Tuesday, April 30, 2013

House Tour; Upstairs and Basement

The home tour continues!

At the top of the stairs to the right is the second bedroom. It's a dark grey color right now with a weird red stripe. I'd like to ultimately paint it, but I don't know what color yet.

This is my bed from when I was a little kid. The bedroom also has a futon of Charlie's. This means there is plenty of room in the bedroom for our friends to come over and spend the night. This reminds me, I need to sew another house number on Charlie's quilt soon.

At the top of the stairs on the left is our master bedroom. The way we have it set up right now is with our bed under the skylight. Charlie comments that he can see the stars on clear nights, I'd be able to if I wasn't vision impaired, and also if I was not so exhausted every night that I fall asleep within 10 seconds of my head hitting the pillow.

The room is huge and has lots of possibilities for layout. Right now over by the window is my dresser, a table my Dad made and a chair that was Charlie's Grandfather's. I am planning to read in this corner and look out the window at the mountains. I even like the colors of the walls.

Between the bedrooms is the bathroom. I'll tell you more tomorrow about the shelf, but aside from fixing and painting the shelf 2 days after we moved in I love this bathroom. It has wallpaper on one wall and then a nice greenish, blue paint color on the other walls. I really like it and see no need to change anything else, with the exception of the toilet paper holder. 

Downstairs in the basement is my sewing room. It is the room that I think needs the most work. It doesn't look that bad in pictures, but up close it's pretty needy. I'd like to paint the wood, mostly because I don't love wood paneling, but also because the kids who lived here before drew on the wood and wrote their names on it. The walls have tons of little holes in them, so I need to paint those too. Still trying to decide what color to paint them. I'd like a girly color since it will be my space, but I think if I am going to take blogging pictures in this room it should be pretty neutral. I've been pinning tons of ideas for this space, see those here, if you're so inclined. The floor also needs a lot of work, as it is peeling off of the floor and generally yucky.

As of right now it is functional and can be used for sewing and general crafty-ness. I don't feel very inspired by the room at the moment though so I haven't done any sewing yet. It might also have to do with the fact that I have not had much time to sew since we have been working on other projects.

Next to the sewing room is Charlie's room. It now has his ping pong table in it, as well as every textbook he's every owned.

The outside has a patio off of the deck.

There is quite a bit of "lawn", but I am not sure how much actual grass will grow here. So far I love having so much space, quite space.

Penny is loving the yard. We were worried she would run away so we thought we'd be getting an electric fence or dog run, but so far she's been staying close by. She explores a little bit, but always come back to fetch a stick or roll in the dirty and sit close to where we are working. On the property is a little pool of water that Penny loves to wade in. Charlie said there are frog eggs in it. There is also a little trail around the property the we trimmed down and walk Penny on. 

Thanks for your excitement. We love the house thus far and are excited for the possibilities and the future.



  1. Good idea to paint over that paneling in the sewing room. It looks like it has been finished off with polyurethane. You didn't ask, but my advice is to buy a good respirator now at Lowe's or HD. If you want to paint it a solid color my best recommendation is to use Zinsser "Bin" primer, interior/exterior, shellac base. Weird name, worse smell, excellent results.

    Give the paneling a good sanding with an orbital sander and 100 grit. Then one coat of Bin. If you don't want to see too much wood grain and knots, then you could do a second coat of Bin, it depends on personal preference and how motivated you are that day. Then 2 coats of your color should do it nicely. Try to keep the room well ventilated when working with the Bin, even if you wear a respirator it is pretty strong.

    Good luck!

  2. Wow- love it all!! XO


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