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Sunday, September 25

Kitchen (GA - second house)

The kitchen is still a work in progress - here are a couple pics of what it looks like so far:

Before w/temporary fridge

After

Granite counter tops and back-splash

Cooking area

The colors in the kitchen are kind of boring...thinking of ways to add color - I have been having a hard time finding tailored valances - the ruffle style isn't my taste.

Eating area....still need an area rug to go under the table and cornices for the windows


Decorative basket and wicker balls - I love the texture this adds


Friday, September 23

Wicker basket make-over

I've been looking for items to add to our built-ins in the family room.  Yesterday I was organizing things in the cabinets and had an idea to re-do a pair of brown/green and red baskets that I had stuck in there. The baskets were only being used to store wires and extension cords - not to be seen.....anyway, back to the story.....I had some leftover silver spray paint (I spray painted a mirror - will post those pics later) and decided to try it out on the baskets:

BEFORE:

 AFTER:



I think they came out pretty good and go well with the decor we are planning for the family room and I am still using them for storing extension cords only now I don's have to hide them :O)

Wednesday, September 21

Home Office (GA - second house)

When you come in through the front door to the right is a formal living.  Since I work from home, I decided to use the space as my home office instead.

                           What the room looked like the first couple days after moving in



Room breakdown: 
Iron Ballerina - Pier 1 Imports
Rug - Home Goods
Curtains - JC Penney
Curtain rods - IKEA
Floating wall shelves - IKEA
Side chairs - Raymour and Flannigan
Picture on wall - Bombay Company
Boxes on desk - IKEA & Marshalls
Lamp base - Bombay Company
Drum lampshade - Homegoods
Desk - furniture store in Atlanta (forgot the name!)
Bookcase - IKEA (EXPEDIT Collection)

Update (Nov 2011)

I definately need to get storage cubes for the cubbies

Here is a pic of the right side of the office at night...

                                                            My view from sitting at my desk...


                                                  My view from sitting in the chairs above:



Sunday, September 18

Master Bathroom (GA - second house)

Here are a couple pics of our master bath.  I only needed to do a couple things in here so I purchased a couple apothecary jars from TJ Maxx and Home Goods and filled them with bathroom items: Dove soap, cotton balls and in the center I added a few decorative wicker balls.

Before:


AFTER



I found the rug at Pier 1 Imports - its the perfect length and it was on sale from $70 to $35!  Its a sisal rug with the brown overlay which makes it nice and soft on bare feet.

Other side of the bathroom has a soaking tub and walk in shower.


Sunburst mirror that used to be black.  I spray painted it caramel latte, black was too stark for the neutral colors in here.


The pretty stained glass window over the bathtub


The water closet aka room where the toilet is.  

Wednesday, September 14

Home Goods Find!

Moving has a tendency to make you want to buy new and nicer things for your new house.  I decided that I needed a larger desk with more work space and a nice stylish chair to go behind it.  Being in a new state with new stores and shopping centers I decided to go out last weekend and browse for pretty much anything that grabbed my attention....and I found this baby at Home Goods! I LOVE Home Goods :) 



Tuesday, September 13

First big purchase!

It's a Frigidaire Gallery french door refrigerator and I love it! It's huge and looks really good with the other appliances in our kitchen AND Sears honored the price match plus 10% so we got a good deal!

Anyway, next on the "to get" list:
-New table for the breakfast area   (Done!- pics to come soon)

-New sectional for the upstairs family room



Thursday, September 8

Moved.........down south!

It's been some time since I have posted and a lot has changed in the past couple months. I've relocated from the northeast to the southeast and I am loving it! No regrets, very happy!

The house I started this blog to post about is now my rental.  I'm a landlord now, but thankfully, so far no issues with my tenants!

and where did I move??  To Atlanta :) ....well not technically Atlanta, the suburbs of Atlanta - about 15 minutes from downtown Atlanta and 10 minutes from Buckhead.  Perfect location if you ask me.

I will be posting pics of the new house...a little at a time, room by room :)

Here is the exterior -










 
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