Our very first priority when we bought this house was fencing in the pool. We have a self closing, latched sliding glass door that goes out onto the patio, but I knew we would be able to sleep better if we had a fence. So we got a few bids, picked a great, local company that did a fantastic job and waited the few weeks it took since it's busy pool season. We are really happy with how it turned out and with the peace of mind we have for now.
When the temperatures are not reaching 120, landscaping might become more of a priority. But for now, that pool is all we need.
We've changed out a few light fixtures. I discovered I kind of love light fixtures. They are so fun and make such a subtle/drastic change. (I realize those are opposites, but that's the best way to describe it.)
Front door before:
Front door after:
Dining Room before with previous owner's furniture:
(Can I just add that we have found these exact fixtures on the EXTERIOR of homes in the area. I'm wondering if putting them inside was an upcycle?)
Dining Room after:
We have done A LOT of unpacking and organizing. Blah. Good thing it feels really great to see the finished product because, man, I don't like it.
The room that has been getting the most attention lately and has undergone quite the transformation is our family room.
Before pic with previous owner's furniture:
After with entertainment center, new couch, framed window and curtains up:
Piece by piece, it's coming together. I need to remember to be patient. I get so excited that waiting is hard. But that's also the fun of a new house. One thing is for sure, this little girl sure looks adorable in her new surroundings.