This post has been a long time in coming! Ben and I have done a lot of work on our little home, but our bedroom has been a slow project. To be honest, we still have 2 walls that need a lot of work, but since we are moving this May, we will see if it even gets done!
I’m happy with where we are at now, and it’s so comfy,cozy & tiny. I promise it won’t take much time. 🙂 And just accept that the photos won’t be Pinterest perfect! They were taken on an average camera, in a tiny box room, with blah lighting. 🙂 HERE GOES!
This little table will greet you as you walk in the room. We placed it in the tiny corner, adding a little more depth to the little box we call our bedroom. Shhhh...I know things need a good dusting. Be a polite guest & don’t mention it. 🙂
And that is our closet to your left. We fit almost everything we need right in there. Let’s be real, folks, it’s a tight squeeze. But we manage!
Yes, I’m 21. And yes, that is a Lisa Frank pencil case in the basket by our my bed. What?! It’s lasted since elementary! Anyway, above that, we have our little picture collection + the sign my brother bought for me the Christmas we got engaged! He picks out really good gifts. Read more
I have been wanting to do this for quite awhile, especially since Ben and I will be moving soon. There’s nothing quite like the first home. I couldn’t ask for a better one!
Folks, it has its quirks. Let me tell you! You can’t run too many things at once, if you shut the door too hard, some of the electricity goes out, and not all the kitchen cabinets close all the way.
So, our first home is certainly not without its faults! But it’s been fun to make it ours, to live in it, make memories, and strategically use the small spaces that we have.
Today I’m going to share the living room/kitchen improvements, and then later, I will share how we crammed everything into the smallest master bedroom (can’t even be called that!) ever.
Let’s start with the living room! Since last time I blogged this, we’ve added the TV stand, installed an aquarium, put the lights back in the ceiling, added a decorative pillow, hung more pictures, set up the radio more attractively, added decor, and removed our coffee table.
I enjoy the extra decor surrounding our radio! Those two signs sitting on the radio stand were made by my Dad and are good reminders of truth and of him!
We received our wedding photos in September, and it wasn’t until December that I got a handful of them printed to give to family & hang in our home! Procrastinate much? Read more
If you have read any of my earlier blog posts, than you know that we have been in the midst of making a worn-out trailer look fabulous! Well, at least our style of fabulous, anyhow. After taking a small break from our home improvements, we put even more work into our bathroom and bedroom this weekend. And I have to say the outcome has been lovely! Very welcome, indeed, since the rooms we started with were scary and that’s to say the least. However, it is with great enthusiasm that I tell you our bathroom is just about finished. Ehem…it still needs a door, but like I said, it’s just about finished and I couldn’t be more happy with the results! So, let’s get this bathroom tour movin’ along. Oh and a warning, I am a writer, not a photographer. An inexperienced photographer with an old 4s iphone can only do so much, folks! Excuse the picture quality, and you’ll enjoy yourself just fine. Here we go! BEFORE:
As many of you know, Ben and I have undertaken the awesome (exhausting) privilege of making a run-down place into our first home. When we walked through the trailer several weeks ago, we saw the possibilities and the potential. Even through all the ugly brown and the signs of age, we knew we could make this little trailer into our comfy first home.
And let me tell ya, there is a difference between pinning like a mad woman on Pinterest and actually doing what you’ve pinned.
But that’s a side note. Anyway…..
We used some new paint, but we picked many of our colors according to the left-over paint that his dad had lying around. We opened some of the paint cans and apologized to our noses! And then we opened some other cans and said, “This will work on such and such wall! What a good color! And it’s free.” Or something along those lines. Read more