What a wonderful day! The kindness and generosity of people today was amazing. I am talking teary eyed, goosebumps on your arms amazing. We made over $12,000 for my dear friend to help with the fight of her life. It is a day like today that I can hold in my memory for years to come, for days when I think people aren’t always so kind-hearted… I can revisit this day, because this was a day when people truly proved how loving and selfless they are. Thank you.
I should be completing our house tour on this post, however, I am not. I am going to continue to drag it out. Why you may ask? Because in order to take photographs of places in my home, I am required to clean. Apparently I am not as on top of the whole cleaning thing as I should be. Hopefully you all will give me a break, I have a full time job, a husband, two dogs, a cat, three chickens and a bucket full of excuses. So for now, I will give you part 3 of the tour. This includes our master bedroom, our office and our itty bitty bathroom (which was nearly impossible to take a picture of). The door to our bathroom opens in so I don’t have the ability to take a photo from the hallway. I did the best I could with what I was working with, a small bathroom, a door that opens into the space and an iPhone. Oh…and NO light. So please excuse the poor photo quality.
This second picture is of Mr. Sword’s office. This is where he spends all of his time while he is home. He is a web developer, not only as his job, but he does this as a passion and he is amazing at it. His mother and I wallpapered the far wall in a beautiful silver on gray damask. This room is somewhat of a hodge podge of items. The floral printed chair is a wing back that was given to us by my mother-in-law. We plan on recovering it one day, but as it sits in this room, the pattern slowly grows on me for some reason. I will throw a disclaimer in there, the picture (again) does not give the room justice. I like it much better in person.
Here is our master bedroom. Our little retreat. It is a small space but it is cozy. The headboard is courtesy of a Craigslist find (score!) and the dresser is a yard sale find, only $30 (double score). I sanded it down, removed the wax that was covering all of the cool key holes, and painted it a soft dove gray. I really love the way it looks. I am always changing the bed linens, this just happens to be what is on for right now.
Here is a closer shot of our dresser/my night stand. Please disregard the ugly cords below. I guess “normal couples” have a TV mounted in the bedroom with a PlayStation 3 hooked up to it. :/ The second photo is Mr. Sword’s dresser, a thrift store find that I sanded down and repainted white. I also put some Anthropologie knobs on it, they are a pretty jade color with white butterflies.
I hope you enjoyed….
Here is the second phase of our house tour as promised. The first photo is of our entry way, on the wall are framed photographs that my grandmother gave to me for Christmas in 2009. She organized them and framed them with some help from my uncle. I have the best grandma in the world! The gift brought me to tears, which in turn brought my mother and sister to tears of course. They are all family photos, and I adore all of them, but one of my favorites is a photograph of my great grandfather leaning up against a 1914 Harley Davidson. It’s one of those epic photographs that everyone dreams they will have of themselves one day.
Here is a closer shot of my great grandpa. It feels good knowing my family was so cool.
The next picture is of our hallway, I call it a hallway simply because it is what connects our living area to our 2 bedrooms and our bathroom. It can hardly classify as a hallway it is so small. It sure makes for a hard spot to photograph, especially with a mirror hanging on the wall.
I love the color of the hallway, I just painted it on Sunday. It is Martha Stewart Fig (MSL181).Mr. Sword likes dark colored walls, so I have been trying to incorporate that into our home.
That is all for tonight! I will finish the tour with the master bedroom and our office as well as our kitchen (reluctantly) and the “mudroom” off the kitchen. Since our entire basement is unfinished, I don’t think I will be posting those photos. Not until I can post before and after photos that is. I am just not ready to share with the world the state it is currently in (yuck!).
P.s. here is that wonderful grandma I was telling you about. She is simply the best!
For some time now my wife Kristin has wanted to share her passion of antique furniture, design, and remodeling with others via blog. Whether dogs needed to be brushed or she found a great chair on Craigslist, there was always something to get in her way. Honey, I took the liberty of making you this Blog so that you can finally nerd out with all your fellow shabby/antique enthusiasts as well as keep track of our little life. I love you. -Scott