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Our House… Before

Written by Carrie Christensen

living room

Welcome to the virtual tour of our new home! I have a few rooms to reveal in the weeks to come but you can’t truly appreciate the progress that has been made without having a sense of where we started. So let’s begin with the living room.  Well really, what’s not to like here? The way the ivory carpet compliments the ivory walls which really set off those beautiful ivory window treatments. And don’t forget the ivory fireplace! Golly, I just love a nice ivory. And how about those heavy powder blue drapes? If you’re anything  like me, natural light is the last thing you want in your living room. Oh, and nothing says “welcome to our home” like an ginormous, faux wood ceiling fan hung dangerously low, ready to decapitate an unsuspecting house guest. In summary, hardly anything changing here. Moving on…

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Something we actually like. Lots of lovely little 1930s details like this.

dining room

Ah yes. Carpet in the dining room. That makes sense. Now accepting bids for that stunning light fixture, too. Make me an offer I can’t refuse.

kitchen

Now this is what they call a chef’s kitchen. Sadly she won’t be seeing any improvements until (hopefully) the summer of 2015.

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 But at least the appliances are brand spanking new. I’m pretty sure I read somewhere that fecal brown is going to be the stainless steel of 2015.

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Bedrooms. More ivory! Yay!

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I can neither confirm nor deny that the laundry shoot was a top selling point for this house. The tie rack didn’t hurt either.

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Not only does the house shelter us and keep us warm, it enables us to travel through time! They don’t make wood paneling like this anymore ladies and gents. Allow me to introduce you to our basement.

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Believe it or not, the goal is to one day convert the attic into our master bedroom. Dream big.

Stay tuned… 

About the author

Carrie Christensen

Hi, I’m Carrie! I reside in the lovely Lincoln, Nebraska with my husband Gunnar, cat Mr. Bibbs, and dog Brodie. We are new to Nebraska, hailing from Colorado, originally from the Midwest, and happy as clams to be back in the land of four seasons. When I’m not blogging you can find me working at my dream job at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, cooking vegetarian food, traveling, bicycling and canoeing… at the same time! Glad you’re here!