Squirl's Nest

Friday, September 08, 2006

Da House!

I have a mix of pictures here from now and from before the previous owners moved.

Here are a few of the front of the house.


This is the front entrance (which used to be an enclosed porch) and the living room.


This is the dining area. The entertainment center will be back in the living room this weekend. And, of course, please excuse the mess.


This is the kitchen before the previous owners moved out.


The bathroom.


This is the master bedroom in the dark blue and with the carpet.


Here it is after I painted it a yellow gold and Ichabod tore up the carpet.

I forgot to mention that behind that mirror we found a built-in ironing board with an iron.

I just wasn't too fond of this pale blue, either.


Green is more my color.


The rest of these are from before we owned the place. Here's the long shot of the basement, including the washer and dryer that we got in the deal.


Here's the downstairs finished room. It's not legal as a bedroom as it needs an egress window for that. You can't really tell from this picture, but the room is carpeted in pink and it's all painted in pink, including the ceiling. :) I do wish I had that Cat Noir poster.


We don't have any of this furniture.


The garage, which is in dire need of a paint job.


And that's where we'll be the bulk of this weekend. If everything goes right we hope to move in next weekend!


Blogger hellokittn said...

WOW. Your pictures are exponentially better than the ones I previously was of witness to.

I love your home. I cannot wait to see it "IRL" :-).

Much love to you and "Ich" and his fine man-ass!!!!!!!!

Fri Sep 08, 10:31:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks, Kittn!

Fri Sep 08, 10:39:00 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

COOL, COOL, COOL!!! Love the sage color and the warm yellow/gold!! Oh, I'm so excited for you!!!!! :)

Fri Sep 08, 10:43:00 PM  
Blogger hellokittn said...

Yellow is so "Squirl" in so many ways!!! I am just perusing stuff over again. *SORRY* duper tourist O:-)

Fri Sep 08, 10:44:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

You shoulda seen the yellow she painted our room when we both still lived at home...

This one is a little more subdued. :)

Can't wait to see it in person!

Fri Sep 08, 11:04:00 PM  
Anonymous SoozieQ said...

I love the paint changes you made in the rooms!! Very nice.

I have that Chat Noir print in the cat's room! :-)

Sat Sep 09, 01:52:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks, Eclectic! Those blues just weren't me.

Kittn, hi again. :) Yes, yellow is definitely this Squirl's color.

Bucky, that was a lighter, more lemon yellow. And I painted, in enamel, the dresser orange, with bright yellow drawers and green knobs. Hey, those colors were in style. :)

I can't wait for you to come over and see it, either.

Soozie, thanks! That dark blue was too depressing. The picture makes it look brighter than it really was. I just love that poster.

Sat Sep 09, 07:34:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Bla, bla, bla ...nice ...house...but come on, out with it! Did you get to keep the balloon?

Sat Sep 09, 09:24:00 AM  
Blogger Nina said...

Wow, Wow, Wow ~ I love it and it is so exciting . . . We had a blue bedroom like that at the Phoenix house and I painted it green too. I like it so much better.
Thinking about it I can so see you as a yellow person. . . just because you are so like sunshine.

Sat Sep 09, 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

What a great house! It looks like you've got some nice space. :-) You've really done a good job with painting rooms to make it yours. And I know you've worked on the flooring too.

I hope the rest of your prep goes well and moving is smoooooth.

Sat Sep 09, 12:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Amber said...

The garage has character. ;) As I like to say at least.

I love, love, love that green color you painted it, as well as the yellow. Very cool.

I would have painted some yellow somewhere in our house, but NONE of our stuff would look good with yellow. None.

The green, though, that is awesome.

Which color is your bedroom? lol

I love your paint jobs.

We (Actually, just me) are ramping up to do another paint job in our house. The bathroom is blechy and I am going to redo one of the bedrooms soon.


Sat Sep 09, 12:30:00 PM  
Blogger Von Krankipantzen said...

WOW! It is so gorgeous and quaint and sweet. Congrats on your new lovely house.

Sat Sep 09, 03:13:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Mr B, can you believe it? They took the balloon with them. Of course, Bucky and I have a weird story about a mylar balloon that followed us back and forth and all around in a dollar store once. That was kinda skirry.

