have some serious empty wall space around the house though that I'm going to have to do something about sooner than later!!! But I've just been so happy enjoying our new home and having more space than the 2 bedroom apartment we were in, with the baby waking up 20+ times a night bc he was stuck in our room with us! But I AM glad we decided hold off on buying a house and go the cheap apartment route as long as we did because it was worth the wait :)