The offer accepted, the contract signed…that’s right my friends, we are going to be homeowners again! While we haven’t closed yet, everything is in the works and I just couldn’t keep it a secret any longer.
After our first home, I said I did not want to have to do a lot of renovations again, yet here we are. And even more than our last house. I’m looking forward to it though, as I feel the house has some hidden character that with some elbow grease and dolla dolla bills, we can make it our own. Who doesn’t look forward to the screaming matches that occur between husband and wife during home renovations?! Haha, I kid. Not really.
Like a lot of old homes, it needs work in kitchen and bathrooms, is adorned with knotty pine paneling, and has some unsightly paint, wallpaper, and blue shag carpet. I have already been pinning away and since the house has a water view, I really want to make it a fresh, breezy space. Lots and lots of white.
Here are my favorite inspiration pics. I’m sure the first of many as I plan to catalog all my thoughts on this here little blog.
Kitchen and Floors:
I can’t decide between white or a more gray color to the cabinets. I love both looks. The countertops and backsplash are currently white tile and not awful. We will probably keep it for now.
I’m pretty obsessed with darker hardwood floors. I know my husband, and everyone else, is going to fight me on this because the house is very small and everyone thinks dark colors make everything feel smaller. I beg to differ and love the contrast and richness of a darker floor. Especially if everything else is white. I am the one who knows what I’m talking about dammit!
Living Room and Den: So the house has a “formal” living room which is basically my favorite room in the house and one that is never used. The den is narrow and long, and I am still struggling with how to position furniture. More on this in the future.
For the guest room, I am obsessed with this image. I even want to paint the floor, but I already know that is not a battle worth fighting. The guest room has two added closets with louvered doors, which I am envisioning painted a perfect kelly green with the all white everything else.
For the “master” (in quotations, because it is insanely, ridiculously small), I am wanting to do my dreamy, dark, moody bedroom palette. I’m not even sure our bed is going to fit in there yet…the thought of moving furniture just made me queasy. Hate it.
I’m still undecided about the bathrooms. I love this:
But I also kind of want to do something fun and crazy. Like this:
So more thinking required on that. Luckily, the master bathroom was added in the 80s and isn’t in the worst shape ever. There is an interesting wallpaper in place, which I will share with y’all soon. I don’t really hate it, it is kind of grandma floral, but not in a revolting way.
Can’t wait to share as things progress! We don’t close for another month, so for now it will just be loads of inspiration!
10 thoughts on “A New Chapter!”
Eeek I’m SO excited for yall!! Obsessed with the all white bedding…. love it. An all white kitchen is what I want in my future house too. So fresh and clean!
Congrats! That’s so exciting. One of the main things I miss about NC is its various bodies of water. Sigh.
Yay! I’m loving the nautical feel to your pins. Now I can copy 😀
I love dark wood floors, esp with white cabinets. And I love the idea of an all white room with green doors. My bedding is all white and it feels spa like to me.
Yay, Yay, Yay!!! My fingers have been crossed for you since you told me about the house!!! It’s so chic…will be oh so fabulous!!
Congrats! Can’t wait to see the transformation…
Love the inspiration photos and can’t wait to see how your new seaside abode evolves! 😀
Congratulations! I can’t wait to see what you pull together. it will be fab. Re: long den funky layout- think of several different seating areas to help break it up! Game table with two chairs; then sofa/chairs traditional then maybe one more conversation zone.
Looking forward to witnessing the transformation! We are currently starting work on our house and it is definitely a bit daunting. I totally have the same dilemma about grey vs. white kitchen cabinets, I change my mind so many times it’s ridiculous!