October House Update | Personal

I'm having a hard time believing October is almost over. Don't get me wrong, I am the BIGGEST fan of Fall, but fo'real....Christmas is in two months and I'm already not ready. (When I say "ready" I don't mean buying presents, but rather soaking up the warm, meaningful, Christmas spirit. I like to put my tree up early and light Christmas candles as soon as Halloween ends. I've got a lot of work to do in the next week and a half!)

We've been in the house since July and painted every room, except one. That last bedroom turned into our "paint storage closet" and is now the "everything storage closet." It doesn't really bother me that it's not done. The rest of the house, the part we live in, is complete, and that's what matters.

My front door has been on my list of to-dos since I saw the house. The burgundy wasn't bad, but it didn't give the pop I wanted.

Before

Before

After. I almost went with a salmon color, but couldn't find the courage.

After. I almost went with a salmon color, but couldn't find the courage.

I shared the grey striped wall in the our guest room in the September House Update. I so wish I had a picture of the neon blue walls before we painted. The room is finally guest ready. Technically, it only sleeps one, but I plan on getting a trundle to accommodate any of our couple-friends who want to visit! Until then, an air mattress will be our solution.

Before

Before

After

After

The bed came from my Granny and Papa's house. Because it's a twin bed, I was able to use a twin XL comforter. The bedding was on clearance at Target for $8.

Our couch is my new favorite thing! Since we moved in, we've used a black leather love seat in our living room. It was neither the color or style I wanted, but it held us over. The worst part about it, you couldn't stretch out...that means no naps! What good is a couch without being nap-able? We ordered our new couch from Esprit Decor in Chesapeake. It took about 6 weeks to come in and was totally worth the wait.

Hard to tell in this lighting, but it's a light green. My favorite shade of green, to be exact.

Hard to tell in this lighting, but it's a light green. My favorite shade of green, to be exact.

Well, that's all for October's house update. I'm hoping to get our kitchen cabinets painted in November, so I'll be able to share that with you. Little by little, our house is transforming. We still have a ways to go, but I'm enjoying the process.