What a year.
A year ago, we took possession of the 70’s Landing Pad. We haven’t stopped working on it since. #tired
In May of this year, we finally moved into it, but of course there were still lots of things to do.
And there are still lots of things to do.
While I am really ready to be done with all the big projects, I have to keep telling myself that Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither is our house. It does help though when I look at how far we have come…
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With the exception of Grunt Labor pulling out nearly every shrub in the front of the house, the only other changes to the exterior have been the front door entryway. I painted it to try and get a better idea of what would look good with that brick color. Y’all know I love me some green, but this shade of green that the previous owners painted every single door, shutter and trim on the house is just not jiving with me or the brick. Not sure what direction we’ll go for all that, but at least we do know that black works well with it for now. We also still need to replace the old zero-energy-efficient windows as well. You can see more of the exterior entry makeover here.
The entryway is a true testament to the power of paint. We did switch out the flooring and light fixture, but painting the walls and metal hand railing made a huge difference. I do want to replace the metal hand railing at some point, but since it’s just a cosmetic issue at this point and a not a huge one at that, it’s getting pushed to the back burner. You can see more of the entryway makeover here.
The living room is one of my favorite rooms in the house. Since these photos were taken, I have actually added these red velvet curtains to the windows in here, I just haven’t had time to take new photos. I can’t wait for y’all to see how gorgeous they are in the room though. I’m planning to replace the ghost chairs with more formal, comfortable chairs and after waiting forever to find the perfect ones, I think I finally have. They are these in green velvet. However, they aren’t the cheapest chairs on the block, so it will probably be a little while before I can get my hands on them. You can see more of the living room in this summer home tour post.
The dining room also got the same cherry red velvet curtains as the living room. I still need to reupholster the dining chairs. I do love the blue shade of them in that space, so I’m sure I’ll go with something similar. You can’t tell in these photos, but the upholstery isn’t in the best shape on them. I’ve also got some plans for some affordable, but high impact wall decor opposite the oversized art to balance that out. You can see more of the dining room in this summer home tour post.
The Jungle Room
Ahhh, The Jungle Room. This space is also a favorite. The man of questionable honor visited a few weeks back and upon entering this room he said it reminded him of Elvis’ Jungle Room. #goalachieved
Really, there isn’t much left to do in here. I need to paint those side tables red, but that’s about it. I wouldn’t mind layering on a cowhide or maybe a fur rug on top of the zebra print rug, but it’s not needed or anything. You can tour more of the Jungle Room here.
The hall bathroom turned into a hot mess when it came to the renovation. In the end though, it turned out really great. I think it has the perfect amount of “fun” for the Circus and “pretty” for guests. Besides upgrading the fan in there, there’s nothing else to do here! See more of the hall bathroom here.
The Circus’ Room
More of the Circus’ Room Here / Wall Color / Bedding / Rug / Text & Object Feature Wall / Custom Silhouette Art / Tassel Pillow / Horse Sheets (similar) / Mirror (similar) / Faux Rhino Taxidermy (similar) / Faux Dog Taxidermy / Faux Horse Taxidermy (similar) / DIY Sunglasses Holder / DIY Headband Holder / Yellow Bookshelf
I am in love with the Circus’ room. I truly hope she loves it just as much as I do. It turned into the perfect reflection of her little self’s big personality. I have added these bright raspberry curtains to her window, which were the perfect pop of color to the space. I still want to build her a stand for a horse saddle we have so that she can “wrangle” up the cows. See more of the Circus’ room in this home tour post.
The master bedroom was actually the very first room completed. I still love our vintage, Hollywood, Palm Beach vibe we have going on in here. And yes, I still love the carpet covered wall too. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s my shot of whiskey. There is a sitting area connected to the bedroom that we have yet to tackle. See more of the master bedroom here.
The master bathroom turned out exactly how we wanted it too. In our previous house, Grunt Labor and I didn’t even share a bathroom because the master bath was just too small for both of us. I used the hall one and he had the master one. For that reason, the hall bath had pretty much been decorated however I wanted it – it wasn’t too masculine. In this bathroom, I tried really hard to blend both masculine and feminine together. And of course brass, always gotta have brass. 😉 See more of the master bathroom here.
And yes, I have yet to show you any photos of what the kitchen is looking like now. There are just a few little things to be done in there, but I’m hoping I’ll have some pictures of that space for you by my Christmas home tours. The creepy 1/2 bath you saw in the initial tour of the house is actually finished too, I just have to find some time to get the photos taken of it as well. Bill’s room and bathroom is also inhabitable and he’s done his own thing down there in terms of decorating. Same thing, I just need to find time to get some pictures taken. Every time I think I’m getting ahead, something knocks me back on my ass and I’m behind again. #storyofmylife
Long story short, please keep sending beer. We haven’t even started to tackle that filled-in pool, oh, I mean walking track, in the backyard. 😉
What do you think of how far we’ve come?