Our New House – First Floor

My favorite space in our new house is the sunroom.

It’s straight ahead when you walk through the front door, and our back door leads outside on the left side of it. On the right side of the room, there’s a large storage closet and a half bath.

Here’s a shot of the bathroom:

Can’t wait to cottage it up!

The first thing we moved into the sun room from our old house was our piano. And when I say, “we”, I mean- professional piano movers.

The second thing we moved in there was window treatments…a.k.a- a roll of brown Kraft paper and some painters tape.

There are a few important things missing from this house. None of the kitchen or bathroom cabinets have shelves in them, and none of the windows have window treatments on them. We haven’t decided how we’re going to permanently handle either of these issues yet, but the Kraft paper taped to the bottom half of some of our windows seems to be doing the privacy trick for now.

If you look to the left when you come through the front door, you see the living room.

And if you’re anything like me and Kev, you see a wall full of white-painted built-in cabinetry and a total fireplace makeover, too- ha!

If you look to the right when you come through the front door, you see the kitchen.

It’s small, but it’ll work fine for us, and there’s a generous pantry off to the left side of it. Right now, everything is pretty neutral, neutral, neutral, and new, new, new- so we look forward to injecting some cottage-style character in there in the future.

Our pets have been adjusting to the new house pretty well. They LOVE sunning on the sun room floor in the morning.

Tomorrow, Kit-Cat and I look forward to blogging about the upstairs.

He should have it all sniffed out by then.

Our New House - Second Floor
Our New House

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  1. says

    Very pretty. I agree that the fireplace needs a bit of a makeover.. It’s currently a bit understated and plain, but with the type house you’ve bought, it could be completely gorgeous. I cannot wait to see y’all reveal it, but I know its probably not your number one priority right now!


    • Layla says

      Nope. We’re assuming those (and a few other) things didn’t get finished, and the house went into foreclosure. :-\

  2. says

    Wow, the POTENTIAL!! This place is awesome…wouldn’t I love to have a place so open, a clean slate to work with. Can’t wait to see what you do with it! It is exciting to think that you will be bringing your kiddos home to THIS HOUSE. Good luck!

  3. LisaT says

    What a beautiful bones house to start your awesome transformation to make it your ‘home’!

  4. Leah says

    HAHA -I saw the built-ins too!!! Hmmm, I also predict that you will be changing out the light fixtures – even though most people would see nothing wrong with them..there actually isn’t anything wrong with them – they just aren’t cottage-y enough!! Oh, I just know that you are daydreaming up some big plans for your new little cottage.: )
    Leah: )

  5. Amy says

    Wonderful home that will be even more beautiful when you put yourselves into it! It has been great seeing all of your projects and now a new home to do even more!

  6. says

    You are going to make that house SOOO cute. (It is one of my secret dreams to go into a ‘builder’s” house and remove all that silly wrought iron. Way, way, way too much of that stuff. Shhhh – don’t tell anyone I said that!)

  7. Fallingsnow says

    Congratulations on your beautiful new home!

    I can’t wait for the fireplace wall re-do! My husband and I bought a house back in February, and our family room looks extremely similar. I’ve been agonizing over it ever since. I really feel it needs built-ins, but the fact that the fireplace sits almost flush with the wall makes it hard to imagine how to make it work.

    And the large expanse of wall to the right! Mine is still empty because I don’t know what to do with it. I’m really looking forward to seeing what you do with the room. I definitely can use some inspiration!

  8. Kim I'm MD says

    Congratulates on your new home! It’s gorgeous as is, but I can’t wait to see how you guys “make it your own”!

  9. Sara Seaward says

    Layla, I’m constantly showing my husband what you guys are doing to your place, and I think he think’s I’m insane! He’s all “you don’t even know these people!” haha. But I tell him I feel like, through your blog, I’m along for the ride in your lives and I can’t wait to see what you do to your home next. Besides, our dog is a rescue from Alabama…a sweet boy named Fergus…so I feel we have some kinship, right? :-)

    Anyway, I LOVE those stairs. Have totally always wanted to have stairs walled on both sides, so that the steps themselves become the focal point. Just a thought, but lettering the risers would be awesome. With song lyrics, or scripture? As per this photo. Love it. Good luck with your renos!


  10. says

    Wow! I think your new house is just beautiful, even if you left it just the way it is now. Congrats on your new purchase! :-)

  11. Angela says

    Wow! You guys. What a great find! I can’t believe no-one snapped it up in all those years. I am so excited to see all your changes. Yes to the “wall full of white painted cabinetry” This house will transform so well. Congratulations….

  12. Heather says

    Hey guys! I just stumbled upon your blog. I was curious if you have picutres of your current living room with furiture in it. We are moving into our house this week and our living room space is almost the exact layout as yours, I wanted to get some ideas of how to decorate it. Any pix you guys have or suggestions would be great! Thanks :)

    • Layla says

      Hi Heather! We haven’t take any yet because we’re still painting in there. Our current furniture is all too small for the space, so that room will definitely be a work in progress for a few years! :-)

  13. Lauren says

    Hi! I love the house. What paint colors did you use throughout the house? I love the color.

  14. Yvonne Cannon says

    I know that you got your home almost a year ago but I wanted to comment anyway! I absolutely love your style and I look forward to seeing the changes you make! Your last home was amazing!!!

    • Layla says

      Thank you, Yvonne! 😀 We’ll be blogging about our kitchen and living room changes soon!

  15. Gail D. says

    I moved into my very own house at the beginning of May…but my progress was stopped by a fractured broken wrist. You have to watch those stepladders! I have a cat named Kit Kat too–she’s a ragdoll and gorgeous! Your new house is lovely and much nicer than your previous one. Good luck fixing it up!

  16. says

    I love the sun room, that is one of my dreams. We don’t have one now in our house so maybe one day we can add one on