Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Home Sweet Home

Ladies, please accept my sincerest apologies. I am sleep deprived and high on home remodeling chemicals. Fact. So I purchased a house and maybe it just happened to slip my mind to let you in on it. I like to get all of my ducks in a row before I start spouting off pipe dreams. So here is the reason I have not been 100% on top of my blogging game. Just insert a coral door and an antique brass lantern and I can call this place home. 
It is so incredibly cozy. Below you will see the MLS photo of the living room. I suck at capturing before and afters, so thankfully MLS made up for my negligence. I will get better during this process, I promise. 
So what has been done so far? My dad and I buffed the floors at 3:00 am two nights ago. I couldn't bear to live in a house with pecan colored floors. Couldn't do it. Once the floors dry, you will be getting updated pictures of the beautiful walnut finished floors. Let me just tell you, DIY refinished floors are a bitch. Do not let anyone else tell you otherwise. I am not sure my body will ever recover or forgive me. In addition, all of the painting has been done. Disclaimer: this is not the color in this space. Uhhhh no. 
How about a little of the pretty? This fixture will reside in my hallway but obviously not as is. Can I leave anything alone? Seriously. A little rub and buff and metallic gold spray paint to cover the chrome base. 
The new antique brass chandelier to go over my breakfast nook area. Yes. Breakfast nook area. I have one. 
Annnnndddd the true kicker and big finale to this post, the runner. I am finally fulfilling my dream in life. A leopard runner. Insert the bottom left hue of the leopard pattern and there you have it. 
I have been burning the midnight oil the past 72 hours. Today? I am giving my body a break and going to get caught up on work. Like my design aunt Linda with My Crafty Home Life said, I am now part of the house poor club. At least it will be due to a fabulously stylish home. So many ideas and projects are floating around and I will be sure to keep you updated through every single project. Promise. XOXO

53 comments:

  1. I need that light fixture! Congratulations, it will be so much fun to watch you fill this place with your style.

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  2. Hopefully this is the first, last, and only time that papa bear's derriere makes an appearance on the blog!

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  3. Congratulations Lindsay! It is going to look amazing and I am so happy for you. How fun and exhausting at the same time. Great blogging topics ahead! Can't wait.
    xo Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  4. Congrats!! I cannot wait to see how you decorate it!!

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  5. I'm so excited for you, and love your blog, can't wait to see all of the updates!!!
    Annette Lewis

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  6. Congratulations! It sounds like you will have a fabulously stylish home, even though you may have to eat KD for the next few months!

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  7. Yayyy! Congrats & can't wait to see the transformation :) xoxo

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  8. CONGRATS - leopard runner YES!!!!

    PS pass it on - giveaway going on at my blog :o)

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  9. Congratulations, this is so fantastic. Snaps to Dad for helping with those floors...that is hard work. Your light fixture is going to be stunning. I have already designed your landscaping in my mind.

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  10. Yay!! Congratulations, Lindsay!! It will be fabulous in no time with all your stylish additions. Cannot wait to follow along! :)

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  11. How exciting! You are going to love/hate the endless projects. I seriously cannot wait to follow along! Cheers!

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  12. CONGRATS!!!! I love your new house! Can't wait to see everything you do!

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  13. Jealous of your leopard runner! Congrats on the new house- all of the hard work will pay off.

    Alyssa
    www.ruffleandcurl.com

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  14. Wow what a great home! The house poor club isn't so bad ;) You'll be too busy decorating to even notice! Can't wait to follow what you are doing. I recently bought my first home as well and have documented my updates on my blog. It's seriously too much fun.

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  15. haha! we FINALLY just repainted our living room, which was that delicious baby poop color as well. so excited to see that you do with the space! congrats, lady!

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  16. Congrats, that is great news! You will rock it girlfriend and have the best time doing it.

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  17. Congrats on your new house! I know it will be amazing!!! I read your blog every day while I drink my coffee, but NEVER comment!! I had to today..I am so happy for you!!! :) and I also must know...is that leopard carpet from Home Depot??? If it is, please tell me where to find b/c I have not seen that in Texas!!! I MUST have some for my bedroom!!! OMG...LOVE!!

