House Tour + Housewarming Party

Things with the house are finally mostly finished, and it feels so good to just be at home.  Both Vu and I often say how much we love living here.  Our latest adventure with home ownership was one that really freaked me out.  We had tent caterpillars.  I get all creeped out and itchy just thinking about it.  Disgusting!!! But it is worth it to be able to have a home we love so much.  So finally here is the photo tour.  Welcome to our home! 🙂

Warning, there are a lot of pictures.  I hope you like it!

The entryway.

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I love the video my church came out with around Easter, “Because of Him”, so I wrote down some of my favorite parts of the text and that is what I used in the quote boards.  I cut 3/4″ plywood to 14×14″ and painted them white, then used a stencil to pencil in the letters until I got them where I wanted them to be and then painted it by hand.  It would have been faster to use a stencil I could just paint through, but I couldn’t find one with simple letters and that would fit all the text I wanted to get on.  It took me about a day to paint it.  The “Because of Him” parts are a 1/4″ piece of board that I cut to 13 1/2″ long and glued on after I painted it.  The nail board is of Angel Moroni, but I want to make the strings thicker, I just ran out of embroidery thread and haven’t gotten more yet.  The bottom middle white piece is 1/4″ plywood that I glued large popsicle sticks to in a herringbone pattern and then painted white and attached a knob to hang something from. The canvas prints I had printed from Costco, their 14×14 gallery wrap.

The main living area’s are on the second floor, and all form one large room.  We really like this layout (except that I have to always have the dishes done before people come over).

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One of our favorite feature’s of the house is the wood floors.  They are beautiful! Followed closely by the stone backsplash and the cabinet/counter area in the “dining room”.  The builder called it a butler’s pantry, but I wouldn’t call it that.  However I am not sure what to call it.

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