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Old 06-10-2008, 03:33 AM
 
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I will post again once we get moved in, but we're staying in a furnished place while our stuff goes over on a freighter, so it will be a whhiiile before the house is "done." We don't move in until September.

The house itself is pretty average size (1890 sq ft), but our bedroom is RIDICULOUSLY and wastefully large. It's the same size as our living room + dining room. It should've been a 4 bedroom but they left it open.

Yes, that is the Kura bed. I lightly sanded it and then did a light layer of kilz spray paint and then 3 light coats of spray paint for plastic. It works out great as a bunk bed for my 3.5 year old (and she'll move up top when her sister gets big enough to sleep on the bottom).

Our next house is a lot newer (2004) so it won't require as much initial work. I'm excited about THAT.

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I posted much earlier in the thread around xmas time, but we're moving next month so I took pictures again.

http://community.livejournal.com/sau...s/1428798.html
Your house is wonderful!

I really the way you photographed it all!!!!! Such fresh and creative use of light and I love the mix of detailed shots with the room shots. Great tribute!

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I posted much earlier in the thread around xmas time, but we're moving next month so I took pictures again.

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Pretty, pretty! I especially *love* your dining room chairs and staircase
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I posted much earlier in the thread around xmas time, but we're moving next month so I took pictures again.

http://community.livejournal.com/sau...s/1428798.html
Wow! It's a haven. I love it.

I also had to mention what a beautiful mama you are!

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here are pictures of my cold pantry in the basement.

We moved into this house in late January. I'll post pictures of the rest of the house when I have a minute.

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here are pictures of my cold pantry in the basement.

We moved into this house in late January. I'll post pictures of the rest of the house when I have a minute.
That is incredible. My well-stocked grocery store doesn't even have that much Soy Dream at one time. You say "most of you have already seen this," but I'm not one of these people. Is there a story or thread about your pantry? Do many people here keep this quantity of non-perishables on hand? I'm impressed and intrigued...

ETA: I'm now checking out your blog, so nevermind my questions; I'll find out for myself
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here are pictures of my cold pantry in the basement.

We moved into this house in late January. I'll post pictures of the rest of the house when I have a minute.
I still want to know where you got your wooden storage crates.

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Okay, here are a few of my kitchen. We just bought our new house and the entire house (including kitchen) was totally re-done. So, it's completely decluttered and minimal (YEA!), but a bit cold and unwelcoming (I blame the granite, stainless steel and cherry wood). Hopefully, this is a 'before' pic and I can find a great rug, curtains, herbs, etc. to warm it up and bring it to life.

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Range, Microwave, baking counter

sink and window - usually a beautiful view, but I took it at night

breakfast bar

...corner...?

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here are pictures of my cold pantry in the basement.
Again...WOW! In my dreams I have a pantry like this.

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SAHDS that is a beautiful kitchen! It won't be hard to warm it up without cluttering it up. I like the granite and don't find it cold at all! Enjoy your new home!

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I still want to know where you got your wooden storage crates.
They are antique orchard boxes. I got the "solid" ones at various yard sales (and one I got for free from someone's skip!) The more "baskety" ones were in the pantry when I moved into the house. I just scrubbed them with hot, soapy water, and voila!

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OK testing, then I'll edit w/ more pics

Kitchen

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...ofroses002.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...u282006005.jpg (those piles of books have been purged since the photo )

Master BR

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...edHouse031.jpg

or http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...shelves001.jpg if we have a baby rooming in w/ us

Family room, which has since been rearranged and overrun w/ a few toys (I was inspired to purge a bunch of them ystdy, though, but certain individuals opened them back up and now it's not photoworthy in there anymore!)

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...mas2004005.jpg

another incarnation http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...reFamRm006.jpg

Annie and Blaise's room (his PNP is where the green chair is)

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http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...edrooms005.jpg

Front of the house @ sunset (not quite this bright yellow normally)

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...xterior001.jpg

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Redhen,
What island are you guys moving too?

Your house looks amazing!
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Thanks! We are moving to Oahu.

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Redhen, I think I just saw you on "corners of your home". Love your style.

Here's our house when it's looking neat (which is just about never, but I'm working on it):

http://www.flickr.com/photos/2081894...7602401336594/
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Redhen, I think I just saw you on "corners of your home". Love your style.

Here's our house when it's looking neat (which is just about never, but I'm working on it):

http://www.flickr.com/photos/2081894...7602401336594/
Very charming! Love it

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Redhen, I think I just saw you on "corners of your home". Love your style.

Here's our house when it's looking neat (which is just about never, but I'm working on it):

http://www.flickr.com/photos/2081894...7602401336594/
I love the cornflower blue and the lime green! That multi-colored room (reminds me of an Easter egg) is wonderful.

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here are pictures of my cold pantry in the basement.
UMMMMM.....amazing. Seriously, how did you figure out how much stuff you need and how do you budget for this? Plus what is the size of the space you are using? I am in awe and totally motivated and inspired

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Redhen, I think I just saw you on "corners of your home". Love your style.

