January 5, 2014

House Plans: Break down of the plans for each room in our new home

So, if you're anything like me, you have a 1,000,000 things running through your head everyday. You get inspired over the smallest of things and then want to do every project in your house exactly at the same time with no budget but lots of enthusiasm? Did I nail it? 

Something that always helps me sort through my crazy ideas, mind racing, non-organized brain is to write things down. I make a TON of lists. So, why not share them with y'all?

Our home is a 1957 mid-century beach side "cottage." Our home features cove ceilings, hardwood floors and the most gorgeous sunroom or Florida room if you live down here. It has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths and is just the cutest thing you ever did see. Well, in my head it was. The folks before us here did a great job of staging the home with traditional decor…and paint colors but I didn't really pay much attention to their decorating because it wasn't mine. I looked at the bones. Coved ceilings equals instant character. Hardwood floors equals more character. The bones, I could work with. So let's get started…Everything that has a line through it has been accomplished! If you would like to read the original post on our new house, just click here.  




*Updated: We have completed a lot of our front exterior but I'm sure we'll never be done*
  • Tear out overgrown bushes around tree and in front of house
  • Add black mulch for depth and contrast
  • Fully new plants, flowers and shrubs
  • Paint entire house a neutral color, black shutters, white trim
  • Find two chairs for front porch
  • New light fixture
  • Paint front door black or maybe a fun color
  • Get a new mailbox
  • Treat grass for green growing
  • Keep it all alive

  • New paint color, neutral, grays, beiges, light blues
  • Recessed lighting
  • New curtains
  • Paint ceilings bright white
  • Paint all trim bright white
  • Slipcover sofa or find a new, inexpensive fix
  • Build custom entryway table
  • Board & Batten in hallway? Maybe
  • Large prints of us in hallway
  • Find a rug for living room
  • Get rid of Ikea Coffee table & End table set (We love it, we just have something better suited for us now in mind so keep on the look out for that to be for sale in our local area!)
  • Build new end tables or find antique/vintage ones
  • Paint all trim fresh coat of white

  • New chandelier
  • Find china hutch, sideboard or use antique cupboard (paint possibly)
  • Hang plates on wall somewhere! GEEZ!
  • Rug, possibly?
  • New table…. and chairs… slipcovered possibly? My husband is going to kill me….(So look for that being for sale possibly soon too….)
  • Paint all trim fresh coat of white

  • Paint cabinets white. Yes, I know they are pretty now. But imagine how pretty they would be white! Haha… seriously. 
  • New light fixture.
  • Floor to ceiling pantry in open wall space.
  • New paint color
  • SS Microwave? Maybe but only if we can save $$$
  • New faucet
  • New black knobs for cabinets
  • Paint all trim fresh coat of white

(The back room with the sofa) Lots of windows & a cute dog.)

  • Add crown molding
  • New TV stand
  • Possibly white bookshelves floor to ceiling on small walls
  • Paint all trim fresh coat of white
  • DIY pediment for above TV
  • Upholster french chair and ottoman
  • New slipcover for couch
  • New pillows
  • New rug
  • New blanket storage
  • Paint door to exterior
(The wall to the left of the door.)

  • Find entryway table
  • Possible make command area ie. hooks, storage etc
  • New lamp
  • Rug

  • New king mattresses
  • New headboard/footboard?
  • Nightstands
  • Long dresser
  • Paint walls (In progress)
  • Rug possibly?
  • New decor, comforter, etc.

  • Paint walls
  • Open shelving
  • New shower glass door
  • Possible beadboard?
  • Towel holders
  • New rug
  • New Headboard
  • New paint color
  • Beadboard wall
  • Character, character, character?
  • Open shelving
  • Built in desk
  • Apothecary cabinet makeover
  • DIY cupboard?
  • Rug

  • Rug
  • Open Shelving
  • New Shower curtain
  • Character, character, character

Overall, we have a lot of plans in which I need to learn will not happen over night. I  was pushed for time so I didn't take photos of every room but hopefully y'all sorta get the idea. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear from you! 


  1. I love what you did with the exterior of the house! I bet it looks even more beautiful on a sunny day. I agree with the white kitchen :)

    I can't wait to see what you do with the house! it's adorable as is, but I'm sure it will be stunning when you decorate it!

  2. One of the things that you should have in order to keep your home safe is to secure that the passages such as the doors and the windows are secure. You can have custom home shutters for you windows. It is a protection against the heat, outside debris and direct breaking in to the hose by the window.


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