On Friday, I mentioned we moved in to the mountain house, as Ben calls it. I think a moment like that deserves a celebration of pictures. So, here’s the mountain house, filled with our crap, I mean furniture.
The entry isn’t huge, but we have a rug and storage bench for putting on shoes.
Our old sectional, which lived in the theater room at the first house, fits in the new living room with plenty of space.
We arranged the furniture to face the television about 2 1/2 feet from the window wall. I have high hopes for bookshelves on either side of the window and a window seat between.
Small end tables and a bookshelf turned entertainment center work for now.
Ben built that bookshelf for V’s nursery and we’ve had it in the basement for the past few years. It is the only piece of furniture that can serve this purpose until we get a chance to build a proper entertainment center. This also means Ben’s kick butt surround sound system is tucked away for the too small shelf. Once we finish the bathroom, we’ve got this on our to do list.
Okay, enough of my whining. Here’s our empty dining room. The stool and lantern are for the deck and the chairs are there as additional seating.
Some day we’ll buy or build a large table to go in here, but that’s not a priority. Right around the corner is my office. I’ve got my craft and shop supplies in the lower cabinets and lots of electronics on the desk top, but it’s totally functional.
Jack has deemed this her spot, so I tossed a few towels down to keep her cozy until I can make her a little dog bed.
Then there’s the kitchen. Oh, the kitchen. Even though this kitchen is at least twice the size of our other kitchen, we’re quickly learning the main cabinets are poorly laid out. Not as much storage as it appears to have.
So we’ve been stashing most kitchen stuff in the giant pantries.
That pretty French door fridge above? I hate it. Ben packed up all the food from the fridge and freezer at the first house on Friday. The fridge contents fit without a problem. However, the two drawer freezer couldn’t hold an entire box of frozen foods. As I tried to cram everything in, getting more and more frustrated while cursing the LG designer I started crying out of annoyance. The stress from packing while watching two little boys and unpacking had gotten the best of me. Luckily, we have space in the utility room for a chest freezer, so Ben bought one yesterday. Rant over. Check out the breakfast nook we’re using as the dining room.
That large window is a great place to watch the wild life in the back yard.
Friday night we had five deer visitors, right off the back patio.
It was chilly over the weekend, so Ben built a fire and we roasted marshmallows right in the family room.
Figuring out a layout for this room was tricky. We have several traffic patterns; one from the stairs, another from the hall, and a third to the sliding door. This works best, keeping everything centered on the fireplace and windows. Too bad we don’t have close enough outlets to plug-in the lamps.
I’ve moved my books from the old office into the guest bedroom. The pile on the bed is my sewing machine and 20 yards of fabric for curtains.
We’re still working on the main bathroom, so we’ll share pictures soon. Floor tile has been delayed and should be here tomorrow. The boys’ bedroom layout is very similar to their old room, just a few feet wider. Here’s V’s side, complete with a dresser due to the lack of organization systems in this house.
E’s side is so bare right now, but he does have a faux Jack to keep him company.
The last bedroom, our bedroom. We sold our bed to the buyer and we’re using the old guest bed for a while. Ben hates the headboard covering the window.
I finished painting the closet over the weekend and put our clothes away. Instead of a pile of clothes, we’ve got a stack of empty bins. Wahoo!
Ugly master bathroom with an awesome steam shower. Still ugly despite a few accessories. I guess putting lipstick on a pig doesn’t make it pretty.
You want to see something that really isn’t pretty (and kind of stresses me out)? The basement.
It’s funny because we’ve gained square footage over the last house, but we’re desperately lacking built-in storage. Not to mention we’ve lost two bedrooms (hence the mattresses) and practically two bathrooms. The main bath is under construction and the basement bath is just gross, leaving us with the master bath. Eventually we’ll get there, but I think the basement will look like this for a while.
Ben and Handy Sammy hauled over the washer and dryer, too. The plug for the dryer isn’t the same as the outlet though.
So that’s how we’re living in the new house. I’ve off to pack up the few remaining things at the old house and then I’ve got some sewing to do. Mama needs black out curtains in hopes of getting the boys to sleep past 6:30.
What did you do over the weekend? Do you have a sewing project in your near future? How about a move?