Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The New Digs

I realized I didn't show you all the pics of the new house. Luckily, there's not much that needs to be done. Although, not much seems to take a LOT of time. I've been stripping wallpaper for about 4 days now. It's kinda ridiculous!

Anyway....

Our First House

Here's the front yard. You've seen that. The tree with no branches on the right now has bright white flowers and a really bad smell. Also, it leaves little flower droppings EVERYWHERE. You can sweep and sweep and sweep and there are more flowers. It's pretty but I kinda hope it ends soon.

Kitchen 2

The kitchen. Notice the feather wallpaper from hell. UGH! It is my nemesis.

House- Wallpaper

See???

House- Kitty Nook

Fireplace. I think that little nook is supposed to be for wood. But it makes such a nice kitty bed.

Living Room To Kitchen

Formal living and dining room.

Brian's Office

Brian's office. Hurray for built-ins. Otherwise, he would have tried to steal my desk.

Guest Room

The true spare room. The old owners LOVED built-ins. They are really nice quality. So we feel lucky. Plus, all the appliances came with- even the washer and dryer. Thank goodness! Saved us so much money!!!

Vacuum System

There's even a central vacuum. Brian really loves this.

House- Which Office Color

I'm picking colors for my office/studio.

House- Brian the Gardner

Meet my gardener, Brian.

Garden- Lemons

You want lemons? We have lemons!

Garden- Rosebuds

And the roses are on their way. Hopefully the herbs grow big and strong!

House- Sun Spots

The kitties are adjusting. Although, mostly they are just sun spot lumps.

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30 Comments:

Blogger ~RaenWa~ said...

I love your new place. I agree the wallpaper is a little ehh lol. I am glad you get to keep your desk. I can see the lemon recipes in the works now from your lemon tree. Central vac rocks. Can't wait to see what color you choose for your office.

10:36 AM  
Blogger knittinwolf said...

Beautiful house! So happy for you! Ug, how I hate taking wallpaper down! Kitties look happy now!:)

1:15 PM  
Blogger Thea said...

the place looks awesome -- I love the little windows above the kitchen into the other rooms - and don't you think feathered wallpaper is appropriate, given your blog? It's the universe mocking you :-)

Love the lemons! My sister sends em from Berkeley sometimes - way beats puke on the walkway (eeeeeeeeeeew) hope no one saw you snapping that one!

1:49 PM  
Anonymous tiennie said...

Very nice new digs you have there! Can't wait to see more of your redos. :)

4:00 PM  
Blogger Suzy Girl said...

What a great house!!! Though I agree, that feather wallpaper had to go. And what could be better than a house with a built in kitty bed?
Much happiness!!

4:01 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

It looks wonderful. I love the sun spot lumps.

4:13 PM  
Blogger Lovs2Knit said...

Love the new place. After helping my grandma wallpaper one to many times I absolutely hate it and will never use it in my house....*shudder* That brings back bad wallpaper memories. I feel your pain.

I knew the kitties would adjust as soon as they found the sunny spots. :)

4:50 PM  
Blogger Batty said...

Cat bed next to the fireplace! Your new place is phenomenal. I envy your kitchen counters, my cats are looking at me reproachfully. 'When are we getting a cat bed by the fireplace?' they seem to be saying.

5:07 PM  
Blogger NotScarlett Sarah said...

I'm so happy for you and Brian! The new house is GORGEOUS! Good luck with the wallpaper.

5:36 PM  
Blogger Bea said...

The house is lovely (well except the wall paper). I'm so happy for you!

5:51 PM  
Blogger turtlegirl76 said...

Wow! What a great home! I love the kitty nook and all the built ins. That's awesome!

5:52 PM  
Anonymous caitlyn said...

Your new place looks wonderful! Congratulations again!

6:38 PM  
Blogger Rocky Moreno said...

I love lemon trees! Nice house.

8:32 PM  
Blogger (formerly) no-blog-rachel said...

It's beautiful! Ok, except the feather wallpaper - heh. What a nice spot - congratulations!

8:55 PM  
Anonymous Stacey said...

Gorgeous house :) I am also now envious of your lemons. And what is a central vacuum?! I know you didn't ask, but I vote for the paint on the left. And I love that you have an old school push mower. Better for the environment!

10:39 PM  
Blogger Jo said...

I'm jealous of all the cabinet space in your kitchen! I like the paint on the left better than the right.

3:21 AM  
Blogger peaknits said...

Wow - I am so excited for you! What a gorgeous new place and lemons!! I read your last post and too and I don't believe your STASH fit in one bay of the garage...:)

3:47 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Congrats! It's beautiful. I love the kitty bed area. :)

8:07 AM  
Anonymous Diana said...

Beautiful new place! I especially like the cats as sun spot lumps :-)

8:25 AM  
Blogger weezalana said...

Love the built-ins! And there's even a kitty nook, nice!

Have you tried the water+fabric softener in a spray bottle trick on the wallpaper? I saw it on HGTV once and the paper practically fell off the walls!

8:59 AM  
Blogger Knitting Kris said...

Oh Nell, I'm so happy for you! I know that it seems overwhelming - I read your last post too, and had to chuckle about checking to see where your other half had gone - but it will be SO worth it! It's exciting hearing about your house. I've definitely missed your posts!

3:08 AM  
Blogger 5elementknitr said...

What a lovely house! Central vac? so cool! And a kitty nook - awesome!

My high school had those smelly white flower trees ALL over the place. You're right, they stink like crazy and the bees love them. Hate bees.

11:10 AM  
Blogger Knit and Purl Mama said...

Great new place.

I wish I had central vac! My parents have it. Just glad I have central air! I'll take that first!

Can't wait to see your office furnished!

Love the kitty nook. We the same thing in our den, we have a backrest pillow shoved in there so the kids don't go in there!

9:18 PM  
Blogger Lin said...

Oh, it looks fab! I love the kitty bed area!

7:42 AM  
Anonymous Sam said...

What a great house! The kitty bed is perfect.

12:16 PM  
Blogger Marisol said...

Congrat again! This is so wonderful!!!!

Hey I'll take some lemons:D

Or some Lemon Merengue pie hehe.

12:46 PM  
Blogger Nat Red Knits said...

Your new place looks beautiful. I love the cool features. Kitty bed...adorable, I bet they love the nook.
I do not envy you the wall paper duties. I have been avoiding looking at any homes with wallpaper. Definately not a fan!!

11:52 PM  
Blogger tapmouse said...

Awwww...YAY for you, Nell! The house is absolutely gorgeous! PARTY AT NELL'S HOUSE!!!-lol! I saw your new Ravatar and thought I'd pop over and check out what was up with ChickenKnits!

9:56 AM  
Blogger Jenny Girl said...

Beautiful! congrats...I am very happy for you.
It will take a while to get rid of the boxes, but you will. Don't fret!
And that is definitely a kitty nook :)

4:50 PM  
Blogger Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

Beautiful house!

Happy unpacking & decorating!

11:35 AM  

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