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One Year Later | Our House Before & Afters | Guest Room

Over the past year, many of you have asked how our new home is coming along. So I thought for our one year anniversary month, I’d post some before and afters to commemorate the occasion and share some details! There is still a long way to go, but what home is ever finished?

February 28 marks one year ago that we officially owned a house and March 1 we moved in. It was a long and arduous process at times. Anyone who has been in escrow knows the stressful, ulcer inducing trial it is. But more stressful than escrow was living and working in a tiny one bedroom. We desperately needed a bigger place. One year later, we are still so grateful for our new town home. It still feels huge! One way in which it feels huge is by having an unexpected guest room. The place was listed as a three bedroom, and while technically it is, it also have a fourth room (no closet means you can’t call it a bedroom). but it is big enough for a queen bed. We’ve been so fortunate to be able to host my family when they were in town as well as provide a place for friends to crash in between living situations or while on vacation here. Sadly I forgot to take “before” photos of this room, but still wanted to share it!

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Details about the Guest Room: Guest room paint color is Cashet Cream by Sherwinn Willams. Pillows and duvet by Threshold for Target (I’m addicted to their decor!). The lamp is Ikea. And the chair is another creation by my 89 year old grandpa. It was my chair at their house as a very little girl and I am so excited when friend’s kids come over for dinner now and use it! Fresh flowers courtesy of my amazing husband, Tyler!

Details about the Hall: Paint color is Windsor Greige by Sherwinn Williams. Frames by Ikea. I wanted to have a place where I could walk by and see at a glance some of the “highlights” of the Smith family. So when things are looking a little gloomy I can quickly scan the wall and see all the fun things we’ve done! Everything from the helicopter ride in New Zealand, seeing the Matterhorn in Switzerland, exploring the Carribean in St. Maarten, shooting one of our Christmas cards in Palm Springs, seeing the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, our honeymoon in Manteo, North Carolina on the Outer Banks, our wedding in Chicago, and so much more. I highly recommend printing out your life! I made my prints at White House Custom Color, but I also use Artifact Uprising for my books for each year (love them!).

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