Happy Birthday to our house!
On July 1, 2006 we moved into our first home. So today we are "celebrating" being in our home for 3 years and also celebrating that our house is now 100 years old. It was built in 1909 by a family and until recently was kept in the original family. There's a ton we have already done, and a ton more we still have to do (many of it cosmetic as you may notice in pictures). So let's take a tour through my Post-Victorian house... They are in no particular order!
My first-floor laundry, in the playroom:
The Playroom, which is considered a bedroom but we use it for all the kids' stuff!
The Kitchen (NEEDS MAJOR RENOVATIONS!!!!!!!)
Can ya see why I hate to cook in this kitchen? It's butt ugly. I should enter a contest. I think Rachel Ray has one called "The Ugliest Kitchen Contest". Ha!
Part of the Big Girls' Room (see Abigail sleeping?)
Our "Attic" (aka Third Story) where I store everything
One side of the Attic, my craft area
Other side of the Attic, guest room (I have a lot of clothes and blankets to go through apparently... ha ha!)
Zoe's room.......... so far! And no, those are NOT the window treatments I'll be using. I'm hoping to buy THESE.
The Hallway upstairs- all but 2 doors in our house are these 6-paneled, hardwood doors with glass knobs.
Our 2nd floor bathroom- I ♥ purple!
The Master Suite, my dresser on left
Other view of my bedroom
The Powder Room, which is inside the Master Suite- kind of storing stuff in there that I need to fix or will be using shortly
The Foyer, it's a really big foyer! The stairs used to have a bench but previous owners STOLE IT when they moved!
The Parlor or Living Room
The Family Room (NEEDS some work- like carpet and new seating). The blue walls are NOT that bright. My flash made it look brighter.
The Dining Room (look, we even have Zoe's seat all ready for her! It's a space-saver highchair that reclines for newborns)
So that is our house! I didn't show the first floor bathroom, the 3rd floor bathroom or the basement. Those bathrooms are in states of MAJOR REPAIR! I'm thinking of taking out the 3rd story bathroom and making it a big walk-in closet or powder room for when my girls are old enough to move up there.