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Our New (Kinda) Home-Before And Afters: Part One

October 9, 2013


Erin Schrader

It occurred to me tonight as we were hammering (“we” being used lightly) a picture into the wall, that I haven’t really shown off any of our home updates recently. No better time like the present they say, so here we are. The living room is still a work in progress as I seem to be wanting the walls speak to me naturally as to what they would like hung on them. As of now, they are remaining silent. Why is decorating a freaking wall so hard? I envision one thing, I bring said thing home, and then I wonder why in the world my mind envisioned such a thing. It’s an exhausting process really. So, tonight you will not see any of our living room. And just a snippet or two of our kitchen. Nothing of our bedroom because that would’ve required me to actually make the bed tonight and you should know by now that we aren’t having any of that, so really what you will see is our entryway and hall bath. The two most thrilling things, I know. Thankfully I am happy with the results of the two areas so there is hope for these other rooms to come together. Lord help me. 

First up, the entry. Without further ado, I present you….

As you can see, the walls went from brown to white. I’ve never been one to make minor adjustments. It’s either all or nothing. We switched out the entryway table to go from less modern to more rustic, and finished it off with simple, cute decor. 

 table: TJ Maxx // lamp, sign, and plant: Marshalls // mirror: Hobby Lobby // Rug: Target 

And next up we have the guest bathroom. 

 candle, soap dispenser, kleenex holder: Marshalls
 rug: Marshalls
 shower curtain, towels: Target

seashell decor: Kohls // print: Marshalls 

And last but not least–a few sneak peaks of the kitchen. 

lemon print: The Gingham Owl // towel: Noonday Collection

There we have it. Slowly but surely this house is becoming a home again. 

Just don’t get me started on our closets, storage room, and any other “hidden” area (ie: under our bed). Such areas have me highly considering selling every single item I own and moving to a foreign land to where I can only bring my toothbrush and maybe a pair of heels. Okay and a cute serving dish. I’m a sucker for serving dishes. I’m also a sucker for couches, which is exactly where I’m headed. 

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