some more images from around the house...




well, we have another rainy spring day here. i am a little sick this week, so it is okay to be stuck home today. i thought i'd share some more photos from around the house. i have unpacked 90% of the boxes, but still have much on my to do list. including painting.... a lot of painting. i was sick of looking at the bare walls and the giant piles of pictures on the floor, so i decided to go ahead and start hanging pictures before i paint. the one above is hiding the lovely utility box that is the first thing you see when you walk in. here are some more prints in the front hall... which i plan to paint grey.








let's head upstairs... i love the stairs in our house! (see the towels hanging there? they are finally gone since i have nearly finished the upstairs bath, which i will share in a later post)...






you can see the beginning of a collection of family photos mixed with other photos of some of our favorite places, in the upstairs hall...




one of my favorite features is our double landing. the landing at the top has room for a little sitting area between the bedrooms...




windows are on our list of "major things to be done" in the next few months...




the hallway outside of my office, on the first landing...




back downstairs to the dining room/library which mostly consists of one book shelf, the pile of all the stuff left to put away, this mantle and... not much else. yet.




and going outside, this was our project this past weekend. we are working on the front yard and turned an area of grass into a large bed that will be planted with various flowers and plants (sorry you can't see it that well but it is raining)...







front stairs... another project coming up next. the original stairs are gone. my wonderful and very handy father-in-law has offered to help us tear them out and replace them with wood. the new stairs will be wider and come up to the railing, so we had to plan the bed for that. the area to the left of the rocks in the bed will eventually be a wider brick path. we have to get the approval from the historical board first. i will be excited to see these ugly things gone! we are looking forward to bringing back the beauty in the front yard, which has been neglected as the house sat empty for a year. all our neighbors keep coming over to tell us how happy they are to see it filled with a family again. we are too!


7 comments:

katy said...

looks so good! i love the plates around the mantle :)

Cary Walker said...

thanks:)

Elma said...

I love your house!!! Each and every picture is pure eye candy!! That is my dream to someday have an old farmhouse:) Elma

Cary Walker said...

thanks elma! that's really nice:) we really love it here and feel like it is a dream come true!

vesna said...

very lovely!

Cary Walker said...

thanks vesna:)

ImSoVintage said...

everything looks beautiful hope you feel better soon.