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#181 of 1163 Old 01-16-2008, 10:04 AM
 
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Love, love, love it!!

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Crunchy Doula: You have a beautiful home. I wish I could move in!!!
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I love it Crunchy Doula! I especially like your desk area!

I also love your bungalow mamabain! It's so bright and cheerful.

Oh man, I want out of this apartment. The lighting is so dark and the white walls are driving me mad.

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I love it Crunchy Doula! I especially like your desk area!

I also love your bungalow mamabain! It's so bright and cheerful.

Oh man, I want out of this apartment. The lighting is so dark and the white walls are driving me mad.
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I love your leather couch! I'm covetous of your walk in closet. And your laundry room looks so squared away! I think I'll go work on mine ...
Thanks Ladies!! I really enjoy our home We are in a two bedroom apartment and I just try to do what I can with what I have. Most of every piece of furniture we have has come from a thrift store and I love that!! It is our home and I feel at home...finally!

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Nevermind....lol

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Beautiful! I love all your built-in storage!

I had to giggle at the pic of your "formal" living room with your DP chilling out with the baby.
I love that picture, too! It was a really nice space to sit and "veg" in - there was a large window that overlooked the street. The dog would sit up on the couch with us and watch for the mail lady - it was her favorite part of the day.

And all that storage is AWESOME. My DH and I remodeled that house together - it took about a year and half (we replaced and fixed EVERYTHING - plumbing, flooring, electrical, moved the kitchen, added 2 bathrooms, etc), and did most of it while pregnant. The glory of doing it yourself is that you can decide where you want it and how big to make it. My DH built all those cabinets himself - the one in the dining room was his favorite. He sketched that for me the day we closed on the house and built it exactly as he drew it. It was in his head for a long time.

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beautiful. While I oogle over small houses, my dh could use a shoe closet and I would die for a master bath.
That master bath was amazing - it was all travertine (floor, shower, bath surround, and counter), with a heated floor underneath it. It was cozy warm, and the dog and baby loved to play on it while I showered.

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And all that storage is AWESOME. My DH and I remodeled that house together - it took about a year and half (we replaced and fixed EVERYTHING - plumbing, flooring, electrical, moved the kitchen, added 2 bathrooms, etc), and did most of it while pregnant. The glory of doing it yourself is that you can decide where you want it and how big to make it. My DH built all those cabinets himself - the one in the dining room was his favorite. He sketched that for me the day we closed on the house and built it exactly as he drew it. It was in his head for a long time.
No way! You guys did a fantastic job. I the cabinets!
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I've been admiring all of your pictures - so gorgeous! I really like the variety that exists in all of our homes. I've been debating whether to share my pictures here or in the small homes thread but compared to some homes that are being discussed, mine feels huge!

Here they are! We're definitely a work in progress as we've been renovating for four years...

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all of the houses featured in this thread are beautiful!! i don't know how you do it, everyone. i aspire to do the same.

a few comments for some:

crunchydoula-i love the sharp blacks contrasting with the other hues in your house

mamabain-i love your style.

jennifercp8- why did you sell that gem?

organicmomma- you have my kinda style. love the dark cupboards.

onthebrink- what is the living room colour? i love it.

good for you laketahoemama! i've been working on learning to let go too.

i'll put up pictures soon too...as soon as i figure out how...and i get my new living room chairs tonight!

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gmvh!! i love your front room curtains!!!

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onthebrink- what is the living room colour? i love it.
It's called Brown Sugar and it's by Kilz Colors. You can only buy it at WalMart, though. The Kilz Colors paint is WONDERFUL! It's all we use here and have been super pleased!
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gmvh--the shelving in your playroom is fabulous (so is the rest of your house . . . so warm and organized and inviting). Where did you get it? I love that it has desks for the kids, and the play kitchen is genious.
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gmvh--the shelving in your playroom is fabulous (so is the rest of your house . . . so warm and organized and inviting). Where did you get it? I love that it has desks for the kids, and the play kitchen is genious.
my guess: ikea. LOL.

gmvh your home is fabulous! Can you come and do mine?

