Shop Till You Drop

There was a time that I got excited, looked forward to, and even enjoyed heading out for a day of shopping. I’m not sure when that changed. Maybe it was one of the shopping trips when I spent hours with a teenage daughter in a dressing room while she was having a meltdown, because nothing she tried on fit right.  Or maybe, it was when the skinny jeans became a fad. Either way, thinking about having to do it now, almost makes me sick to my stomach. Luckily for me, the internet and on-line shopping came along, and shopping for a house is much more fun, and better than trying to squeeze my butt into skinny jeans.

I get most of my decorating ideas scouring websites and apps such as Pinterest and Houzz, and I am also a huge fan of Chip and Joanna Gaines and the Fixer Upper show on HGTV. I decided early on in this process, that I wanted to combine old with new. I love the old wood ceilings that our house has, but I am also a fan of the more modern features that you find in homes today. I have chosen a neutral color scheme, and we are also giving a nod to a nautical look. I did not want a theme, but I did want some of the elements that we chose to give a nautical impression.

Here are some of our choices for the house.
Paint colors….

Bathroom tile for the guest bathroom.

Tile for bathroom floor, utility room and side entrance hall. 

Before pic of guest bedroom ceiling. Yes, We hand sanded and painted each and every groove before rolling. And, I might add,  we didn’t have the air in yet.  June and July have been hot this year folks. 

These wood boards for the floor are milled right down the road, at the prison in Only, Tennessee. 

Shiplap wall in the office and sunroom. 


Needless to say, the UPS and Lowes drivers know we are here. We have boxes arriving daily.  We are finally through with things being torn down, moved, and taken out. It’s finally turning around, and things are going in and starting to take shape. We get more excited with each passing day.  Until next time, enjoy and be thankful for your air conditioner!!!!

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