Hello from Houston! May I just say, I am LOVING this city. Even though we are still living in our extended stay hotel while we are waiting patiently for the closing date on our new house to arrive, we have managed to make the best of it and get out to enjoy the sights. I’ve absolutely loved exploring and am looking forward to everything this area has to offer!
Now that we’ve had a week to settle in a bit and catch our breath after the exhaustion of moving, I took some time to look back the home we left behind. I’m so grateful to my friend and photographer, Jennifer Jurek for taking these photos and really capturing the love we put into our old space. I hope the new owners love it as much as we did.
The entrance to this house was directly through the dining room so we’ll begin there.
Since the house in general didn’t offer a lot of walls space, I took advantage of the dining room wall for a collage of family photos.
From the dining room, you enter directly into the living/great room which connects directly with the kitchen
The house had no fireplace when we bought it so we found an electric fireplace at Habitat for Humanity and build the entire wall unit around it to give the room a larger sense of presence. The ambiance it created was so lovely at night.
The little side board makeover I did on the trellis stenciled wall made for some great additional storage space for all of our home school needs.
We turned the kitchen from a boring BLUE (ugly) laminate counter top space to a family and friends gathering space. That island has been the center of many, many evenings spent with neighbors and guests and has serviced several amazing parties as well as the every day evening meal.
That island has some stories, I can tell you that!
The original cabinets that were above the sink were so limiting and ugly. By installing the open shelving we more than doubled our space and created a really striking and functional space.
Our master bedroom was never, in my opinion, a completely finished space but I loved it just the same. Maybe some things are never really done…
This is the opposite side of the room. I wanted to note the tone on tone striped paint treatment we did when we first moved in 4 years ago. To this day, it never once got old and I loved it up until the day we moved.
The paintings above the bed were a score from a little thrift store in McKinney. They’re still two of my favorite pieces!
So that’s it for now…
We’re off to the next house and I can hardly wait to get started!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’ll come back for more.