10.08.2013

Our New (Kinda) Home-Before And Afters: Part One

It occurred to me tonight as we were hammering ("we" being used lightly) a picture into the wall, that I haven't really shown off any of our home updates recently. No better time like the present they say, so here we are. The living room is still a work in progress as I seem to be wanting the walls speak to me naturally as to what they would like hung on them. As of now, they are remaining silent. Why is decorating a freaking wall so hard? I envision one thing, I bring said thing home, and then I wonder why in the world my mind envisioned such a thing. It's an exhausting process really. So, tonight you will not see any of our living room. And just a snippet or two of our kitchen. Nothing of our bedroom because that would've required me to actually make the bed tonight and you should know by now that we aren't having any of that, so really what you will see is our entryway and hall bath. The two most thrilling things, I know. Thankfully I am happy with the results of the two areas so there is hope for these other rooms to come together. Lord help me. 

First up, the entry. Without further ado, I present you....

As you can see, the walls went from brown to white. I've never been one to make minor adjustments. It's either all or nothing. We switched out the entryway table to go from less modern to more rustic, and finished it off with simple, cute decor. 
 table: TJ Maxx // lamp, sign, and plant: Marshalls // mirror: Hobby Lobby // Rug: Target 

And next up we have the guest bathroom. 
 candle, soap dispenser, kleenex holder: Marshalls
 rug: Marshalls
 shower curtain, towels: Target
seashell decor: Kohls // print: Marshalls 

And last but not least--a few sneak peaks of the kitchen. 
lemon print: The Gingham Owl // towel: Noonday Collection

There we have it. Slowly but surely this house is becoming a home again. 

Just don't get me started on our closets, storage room, and any other "hidden" area (ie: under our bed). Such areas have me highly considering selling every single item I own and moving to a foreign land to where I can only bring my toothbrush and maybe a pair of heels. Okay and a cute serving dish. I'm a sucker for serving dishes. I'm also a sucker for couches, which is exactly where I'm headed. 

Thoughts thus far?
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28 comments:

  1. I'm in love with the entry way table! And that bathroom is to die for! Good job :)

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  2. Love that entry way rug!

    Love your Oh Happy Day! decor! :) You need an Oh Happy Day mug from shopcrystalfaye.com to match! :)

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  3. I need to get that toilet paper candle!!! And blow it up into wallpaper size! Haha...maybe my husband will get the hint ;)

    Love the new look! You done well!

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  4. Looks good sister!! Decorating a home is seriously stressful! I thought I knew exactly how I wanted to decorate our house & then when I began decorating, I started getting a little gun/hammer shy! Everything looks great though! Just remember, it all comes together in time!!

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  5. Looks great! I love your kitchen!

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  6. looks great! I need that bathroom candle! lol!

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  7. It's fun to see how different people are! My space is definitely more like your before pictures, it's all very 'modern' feeling. I'm definitely more modern than rustic, but I love seeing what people do with the same space.

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  8. Love it! Where is your kitchen rug from?

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  9. I love the candle on the bathroom counter. That is hilarious!! You have excellent decor taste, dear. Can't wait to see all the rest!

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  10. "changing the toilet paper..." OMG i need that one for my house. I am the only person able to do so in my home. cut updates gf!

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  11. Love the entryway & bathroom! :) I think my favorite pieces are the Target rug (I have a slight obsession with rugs) & Hobby Lobby mirror! Can't wait to see the rest!

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  12. i love your entry way table. and i love your kitchen. and the guest bathroom. umm...can i move in?
    gosh! your home is so so so tidy.

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  13. That entry way table is perfect! I am a huge fan of light colors on walls. I think it just opens the space and makes everything look big and bright! You have a talent for decorating! Susan

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  14. I love the entry way! Sometimes I wish my house wasn't so long so I could do something fun with the entry way! :) I am planning a few changes to my home soon :)!

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  15. we're moving soon, so i'm a sucker for before and afters... hopefully i'll have some of my own soon ;)

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  16. It looks AMAZING Erin!! Love your taste in decor!!

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  17. When I have a house, you can come decorate it for me! I love the candle in the bathroom!

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  18. You and I have similar tastes... pretty much everything is from Marshalls/Target/TJ Maxx. Everything looks awesome!

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  19. you really are good at this, teach me your ways. i am the worst decorator ever.

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  20. Love that entry way! And the colors of the bathroom are so pretty together.

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  21. The entry looks great! I could totally see a fun color on that front door. I just painted mine a mustard yellow and can't stop looking at it. So cheerful!

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  22. Thank you for posting this!! My husband and I bought a house and it has wood trim in half (yes half) of the house. Seeing your pictures, the colors you picked, and how great it looks lets me know I can choose my own colors and go with it.

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  23. That bathroom looks fantastic!! I love it!

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  24. this is so cute!!!! I love it!

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I read and appreciate every one of your comments. Thanks for stopping by my space and sharing a piece of yourself on this huge ole internet. I meant that in the least creepy way possible. I'm just good at making everything awkward. Anyhow, thank you for your comments. They make me smile :)