And, now to feed my obsession, for the next few days we will be viewing our new house... room-by-room (this will also keep me motivated to finish)!
Today's highlighted room... ‘the breezeway’. I am not entirely sure what most people would do with this room, but our kitchen is huge, so we put a table in there. I think maybe 'the breezeway' was intended to be a more formal dining area. But, since neither Wendy nor I are all that formal, we like to call it 'the breezeway'. See, she has a ridiculously rich uncle and he ACTUALLY has a house that is grandiose enough to ACTUALLY contain a breezeway. Well, to us that's what our house feels like. So, I introduce to you 'the breezeway.'
Statistics: This room is the portal to the kitchen, the family room and the backyard. It is about 10 feet wide and 12 feet long (I am guessing here). It has cute yellow walls and white baseboards and ceilings and Pergo wood flooring. At the moment, this is the only room in our house that is completely finished (with the exception of the herbs that need to be planted in the ceramic pots)!
'The Breezeway' Shout Outs: I would like to thank my mom for being the best mom EVER. Just when I think she couldn't get any better she got a job working for William-Sonoma (parent company of Pottery Barn! - Love that) and she totally redeemed herself! I would also like to thank her for raising me to be a daughter who is obsessed with fresh flowers and live plants! I would like to thank the movers (Aaron, Erik, Helaman and Mike) for moving in my kind of heavy bench and inviting us to the “gun show” – that was for you Erik. Special props to He-man for hanging my mirror, it was beast, but he pulled it off. And, the shelves were hung by my roommate Wendy, who never fails to remind me "remember when I was amazing?!? Oh wait, I still am!" And, ladies and gentlemen, it's no lie - she is AMAZING!
Sponsors: Bench, shelves and ceramic pots - Pottery Barn (I don't usually shop at stores with the word 'barn' in their titles/names, but for Pottery Barn CLEARLY I'll make an exception). Mirror - Pier 1. Curtains (which are actually shower curtains, but I LOVED them too much not to convert them into regular curtains) - Cost Plus. Curtain rod - Target. Baskets and vases - IKEA (Those Europeans sure know how to make some fine cheap furniture and home decor! - But, can we talk about their instructions!?!)
Stay tuned for tomorrow's room-of-the-day... (I'd like to tell you what it is, but I am not sure what will be finished by tomorrow, so you'll just have to check back and see...)