A Lady Okie House Tour

9.07.2015

Jordan and I moved into our house at the end of June, so we've now been living here for two full months. It honestly feels like we've been living here for longer than that, and I absolutely love having my own house. It's been especially wonderful now that we have a baby. My family has been over a bunch recently, and having two bathrooms is kind of a mind-blowing concept.

Our house is still a work in progress, and there is still furniture to buy and walls to decorate. But I thought it would be fun to show you guys around our house! The picture above is a view of the front door and part of the formal living room. I bought that futon frame for $20 at a garage sale and then paid $200 for a good mattress, and I'm telling you that thing has been well worth its money! I actually used it as my bed for the first three years I lived in Oklahoma.
^^^ This is the formal living room, aka the room that is mostly empty because we don't have enough furniture to fill it. The previous owners had a pool table, a flat-screen TV on the wall, and a beer keg in the corner. We are not that cool. In the corner is the $20 desk I got from the thrift store and one of our kitchen chairs because I don't have a real desk chair. Classy.
^^^The built-in bookshelves in the second living room, aka heaven. I cannot believe I own a house with built-ins. This is literally a dream come true for the bookworm in me. The fireplace is gas and real wood-burning! Hello, winter snuggles.
^^^The kitchen! Natural light for the win. Number one on my must-have list was a house with lots of natural light. The previous owners painted all the wood in the whole house white, so I have them to thank for me being so stylish.

Speaking of stylish, please note the very suave oven handle. No, your eyes are not deceiving you. That is a piece of twine! Jordan ghetto-rigged me an oven handle after ours melted off. That's a thing, apparently. 
^^^Kitchen table area! I guess in the picture I cropped off the bench on the side closest. So there are three chairs and a bench in all. We aren't sure where the fourth chair ran off to. I bought the whole set at a garage sale for $75 back when I first moved to Oklahoma. (Are you sensing a pattern with our hand-me-down furniture?)


^^^Our bedroom. The door is the bathroom. WE LOVE HAVING OUR OWN BATHROOM. This cannot be overstated.


What? A picture of a cute baby? I have no idea how that got in here...
Ahem.

^^^While Jordan was in Nicaragua for a week in July, my mom came and stayed with me. I went to work every day, and while I was gone she organized my house and decorated! I would come home, and she'd give me a tour of all the things she'd done. It was amazing! My mom has (in my opinion) fantastic taste and did such a great job. There would literally be nothing on any wall if it weren't for her. We had those hers/his frames above our bed in our apartment, and I had that wooden frame (from Hobby Lobby) and used twine and mini clothespins to hang the pictures.
^^^The necklace holder I made eons ago is still kickin' it. Tutorial here.

^^^This is our most recent addition. Jordan helped me hang this above the dresser in our bedroom. I actually only had to buy the top frame. I had everything else already!

^^^I am slightly obsessed with this print from SheReadsTruth. They have some gorgeous prints you should definitely check out!

Not pictured:
-Guest and master bathroom. Nothing to see there. They are standard-sized bathrooms with one sink, a toilet, and shower.
-Third bedroom. Where Jordan's computer is and also all the random boxes of stuff we haven't found  a place for yet.
-The laundry room. BY FAR my favorite room in the house! That sounds weird, but you would know why if you saw it. It's huge! I love it. You could fit a twin-sized bed and a closet in there. Unfortunately, with the angle of the room and door, I can't get a picture that does the room justice, so you'll just have to picture it for yourself.

And that's basically what our house looks like.
Hope you enjoyed this little tour!

39 comments:

  1. So cute! And I love R's hair (two of my kids didn't have any till age 2)!

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  2. You have a beautiful house! Thanks for the tour!

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  3. Oh, thanks for the tour! Your house looks lovely. Your baby too, by the way. :)

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  4. C'est bien! Loooove your front room window! Sounds like you bought the house from some pretty cool people.

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  5. I did enjoy this!! Your fireplace is my favorite. It's so lovely!

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  6. Jealous of the built-ins! Love your new house!

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  7. Love it! Having your own home is seriously one of the best feelings :)

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  8. I'm in love with the built-in bookshelves and fireplace - so many possibilities! Your house is so beautiful. Pinning the built-ins to my Future House Pinterest board (hopefully that's okay!).

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  9. Such a gorgeous home! I love the way you decorate! The photos above your bed, the collage above your dresser, and R's room turned out so lovely.

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  10. That clinches it. Moms should get an honorary class that isn't quite sainthood, but is close. Your mom rocks.

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  11. Cute baby!!!

    The built-in bookshelves and the fireplace are awesome.
    And our apartment here is the first time we've ever lived with a bathroom attached to the bedroom and it's actually awesome. I don't trip over furniture nearly as often in the middle of the night anymore since I don't have to walk through the entire living room to get to the bathroom.

