Come In and stay a while

Come In and stay a while

Monday, November 28, 2016

Dining Room Update

One of the first rooms we updated was the formal dining room.
This is how it looked when we walked through:
And, with just a few changes, this is how it looks now:
Formal dining rooms really are in many ways a waste of space these days.
But I'm secretly tickled to have somewhere to display the farm table I made.

Monday, November 21, 2016

South Carolina Home Tour Begins

Wow! If you are still with me after that last post
 {aka: hemorrhage of the soul}
I sure appreciate it!
From now on, it will be back to my original format.
Lots of pictures,
few words.
Beginning the official home tour of our new home in South Carolina...
now:
The Living Room
Our 'new' home is almost 20 years old.
There is very little new construction in the little country town we live in.
Most homes are about 15 years old or older. 
We picked the home that we felt had the best 'bones' but knew we would have work to do.
The previous owners were the original owners...
this is what it looked like when we toured it during our house hunting trip:
 Sorry the pictures aren't great, they were quick pics on my phone.

And this is what it looks like now:

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Goodbyes and Hello

Hard to believe my last post was in January 2016.
We will blink and it will be January 2017.
Not going to lie, on New Year's Eve I will probably be bidding 'good riddance' to 2016.
It was quite a year.
What did not happen in the blink of an eye has been the last 9 months.
At times it clipped along and at others it crawled at a snails' pace.
 I know you come here mostly to see pictures and maybe glean an idea or two for your own space.
I hope you will indulge me for a minute, or two, so I can explain how my space has changed.
And by space, I mean ALL my space.
My home.
My city.
My state.
My world.
I don't write much about my personal life on this blog. Again, I know why you come here. 
Pictures.
An idea or two.
I'm sorry you might have come here over the last 9 months and not found much of either.
Our life was a little crazy.
And now you'll understand why.