The New House

Kelli over at "There's No Place Like Home" hosts a show and tell every Friday. Hop on over and see her special treasures along with links from others who participate in this fun little activity!

This Friday I thought I would share with you our newest (ALMOST) possession. Our new home. We close on our new house a week from today and I am so excited. I will share these 'ready to move in' pictures. Then, when we get all moved in and I get it set up and 'homey' I will post another S&T of our new home.
(This is our new house from the outside. It looks similar to the house we live in now!
The picture was taken during the house inspection - thus, the ladders.)

(A picture of the front door and the garage. )

(My new kitchen. I plan on painting the walls and the cabinets. I think the walls will be a cream color and the cabinets will be white. This will be a project for next summer.)

(The dining room right off the kitchen. I love how the windows overlook the back yard, so I can keep an eye on the children while they are playing.)

(This is the enclosed porch. We will use this as our mudroom. Rob will build lockers for the kids and they will put their coats and shoes out here when they come into the house.)
(This is a room right off the front room. It will be my piano studio and the music room. I love the hardwood floors and the wood throughout the entire house. I think the grand piano will look great in this room!)

(This is not a good picture of the front room; but I thought I would share it with you anyway. I love the built in cabinet. I plan on putting Rob's old 'Spurgeon' books in there if he will let me. )
(This is the bedroom upstairs that will be the master bedroom.
It is a 13x12 bedroom - so we will have lots of room!)
(This is the upstairs hallway.
We plan on building up the railing along the staircase so we do not have any falls!
This is project number one for our new house!)
(This is the unfinished attic. We will make this into the girl's room.
We plan on starting this project in the fall and having it completed by Christmas.
I think it will make a cute room!)
(This is a picture of the outbuilding in the back yard. This sets just a few feet from the house. We plan on making this into our writing studio. There are two rooms in there and we will make one room into a bedroom - for visiting guests. I think it will be really cute. We are going to call it the Quiet House. We plan on having this be our summer project and letting the kids help and learn as we do it. Rob is planning on letting James re-roof the Quiet House by himself. I am sure that the girls will remember from last fall and be able to help scrape and paint the outside of our little cottage.)

You will have to stay tuned a couple of weeks to get a S&T of our new HOME. A house and a home are two different things. We have lived in some interesting places throughout our married life; but I have tried to make each place that we lived "Home". My mom always said you can make any place you live into a home - you just have to put forth the effort.

I am busy packing up our house and getting ready for the big moving day next week. We will miss this old house. I really think it has been a wonderful wonderful old home for us to dwell in for the last 6 years. Yet, I am really looking forward to making yet another old house into our home. So, next Thursday we will close the doors to this old house, my children's laughter will not be heard within it's walls ever again; but we will cherish the memories of our years here forever! I will start next Friday in a new town and a new house to make our humble abode 'home'. I am looking forward to the laughter, the tears, the prayers and the memories that we will have there.

Trust you are making your house a home; and building memories that will last forever. Thanks so much for stopping by - I am so glad you did.


Charlotte said...

What fun it is making a house a home. Sounds like you are well up to the challenge. Will be looking forward to seeing the "after" pictures.

ceekay said...

I am anxious to see how you decorate your new home. How fun! It is very exciting to think and dream about a new home. I know as I have done it several times.

Susan said...

I loved this! I just love to see other people's houses, and I love old houses too - so much character in them. Looking forward to seeing how you make it home.

Kathy said...

Your new house is absolutely charming! I think your plans will make it a beautiful home in no time!

REAL ME said...

What a blessing. It is so nice. I hope all goes as planned.

Carrie said...

God bless you with many happy years in your new abode.

GrumpyAngel said...

Congratulations on your new house! It must be so exciting for you and your family.

Hootin' Anni said...

How exciting. I love the shiny wooden floors, and I think I'd put dibs on the unfinished attic for myself...that would be a great room for my crafting and painting.

Enjoy your new home.

Happy Show n Tell day

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Martie,
So glad you found a house and are getting ready for the move. Sounds like you have good plans for all the rooms and can't wait to see the finished look.

Chez Nous said...

What a lovely house to soon be your new home sweet home. Having a mudroom is so handy and saves trekking all that "mud" etc. into the house! I love the idea of the Quiet House and the attic bedroom is going to be charming with the sloping roof.

Enjoy your new home!

Carla said...

Oh Congratulations! I love old houses, the spirit of former families is there. My kids always wanted an attic room, I'm sure your girls will love it! I look forward to an update-Fun Fun Fun!

Penless Thoughts said...

It will be fun to watch and share in your making it into your "home". I am so excited for you!!!

Thru Pink Curtains said...

New home and new things to look forward too, love the attic in this house lots of's going to be fun....


I am so very happy for you and your family. It looks just perfect and I know that you and your family will be very happy there. connie

Kelli said...

Your new house is darling! Congratulations!

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

Your new home is charming and it sounds like you have many exciting plans! I, too, love to see how others create a wonderful, cozy nest for their families and will be looking forward to seeing yours come together.
Happy for You!
Claudia O.