I don’t think I’ve ever shared any pictures or anything about our home! So here it goes! It’s been a work in progress. At that time we were house shopping I was about to graduate from college as well as get married later that year. All while my husband and I started our own businesses! Needless to say we were very busy and decorating was far from a priority. Which is okay! The accomplishment of getting a home is huge. Don’t feel like you need to furnish the entire thing the moment you move in. You’ll break the bank! Besides, how often are you really going to be having people over?
We count our blessings everyday and the timeliness of all the events in our lives. After living in an apartment for a year and a half we were getting real annoyed with management and sick of throwing our money into…nothing. So we had VERY serious conversations with both sets of parents and started planning what’s best for us two crazy kids. My father-in-law was a real estate broker. We obviously went to him and our search was on! 2012 was the best year to buy a home. The prices were so low and it was easy to get into something (count your blessings!) it was rough finding a place. With low credit (because our age) and the price range we were in left with little options. We didn’t want to be in an old run down house so that left us looking at town homes and duplexes. I saw our house pop up with nothing but an exterior picture. We almost didn’t even go to it. But when we did…WOW! There were 3 foreclosures before us then a company purchased it and flipped it. Leaving us lucky ducks with new hardwood floors, new carpet, brand new appliances and granite countertops! We were sold.
Our kitchen is one of my favorite places. I love the pop of red and dark cabinets (although it gets no light and it’s very dark). Take a look around though, something that I hate is we only have ONE DRAWER…ONE. It’s the narrowest drawer too so our silverware is on the counter hidden by the fridge in this pic. Who thinks to look at that when buying a home?! We also don’t have a pantry so our lazy susan and cabinet above is filled with food. We’ve made it work! My Mom and I did the back splash a few months back. We went with something simple since the countertops are so textured. Love how it turned out!
The EAT I made myself with supplies from Michael’s. Buy the letters, any kind of scrapbook paper and modge podge it together! Bam!
Goodman’s for the fork and spoon. Hobby Lobby for the Love sign.The carpet (Walmart) under the table changed this room drastically. It used to be green and smaller making this area look tiny. The rug made it look so much more open and I think the design helps too.
Everyone has room for a wedding wall! Frames purchased at Walmart. Again, you don’t have to break the bank.
Since I went super cheap on decorations (because I literally cannot spend money on things like that) we make up for it in our artwork! I LOVE our investments on the wall. Adrienne Lewis Paintings has changed so much in our home and our hearts. Obsessed over our portrait of Kitty and my father-in-law.
I love you more pillow from Gordman’s. About $8. Couch, rug, ottoman from American Furniture.
Stool from Gordman’s we have 2 I think they were $24 a piece. Standing paper lamp from Walmart about $30!
I love my Nature Box order and keeping healthy snacks out. The candles and vase on the left are both decorations from our wedding (Hobby Lobby)! Coasters were a wedding gift from Etsy!
On the left, frame from Hobby Lobby ($10) sun and moon were a gift. On the right the B was from Michael’s and spray painted by my Mom for our wedding. The love is kind verse I found at Walmart ($3) and mirror from Gordman’s ($8) Shelves from Ikea around ($10) Curtains and rods are also from Walmart only $13 a panel, they’re sheer but works since they’re just decoration.
Still love my oil diffuser! Find one on Amazon they have a million kinds. Smells so good and relaxes you! I found Burt’s Bees candles and wax melts at Walmart for under $3!
Sticks from my parents backyard I randomly threw in a corner. Painting from Gorman’s and I just set up this little coffee station in the corner! I love it! Coffee basket made by my Mom! The coffee stand saves a lot of counter space.
As you head up or down the stairs we have my father-in-laws artwork hanging. He used to paint ALL the time in his 20′s. We love it!
This is where you’ll find Beeb 95% of the day (if we’re working or gone) our room is the least decorated room in the house. I need to do something above the bed.
For Taylor’s Bday 2 years ago I surprised him with a work station. I’m eager to declutter this once the basement is finished. I want a big bookshelf down there we can put all the Vemma product on and make it look really nice! Shelf and desk from American Furniture.
Taylor’s cousins artwork and the figuriens on the left we collect from our vacations. His little sister got us some too when she was in Europe last summer!
Here’s our bathroom. Nothing too exciting it’s grey and purple. Shower curtain from Ikea and our kleenex holder and all that is from Bed Bath and Beyond.
Very simple guest bedroom. This is actually where we slept for about the first year of living here. We purchased a king size bed frame for the master but didn’t have the money to get a mattress. My Mom made the curtains and artwork above the bed. Lamp is vintage (glass) from my grandparents! This is where I’ll host boudoir sessions!
Guest bathroom has a little bit of a beachy feel with the colors teal and brown. Beach picture is from my mother-in-law. Towels and curtains Bed Bath and Beyond.
Now for my favorite and most decorated room in the house…my KB office! I need to update the pictures, they are SO old and some of them I was a second shooter. Shelves are from Ikea, frames were a collection from a lot of things and then spray painted grey. Vases on the left I got for .99 at the thrift store and spray painted. Heart arrow sign was from Hobby Lobby.
And this is where you’ll find Kitty 95% of the day…lazy.
My Mom put petals from my wedding bouquet in that little jar!
The pine cone was our guest gifts at our wedding (they’re ornaments). The KB canvas was from an amazing bride from last year, clock was from Target and mirror was from At Home! All under $20 a piece!
Candle was a gift, the vase my Mom painted and the gold filler is from At Home. Wine bottle was a gift from my Mom for our fist anniversary (that’s us on the label!). Our cake topper I use as decoration as well.
& sign from Hobby Lobby, mugs from Big Lots and I stenciled with sharpie. Again another wedding decoration, our unity sand which included both sets of parents. Very close to our hearts!
My Mom made the blue fabric piece. The other panel is from Bed Bath and Beyond (went cheap and only bought one, looks cool!) I got the chair Kitty is on for $5 at a thrift store and actually reupholstered it myself (crazy I know) My awesome KB cork board was a graduation gift!
Desk is from Ikea ($112) chairs are hand me downs from my Mom (another thing I think I want in the basement) and the awesome dresser was actually my great grandparents that was in my nursery. My Mom painted it and made it look distressed, I love it so much!
Hope you enjoyed this glimpse into the Brewer household! If you have any questions leave a comment!