June 13, 2016

My Home Tour - AS IS

    So you've seen photos here and there of my home on instagram and I've shared all of the photos of when we first purchased our home. Well today I am giving you the FULL tour AS IS. Today's post contains picture overload and minimal words because I'm sure you would much rather peek at my home than read about it. Warning: some of these pictures are NOT pretty but they are REAL LIFE which is what this home tour is all about. This is our home, it's a work in progress. We've done so much already and still have TONS to do. So, lets begin the tour with the exterior...
Omar (my hubby) has worked on our yard, removing stumps and trimming all of the bushes but we still have a lot of work to do out here. We would like to eventually replace all of the windows, install new siding, and paint but well all of those things require money so we are tackling it little by little. Omar also built us a new mailbox because our old one was all kinds of busted. It was ugly and it needed to go. You can see our old mailbox in this post. He also built a house numbers sign for us
Our home sits on two acres and we've got a ton of tress which is a HUGE difference from our first home where we had one skinny little tree. We love it here and the kids have a blast running around the yard. We see tons of deer walk through our yard and I love it!
Our living room is a work in progress. One of our couches is almost eleven years old and the other one was my sister's. If you look closely you can see the spilled juice stains on it. I promise it's juice! I created the gallery wall using mostly thrifted frames. It took me almost a year to collect them all but it was worth it. I love the way it makes this room feel. I would eventually love a West Elm sectional here with some colorful mid century accent chairs but realistically the old couches work best when you have young kids. I would hate to have juice stains on a new couch! 

I would love to do something with this stone fireplace wall but for now it is Levi's toy central. I haven't really figured out how to style around it yet. If you have any ideas please leave me a comment below.
This room is an addition to the house. It was originally the patio but it is now a long and narrow room and we haven't done anything with it yet. I have thought about two options. One would be to open up this wall with a door. This goes right into the office nook into our master bedroom so if we closed that off on the other side this could be a small fourth bedroom if we need it. Another option would be a large chalkboard like the one Omar built in our first home. This would be super useful because I plan to turn the other side into the kids homework/craft space with a long desk.
On this side of the room we've got keyboards where Josh and I practice. The doors lead to the laundry room. where the keyboards are now is where I would like to have a long desk for the kids and build some shelves to store all of their craft supplies. We still have to finish the doors and the baseboards in this room.
The large laundry room has tons of potential but it is a complete mess right now. It's basically our storage room. I'm pretty sure this is the last room we will complete in our home.
Our dining room is pretty much complete. I would like a new light fixture, add a rug, and maybe some board and batten some day but for now it works.
Our dining set was a craigslist find. It is not in the most perfect condition but I LOVE it! I love mid century furniture and with this being a 70s home I think it just fits.
Our kitchen remodel took a while to complete but it is finished! You can find the post to that here. We went with white cabinets because this space seemed so dark with all of the dark cabinets it had before. I've always wanted a white kitchen and I finally have it!
The breakfast nook is right in front of the kitchen and very close to the dining room. There was a tiny wall separating the two but we took that down to create a more open space. 
Our master bedroom is spacious, it's got vaulted ceilings which make it feel even bigger. It is one of the first rooms we finished in our home. 
It's got a small nook that we turned into an office. The office is a big mess. It's become my dumping ground and seeing this picture makes me want to organize it.
Our bathrooms are on our remodeling list but not this year and maybe not the next because remodels are expensive and we plan to work on the exterior a bit before continuing on the inside. There is a separate dressing area to our master bathroom.
Our bathroom has tons of storage but it does need a lot of work!
The hallway bathroom has come a long way. You have to see the before to appreciate this photo. I posted a video on instagram if you haven't seen it.
This is Joshua's room and eventually it will be Levi's room too. It is much bigger than his first room. My husband built his bunk beds just before we moved. We went with a CAMPING theme for this room.
Of course no camp is complete without a TV! lol
Sarah's room was so fun to put together. I would have LOVED to have a room like this when I was her age! She recently got the rug and unicorn for her birthday. Yes she actually wanted these things for her birthday... that and shopkins of course!
I'd like to paint her doors one day because the pukey green just doesn't go with this room. That green was the color of this entire room before we moved in.
...and that is it! That is my home tour AS IS. I hope you enjoyed this series. THANK YOU ALL so much to those of you who joined us on instagram. I LOVED seeing each of your homes. I will be featuring a couple of your rooms on my blog this week as well as on instagram.

Make sure to visit each of my co-hosts' blogs to view their home tours:

Christina - Christina's Adventures  
Brandi - Dont Disturb This Groove   
Courtney - A Plus Life 
Amanda - Our Humble Abode
Ann Marie - White House Black Shutters 


  1. Thank you so much for putting all of this together, Cindy! I was so glad to be a part of it!

    1. Thank you so much for participating Courtney! <3

  2. Nice! Y'all have done so much to it! Fun playing along!

    1. Thank you for joining us Bridget! Loved seeing your home!


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