2016 Master Plan Update

Hey there! I hope everyone had a great weekend. We took Baby Girl out for some shopping, walking through the park and Pokemon catching. I did get a few little projects done around the house though, which was nice. Speaking of getting projects done, it’s been a really long time since I shared a full updated house tour. Actually the last time I wrote a post about it was 2013! You can find that post here.

Well, a lot has happened since then, so I figured it was time to share all the progress in one place. Two places actually. This will be one of those two part posts, one for downstairs and the other for upstairs. Otherwise you’d be here reading all day and nobody got time for that.

Let’s start with the heart of the home the living room! Here’s what it looked like in 2013: living room 11.2013living room2 11.2013We were still rocking hand-me-down furniture and no window treatments. Plus nothing was the right scale for this room. Bleh.

And here’s where we are today: Living room cornerLiving room sectionalTV Area - Living RoomSpring FireplaceWe upgraded our furniture by purchasing the Amalfi sectional from Haverty’s in March 2014, added some real curtains to the room, hung art on the walls, and brightened the space up with a white tv stand and mantle. I’d still like another arm chair in the corner, to upgrade the chandelier and get a rug or new carpet. The carpet part is unlikely with a baby, but a girl can dream right?! Also, these pictures weren’t taken super recently because now baby gear is part of the decor, but nothing has changed.

On to the dining room! My favorite room in the house!

In 2013 I had painted the walls green, started a plate wall, hung curtains and Jesse had built our farmhouse tabledining room 11.2013Today not much has changed other than the plate wall grew, and we added upholstered chairs to the ends of the table: Upholstered dining room chairsColorful dining roomIn January Jesse built a bar for the left corner of this room. I finally started staining it last weekend, but it’s been so humid that the stain is still tacky. Once it’s stained, sealed and styled there will be pictures! Also, I still really want to replace that light fixture and the floors still need to be finished.

Moving on to the kitchen, which is basically the same as it was in 2013:

The things that have changed is that we got a new stainless steel refrigerator and dishwasher. Also when I was pregnant Jesse took down the roman shades and replaced them with a valance.  IMG_3275The to-do list is still pretty long for in here:

  • Paint all of the cabinetry, I’ve always wanted a white kitchen!
  • Add a colorful green and blue glass tile backsplash.
  • Replace the florescent light over the sink with pendants.
  • Way down the line we’d also like to take out the cabinets above and to the right of the stove to open it up to the dining room even more. We’d get a new, more industrial hood for over the stove to add an updated look to the room.
  • Even further down the line is getting new countertops (I’m in love with Corian) and replacing the stove.
  • Install new tile floors, which would extend down the hall into the laundry room and bathroom.
  • Also painting below the chair rail. I have no idea what color though…

Down the hall is the half bath: halfbath-beforeI gave this room a face lift last January, but still would like to replace the cabinet and sink with something more sleek and with less of a footprint. And replace those floors. And the mirror. Powder room facelift

Also downstairs is the laundry room, which also hasn’t been touched:

I really want to upgrade the washer and dryer one day, but these work fine so I’m stuck with them for now. Also around the corner is a drying rack, I’d like to swap it out for something suspended from the ceiling to give me floor space for a cabinet with a countertop for folding clothes. It’d be so much faster, and less messy, to take the clothes out of the dryer and fold them in here real quick and then move on.

Well, there you have it. An update of what we’ve done so far downstairs. We’ve come a long way in the living room and dining room, but the real kicker will be the kitchen. Fingers crossed we get to it before another 3 years go by!

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