Well, one year later, here's where we are: we've moved everything we've owned out, repaired the structural damage, and moved some of our things back in. The walls have been scrubbed clean, but still need painting. And not everything is settled yet. But come on in and see how we've done!
Wipe your feet. The floors are new.
We have our little landing area just as you come in the front door. It's a bit over-burdened right now because we usually have a second spot on our first landing for backpacks, jackets and hats, but that spot isn't put back together yet.
A sure sign that you live in Florida? The beach bag stays right there year round just in case.
As you walk in, the living room is to your left carved out by the sectional sofa. The entrance was once defined by a large, hideous 1970's wood spindle thing with a trough. I'm sorry, but that DID end up in a landfill.
This free-cycled dresser is awaiting a rain-free weekend for a colorful make over that will turn her into a wonderfully welcoming piece. And she's also fantastic tool storage.
The antique bread bowl got a little Fall treatment with some shells and a white ceramic pumpkin.
One of many candlescapes made from a Dollar Tree plat and bowl. I LOVE candles; they're lit every night.
Bad photography and silk orchids. Sigh...
More Dollar Tree swag.
Come on in and have a seat.
This space is perfect for movies, video games, snacking and reading. Since everything is slipcovered, there's no need to worry about spills either.
This 1890's trunk was a flea market find that set us back $35. It's indestructible, and I love the rusted metal, vintage travel stickers, and that the original owner's name is stenciled on it. He was a cruise ship cellist; the interior is velvet lined and well appointed with drawers, a shoe rack, a hanging bar, mirror, and ironing board, and even a top hat form.
The clock is not in it's permanent home, just there for safe keeping.
I love using white in my Fall decorating, so these sunflowers suited me perfectly.
Here's a little better view.
From there we head into the dining room, which is also our laptop hub at the moment. Here you have an excellent view of all the random green splotches I've slapped on the walls.
I had the bar built for Sam right after we were married. It's gone through three makeovers: textured wallpaper that looked like pressed tin, bamboo fencing that gave it a tiki hut feel, and finally a fabric drape. All of which were destroyed by certain furry inhabitants. I wrapped the top in faux leather, and stage two of the redo is pending.
I believe you're familiar with my grandmother's hutch.
And then we have the kitchen over this way. I'm just not shy with color, am I?
We'll take a look in there next time.
So that's where we are so far. As you can see, I have a lot of painting to do. I still have windows to replace. But we're at least well on our way.
You know what this means, right?
I have a lot of blogging left to do.