I'm editing this post to join the home tour from A bowl full of lemons. I don't know about you guys but I LOVED all the home tours brought to us from Poppies at Play. I had so much fun seeing those amazing women's homes without dragging my 4 kids with me and inevitably breaking some of their prized posessions. Because kids don't go for the dollar store decor. They go for the heirlooms, ya know?
Anyways, Andy is having a linky party for home tours and this is my contribution. This is kind of a last tribute for me as well because we will be moving into a bigger home at the end of the month.
So here's a picture of us. In all our glory. One kid crying the next hiding from the camera. That's the way it goes...
Here we go. This is our front door from the street. I feel a little rebellious because I didn't get the door approved by the HOA before I put it up. And if they ask me to take it down I'll tell 'em where to go.
And here's my living room. It's the first room you walk into and the place where we spend the most time (besides the back yard)
Right around the corner, we have the kitchen, dining and sitting area or "great room". I recently refinished the cabinets and LOVE how it really brightened up the space. My husband and I also installed wood flooring about 2 months ago. It hurts my heart to leave it and go back to carpet and tile but maybe someday I'll have it in my new house too.
Down the hallway and on the right is the master bedroom and bath.
Do you love my barn door on my closet? Here's a tutorial. Straight across from my room is a bathroom and a nursery
And then at the end of the hallway is my 2 boys and daughter's rooms. Here's the boys room. It's 10'x10' so I couldn't fit much in there.
Here's a tutorial on how I did the duvets at the end of their beds. And lastly my daughters room. I'm afraid she's constantly surrounded by swords and soldiers so I designed her room as girly as I could manage without puking.
As I look at these pictures I'm actually tearing up. This house means so much to me and not just because it's our first home we've owned. We bought it a month before my husband deployed for a year to Iraq. This house was my saving grace. Every time I felt sad or alone I came up with another project to do to the house. It distracted me from thinking about the war and how it separated the ones I love. It was a place for me to release my frustrations through paint and wood and fabric. But it's time to move on to a bigger house and a happier time!
p.s. I bet my neighbors will be glad when I'm gone! They won't hear my air compressor turn on in the middle of the night anymore.
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