Monday, May 23, 2016


I'm going to post some before and after shots of the new house, for posterity and for the sake of marking the milestones of getting things done around here. These are probably more accurately labeled as progress pictures, but if I waited until I was truly 'done', these would never get posted, so here we are.  

The photo above was what the girls' bedroom looked like when we looked at the house for the first time.  I got the photo off the house listing so it's not the greatest quality, but you get the gist. 

This is what it looked like when we moved in.  This photo was taken with my phone because my camera was packed up in a box, so you can't really get a proper scale, but this room is the largest of the three bedrooms. It also gets the most light, so I knew I wanted it for the girls' bedroom the first time I saw it.

And then....

....the after! My favorite find has got to be this Crate and Barrel rug I found on Craigslist for $80. It's huge, beautiful, and it was exactly the feel I was looking for.

(Ken pointed out that I hadn't closed all the dresser drawers for the photo. Oh well.)

I took off the doors off the closet because they were treacherous and I'm so glad I did. I love having open closets for the girls - its very functional and I can see exactly what they have.

I don't know why, but I love this little corner. I think it's because the ukelele finally has a home!

The girls sleep like this with a white noise in between them during the night and it has worked out really well.

I'm hoping to find something to put on the wall over the changing table eventually but I haven't decided what exactly - maybe a woven wall hanging like this or this or a shelf?

And the little shelf which houses her water cup for the night, sometimes a flashlight, and usually her precious items of the week.  

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