Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Life Changes!

I haven't posted in a week or two because I've been busy buying my first house and moving in! My fiance and I signed the papers for a 3 bedroom ranch and we're very excited! It's closer to work and a lot more space than our old apartment. This is what she looks like:

That photo is from the real estate listing. If I was to actually take a picture, the lawn would be a lot browner. It was kind of funny- Brian was so excited to start mowing that we bought a top-of-the-line mower ahead of move-in but we have yet to use it because it didn't rain for so long here in Wisconsin. It finally rained twice in the last week, so it's getting better.

One of the first projects we (rather, I) tackled was to paint the main room in our basement. We chose to do this because it didn't need a lot of work done to it besides paint and it'll be nice to get everything set up. Our basement is going to be a craft/exercise room and possibly a movie watching space too, depending on how much room everything takes up.

You really don't realize how big a room is until you go to paint it. You become especially aware of it when half the room is wood paneling and you have to paint down each individual groove with a paintbrush. The entire process from start to finish literally took me over eight hours. This is what it looked like before the paint job (another listing photo):
 And after! We "chose" the color by combining a gallon of turquoise paint with a gallon of Oops paint that you can buy at the Home Depot for $7. I'm really happy with the shade of robin's egg blue that it turned out. Very Martha Stewarty and cheery!
Exercise side. Plenty of room for the Chuck Norris machine.

Craft side! Yarn goes here!
Everything is kind of a jumbled mess right now. The long term plan is to have an L shaped work space made from two tables. Since we have a lot of painting upstairs to do, it might take awhile to get that far. I just had to make sure I unpacked far enough to get to the yarn. Ravellenics starts Friday and I haven't even swatched yet! More on that later this week!


  1. Congrats on the new house! That blue is lovely! I can't wait to hear more :)

  2. Allison, it is Martha Stewarty and cheery! Such a happy color. Congratulations, I know you and Brian will be so happy there and have so much fun making it the way you want it to be.

  3. Congratulations! I'm so jealous that you have a yarn room!

  4. Congratulations on the new house! It's way gorgeous. I can't wait for the Olympics to start tomorrow.

  5. The paint looks great! And a whole big space for yarn--awesome! Hey, Allison, I nominated you for a Liebster Award. Check out my post today for details. Love your blog!

  6. Allison! I LOVE the basement! It looks so good! I can't wait to actually see it soon. Great work! Waiting for more pictures of the rest of the house! :)

  7. Congrats on your new place, I love it! It looks as though the craft/exercise room is just the start of all of the amazing improvements you want to make. I'm so excited for you!

  8. Congratulations on your new home! I love that Blue!

  9. Congratulations on the new home, and new craft space! I remember buying our first home and decorating it, definitely once in a life time event, and so exciting!