I am so excited to share our new home with you today!
Initially, I thought I would be able to do an entire home tour in one giant post but uh….nope. So, today you are getting the tour of our upstairs! Along with a few sneak peeks and favorite things about our new home.
I’m hoping over the next few weeks to also show you the downstairs and the exterior/outside area as well.
We have SO many plans and projects lined up for this place. (No really. An enormous Jim crafted excel spreadsheet with week to week and month to month prioritization exists on both of our computers)
But, even though we have so many thoughts and ideas and things to do here- we also just really, really, REALLY love it just how it is! Filled with so much charm and character and things that you just can’t find in brand new homes these days.
So here are the deets on our place:
Built in 1941
2600 sq ft above and a 850 sq ft unfinished basement
2 car detached garage
Beautiful backyard and deck
Annnnnd wonderful things like:Unique windows Chain locks A curved staircaseAn old timey mail slot(that YES! our mail actually comes through)Subway tiles + natural lightGlass door knobs And beautiful built in dressers, shelves, and cabinets all over the house!
So, for today’s tour, I’m going to show you what all you will find when you go up the stairs- I’ll also let you in on what we have done so far, and what we still have left to do!
Coming up the stairs, you are greeted with our very first gallery wall in the house!
If you remember, our gallery wall in our last home was all black frames. So I painted them!
I had a few sample paint cans of white paint for the living room that I went ahead and used on some of my black frames + interspersed with some cheap Ikea frames as well.
At the very top of the stairs and directly to the left, is our master bedroom.
This room is HUGE and was entirely way too challenging to try and photograph the entire thing. So far all we’ve done in here is hang the sunburst and one(yes, one) curtain.
Hang TWO curtains
Install a ceiling fan
Build doors or drawers for the open built ins(Jim has the exact same on his side- along with a closet exactly like mine)
And, long term, we’d like to add an en suite bathroom in our room. We share a wall with the upstairs bathroom, so we’d like to add another toilet, sink, and possibly a shower. But that will be way, way down the road!When you come out of the master, there is one little step up into the rest of the hall. If you turn left, there is our hall closet,(which is filled with pillows, sheets, and blankets. Along with our medicine cabinet and my hair styling supplies) a cedar closet, and another closet that we’re currently using to store all of our games. It also has attic access.
And then there is the upstairs bathroom:This bathroom looks exactly how it did on the day we moved in. We’re preparing for a major gut job/reno in this bathroom, so we haven’t done a thing in here yet.
Other than the gorgeous tiled floor, everything is going. I’m lookin at you midget toilet. (Not shown, midget shower. no lie. I’m 5 7 and the shower head hits about shoulder level.)
Replace vanity, mirror, toilet, bathtub, and shower.
Pull down (PAINTED) tile and replace with…..drum roll please- shiplap!
Install new lighting
And obviously, finally bring some decor and personalization into this bathroom!
I should mention the plans for the hallway/entryway area-
Almost every square inch of this home is painted over wallpaper over plaster. Yes.
I cringe just typing that out.
Even the ceilings.
Truthfully, the colors in this home aren’t awful and I’m happy to live with them for a bit. But, what I’m not down with, is the peeling up edges and corners of all of the wallpaper. Along with this really nice crackling effect that is basically everywhere. Yeah. So, needless to say, we have a ton of work to do when it comes to that- because we can’t just slap up some paint and call it a day.
So in this entry/hall we will eventually be doing a layer of skim coat and then painting over- but that will be a bit because it is a HUGE job.
We’ll also be replacing the hall light!
Hang More Wall Art
On the opposite side of the upstairs are both of the girl’s rooms. Abigail’s is on the left by the bathroom and closets and Mabel’s is on the right by the built in dresser.
Here is Mabesy’s room!
I just love her sweet nursery! The color on the walls was already here and it makes me feel like this precious room was made just for her.
Unfortunately, once again this room is painted over wall paper blerggggg. It looks fine in pictures and is fine for now, but, eventually, it needs skim coat and fresh paint. I also need to hang up a curtain or two, but otherwise, her room is finished!
And here is Abigail’s bedroom!
Her room is absolutely massive! The long term plans for her room are for her and Mabel to share someday. With two built in dressers and TWO closets, it will be perfect for that. But until then, her room serves as her bedroom AND her playroom. Every single toy we own fits in this bedroom- with one empty closet and dresser to spare.
Her entire room is going to be getting a makeover- which I am SO excited about! We already got her a new bed, bedding, and some decor(the ice cream lamps, pillows, and some wall art) but we still need to….
Install her (hideous) pink ceiling fan(remember that?? It made the move with us ;))
Hang netting to make a reading nook
I absolutely can not wait to make her space even more organized, lovely, and fun! It is such a fun room- she loves playing up there- that I am super excited to make it just perfect for her(and her little sister, for whenever she gets to join the party!).
So there you go! That is our entire upstairs home tour. What do you think!? Any design suggestions? Tips or tricks? Let’s hear it!