In July 2012 our family made the move to Florida after waiting in limbo 6 months for our home. We had previously lived in Syracuse, NY for 5 years and that’s where our two boys were born. Prior to that we lived in Charlotte, NC and that is where we both went to college, met, and fell in love (if you want to be romantic). Our 8 year wedding anniversary is coming up this month too; crazy to think of the states, the kids, and the adventures from our married life.
Our home has become a bit of a
hobby obsession for me. We bought a “fixer-upper” that is still in need of fixing. As a matter of fact, we found out this week that we have to get our entire home re-piped due to a leak under our foundation. Not welcome news, and I’m scared of the wall busting that’s going down next week, but being that our home was built in the 1970’s it’s not a TOTAL shock. I figured I should take updated photos before the pipes come out! Look back on the progress of the home. 2014 Update, 2013 Update, and 2012 Before Photos.
Entryway- Features my latest find- a Broyholl Brasilia barcart with danish blue tiles found for $200 at a local thrift store. This is my favorite spot in the home and never fails to make me smile (when it’s clean).
Sunken living room- My latest, frustrating DIY project is featured in this room- the three light tension pole lamp that came from a monthly vintage market, Brocante Market, at their July event. The sailboat painting was also from that market at another event.
Husband’s Office- This room is boring but I didn’t want to leave it out. He gets to do his thing in here and… it shows.
Laundry Room (Also old images. nothing has changed here)
Kitchen- (these are from last year, nothing much has changed enough to take new pictures)
Recreation Room- This year we added a wall unit purchased from Craigslist that has become home to my husband’s growing vinyl collection.
Master Bedroom- Nothing much is new here except the storage bench that had to move after we acquired the Bar Cart.
Master Bathroom- Ikea make-up mirror was added and a wall mounted hair dryer were the only changes here.
Boys’ Bathroom- We found a little Octopus at HomeGoods and my son insisted it come home with us. We do love this little thing!
Boys’ Bedroom- Featured in a recent blog post, the boys have a combined room now. I made them custom pillowcases.
The Golden Girls Guest Room- Using my Silhouette I’ve made custom GG pillow cases for the bed. I’ve started adding copper molds to the wall but that just started this week and isn’t ready for new photos yet.
My Office/Studio/Diaper Museum- Also featured in an old blog post, this year I got my own office! I needed more room to film and do photos. It’s been a great help for my work and sanity.
So that’s the update! Things haven’t changed too much since 2014 except the furniture has been moved around. I’ve acquired some amazing new items from the thrift stores, flea markets, vintage stores, and Craigslist. I’ve had a lot of fun finding new items on my thrifty hunts. You can follow me on IG for more home updates and thrift scores. @Kim_Rosas.