Monday, September 29, 2014

Vardon House Tour


Well folks, my house is all packed up.  The kids are away too! Nonna came all the way down and endured the most daring journey any person has ever taken: the vehicular transportation of all four of my girls back to NV, BY HERSELF. A nine hour gig. One that involved Emerson throwing up everywhere only 2 hours in. Or so it was reported.

Nonna has officially been inducted into The Bravest Fiercest Mostest Insanest Female Adventurist Heroic Martyr's Society. Member count: 2. (Nonna and yours truly)

So now I'm here, in my empty big shell of a home. It's always a little emotional, as you disassemble your existence. After the 19th trip to storage with Tyler, I remarked how much I prefer Unpacking to Packing. One involves taking your life all down and apart, and the other involves the building of the new one. I prefer the latter. 

We will be homeless for a few weeks while we close on our new house and get some work done. I kinda like this bizarre, limbo state we're in. As we drove away from our storage unit it felt good to leave all of our possessions behind for a time. It's just me, my family, a car, and few suitcases. It's liberating. We enrolled the girls in an online school program in the interim, so we are free to spend the next month traveling to see family and enjoy a few small adventures around the area.

So, while I have a little time, I am ready to post a house tour for history's sake. We've only been in this house for a little over a year, so I didn't do nearly everything I had envisioned. We didn't plan on jumping ship so early. But when that little dream house gem comes along, the one you've sorta envisioned in all of your anne of green gables/little house on the prairies/victorian english jane austen era obsessions, ya gotz to do what ya gotz to do

This was a good house and we had plenty of fun adding our touches to it. I was able to comb through our photo files and find a few decent "before" pics. Although, I'm kicking myself that I didn't do more. Remember people: always take Before photos of EVERY room before you move in. It's so fun to track your progress as time goes on. 

Ok. I'm done now.

Without further ado, let's start with the downstairs:


Entry Way
  BEFORE

There was old tile flooring when we moved in. And the walls were a light blue. Kick me, I didn't take befores. But at least I snapped a few before I decorated.



AFTER



Playroom 
BEFORE


AFTER


BEFORE

AFTER

Playroom Closet
BEFORE

AFTER

Living Room
BEFORE

 AFTER

Formal Dining Room
BEFORE

AFTER

The Piano Room. 
{because my feelings regarding Formal Dining Rooms are very similar to my feelings regarding tonsils: hardly necessary anymore, best removed.}




Family Room/Kitchen Combo 

BEFORE


{terrible pictures - but you get the idea. Plus it is the only one that shows the original flooring in the house. Now add the scent of many cats and you'll have a more accurate description}



Did I mention that Tyler did every ounce of the new flooring himself?

All. by. himself.  Every day after work for a week. What a guy.



Dontcha just love the dirty tile!?



 Family Room/Kitchen Combo
AFTER







That's a wrap for today. Thanks for stopping by! Coming next: upstairs! 








2 comments:

Joan said...

You're so talented, Rae.
Seriously. That play room is a work of art! Beautiful spaces you've created!

renee said...

Ummmm, can you please come put your magic touches on my house?!!?! You have amazing visions! I have NO CLUE how to do that!