Nina, thanks! So you painted a blue room green, too? That's cool. That's sweet that you would compare me to sunshine. :)

Danielle, we have so much more storage space than in this apartment! I'm gonna love it. The floor got its final coat of polyurethane today! Thanks!

Amber, I'm plenty happy with that garage. Not only will I not have to dump snow off in the morning, I won't have to worry about anybody shooting it!

Oh, you know I'm gonna be sleeping in the yellow room. The living room is a bright yellow. But most of our furniture is black leather and lighter colored wood. Ich's sister said we'd have bumblebee colors. tee hee

Good luck on your upcoming paint job. And thanks!

Kranki, thanks! It's not huge or expensive. But it's got a nice yard, and is affordable. And we'll be away from the ghetto neighbors. :)

Sat Sep 09, 08:16:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

For some reason, I think I've heard a mylar following story. Was that a post?

Sat Sep 09, 09:11:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

I think my sister posted that one. If I did, then I don't remember. But I do think it was out there.

Sat Sep 09, 09:12:00 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Squirl, congratulations! What a lovely home. I especially like the backyard and your extreme good taste in interior paint colors!

Sat Sep 09, 10:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Amber said...

Teehee Bumblebee!

Hey! That rhymes!

That is kind of funny. You should take pictures when you are moved in, because I want to see these "bumblebee" colors.

I think my house feels a bit "woodsy". We have green walls with a brown leather couch. It's very odd.

My peach room, however, reminds me of peaches. I feel like I am in a peach tree orchid whenever I am in there.

And the bedroom? I painted it sky blue because it relaxes me.

Maybe I should paint a wall yellow so that could be the "Sun" on my peach trees and foliage. ;)

Weird, I know.

All of this talk of painting makes me want to paint again.

I love it.

Have fun with your stuff. How exciting to be putting polyurethene on the floors for the final coat. I bet they are BEAUTIFUL!

Gotta love that hard wood.

Also, I had a good chuckle when you said you wouldn't have to worry about anybody shooting your car. Thank goodness.

Oh, the stories you could tell...

P.S. Have you ever had a mylar balloon fall from the sky and land on your head? ;)

Sat Sep 09, 11:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Courtney said...

It's so cute, and I love that kitchen -- the counter space!! Okay, I wanted my own house before, now I really want one!!

Congrats, and you must post photos after you've decorated!

Sun Sep 10, 02:34:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Lynn, why thank you! :)

Amber, I will take after move-in pictures, as soon as things are settled. I hope it's not too bumblebee-ish.
I want to see your after pictures if you decide to do some more painting. And, yes, we do like the hardwood floors. They're easier to keep clean and much better for allergies, too.
Yes, I'll be able to tell about the time my car got shot up. :)
Did you have a balloon fall on your head?

Courtney, it's more work to own a home, but so worth it. I promise to do after pictures. I just hope it looks as good as I think it will.

Sun Sep 10, 12:21:00 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

OMG, I love it!
Although blue is my favorite color, the only blue walls in my place are in the master bath where it complements the dark blue grout and white tiles.
We're almost ready to have the outside painted, and I love the grey and white of your place. I'm going to show it to Mr. SB and get his opinion (like his opinion counts!)
Squirl is in da house!

Sun Sep 10, 02:51:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks, Sierrabella! I did keep the blue that was in the kitchen. It had just a touch of green to it. I like the color of the siding, too. I was just talking to Ichabod about planting Burning Bushes in front under the windows. I think that scarlet color in the fall would really work.

Let me know if you end up painting your place that color!

Sun Sep 10, 04:58:00 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

Burning bush would be great!
I was thinking Kangaroo Paw (in red) except it's only hardy to about 25 degrees... guess that's out for you?
Mr. SB liked your exterior color, so I'll let you know if that's what we go for.

Sun Sep 10, 07:27:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

I've never heard of Kangaroo Paw. It would probably look great, but wouldn't last the first Michigan winter. :)

Glad hubby likes the colors. Looking forward to your update.

