We'll Be Home For Christmas

>> 12.20.2011

AKA: what our new house looks like with our furniture in it

After owning the house and leasing it back to the owner for ten days... then taking two weeks of our own time fixing it up... we finally actually moved into our home last week (after which, I promptly got sick!). For documentation's sake, I thought I'd post what the house looked like a couple of days into the move:

True story: I strategically planned our move so that we would not go one minute without losing cable tv usage. Like that's the most important thing to worry about right now... Oh, and my big girl thinks that the world revolves around her now because we've temporarily replaced the coffee table with her bed.

A few things about the kitchen:
  • I'm DYING to get rid of that tiled bar, but Nate said that we need to finish with the projects in the garage apartment first. 
  • I'm still in love with the paint color. Really. LOVE. One day I'll take good pictures of it. 
  • I'm the crazy person that hired movers and plumbers to drive around the city all morning in order to swap out the appliances from our old house to our new house. To make a long story short, not only did the plumbers not really hook everything up (note the refrigerator sticking out of the wall because the ice maker isn't connected), but they also managed to help flood the entire garage of the old place. Just thinking about the experience again gets me in an ALL CAPSSSS mood.
  • We have a serious case of "I don't have a spot for my dog food anymore" disease right now.
 The second bedroom is where all of the extra stuff is. Nate is most excited for this room because we're making it into an office/ workout room. It's a pretty decently sized room.

 It's crazy how switching around some furniture and accessories can easily put a wrench into your decorating plan. I'm not happy with anything about our master bedroom right now. Expect many posts to come.

The whole coffee table/ dog bed has seriously gotten to her head. I can't tell you how many photo-bombed pictures I had to not post.

The bathroom is obviously in progress!

 With the move, we bought both dogs new beds to enjoy. Hugo still prefers using his old bed.

 I think he is destroying his new bed in an attempt to symbolically communicate his hatred of the move and desire to go back "home." It could just be that he's upset with us for getting an Invisible Fence system- more on that later.


m @ random musings December 20, 2011 at 1:32 PM  

omg that tile counter! it took a second look to realize that the "stuff" is actually the tiles. I really thought there were waaay more items laying out. what were they thinking??

Were the guys installing/moving the appliances clueless or was the process unique? The last two appliances I had "installed" (washing machine and fridge) they hooked everything up, shoved the appliance in tightly all without turning on the water. Well, in the one instance they also didn't level the machine, either. =/

Btw, I love the footprint of your sofa. Where did you get it?

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog December 20, 2011 at 2:02 PM  

Again, I hate the tile. Also, that room is way too narrow to even handle a bar area with a table. Her old table was pushed up against a wall.

The flooded garage came from a refrigerator line that wasn't cut off all the way. We guessed it was > 25 gallons of water that leaked into the garage. At least we saved a little money on what we were going to spend on their fees!

The sofa is Pottery Barn (outlet). I bought it 7 years ago and the Everydaysuede fabric is still in great condition! For the next sofa, I'm definitely going to splurge on Everydaysuede again.

Jordan@the2seasons December 21, 2011 at 7:36 AM  

I am impressed with you have done in such a short time. This will be fun to follow along. I agree with you on the tile bar. What were they thinking?

plumbing supplies December 23, 2011 at 8:06 AM  

Its nice to be at home specially during Christmas. Because no other place like home.

Sara @ Russet Street Reno December 26, 2011 at 7:56 PM  

Wow that tile is crazytown. I think your room needs some craigslist finds! Can't wait to see what you do.

Sandra Rós January 2, 2012 at 8:10 PM  

Hey, did you find out it the Benjamin Moore paint is worth the prize?
Other blogs I follow like Door Sixteen and Manhattan Nest recommend it but I don't really have the money to spend on such luxury. Especially if I can get something cheaper with the same quality.

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog January 5, 2012 at 7:55 AM  

@Sandra~ Honestly, I vote no. Nate did most of the trim painting, and as much as I love him, I have to say that the results are inconsistent. If you do use it, you have to make sure to use very thin coats or it will show brush marks like any other paint. If money is an issue, I say use a normal oil-based (which I used for my last home).

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