Hello and happy Tuesday!
I hope you had a great weekend! Last week Matt and I had a fun interview. The interviewer asked if I had photos of our home on the blog.....oops.....I realized I don't have many photos of our home! Soooo, I thought I would post a few over the next couple of weeks. It's a great incentive for me to tidy up and finish a few projects!
We renovated our home almost 9 years ago. but I will share those photos and details on another post.
Today, I thought I would share our living room and kitchen.
We have a long hallway/entryway. When you 'round the corner', the space opens up to our living room and kitchen.
My oh-so-talented hubby built the cabinets. They have held up really well to all of the abuse I give them. But, we do plan on repainting them this winter...
When we remodeled this home, we were young newlyweds with a small budget.
I would have done things a little differently if our budget had allowed. Our one splurge in the kitchen, was the 36" dual-fuel WOLF oven. I use that baby everyday and I am so glad we scraped our pennies for her!
I LOVE my island! Matt milled down quarter-sawn white oak to make a countertop that can comfortably seat six.
This is a hard working island!
If I am not using it for cooking, we are eating at it, doing crafts on it, or some other ridiculously, crazy project.
You can see the microwave is tucked into the island. I love that it is out of eye sight, but still easy to use.
When we repaint the cabinetry this winter, I am thinking of painting the island a lighter color. What do you think? Stay dark, or lighten it up a bit?
The kitchen opens right up to the living room. This space truly is the heart of our home!
I am always changing out the pillows. I have a ridiculous stash!
I usually sew my own pillow covers. It's less expensive than always buying new, and I can pick the perfect fabric for the look I want. I found these pillows at Pier 1 and I had to snag them! Sometimes a girl just wants to buy a pillow and not have to sew:-)
Love fresh flowers in the house, especially sunflowers!
I am always changing out the decorations on the mantel. As soon as Autumn arrives, I will change everything up again!
This window seat is Addilyn's favorite area.
We keep toys and books in the open cubbies. Kids can easily get to the toys, and I can easily throw them back in the baskets at the end of the day.
It's a great little 'kids' corner that is tucked to the side of the living room. It can get messy, but it's out of the main walking path, so it's not a big deal to have books and toys scattered about.
The living room leads to our new covered deck. I love that the covered deck almost doubled our living space!
And, just in case you thought I was neglecting my sweet-peas during my little photo session, they were right there in the middle of it ;-)
We love us some Sesame Street at our house. Addilyn gets to watch TV for an hour, and I get some work done...it's a win-win for both of us!
Thanks for taking a peek into our little home. Come back next week for more photos! Until then, have a lovely day!