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  12. I love the frames over your bed! Your house looks awesome, and I can't get enough glimpses of your adorable little baby. :)

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  13. i'm in love with your house!!! :) i LOVE the built-in bookshelves near the fireplace & that huge window right as you walk in the house is so gorgeous!! we do have a house, but sadly only 1 bathroom and 1 sink... so i feel ya on how mind-blowing it would be to have 2 bathrooms!!!

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  14. I would have bought that house SOLELY for the built ins and fireplace. I mean, the other stuff seems great too. But oh man...

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  15. Beautiful house! I love your built-ins. The bookworm in me is very envious. I'm with you on having a second bathroom, too. That was a non-negotiable for me in buying a house, and so many people didn't understand it. But since my brother's are way older than me, I've always had my own bathroom. I don't share well. What can I say? We still don't have a true "master" bath, since our bathroom is upstairs and shared by my daughter, but it's sure better than just having one!

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  16. I'm so glad it already feels like home. <3 Heck YEAH for built in bookshelves and two bathrooms!

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  17. love your house!! i so want built ins with our next house. KC told me he'd happily build me some (fake ones, i found a tutorial online that looked super easy - for him not me obviously) and then he said no when we moved in because of the angles of the ceiling blah blah so i bought some fancy bookshelves instead. lol. i LOVE your kitchen. and who knew oven handles could melt off?!

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  18. Looks great! And I can totally relate to all the "little" things that are exciting! We live in a trailer house...hence no closets, no cabinets, no room for ANYTHING! Congrats on your home!

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  19. BUILT-INS! Someday I will own a house with built-ins. Until then I will continue with my #firstworldproblems, complaining about not enough wall space for bookcases because windows, too much natural light, wah wah.

    Your house is very cute, your baby is very cute, and that's weird about the oven handle melting off. I'd keep an eye on that twine so it doesn't catch fire or something?

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  20. That fireplace is gorgeous and I love the built in's. Trust me it will all come together eventually. Everything gets expensive and your tastes change after you live there for a bit so take your time. I have been in mine for almost 6 years now and i want to re-decorate everything. Haha!

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  21. Swooning at and incredibly jealous of the built in bookshelves and the fireplace. A bookworm's heaven!

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  22. The fireplace and the built-ins are gorgeous! Love, love, love. The natural light in the house is so nice - that was a big seller for me when we were looking at houses, too. It really makes a difference!

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  23. I loved the tour! Your fireplace and those built ins are beautiful! And all that natural light - gorgeous! AND the baby pic thrown in for good measure is perfect. :)

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  24. I am being super classy right now, sitting in my kitchen chair at my computer desk too, haha! Anyway, I love your house- all the natural light and white is awesome and definitely a requirement for me when we buy a house (hopefully next year)! I am not very good at decorating... so maybe your mom can come hang stuff on my walls too? ;)

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  25. I love the fireplace and built ins! So awesome. We are planning on building a house and it is always fun to see other people's homes for inspiration.

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  26. I love the fireplace and built ins! So awesome. We are planning on building a house and it is always fun to see other people's homes for inspiration.

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  27. I LOVED the tour, thank you! Your built in bookshelves and fireplace made me droooool. Also, your bed is gorgeous, and your/your mother's sense of style is so clean and classy. Also, I grew up with dark stained cabinets, trim etc. but I am loving the white lately! It makes for such great pictures too! So excited that you've gotten such a beautiful place especially for how long you guys waited and wished! :)

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  28. those built-ins and kitchen! YES!

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  29. I LOVE that fireplace. Makes me sad that we just have a gas fireplace. My built-ins are in the works though!

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  30. It's beautiful!!! :) I long for the day where we have built-ins hehe!!

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  31. I saved this post so I could come back and comment because house tours are my favorite, especially those that feature surprise baby photos.

    Your home is lovely and inviting and I want to hug those bookshelves and fireplace! We went from having one bathroom for over eight years and having three (yes 3!) continues to blow my mind each and everyday. Please promise me you'll outfit that fireplace with some lights and garland come Christmas time, okay?

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  32. What a gorgeous home, thanks for sharing it with us!! I love that you've already added your own touches but that there's room to make it even more your own. LOVE the fireplace and built-ins. Right now we live in a tiny 2 bedroom 1 bathroom house but plan to move soon, and I cannot WAIT to have more than one bathroom. That will be heavenly!

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  33. Very pretty! I like the his/hers frames #Iwantsometoo.. and how nice that your mom helped out with decorating your house, she did a good job.

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  34. I love a house tour! And kind of fun to see your in progress since we also moved into our house at the end of June and are in a similar boat with lacking furniture :) Love the bright light in your kitchen and the great layout! And yes to built-in bookshelves, always.

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  35. Hey, it's your house! I like it! And your fire place is pretty rad!

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  36. Oh gosh, the built-in bookshelves and fireplace!! swooooon!

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  37. Um, I want to live in your second living room. That fireplace and those built-in bookshelves are AMAZING! :)

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  38. What a beautiful home! I love the fireplace!

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