This week I finally wrapped up painting all of the rooms in our new place, yeah! I did have lots of help last week from a few family members (a big thank you once again), but I didn't get around to finishing it all until this week. So I was really happy today to be able to put some things back together and clean the house up a bit so we can be ready to move everything in this next week!
One of the nights that we went over to the house to work on things after work I decided to bring one single portrait to test out above the fireplace in the den. Clint just laughed at me as I got into the car with this one item from our apartment to "move" to the house, but it of course made me happy to be able to see the house become our home! As you can see...
Next is the guest/hallway bathroom. I have to say the black and white tile motif has grown on me! At first I wasn't thrilled with it, but after painting the walls in the bathroom a light gray, I'm a believer! I look forward to adding some pops of color in the bathroom with towels and little accent pieces, but for now the simplicity of the black, white and light gray is making me happy! ; ) You can't tell in the picture that the walls are gray, but trust me they look nice!
And, last but not least for the house updates...camellias!! One of the cool parts about buying an older home is that there are sometimes flowers already planted. We already seen some flowers blossom at the house (even though it's only February!) like daffodils and geraniums, but my favorite by far is the one little camellia bush in the backyard. I love camellias because they are such full beautiful flowers but they especially make me happy because they remind me of my great-grandma Laura. Camellia bushes lined the front walkway of grandma Laura's house and often she would have fresh-cut camellias in her house, which always added a simple elegance to her living room. Even though grandma Laura isn't here anymore our home will definitely have some of her touch since I think I'll take that trick of her's and put fresh camellias in our living room too!