Our New House: Living Room!
You guys have been asking and asking to see our new house, and I finally have a room "done" enough to share! :o) The living room is the first room you walk into from outside, and so far, it is my favorite room in the house. It has lots of large windows with gorgeous wood trim, a beautiful staircase, and tall ceilings, which make it feel nice and spacious. It opens up to the learning/play room, which is intended to be a dining room, but instead we opted to make the living and dining rooms a shared space, since it's so large. (And this way we have somewhere for kids to play when guests are here-so nice!)
All we really did to this room was paint the walls and ceilings white. Which took forever! I don't think my shoulders will ever forgive me! Then we added furniture and decor that we (mostly) already had. We wanted to keep things very simple, so the beautiful wood and beveled glass windows would be the focal point of the room. The framed verse art (Hobby Lobby) and the Ocean themed paintings (thrifted) bring a little of our personalities into the space. I'm always on the lookout for more of that! And my neighbor (We have the best neighbors, you guys!!) says we need more family photos...I definitely think she's right about that. :o) Some day we will take up the carpet and restore the wood floors, but for now, the kids are enjoying sliding down the stairs way too much for that.
So, I don't know, basically...this house in the bomb.com and I have no idea how we ended up with such a blessing! We surely do not deserve it.
Hopefully I will have more rooms to show you soon! I'm almost done with the learning room. :o) Yay!
Love you, dear friends!
P.S. I just wanted to let you know that I have been trying to take these photos and write this post for weeks, but just haven't had any will or passion to motivate me. But the comments you all left on my last post, and the prayers you've been offering for me and my family have encouraged me so much, and given me a such a spark! Thank you so much. :o)
I think that's the thing about "blessings" and "grace". None of us deserve it more or less than anyone else. It's just up to us how we receive it. Yes, you are blessed, and I don't think anyone would ever suggest that you don't deserve a lovely home to go along with your lovely family. And I know you don't take any of it for granted; we all know that I'm sure. The place looks great. Enjoy :-)ReplyDelete
That was a wonderfully sweet thing to say, thank you so much. :o)Delete
I just read both of these posts. This house is what you need right now. So much light, goodness, and joy! It's a blessing that God wants you to enjoy with your family right now, and the stair sliding?! That's better than an amusement park according to most kids I know. I'm so happy for you, Disney!ReplyDelete
All the sunny touches are what makes it so great! Keep sparking, even if the sparks are little ones, Disney!ReplyDelete
Your home looks so warm and inviting. I am seriously drooling over the yellow coffee table. Can't wait for more pictures.ReplyDelete
Simply beautiful. I notice that one of your artworks says, 'love never fails'. I hope you look at that often and remember it. Your love didn't fail her and hers didn't fail you. What ever was going on lack of love wasn't to blame. You have a beautiful home, a beautiful family, which is what I would expect of someone with such a beautiful soul.ReplyDelete
Isn't it wonderful that your blog readers were able to lift your spirits? The funny part is we're here because of your ability to lift and inspire ours :)ReplyDelete
Yes, I love that about blogging! I seriously need you guys. :o)Delete
What a pretty space and awesome photography!ReplyDelete
Lovely, Disney! I love the pops of bright yellow, too, and I'm totally jealous of all that glorious light. You're so right -- a beautiful home is a blessing. :)ReplyDelete
Thank you! I love the light, too! Although, I think my camera (and slow shutter speed) helps add in a little of that. ;o)Delete
Disney, YOU are also the bomb.com. I've been following for quite some time, I love your style, and your honesty.ReplyDelete
Thanks for this post, it's motivating me to hang up the pictures and give our living room a much needed mini make over (we also just moved, two months ago)!!!
Love and prayers.
Thank you so much, Kursty! Good luck with your mini makeover. And congrats on the new move/home!Delete
Hi Disney! I want you to know that you have been a source of inspiration to me..your blog and your honest posts after I lost my dad in a tragic accident. hugs!ReplyDelete
keep on posting happy thoughts.
I'm so sorry to hear about your dad, how awful. But I'm so grateful that I've been able to help inspire you. Thanks for the encouragement! :o)Delete
so pretty Disney!!ReplyDelete
Love that woodwork! Can't wait to see the next room!ReplyDelete
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I think of you and wish I could give you a hug as you walk through the sadness.ReplyDelete
I love these photos. You have done a wonderful job turning into a welcoming home! I have never been fond of dark woodwork, but you are the first I've seen who's managed to make a room with it still look light and bright and airy! I think it's gorgeous and love it! We are moving this week to our new farm home. Excited to work some magic there (try to). XOXO from Oregon! :) Keep us posted --- looking forward to seeing the 'learning room'! ~Amber
Thank you sooo much for posting this. I have been looking for a way to organize my girls books. This is PERFECT! Not to mention really inexpensive. home advisorReplyDelete