Sunday, February 19, 2012

House Tour

A post a week didn't last long did it?!  In my defence February has been taken over with moving house; packing, cleaning, unpacking, cleaning & more cleaning.  I did make Connie's beanbag, just didn't get round to blogging it...
We moved last weekend and are just about unpacked.  I am excited to give you the guided tour so you can see for yourselves the slice of America we have bought.  Its a classic 1960s "ranch style" (aka bungalow) home with a pool and plenty of garden to run around in.  Much of the original features (and dust) are still in situ, read brown wooden cupboards and pink bathroom suite.  It is a true fixer upper. The plan is to go hard and fast for the first 6 months and see where we get.  Mr Maker is under the impression I will get most of the renovations done whilst both girls are at play school which is two mornings a week *scoff* 
My head is exploding with ideas and as yet I have not found a suitable place to record my thoughts.  Of course Pinterest holds many of my fanciful designs.  The aim is to create online mood boards as seen at Young House Love or maybe not, its a full time job for those people. I suspect the reality will be far from this but Aim High Alice, Aim High!
family room now kitchen with doors to garden

lovely wood cabinetry 

long kitchen

Was dining room now lego dump ground (off kitchen). Maybe craft space?

Sitting room & front door

The beast

Sitting room from front door

Guest bedroom

Yuck pink bathroom

Yuck bathroom with door to patio

Master bedroom

En suite

Esme's room 

Esme's room

Connie's room

Connie sleeping :-)

Long corridor - must run down if under 5

Patio area

garden with path to garage
 So there you have it!  They are flattering pictures actually, it is a lot rougher around the edges than it looks. I hope to be showing you some changes soon...