Here's our house when it's looking neat (which is just about never, but I'm working on it):

http://www.flickr.com/photos/2081894...7602401336594/
What a beautiful home.I love it,so inviting:0)

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UMMMMM.....amazing. Seriously, how did you figure out how much stuff you need and how do you budget for this? Plus what is the size of the space you are using? I am in awe and totally motivated and inspired
No doubt.

Also, do you have issues with storing potatoes and onions so close together?

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...how did you figure out how much stuff you need and how do you budget for this? Plus what is the size of the space you are using?...
I'm still in the beginnning stages of stockpiling. By the end of September, I hope to have enough groceries to last the winter. (I hate driving on bad roads!) I just keep an eye out for sales on things we use regularly (mostly staples), and then buy as many as I can afford at the time.

I kept track of what we used in a month (by making a list and/or dating a packet when I opened it) and then multiplied that amount by 8 to last through the winter (winter in Montana is a lengthy proposition).

I also try to trim as much as possible from other areas of the budget, so that I have more to spend at the grocery store. (For instance, my grocery budget is $300 per month. At the moment, I don't have an outrageous heat bill, so I'm putting $200 extra toward stocking up. In the winter, when I do have a heat bill :, I'll shift some of the grocery budget to the heat bill, and we'll eat food from our stockpile.) We also take public transportation or "self-propelled" transportation most of the time, which cuts back on the amount of petrol we use, so I can use part of my petrol budget to buy more groceries and loo roll, instead!

The cold pantry (in the photos) holds only groceries. I also have loo roll tucked away into every possible nook and cranny, and enough shampoo and toothpaste to last at least 4 months.

The cold pantry is about 4'x6'.

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...do you have issues with storing potatoes and onions so close together?
Not so far. Maybe because the room is so big (compared to, say, a kitchen cupboard or a refridgerator drawer), and the potato box is right next to the door, so the "bad gasses" from the potatoes are not concentrated, and can dissapate quickly when the door is opened...

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we moved last weekend so i wanted to share some pics of the new space. i'll share more as i get more unpacked but these rooms are done. we may be painting and i want to get some art to hang on the walls but as far as 'stuff' goes, this is it.

Ella's playroom. (she sleeps with us)
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c2...lla1/005-1.jpg

Ella's playroom other views. Her birthday is in a couple weeks and her new dollhouse will be on that table next to the treehouse.
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c2...lla1/006-1.jpg

I stood on the table to take this one.
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c253/nicella1/036.jpg


Livingroom. As soon as I have the money I'll get the curtains that match the ones over the tan chair for the window my the table.
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c253/nicella1/031.jpg

Livingroom other view. The baskets hold VHS tapes which are going to be weeded through pretty soon. The DVD binder is sitting next to the TV. I have two folding TV rocker chairs for the kids in the closet by the couch. I also use that closet for my clothes and shoes because our room doesn't have a closet and the top shelf has our family games on it. My DH uses the closet in Ella's playroom for his shoes and clothes.
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c253/nicella1/033.jpg

Kitchen. The basket next to the utensil jar on the right holds our cloth 'paper towels'.
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c253/nicella1/030.jpg


Kitchen other view. I love the stove facing the living room, I'm much happier cooking without being away from everyone else.
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Nic's room. I especially love the wii remote hook.
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c2...lla1/007-1.jpg

Nic's room other view.
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c253/nicella1/008.jpg

Bathroom
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c253/nicella1/035.jpg

I'm not done with the storage room that will house all our crafts, tools, and seasonal decorations. Our bedroom is de-cluttered but ugly so I'm not posting it yet. My dad has the other bedroom and the other bathroom so I'm not posting those either.

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granolapunk -- your family room makes me want to say ahhhhhhhhhhhhh! It looks so cool and relaxing.

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granolapunk, it makes me want to come over for a vacation. could you come and un-clutter my house? (and my house really isn't bad).

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we just accepted an offer on our place and how much do i wish i lived there without so much of the stuff!! i'm going to miss it though, we birthed our baby there and lived for nearly 4 happy years in such a great neighbourhood.

we've been downsizing in preparation for traveling a lot, probably living in london, uk....really reconsidering a lot of how we were living!

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Our little house is pretty uncluttered. Of course in these pictures it's looking better than it normally does LOL!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/anniegi...7605849644358/

We got rid of literally tons and tons of stuff in order to move into this little place (2 bed, 1 bath, 650 sq ft). I still struggle with taming the toy beast and I didn't include a picture of dh's dresser because there are papers and old bills piled up on it that need to be shredded. Other than that I really love our clutter free home. Living in a small space really helps me a lot because it's faster to clean and forces us to keep extra junk to a minimum.
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Anniegirl,I your house.
Where on earth do you live to have such a cool little abode??

Also where did you find the bookcases in your rooms?They look nice and sturdy.

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Our little house is pretty uncluttered. Of course in these pictures it's looking better than it normally does LOL!

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I'm not done with the storage room that will house all our crafts, tools, and seasonal decorations. Our bedroom is de-cluttered but ugly so I'm not posting it yet. My dad has the other bedroom and the other bathroom so I'm not posting those either.
What great space!
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