So I decided to try something new. I love love love everything to do with DIY home renovations, and decorating. I thought now is a perfect time to start blogging about it since we just bought a new house! Of course its a fixer upper, but what fun is a new move in ready house? I was so excited when we found this house, because it has a great layout, is in a great school district, and in the area we wanted to be in! Being from Oklahoma, shopping for a house was really difficult for me. You see more quality for your money in the houses you find down south. Not once in my life have I seen builder grade anything in the houses there… granted… if there are they must still be quality…
In Michigan however, You can find a 100K house or a 500k house with builder grade…CRAPOLA … it seems that most builders here think people only care about the exterior of the home… or build it fast types. The only homes I’ve seen here that are built with quality in mind are custom homes. My dream is to build our own home, so we are using this home as a stepping stone towards that goal. So here we are finally after months of searching, we found a house! Granted, It was a work in progress… but it’s something I get to have fun and add my own touches with. We got the keys sometime in August and since then have been diligently working to get our house into a liveable condition.
I decided to start by showing our master bedroom because. It’s pretty, just my style, and I love it now!
Here is a couple of before shots of the room when we bought the house. Now you can see how hideous the room was, and don’t get me started on that carpet… ack!
You can see the different paint samples we chose from…. Can you guess which one I went with?
Isn’t it so lovely? We ripped out all the nasty old carpet and replaced with nice new carpet and added a fresh coat of paint (Behr- Chocolate Froth was used for this room). We have new base boards for the entire house but we are still working on getting those painted and installed.
Where I got it:
Headboard/Frame: Art Van Furniture
Bedding : Kohls | Simply Vera Wang (Here)
Decorative Pillows & Mirror: TJ MAXX