There goes the neighborhood!
When your very best friend and her fam buy their first home it’s time to get down to business. After a bunch of shopping, getting the whole house repainted (believe it or not the old owners had painted on the walls with acrylic paints), SEVERAL trips to the hardware store (turns out when the spray paint can says it’ll cover 25 square feet they are just joking), a bunch of hard work (we both found out the hard way that picture instructions are hard to follow), and several injuries (I managed to give myself a black eye), we turned out the cutest “shabby chic-ish” house that’s not so shabby at all.
As soon as you walk into the house you know what this family is about: love and baseball (and maybe a little pink). The entry wall is a collection of what makes them unique and is something they can add to or take away from as time goes on and new memories are made.
The kitchen is bright, cheery, and ready for someone to bake me some cupcakes (hint hint)!
Bright turquoise, pink, and green make even the most practical things art.
The guest room is a little more muted and will be a peaceful place for hobbies like sewing or just for everyone that will want to come and visit them…Especially after they see the house!
For my talented BFF, a sewing area was a must. This one is made sentimental by repurposing a desk that was her late father-in-laws and adding original art and cute accessories.
For the youngest member of the family, there’s no question, it’s baseball all the way…right down to his chair!
Dad is an umpire so baseball is more than a sport…it’s seriously fun!
The master bedroom is also more muted but the perfect marriage of blue and pink. True shabby chic colors used in a new way.
Yes you do spy a pink TV. No judging!
The quilt square throw pillow on the bed was a lucky find at a flea market and brings the whole color scheme together.
Special memories and special people (I have to say that because I’m in one of the pictures!) are on display.
In the living room, “construction” is ongoing. But already it’s the place everyone wants to be.
Or maybe that’s just because of the big comfy couch!
Laughter, paint fumes, cries of “On Moving Day?!?!”, cookie cake, and priceless memories…lots of work and lots of fun to welcome this beautiful family home!