Thursday, February 18, 2010

More Home Makeover

So here is a long overdue post. We have taken a major break from remodeling since we had Atticus, and just dove back in last weekend, painting the kitchen. But below is some work we did pre-baby.

The picture above is the original nursery. Our bedroom basically looked the same.


And here is the new nursery! I think Atticus loves his room, which was finished just in the nick of time. Technically it is actually not finished, there is a mirror that goes on his dresser we still need to refinish. But compared to what we have done, that is nothing! My paint selection always worries Todd, but in the end I think he is happy. I love the color in Atticus's room. It is called Mermaid's Net, which fits. Jane and I agree that the ultimate job would be naming paint colors!


Many wee babes have slept sweet dreams in this crib! It originally belonged to my cousin Whitney, who is now 24. (Can you believe we are that old Whit?) I think atleast 5 babies have slept in it since. Kind of fun, I think!


This is our new bedroom. It originally looked just like the other one with white walls and nasty old tan carpet. Literally every square inch of our bedrooms have been remodeled. It was a lot of work, but I am so happy with the finished product!



Oakley is a winter wonderland right now and it is so beautiful. This is the view out of our back door. I am loving winter this year. Part of it is having this sweet baby boy to just sit inside and snuggle with, and not feel guilty about staying indoors. The other part is that my yard is covered up with snow, hiding the loads of yard work we have coming our way this spring. There is an endless checklist of projects around this house! I don't know if I could buy an older home again, just because I know how much work it is to turn it into something you want. It exhausts me just to think about it. But I am SO glad we bought this house. It has been an adventure and I have loved putting our sweat and tears into it and seeing the outcome.
***And a shout out to Jane, Abby and Kati. Thanks for being Todd's construction crew while I was pregnant (and plump, Todd wanted to add). You were a huge help! I was just huge ;)

7 comments:

Lara and Jayson said...

Wow, you guys are amazing! I can't believe all the work you have put into that house. It is looking gorgeous. I also can't believe how fast your little guy is growing! What a cutie!

R. Jordan & Whitney Layne said...

that is awesome, the house looks great!

Riley and Whittney said...

I know exactly what you mean about buying an older house...it is SO MUCH WORK! But you're right, its worth every moment! You guys have done an amazing job!!!Your little man is adorable I might add and looks like you're having so much FUN!!!!

linds, Seth and Rae said...

Awesome you guys! Both rooms look perfect. Seth and I have both been wanting to see your remodels and they look so great. Good job!

I love the nursery wall color, great pick.

jOsH & kAyCi said...

oK I THINK I SAW YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND DRIVE PAST ME WHEN I WAS WALKING MY DOG THE OTHER DAY? WHERE DO YOU GUYS LIVE? WE JUST BOUGHT A HOUSE IN NORTH BENCH? I LOVE WHAT YOU HAVE DONE TO THE HOUSE. ITS BEAUTIFUL!

Jared and Lauren said...

Your house looks great! I love your bedroom. I can't wait to have a house one day. Your lucky

Mandy said...

I can't believe what the two of you have done to that house, it seriously amazes me. I am going to hire Todd some day to come fix my house up. That is if Brian and I can ever afford to own our own home! I want to come see the newly painted kitchen as well. I'm glad we were able to come up on Sunday and that I got to hold little Atticus, he is such a little snuggle bug!