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Yeah. the IVAR series has "tabletops" and they are awesome. What a great idea!!
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gmvh!! i love your front room curtains!!!
Thanks! We had everything painted and then I stumbled upon them at Ikea and they matched all the colors in our downstairs! They're linen and were crazy cheap.


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my guess: ikea. LOL.

gmvh your home is fabulous! Can you come and do mine?
You are correct! Thank you for the kind words. I love old houses and this one is definitely old but doesn't have an old feel in it because we've gutted it... I'm becoming more and more attached to it and am anxious to get it completely finished and furnished!


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Yeah. the IVAR series has "tabletops" and they are awesome. What a great idea!!
I know a lot of people use Ivar as basement or garage stuff but it's so practical and the desk pieces are fantastic. If/when our play room is turned into a bedroom, we'll be able to split up the Ivar and make new configurations for each child, complete with a desk. How can you beat that?


More pictures everyone!

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Here they are! We're definitely a work in progress as we've been renovating for four years...
I really like the work you've done. Love the wall color in the Master Bedroom. Love the start white trim against all the colorful walls, too. Looks really clean and fresh.

Nice work!!
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I LOVE LOVE LOVE this thread! You are all so inspiring!
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I know a lot of people use Ivar as basement or garage stuff but it's so practical and the desk pieces are fantastic. If/when our play room is turned into a bedroom, we'll be able to split up the Ivar and make new configurations for each child, complete with a desk. How can you beat that?


More pictures everyone!
My home is outfitted in IVAR as well. I love it because it's so versatile. The only thing I don't love is that things fall off the ends, but that's wasy enoguh to fix if I am determined.
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I LOVE LOVE LOVE this thread! You are all so inspiring!

I just wanted to agree with this!!
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I just wanted to agree with this!!


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Anyone else have pictures to post? I've loved this thread!

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Ok guys-- here's what I have:
http://picasaweb.google.com/racheljo...tography/House

I've come a long ways and still have a long ways to go.

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Ok guys-- here's what I have:
http://picasaweb.google.com/racheljo...tography/House

I've come along ways and still have along ways to go.
Very nice!!!! I love seeing all these pretty and clean houses.
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I'll post mine, they are already online anyway. Woo hoo, easy for me! We renovated our house last year and these are the after pics. The previous owners wanted to see, so I put up pics for them. My house is pretty much exactly like this now, except I do have a bit more clutter around my computer (bills, homeschool stuff), and the kitchen counter is now clear of all the junk that is on it in the pic.

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I feel so weird posting these as a noobie. I fear one of you will know me and say "HEY!! I've been to your house!" LOL
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Rachelagain~ your home is such an inspiration to me, and it looks so homey! I love how everything looks like it has a place.

Panacakes~ your house is amazing, I love the landscaping.

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Ok guys-- here's what I have:
http://picasaweb.google.com/racheljo...tography/House

I've come along ways and still have along ways to go.
I love the quilt on your bed! It's gorgeous.
The one on the wall is beautiful too.
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I'll post mine, they are already online anyway. Woo hoo, easy for me! We renovated our house last year and these are the after pics.
The tile on your back porch is absolutely beautiful! And I love your colors.
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I love the quilt on your bed! It's gorgeous.
The one on the wall is beautiful too.
Thanks! I found it at Ross a couple years ago for $20/set- I was so pumped, I thought I would have to spend a couple hundred to get one I liked.

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Rachelagain~ your home is such an inspiration to me, and it looks so homey! I love how everything looks like it has a place.
Oh thank you, thank you!

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This is my first post to this forum! I love seeing other people's homes so I thought I would share ours...


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lovely, amy! you've inspired me to get to sewing the shower curtain cover i bought fabric for ages ago.

i also adore that cover, r...i'd like to make our bed more beautiful, finished looking when i make it...but it is a king and i don't know how to arrange it nicely. has anyone seen a photograph of good, big bedding?

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