Sunday, October 23, 2011


Here they are.
The pictures of the house.
(But wait'll you see the end...)

Come on in...
(Entry - paint on walls, ceiling and stair trim.) 
To the right as you walk in the 
front doors is the staircase. 
I am still looking for a special piece 
of furniture to put here.
But for now...these will do... 

To the left is the living room.
(Paint, drapes, reupholstery and accent pieces)

And straight ahead is the dining room.
(painted ceiling, back wall of built-ins, drapes and  hardwood flooring)
 I love how the color just made the cabinets pop.
And I can't tell you how tickled I am
to see a WHITE ceiling. 
Down the downstairs hall is Mark's office.
(Hall paint, and hardwood floor covering in the office)
Back to the staircase landing...
(staircase - paint, stencil on walls and carpet)
The large niche area at middle landing. 
This continues to be a work in progress...But
I LOVE the pieces that I have found!
Looking down at the living room 
from the upstairs landing...
 These bookcases were one of the first 
things we added when we bought this house. 
Along with the built-in hutches 
down in the dining room.
Straight ahead the master bedroom.
(Master bedroom - carpet and decluttering!)

Back out to the landing and hang a left.
(My office area - paint and laminate flooring)
 (My craftroom - laminate flooring, new table and PURGING!)
Turn right down the short hall to the guest rooms.
(the laminate continues... I LOVE IT!)
 Left - first guest room (Justin's)
(Carpet, paint, TV - left to do? NEW CEILING FAN!)
 2nd guest room (Brandon's)
(just cleaned out! Still need to SHOP!)
And in between on the right - the guest bath.
(paint, decor and linens)

You still with me? GOOD!
Well, guess what?
Remember this?
The leaky roof which started this whole thing?
Guess what?
It's Baaaaaack!
Sigh. Nothing is ever easy...



Heather and Kathy said...

I think I need you to temporarily move in with me and help me redo my house! You did a great job! Love the pictures!!!


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Wow Karen, everything looks amazing. Yu have really done a ton and I love the paint colors and the fabulous new floors. So pretty. Hugs, Marty

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Just beautiful!!!! I love those suitcases!!! I have to chuckle about the water stain/leak . . we have one too :)


my cup of tea said...

Love the colors you picked!!!

blingqueen said...

Your home is fab and stunning and has inspired me to do little niches in my home. I luv the desk in the corner of the front room that faces outside. Fab idea@@@


Brynwood Needleworks said...

Everything is perfectly "you"!

We built a new house and the roof leaked for 15 years! We tried everything and I think finally fixed it when the roof was replaced just prior to selling it. It made me crazy, so I know how you feel. I hope you get the roof thing sorted out soon.

debi said...

OMG! Karen, that is quite the redo!

I really love the colors you've used in your entry, living room and dining room. Beautiful! And your dining room looks so pretty and light. The white ceiling really changed it.

I don't know that I've ever seen your master bedroom before....OMG! Gorgeous!

I'm happy to see that you got a guest room done, now I'll have a place to stay when I come hang out in that gorgeous palace of yours. LOL

Your studio looks really pretty! I love the light walls, it really makes it looks bigger.

Beautiful job!!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OMG just gorgeous Karen!
I am in awe of your decorating skills! Love the colors, the flooring, the living room and dining room just pop!
I like the trunk, the old suitcases, the....well I love it all!
And the guestroom looks just perfect...just waiting for me! hehe. Seriously, I really hope to come visit someday.
So happy to see this but so sorry about the roof. Yikes...hope you can get those roofers back soon.
Big hugs and enjoy!!

Amy P said...

Everything looks great, love that blue! I just battled a leaky roof too. Replaced the roof, added TONS of caulking, it's all sealed... but more leaks. Just figured out it wasn't JUST the roof, the master bath shower is also leaking. Sigh, next project...

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Karen, Wow, I had thought you'd do only the living room and the entry but now it seems you've renovated almost every room. The beige and the light teal color look just great together. You must have been excited when you put all the furniture back in and decorated everything. What a shame that the leak is back.
Have a great week and enjoy your new home :-)!
Hugs to you,

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Weren't they able to get that fixed? I love it all...but it will be tons better in person!!

verobirdie said...

