September 1, 2015

Project House Tour- Part 3

So I've shown you the complete first floor of our project house in this and this post, so now let's head upstairs, shall we?

There are no before and afters to show you up here, because this entire floor is complete new.  At the top of the steps are a pair of bedrooms. (I'm crushing on that stairway light, big time.)

The bedroom on the left hosts Bo's new big boy bed. (Cue ugly mom tears.)

And the one on the right has Ryder's slightly more grown up version of his robot room.

 At the end of the hall the kids have this gray and white bathroom:

And there's this upstairs laundry, which is awesome.

 But the most amazing part of the upstairs is back behind the stairs.

This incredible (and huge) Master Bedroom.

Through those french doors is the walk in closet of my dreams.

And through that pocket door is the Master Bathroom I don't deserve to have.

A private toilet room is behind that back door, leaving nothing but beautiful things to look at in this front space.

That shower and bath tub... I can't even.

So that's the upstairs!  I'll show you what we did with the old 1920's basement next!

August 12, 2015

Project House Tour- Part 2

Let the tour continue!  If you missed it, last post I showed you the new front of our big project house, as well as the Entry, Living Room and Dining Room.  Today, meet the Kitchen.

Which is a pretty big step up from where we started.


We added 12' to the back of the house to give us room for this amazing kitchen.

I tried to mix casual and traditional elements together to give this kitchen a beautiful but lived in feel.  The cabinets are Snowbound by Sherwin Williams, and the island is Black Magic.  I love the juxtaposition of white cabinets with black granite and black/gray island with white granite.

I LOVE how the elongated marble subway tiles turned out for the back splash.  Not too busy but just the right amount of interest and texture. Also, I always thought that pot fillers were silly, but I have a serious crush on mine and never want to live without one.  #FirstWorldProblems #I'mNotProud

Right off the kitchen is the Family Room.

 I actually built that mantel surround up at my cabin one weekend this spring.

  That hallway on the right leads back to the bedroom and bathroom, which is also accessible from the hallway at the front entry.

  Which used to look something like this:

The tiny bedroom on the left:

Is now this bathroom:
And here's the bedroom on the right:

  Which used to look like this:

We opened up that entire wall on the right and made the old entry way part of this bedroom which gives us this nice little step down into an office area.

And  removed a big strange closet where the bed is located now.

Can you believe that this view:

Is taken from the exact same location as this one?

So there you have it- the main floor.  Next time we'll head upstairs to the entirely new space!