Ding dong the bamboo’s done. (And the lighting and the paint.)

Kitchen Before.

dining and kitchen after Looking out from the Dining Room Before. dining room after

entryway after

6 months.

1 trip to Ikea.

17 breakdowns.

842 sq. feet of cootie free bamboo flooring.

At least 20 gallons of paint.

My furniture isn’t pretty enough to live here.

Heck, I’m barely pretty enough to live here.


  1. Thank you for helping me choose colors/flooring/lighting for my new house – this looks amazing!

  2. Wow, that looks AMAZING!!! So, so pretty and you are definitely pretty enough to live there!!! Yaye for your own house that’s finished!!! XOXOX

  3. HOLY WOW!!!! It’s beautiful! I’m so happy for you guys. You deserve this, BIG time! ENJOY!

  4. That turned out really well.

  5. Wow, it’s beautiful!

  6. Congratulations on your new space. The colors look beautiful. (Also, the blowin-out-the-candles photo in the sidebar is rad; the wispy burnout from the flame and your daughters facial expression make a great photo.)

  7. Congrats! Looks AMAZING! My husband and I have built two houses, and every time I’m like, we can NOT move our old stuff in here, but every time we do…

  8. Oh my goodness! What a difference. It doens’t even look like the smae house. The paint color is perfect. I am lusting after your floors. They are so beautiful. And that chandalier is so much fun.

  9. Oh Wow! So pretty! Happy holidays in your new home! (Thinking about how I can ask my husband for a new house for Christmas next year?)

  10. Mom in Vernal says:

    That is amazing. I love it. Can’t wait to see it. I know you would do a great job.

  11. Mom in Vernal says:

    That is amazing. I love it. Can’t wait to see it in person.

  12. Ooh, pretty!! (Only one trip to IKEA? That’s a freakin’ miracle!)

  13. JEALOUS!!!

  14. Ooooohhhh. So pretty. Love love love the floors. Love.

    We’re in a rental with icky carpet, and I miss pretty floors. *sigh*

    I’m gonna enlarge your photos and cut them up and lay them on my floors. So I can pretend.

  15. Kathy Baker says:

    I have an interior design site and I am interested in purchasing a link on your website. Your site looks great and I would love to be part of your blogroll. Or, if you prefer we could exchange links.

    If this is possible, could you let me know how much you would charge for a basic text link. My site is located at http://www.genuinestyle.net.

    Thank you for your time, I look forward to hearing back from you.

  16. You are completely pretty enough to live in your new house. Absolutely no question there. The real question is when are you going to do a Tom Cruise impersonation sliding across that beautiful floor??

    (You do realize that your entire downstairs is bigger than the place where you used to live? What was it’s name again? Manslaughter? Something like that right? Hee hee hee, I’m so happy for you I think I may just giggle for a while.)

  17. Holeee ****. That looks amazing!

  18. Looking GORGEOUS Casey!!! I love the color you chose for the kitchen!!

  19. SQUEEE! Yay!

  20. Just plain WOW! I have been anxious to see how it turned out. I disagree with you, however. This gorgeous house is totally you…absolutely gorgeous. So happy for you. And just like that first post, I can only imagine how the tree will look in YOUR home! Merry Christmas, darlin’!

  21. Wow. it looks incredible!!


  22. Gorgeous Casey!

  23. I can almost smell that new paint, new everything scent! I’m so happy for you. Enjoy!

  24. Love your blog and love this post! New to the blog world and found your site – I’m from Indy and love it! House is awesome – enjoy many happy memories within those walls.

  25. Wow! you have done an excellent job in pennies! love it!


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