03 December 2011

The Latest Hampton House (Part 3)

So, maybe a year ago I started a photo tour of our house. And then I had a baby, learned a new language and got really busy. Now a year later I really want to finish up this house tour because we just might be moving in the next few weeks.

Here's what we have already covered:

Here's Asher's room.

It's probably one of my favorite rooms in our whole house. Probably because it's one of the rooms we've done the most to make our own. When we moved in he had floral curtains (that were definitely not blackout) covering all of his windows. My neighbor took me to China Town, helped me pick out fabric and then made his curtains. Her husband went to the hardware store, bought the curtain rods and hung them up for me. I did help a little, I sewed about 100 key rings on the top of the curtains so we could hang them. I was very proud. Also incredibly blessed to have awesome neighbors.

Here's a picture of the other side of the room.

We got Asher's bed second-hand and almost everything else is from Target. Ideally I would have loved to have hung a bunch of pictures of cars, motorcycles, etc. on the wall above Asher's bed. But I think that wall must have been added after the house was built because it appears to have the consistency of cardboard and I'm pretty sure it couldn't hold much more than the one little sign that's already on it.

We actually had this changing table made at a local shop. We took a picture of two different tables we liked, told him we wanted it to be taller and gave the guy an extra sheet from Asher's bedding so he could make a cover for the cushion. He made it perfectly. Jack's cloth diapers live here and I think once we are done with diapers it will be a big toy shelf.

The boy's closet is a bit disorganized at the moment. It has good days and bad days. Since I try to buy all of their clothes in the US I have those storage bins at the bottom for storing clothes that are too big at the moment.

Now on to Jack's corner of our bedroom.


His sweet little crib is holding up well and he uses the same bumper that Asher had. I found those green storage cubes at Target and when we move Jack should have his own room and a place to put his stuff.

And, now the other side of the room. Formerly known as our bedroom, now known as a place to keep junk and feed the baby.

And finally our awkward little space at the top of the stairs. Easily the hottest place in our house and usually the messiest. This is where I throw junk, keep the dirty laundry and store our suitcases when we are threatened by flooding. See that big dest on the left? It's too big to fit down the stairs, same thing with that bookshelf in the back, so we are pretty much stuck with this set up. Oh well, it's a great storage area and we use it as a place for visitors to store their luggage.

Also, the home of our linen "closet" and our new towels. That video on YouTube demonstrating how to fold fitted sheets has seriously changed my life and these new towels we got at Target are amazing even when line dried.

Hopefully our series will continue with our new house in a few weeks! But seriously, I've been saying that for 18 months so try to not get your hopes up and then be really disappointed when it doesn't happen...again.

1 comment:

Anthony & Sharon said...

Yay! This makes me feel not NEAR as slow in getting our "after" pics up of our as-yet-not-done house. ;) And the youtube video of how to fold a fitted sheet rocked my world too. I instantly became a better housewife after watching that video. Can't wait to see the new place!!