Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Home Tour - As Is

Well, here you go! This is my home, as is, in all it's messy cluttery glory! The other messy people may be thinking, "Well, that's not so bad!", while the naturally organized neat people are thinking, "OMG!! How can anybody live like that?!" I was raised by one of those neat freak people, and we cleaned constantly when I was growing up. I'm not sure what happened to me! I'm a perfectionist and a major procrastinator which seems to be a deadly combo. I'm going to put off doing something until I have a chance to do it perfectly, and I never have the time to do it perfectly so it never gets done. And then things spiral out of control from there. We also have WAY too much stuff, boxes and cabinets and closets full of things we rarely use or even think about. I've purged a lot over the past year or so, but there is still loads of things that we need to let go. I like these pictures. They make me see the big picture instead of solely focusing in on the chaotic areas. I love my home. It's just hard to realize that it is in fact really pretty when I can't see past the clutter! Also, photos are forgiving. The floors, baseboards, and bathrooms look so much cleaner in photos than they actually are!

Starting at the side door that we use as the main entrance. This is our little entry/mudroom area.
Directly opposite that area is the laundry area. We had these two spaces completely remodeled in the fall getting rid of a half bath that we never used. We've still got some painting left on the trim and need to decorate.
Here is the kitchen and the computer area. The counter clutter makes me crazy!
This is the dining room. The photo is dark, but it's normally a bright and sunny room.
The living room. Toy wasteland.
Elliot's room.
The kids' bathroom.
Sylvie's room. This one makes me crazy because it's still not finished! Window trim needs to be painted, the mural finished, shelves hung, bed skirt made, and on and on and on.
Into the playroom. We just changed this up before Christmas, removing a built-in desk that took up a bunch of space, and purchasing the table and cubbies. I've got a lot more planned for this room.
The master bedroom. This is the catch-all room, and probably the worst room in the house. So much stuff. So much dust and cat hair. Blech!
The little hall between the closets and into the bathroom.
Master bathroom.
We had the master bed/bath added on to the house about 3 1/2 years ago. It was finished to the sheetrock and subfloor and then Randy and I (mostly Randy) did the rest. I did most of the painting, and we put in the hardwood floor together. He did all the trim and crown molding, tiling in the shower, put in the vanity in the bathroom, and all the lights and ceiling fan, and more stuff that I can't think of! Randy is an amazing handyman! He also put up the crown molding in the kids' rooms and replaced Sylvie's window with a larger one. We're about burnt out on DIY.

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