First House

– Exterior –

Here was the place on the day we moved in.

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– Progress –

We made lots of upgrades out here and painted the exterior, took down the plastic sheets that covered the entrance and updated the lighting and house numbers.

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– Front Entrance –

Front porch

– Progress –

This little space got a fresh coat of happy yellow paint for the front door, we changed out the traditional glass for something more simple, and finally added a few accessories.

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– Entryway –

The long hall from the front door lead directly into the living room, dining room, kitchen, basically, the whole house.

Front Hall

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– Progress –

Here is the entryway after the new floors. Then I painted the walls and DIY’ed a tribal stamp and added a live edge console table.

– Living Room –

The living room had vaulted ceilings and a brick fireplace. Yes, you can still have a  cozy fire in Texas. Or at least, I did.

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– Progress –

The living room also had new wood floors and we whitewashed the fireplace, Nate built a new mantel to replace the existing one and we scored a mid-century dresser that we gave a new coat of paint. Finally, we added a little office area with a desk.

– Dining Room –

The dining room was actually quite big with plenty of room for a large table and a sideboard.

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– Progress –

Here is the dining room after we added our furniture, changed the chandelier twice, and hung some curtains.

 – Kitchen –

The kitchen is the center of the house and opens up to the dining and living room.

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– Progress –

Lots changed in the kitchen. I painted the cabinets with chalk paint. We also removed a bank of cabinets and built a surround to house the refrigerator. We also bought all new appliances.

– Main Hall –

Main Hall

– Progress –

The hallway is looked more like this after the new floors, all the dark trim was given a fresh coat of white paint, the popcorn was scraped, and the walls were painted.

– Guest Bedroom –

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– Progress –

The guest bedroom was always guest ready now after we painted the walls, added some new bedding and hung curtains and art.

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– Kids Room –

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– Progress –

Here is what the kids’ room looked like after we decided the kids would share a room, bought bunk beds, and hacked some IKEA shelves. We also added some accessories and a few decor items as well.

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– Nursery –

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Urban’s nursery was finished the day before he was born but I am really happy with how it turned out. We furnished the room with things we already had with the exception of the crib and the rug.

– Main Bathroom –

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Main Bathroom

– Progress –

Here’s the main bathroom after our DIY bathroom remodel and added some fun accessories.

– Master Bedroom –

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Master Bathroom

– Progress –

We bought a new king sized bed and bought some new bedding. We also updated our master bathroom and vanity area.

– Porch –

On the back of the house, there was a screened-in porch which felt very southern to us and a green backyard with a couple of big Ash trees.

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– Progress –

Here’s how the porch looked after some fresh paint, and added a few plants and furniture.

– Backyard –

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– Progress –

The only real changes in the back yard we made were in the form of new paint and yard maintenance.

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So, that’s the whole house! We loved this little place and hope that the next owners love it as much as we did!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Courtney