Sun Sep 10, 07:36:00 PM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Thank you for the pictorial tour, Squirl. I wonder why those exterior pictures remind me of an old school house?

Sun Sep 10, 08:33:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Nick, you're welcome! I never thought about it before, but I can see that now. Maybe we need to put a bell up at the top. :)

Sun Sep 10, 08:40:00 PM  
Blogger judypatooote said...

What a cute house.....is it in
GrandRapids?.....Love your new colors......I always wanted to call Oprah's decorator Nate just so I could sit and watch him decorate my house......but I won't...lol

Mon Sep 11, 05:31:00 AM  
Blogger gopher said...

OMG!!! That's one hella cute house Squirl. A total charmer. Have fun nesting.

Mon Sep 11, 11:25:00 AM  
Blogger Bone Machine said...

Kick ass. I'm no Feng Shui expert, but what you need is a big ass Motorhead poster on one of those walls.

Mon Sep 11, 02:35:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Gopher, thanks! So nice to see you around!

Bone, actually Ichabod suggested we put a Phi Zappa Krappa poster up in the window directly across from the bathroom. You know, just for a little extra privacy. ;)

Mon Sep 11, 08:43:00 PM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

I grew up in a house very similar to this one.
I'm happy to see that I'm not the only one who has painting supplies on their kitchen counter.

Mon Sep 11, 10:42:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

tshsmom, I know that you are intimately familiar with home improvement projects. :)

Tue Sep 12, 09:43:00 AM  
Blogger Bone Machine said...

Nothing says class like Frank.

Tue Sep 12, 10:08:00 AM  
Blogger Effie said...

the house is BEAUTIFUL and I love the colours you've painted! THe back yard looks lovely and you'll be able to have flowers of your own in it!

The hammock and swing in the back--not yours?

And--so long as you don't have any by-law officers over, you won't have any probs with the bedroom below-grade!

Tue Sep 12, 11:27:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Bone, you know it. Frank was just dripping with class.

Effie, thanks! No, the outside furniture doesn't belong to us. I think it'll be next year now before I get too serious about flower planting. Maybe some bulbs yet this fall.

Tue Sep 12, 03:48:00 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

All ready for the big move this weekend? Good luck!!! I'm crossing my fingers and toes that it doesn't rain on you.

Thu Sep 14, 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous sheryl said...

What an adorable house!! Great pictures.

Congratulations - I bet your future there will be wonderful.

Thu Sep 14, 01:43:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Eclectic, I feel special that you're when you haven't had time to answer your peeps. :)
Looks like you can uncross your fingers and stuff until next weekend. We found more stuff we need to do first, darnit.

Thu Sep 14, 02:31:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Sheryl, so nice to see you here. And thanks! I have to come check out some of your pictures again soon.

Thu Sep 14, 02:32:00 PM  
Anonymous lawbrat said...

WOW! Just WOW. I love the green! Beeeuuuteeful!

Thu Sep 14, 09:00:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks, Lawbrat!

Fri Sep 15, 01:53:00 PM  
Blogger Susie said...

This is so freakin' exciting!!!! Oh, I didn't know. I am so happy for you! It's wonderful, and I love your color choices.
I'm serious, my sis, I was having a shitty day/night, and then I come and see this, and I am SO HAPPY FOR YOU!
Oh, honey, God bless your home with much laughter and love.
(happy happy happy...)

Sat Sep 16, 07:41:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Susie, hi! I'm so sorry you've had such a shitty time. And I'm thrilled that my good news is making you so happy!

Thank you for your blessing it means a lot.

Sat Sep 16, 08:35:00 PM  
Blogger Circus Kelli said...

WOW! I love that house! Very cool!
I, too love the color changes that you made. :)

Thank you for posting pictures!

Happy new home, Squirl and Ichabod! :)

Mon Sep 18, 03:37:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks, Circus Kelli! I think we're gonna really like it.

Mon Sep 18, 09:00:00 PM  
Blogger MilkMaid said...

The green is really nice, much nicer than before.

What a cute, sweet house!

Tue Sep 19, 06:41:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks so much, Milkmaid!

Tue Sep 19, 04:54:00 PM  

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