    CONGRATS AGAIN!! Sorry for the caps, I got way excited.

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  18. Oh my goodness so exciting. Home projects are fun...exhausting but fun! :)

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  19. Congrats!! Yay ~ never-ending diys to come, and the leopard runner, I die!! :)

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  20. How exciting for you! Congratulations!

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  21. Congrats on your house! Why did You move to Kansas?

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  22. looove it!!! i'm so so happy for you and can't wait for the decoration ride you will take us in. Already loving all your decisions.

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  23. Congrats on the home! I know you will make it fabulous. Also I'm very glad that is not the color of that room. Didn't want to say anything so I'm glad you did! Haha.

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

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  24. Congratulations on your new house!! I can't wait to see all of the amazing things you do!

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  25. how exciting!!! Can't wait to see the "after" shots!

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  26. Congrats!! I can't wait to see what all you do to your new home. Maybe it will give me some inspiration for my new home too!

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  27. Congrats! Can't wait to see what you do to it!

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  28. Congrats! Can't wait to see what you do!

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  29. I am SO excited for you Lindsay!! This is going to be amazing and I can't wait to follow along :)

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  30. WOOHOO! So so happy for you and I cant WAIT to see all of the fun projects you have in store!

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  31. yay Lindsay!! So happy for you- it will be fabulous!!

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  32. Congratulations Cousin Lindsay! I can't wait to see all the pictures of the final project...I know it will be wonderful!

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  33. Congrats to you Lindsay. I love that you and your dad worked on your floors by the way... despite all the aches and pains, you'll have fond memories of that 3am shift, trust me. Many more memories on their way. Very happy for you!

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  34. Oh I can't wait to see all the transformations! I am dying of leopard print runner jealousy...

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  35. Leopard runner!? So much envy!!! Can't wait to see all your progress. Yels x

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  36. Oh my goodness....how exciting!! I can't wait to see all of the fabulosity that you come up with!!! Whoop Whoop! XoXo

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  38. Congrats!! Welcome to the club! Can't wait to see all amazing projects that you will bring to your own space.
    Xo

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  39. Congrats!! Welcome to the club! Can't wait to see all amazing projects that you will bring to your own space.
    Xo

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  40. CONGRATULATIONS!!! When I was 18 my parents moved into a house that looked a little like yours. I loved it! Good luck and happy decorating!!!

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  41. What?!?!? Yay! Congratulations!! I can't wait to see the decorating along the way :) xoxoxo

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  42. Congrats!! This is so major!! Love it and cannot wait to see what you do!!

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  43. Congratulations! I can't wait to see all the amazing things you do in your new home! And I have that same brand of carpet (in a similar animal print) in my closet and I love it! Excited to see the runner!

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  44. Ooh la la ... is this going to be fun to watch!! Congratulations missy ... now ... go be "house poor proud!" You are going to do amazing things here!! xo

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  45. I have been TOTALLY off my blogging game too and I don't even have an excuse so you don't worry girl! Major congrats on your purchase. This house looks so beautiful and I am so very proud of you- this is a life/game changer!

    xx
    
Holly Foxen Wells

    GlamourMash

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  46. Congrats on buying a house! Best purchase ever. I adore your house and that leopard runner. Can't wait to see what you do with the splace I know it will be amazeballs!

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  47. Gaaaaah congrats on the new house!! You're going to have such fun with this!!

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  48. Congrats! How exciting! I can't wait to watch the house transition into your home under your touch and good eye!

    xx

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  49. Woohoo!!! Congrats on the new house!! I can't wait to see what you do it, I know it's going to be fab!

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  50. Congrats! Could you please elaborate on painting the chrome fixture. I recently purchased similar with plan to change to antique brass but unsure of best way. Do you spray gold and them buff/rub with what? Thanks, Dusty
    PS-love your blog

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    1. I used run and buff as the base and then spray painted over with a gold metallic spray paint. It turned out amazing! I will post pictures and materials needed. It doesn't look like a flat gold. There is depth and dimension.

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