My family and I moved to Virginia just over a year ago so we have spent a year here trying to make this house HOME to us.
The front porch is a fun place to drink coffee in the morning and I love to change it up for holidays.
Here is the entrance to our home and where we use this foyer table I made with an old window and deck pillars. It is really skinny and has hooks for our keys,
The chalkboard is functional for kids backpack storage and my notes to help keep me organized.
Our foyer leads into the kitchen and breakfast nook.
Our breakfast nook is painted white. It's the center of gathering for our family. An old, sturdy workshop table that was handed down to me is used as our dining table.
I would love a white kitchen like our last house but for now - I have white and black accents in a cherry color kitchen.
I framed in the fridge with white painted wood.
I also took stock cabinets out in exchange for white open shelving next to the sink. For the cabinet above the microwave, I used contact paper to cover the wood frame and built a box for the top to make the kitchen look two toned with staggered (looking) cabinets. You can go HERE for more details.
Beyond the kitchen is a "would be" formal dining room but since we have school aged children at home - I made this area into a Homework Room and Craft Space.
This is our family room and it is open to the kitchen, also. It is a cozy place to lounge around in.
A basket of blankets, tag sale furniture that has been painted and a huge slip covered sofa make it easy to live in here. Everything can be washed and used.
My husband and I replaced the worn carpet here with vinyl wood.
Luke's room has task lights from the garage as reading lights and.....
an industrial night stand that was so easy to make.
Here is where Ben sleeps...
He ended up with the old wood and chicken wire art on his wall. My kids don't have fancy spaces but their bedding is super comfy!
My bedroom, on the other hand, has a little more style.
("my" - meaning the husband and I)
This is a room that we call the music room.
Thank you for taking our home tour and you are welcome to stop by here anytime to see what is happening in our real life - or at least in my own creative part of life.
If you would like to see our previous home you can click here.