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My husband and I moved from Mississippi to South Carolina in July of 2012. We are excited to share our adventures from our new home!

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Less than 800 and Loving It: Before & After


I can't believe that we are already coming up on a month in the new house. We are loving our little cottage. After a year in the townhouse, we realized that we did not need much space, or very many things to keep us entertained. So, simplification became the goal and our house definitely helps keep us in check! 

I wrote a brief post earlier about buying the house and now I think we have gotten enough done on the inside to where I feel comfortable showing some before and afters. (<--Longest sentence ever?) So, without further ado:

LIVING ROOM


Before view into the kitchen:

After view into the kitchen:


Before with HUGE built ins: 


With out built ins but with dogs:


View from couch:


View from window, dogs only allowed couch with special blanket!

KITCHEN

Before with cabinets, wall paper, big wall and CARPET!


After without cabinets, wall paper, wall or carpet! (still have the lovely sailboat light...any takers??)
Painting those floors green was definitely a pinterest inspired dream of mine. We used Annie Sloan chalk paint and they turned out perfectly!

Before- view into living room


After- obviously, no wall!


BATHROOM

Before- lovely curtains, and unfinished wood walls 


After :)


And one more toilet view ;)


BEDROOM

Before

After!

One more


There is still the spare bedroom and laundry room to complete but they are both holding rooms for now.  This was a fun and exhausting process, and I think we both learned that we were a bit more handy than we thought. I was very impressed with J's work, especially in the kitchen. Those open shelves are some of my favorite pieces in the house :) However, I will be happy to not see another paint brush for a very long time! 

Shout out to Greg Carpenter in Travelers Rest that laid down our flooring in the kitchen, took out the wall, installed the amazing columns/beams and gave us those awesome barn doors that are now our headboard!!!

































































Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Something about May

My writing is directly related to the weather and how busy I am at work. Since my last post, it was cold outside and I was busy with my new job. It is so much easier to post when you are actively doing things and not curled up inside due to winter weather. Now that the wonderful weather is here, I will hopefully get back to sharing "fun" things!

For starters, we now own a house is Travelers Rest! Something about May... that seems to be when we buy houses. Hopefully, we will be in this one much longer than the last one. We cannot resist a fixer upper and have spent the last five weeks working on the house. Still have a little ways to go. I love before and after pictures, and will definitely be posting some soon. I am also a bit of a perfectionist so I will have to fight the desire to wait until everything is JUST RIGHT