The first incarnation of our living room, which also doubled as my home office.
More knob and tube rewiring fun.
The knob and tube rewiring meant we got a close look at what was inside our walls.
Our entryway is tiny. The bad news: It's hard to photograph. The good news: It only took me an afternoon to paint it green.
Our house - as of Feb. 10, 2010.
The kitchen, which will hopefully be repainted and get some new hardware in the next month or two.
Video games den
What I've got left to unpack - I'm still saying it's not too bad!
Looking out the kitchen door into our backyard. I need to shovel
The hallway's still on the repainting list post-rewiring.
Mr. Speedy's office. Which I've promised to paint after the Olympics.
My office isn't complete without a mug of tea. The walls are actually more purple-silver, less blue than they appear here
The bedroom was transformed with some help from Lisa Canning and a teeny tiny budget.
My vanity is starting to come together.
My first attempt at re-covering a chair. Will likely get a coat of white paint some warm and sunny day
What the original chair looked like.
Swapping out hardware makes such a difference (and it's nice to have handles on the closet doors again)
It took three coats of paint, but the trim in the mudroom and the coat rack finally became white.
Re-arranged my mantel (and above mantel art) for spring.
Another easy fix - new regs required we remove the door to the unfinished portion of the basement, so to help hide it and keep the finished portion cozy, we used a tension rod & curtain.
My summer bar cart decoration. The lemons and limes have been taking a serious hit.