You did a really great job and your house is stunning. Too bad for the roof. i hope it will be fixed soon

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Your craft room made me sigh! Also love that corner desk you have downstairs between 2 windows. So big, airy, and cozy. So sorry about your roof. Isn't that always the way?

Mimi said...

It is worth all that work and stress!!!

Mieke said...

I think I'll just stay here and gaze, amazing what a different floor covering can do. We finally had a new roof on the kitchen this week, I've been cooking with water leaking on my head for over a year... they kept trying to fix it and the leak returned every time, hope you find a solution too.

Andi's English Attic said...

Just look at your craft room!
And something that caught my eye - the BOO on the stairs.
Fantastic post. Inspirational. xx

Theresa said...

WOW.... I thought I was gonna have to come out there to see all of this beauty:) It is all just so pretty! I love it all! I can't believe you did SO much, that would make me crazy! But the end result is absolutely gorgeous!

Love you my friend, HUGS!

Joyce said...

Oh no to the leaky roof! But your house is gorgeous and I love the soft soothing colors. Enjoy!

Lisa said...

Everything looks absolutely divine! You did such a wonderful job pulling everything together. Let's keep our fingers crossed that the leak is an easy fix.:)

sissie said...

Hi Karen,
Your home looks lovely. Thanks for the tour. I'm hoping that leak stain dissappears. They keep coming back, eek!


Anonymous said...

Karen- it is absolutely wonderful!!! All the rooms flow so fantastic with the paint unifying the rooms. The flooring is so pretty too and all the wonderful Karen touches-- I know you much be enjoying your "new" house so much!

Wish mine was looking as well! The outside progress goes slow as we are doing it our self and son had to go back home for a few weeks. With the weather coming I am not sure just what kind of progress we will make but I am glad at least it is started which means at some point it will get done!

Your home is going to be beautiful for the holidays! Can't wait to see how you will decorate this year!

bee blessed

Patty in Oz said...

Hi Sweet Karen,

Oh my gosh! Your make-over is it all. I sure don't need to ask you what you've been up too.

Thank you for sharing and the fall 'Silver Lake' photos make me want to run there.

I'm trying to get back in the swing of blogging and I always get inspiration from you my friend.

Patty in Oz

Lululiz said...

Karen, you have the most beautiful home. I love the colours you have chosen.. You know, I could move right in, lol, and not change a thing. Bummer about the leak, I hope you get that sorted quickly.

Bella Vista said...

Hi Karen, it looks lovely. I cannot imagine how much work this was. The colors are so pretty.

I hope the leak gets fixed. I noticed a small one in our master bedroom last week. Eeeekkk!

Hope you are having a blessed Fall.

Barb ♥

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Oh my, it looks like a magazine. Everything is perfect and I love that aqua popping all through the house. What a wonderful, welcoming home you have. The ceiling...sounds like something that would happen here. So sorry!

Julie Ann said...

Karen- your house is amazing!!! I love the colors and how you've arranged the frames inside the frames! Yep- I wouldn't be surprised to see some glossy photos peaking out at me from a magazine stand someday soon!

Sugah Beez said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors, decor, vintage find - oh heck, I LOVE it all!! xxoo Heidi

Creative Grammie said...

Absolutely wonderful job! Your house is adorably beautiful, it's so inviting!
People like you are why I blog. It brings me closer to world. I live in Hawaii and sometimes I feel so disconnected from the rest of the U.S. Sharing on our blogs just brings everyone closer.
Thanks for sharing, I'll be back for more visits.

Grace said...

Beautiful House enjoy it! Grace

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

It's looking just lovely, isn't it? Well, except the ceiling leaks... darn it all. It feels so fresh and yummy...good job.

You're in the hat!

Warm blessings,

June said...

G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!! Karen it is just beautiful! I adore the color on your entry and living room walls. Every room is lovely. I see your personality in ALL of it!
Great job my friend. (are you pooped out?)
hugs from here...

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Karen.. I was excited to see your refurbishments. It all turned out so beautiful! Love the color you chose in your entryway. Ooops...what a pain with those darn new ceiling stains! Errrr... LOL! Be well.