You have waited so patiently for the pictures of the house. I’m sorry it is taking so long! We actually do have most of our rooms ready now, but they are very hard to photograph. Our friend Chad visited us this week and was kind enough to let us borrow his wide-angle lens for these pictures.
Are you ready? I have three spaces to show you today. Welcome to the tour!
This is our front door. The dining room is to the left in this picture and the office is to the right. (We ordered new office furniture, but it won’t be delivered until February. Right now it is just a pile of boxes and a small desk from Ikea.)
All of our paint colors are from the historic line at Lowes, but color matched at Sherwin Williams. The foyer color is 6005-1B Oatlands Subtle Taupe.
All of the light fixtures in the house, with the exception of the pendant lights above the kitchen island, are from Lowes.
The Dining Room
This room is crazy hard to photograph because light always hits it at a weird angle no matter what time of day. It’s painted 6001-1B Cliveden Gray Morning.
This room is a total hodgepodge of things we’ve collected over the years. The gossip bench came from an antique store in Reedville, VA, where we have family. I recovered it with fabric that Pottery Barn sells by the yard. The table is a hand-me-down from my dad & step-mom. The rug was purchased 5 years ago from JCPenny. The painting is from a flea market in Tampa, and the quote between the windows is something I made myself. I custom ordered vinyl letters from Say It On the Wall and put them on a scrap piece of 1×12 inch board I painted. It’s a prayer my Mommom would say with her pre-school class before they ate. She loved it so much she would always have us say it too when we came over for dinner.
“Thank you, God, for happy hearts, for rain and sunny weather. Thank you, God, for this our food and that we are together.”
The Powder Room
This is our guest bath and is not anywhere near the front of the house like the other rooms I’m showing you today, but it is also really hard to photograph and I wanted to snap some pictures before Chad left and took his fancy lens with him. 🙂
This room is painted the same color as the dining room.
The his and hers towels in the frames are hand painted and were gifted to me by my aunt (the one who lives in Reedville). If I remember the story correctly, they were originally a wedding present given to my grandmother.
The hardwood throughout the first level is Mohawk Rockford Solid hardwood 3.25? planks in Red Oak Chocolate. I love the look of it, but we have learned since moving in that it is a MAJOR pain in the rear end to keep dark hardwood clean.
That’s all I’ve got for today. As soon as I can get Chad back here or get my very own wide angle lens, I’ll share more. Promise.