So, here's the state of the farmhouse minutes before we started moving in. You'll see we still have lots to do, and I won't be posting many updates until I start getting these rooms filled with furniture and decorations. Right now they look pretty pitiful.
Here's a look at my favorite purchase of the entire house. I love my stove because it's 48", has 6 burners AND a grill/griddle thingie, heats water in seconds, and is generally awesome. I also love my stove because I was cooking on a 4-burner electric stove, of which only 3 worked and one was cock-eyed, so I really only had 2 burners at the apartment. The difference is dramatic.
We went with the Thermador after much debate. Our top pics were the GE Elite and the Jenn Aire, but in the end, Thermador came back to us with a whopper of a deal (less than 1/2 of retail plus a free dishwasher), so we couldn't turn it down.
Again, our countertops are concrete and now they have the final coat of wax on them and are beautiful. My IVF nurse's husband did them for us and he was so meticulous. Everything was perfect: all the holes were in the right places, everything was exactly perfect, even against a wall that was off-kilter a bit.
What you don't see in this photo is a harvest table that we use as our island. I was worried about that decision, but when I show you a finished photo, you'll love it, I just know it.
And, before I go further, unless I state otherwise, all lighting is from Schoolhouse Electric in Portland, OR and they were a dream to work with.
This is the mud-room off the kitchen. Love my decision on the floors. Our shoes get kicked off here and that keeps the rest of our floors somewhat clean :)
Past the mud-room is a bathroom. This is a 1928 American Standard sink with a new faucet. Loving it, but will love it more when I get a mirror and the sconces hung in here.
The shower in this bath was hard to show because it is covered over in paint supplies. We still have the painters coming back tomorrow for the rest of the touch-ups.
The walls are concrete, slathered on, so it's a different process than the countertops. I'll explain more about this when the bathroom is finished (paint cans removed) and can show you all the details.
From the living room looking toward the front door.
In the living room looking into the kitchen. The ceiling turned out more beautiful than I expected.
Off the kitchen and main hallway is the laundry room. Those brackets will have open shelving. The wall is solid tile.
At the other end of the hallway is our bedroom. We took that light fixture from our old house because the new owners were going to replace it with a fan.
And, the master bath. Love the color of my walls in here. When I do a room by room report post-decorating, I'll be sure the list the brand and color of each room.
The consoles are from Pottery Barn. You can see we're lacking mirrors, but those + the sconces were hung this week.
Off the foyer is the office/scrapbook room.
Around the corner from that in the middle of the main hallway is the half/bath.
I really wouldn't have had this bathroom except it was already here, otherwise it's just another toilet to clean.
At the top of the stairs is a landing. The first thing on the landing is a bookshelf/magazine rack.
Then on the other side of the chimney is a desk area.
Here's the whole landing.
This is our smallest bedroom where we'll put a twin bed.
Next to it is the guest room, where mom and dad are staying.
And their bathroom.
This is the hall bath upstairs.
My favorite bathroom in the whole house. I love this sink!!! (Kohler available at Lowes.) To the sides of it, we now have two old dressers and they look like they were made for the space.
A very unattractive TV room.
Very empty.....as in we're sitting in lawn chairs to watch TV....waiting on my sectional to arrive.
And, lastly, this is the baby's room. I'm really looking forward to decorating this one.