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More photos of our house

Here are some more photos of our house!

We got this cabinet from mom and dad. It had been in their barn and in the basement before that. They brought it to us so I could refinish it and then put it in my craft room, which is a work in progress. But the craft room is getting crowded, and after it had been stored on the porch for a while I decided I kind of like it there. I also decided not to refinish it because people spend a lot of time and money trying to make furniture look antiqued the way this one already does. The inside was a little greasy, so I cut up an old sheet I had and stapled it on the inside and put some sheets of a brown material I can't remember the name of on top of the shelves. It makes a really nice pantry for things like crock pots and cake carriers. The porch looks like a real room now and not a place where junk collects, which I am very happy about. A basket on top holds potatoes and onions.

This is our bedroom. I would like to have a headboard someday, but the window behind the bed has given me a challenge.

Both downstairs bedrooms have this wonderful built-ins.

The office is straight down the hall from the front door. The futon came with the house.

Another view of the office. It has the same built-ins as our bedroom, and we store blankets, off-season clothes and formal clothes we don't wear often.

This is the downstairs bathroom. I kind of hate the tile/wallpaper combo, but it's just a rental. It does have a nice big closet for linens and first aid stuff.

And one final note…

Tucker has a big nose!

Have a great weekend! Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there!

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Accesorize!

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I have not had a fully accessorized house/apartment/or even room since I moved out of my parents’ house (unless it was a roomate’s doing). Now that we are settled (our at least more so than for the past 5ish years) I am willing to excited to make a little investment  to have a really put together room. I have finally settled on a color scheme of brown, tan, green, yellow and burnt orange.  Today I went on a living room accessory mission and am extremely happy with the results. And Tucker loves the rug. So much that he won’t get off of it for fear we will take it.

I did this all on somewhat of a budget, and still want to add yellow and orange to the room, but plan to hit up inexpensive stores with frequently rotating inventory (i.e. Home Goods, Big Lots, Overstock.com) until I find something I like for a small enough price.

Green pillows – $15 apiece from TJ Maxx Home Goods

Rug – $60 from Wal-Mart

Curtains – $20 per panel from Target

Slipcover – $30 from Overstock.com

Coffee table (which I have had since Carbondale) – $5 off of Facebook marketplace

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