Thursday, July 24, 2014

Our New House - a Picture Tour

Okay, here are the pictures of our house!

Here's what you see when you walk in the front door - our family room.

Looking the other way - the playroom is on the left and the dining area's on the right. The kitchen's in between them, behind that middle wall.
Our picture wall, all complete!
Our movies and games center. All our dvds are in the green fabric drawers, our playstation games are up on the right, and the rest of the shelves are filled with our board games. We have some more board games - all our versions of Ticket to Ride - that didn't fit on this shelf, and are stored in the TV stand.

When you walk in, if you look to your right, you're looking down the hall towards the bedrooms.

 One of the bedrooms we're using as an office/library:

We have four bookshelves in the office, one in the girls' room, and one in our room. Our books, most of which have been in storage, finally all get to be out on the shelves. They only all fit because we got rid of literally (and I'm using that word correctly) half of our books before we moved. This is the cream of the crop.

Yay for books! That blank shelf is for Jason's textbooks.
The top of the bookshelves have some of Jason's stuff from Russia.
The other bookshelf and more fun stuff. :)
This is the girls' room:

It's so fun to have them both together!
Zelda loves to pull all these books off the shelf, and Ellie loves to shove them behind her bed.
In case you wanted to see inside their closet, here it is!

And here's their bathroom, which got its own post yesterday:

And then there's our bedroom. I'd say this is the least "done" room in the house, because we don't have anything up on the walls yet. Jason's artwork will be going up there soon, but right now it's pretty much a blank canvas:

There's another window to the right, next to the blue nighstand.
And our closet! I really like our closet.
Looking towards our bathroom.

We actually did some work in this bathroom too (I'll do a little before and after post next week). We stained the built-in cabinet a darker color than it orginially was. It was that same honey okay color you can see the other bathroom's cabinet is, but it was kind of sunfaded and beat up. We stained it much darker, and I love it.

It was also kind of challenging to find a shower curtain for this room, too. I was looking online and just couldn't find anything I liked. We finally went to Target, and one of the curtains I had thought was just okay online actually looked way better in person, and we got it! And we got floor mats to go with it. And I'm really happy with how it turned out.

Another picture of our newly-stained cabinet.

Okay, so if you go back down the hallway to the front entrance, you reach the playroom! I was so happy when I found out we had an extra room in this house. It's technically a formal dining room, but making it a playroom works so much better for us!

Here's the girls' playroom:

The green and blue plastic bins are from the dollar store. The organizers on top (including the picnic basket) are full of art supplies.
Their play kitchen (stocked with fun play food)
 Here's the and crafts table, which is from Ikea and which I love:

Eventually, we'll get another chair for this table for Zelda. When we got this one from Ikea, they only had one blue chair in stock. But there will eventually be two, one for each of the girls!
I put this picture in here because it shows the chandelier on the ceiling. We replaced the chandelier lamp shades last week. Before, they were black faux alligator shades. The whole room looks muuuch better now that they're white.

Moving on, here's the kitchen (you can see the playroom through the door in the back of the picture. That's towards the front of the house.):

Here's our little dining area. The windows look out on the backyard. Through the right door is our family room (from the first picture) and to the left is the laundry room.

This is the table we're using right now. It doesn't really work for the space - it's a weird, elliptical shape (you can see it even better in person), so the ends stick out really far and with the leg placement it's hard to figure out where to sit around it. If two people are both on the same side, you're too close together, and if one sits at the end (where it pokes out really far) and one sits on the side you're kind of too far apart. So, we're trying to figure something out. This isn't really working for us.

Our laundry room, and a door out to the front:

That door (on the side of the front of our house), and the steps down to the backyard:

Our backyard, and the steps up to our deck.
At the back by the treeline, looking up towards the house.
And that's our house! We really really love it. It's so perfect for us and I feel like we were really blessed by Heavenly Father and guided by him to find it.


  1. Oh my goodness! I love it! It just seems perfect for you and so comfortable. Thanks for all the pictures.

  2. I love it!! It's so cute and the setup is perfect!

  3. Your house looks like one of those homes people fall in love with on those home shows. Everything is so cute!

  4. Hooray!!! I love it!!! Seriously. The layout is perfect! In fact I'm feeling a little jealous that it's all on the same floor and therefore, more accessible and usable all the time. So is there also a basement? It looks like there is from the picture of the back of the house. Or is it just built up?

    1. It's actually a walk-in crawl space. So, it's a little storage room/you can see the bottom of the house.

  5. It's so cute! I especially love your bedspread!

  6. Love the new house, Jocelyn! The chandelier looks great in the kids' playroom. I completely agree that it looks so much better in white than with black shades in it. You have a good eye! The backyard looks amazing as well. It gives a perfectly breathtaking view of the deck. Glad you found the perfect home. All the best!

    Amos Daniel @ Jamie Hooper


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