Sunday, June 24, 2012

Lots Going On! Pictures!

There's lots going on in the world of the Southern Belle in Michigan. We are deep in the process of moving. Not out of town, but just to a new house. We found a great house - location wise - but it is completely stuck in the 80's. Now, I love me some 80's but decor-wise, this place needs some updating! Here are some before pictures so you will see what I am dealing with. The move will be complete on July 2 and we are not planning to paint or anything until we are moved in and live with the house a little. I have big plans and can't wait to get started. I am still working a little bit, around 12 hours a week, and I am still stitching. I am currently working on a project for a family member's baby so I can't show it until it is finished and she gets it. I am still pecking away at my list I posted. Making good progress, I think, for all the chaos going on around here! OK, here are the pictures. I will post some of the move as well. I only posted pics of a few rooms - it's a big house! Will post more later.

 The kitchen. Good space - bad wallpaper and I really don't like cabinets without handles. Really needs some work, but just cosmetic.
 The view from the front door. This will be an office area. This is a very awkward space and getting a picture of it is hard, but I will describe it when I work on it. It will be a great space for the computer and the all-important family calendar!
 The front of the house. Across the street is Lake Huron. We can walk to a wine store and the beach.
 The guest bathroom. Notice the blue toilet peeking out? And behind the door is a matching blue tub. Lovely. Going to have to work with it though, unless I get brave enough to paint the toilet. The tub will have to stay but it's easy to cover with a shower curtain. Using the blue and adding brown. Hoping it will work! LOL! Good space and love the window in here. The master bath has one too.
 The view from the sliding doors in the living room. There is a frog pond in the distance and we are on almost an acre. It's beautiful. Lots of landscaping to get done this year.
 Future man cave. This is one side of the large basement. There is a full bath, laundry room and two  bedrooms down here. It is a walkout basement.
The other side of the basement. This area will be perfect for games - I am looking for a pinball machine! Notice the bar area. This is a great space. Needs sprucing. Hate the white carpet. Need to always have carpet cleaner on the shopping list now!
Upstairs there is 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. One of the bedrooms is the guest room/ craft room. It is already a sweet space with lots of light. Will post more pictures later.