5.11.2012

Our Home Posts

Our old 'new' home: a Chicago Bungalow built in 1925 with many stories to tell. We are the third owners of this baby in the 87 years it's been around. Approximately 1700 sq ft, 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms means it feels huge compared to our previous 900 sq ft duplex.

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Take a tour...

The Family room:

(at Christmas time, my favorite decoration season)
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The Dining room:



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The Sunroom/Playroom:

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The Kitchen:

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The half bathroom:

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Stairway/Hallways:


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Master Bedroom:

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Truman and Cecelia's Room:

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Cecelia's Nursery:
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Full Bath:

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Renovation pictures (Before and Afters!)

Family:
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Dining:
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Sunroom:
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Kitchen:
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Half bath:
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Stairs:
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Master bed:
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Truman's room:
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Cecelia's room:
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Upper Bath:
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Posts for your reading pleasure:

The House Hunt Part 1
The House Hunt Part 2

House Renovations: The Floors
House Renovations: Painting
House Renovations: The Kitchen in Progress
House Renovations: More Painting

Home Tour: Upstairs, one month after moving
Home Tour: Downstairs, one month after moving
Home Tour: The Nursery Reveal
Home Tour: The Completed Kitchen

How-To Posts:
Making Roman Shades
Painting Our Crib Pink

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Our Paint Colors by Room:

Family Room: Behr's Cloudy Day in eggshell finish (ceiling in Behr's Wave Crest plus 25% more white)
Dining Room: Behr's Cloudy Day in eggshell finish
Sunroom: Behr's Peridot in eggshell finish (ceiling in Behr's White Willow)
Kitchen: Behr's Dolphin Fin in satin finish
Stairway/Hallways: Behr's Dolphin Fin in eggshell finish
Half Bathroom: Behr's Harbor in satin finish

Cecelia's Nursery: Behr's Wildwood Spring in eggshell finish
Truman's room: Behr's Gentle Rain in eggshell finish
Master bedroom: Behr's Honey Bird in eggshell finish
Full bathroom: Behr's Tide Pools in satin finish

All painted woodwork in home: Two different brands we've tried...
-Sherwin Williams latex Adhesion Primer and Pro Classic latex paint in white, semi-gloss finish
-Benjamin Moore oil-based primer and Advance latex paint in white, satin finish
( I like the Sherwin Williams combo much better, fyi )

7 comments:

  1. Woah! I can't believe how much you have accomplished in such a little amount of time! Great job!!

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  2. You did SUCH a great job on the renovations. What a huge difference.

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  3. I love, love, love your family room carpet, the blue and white chevron one. Where did you get it and have you been happy with the quality and durability so far?

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  4. Jac~it's from Rugs USA and was not expensive at all. We are happy with it, yes---it's a little thinner than what we have in the kids rooms, but it is a great rug overall. Didn't need a pad under it or anything!

    http://www.rugsusa.com/rugsusa/rugs/rugs-usa-chevron/light-blue/200OWCHV01D-53079.html

    It's 40% off right now.

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  5. Hi Julia,

    I came across your blog looking for home improvements. You and your husband did an amazing job - would it be possible for you to offer some ideas on our 1933 Colonial Tudor home? Thank you!
    Rey

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  6. Beautiful! We have a house of a similar age, and I love what you've done with yours! Also, as a mom of two boys, I am dying over the pink crib :)

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  7. I love your kitchen! House looks great!

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