Wow, this post has been a long-time coming. The original virtual home tour was posted last summer, and I’ve been promising a tour of the upstairs for a while.
To be honest, we just finished the upstairs this spring, three-and-a-half years after moving in, so that’s why it’s taken so long to put the final tour together. Sorry to leave you hanging!
Anyway, let’s head upstairs:
Our staircase is right in the middle of our main living area. At the top, you’ll find…
My office and our toy/homeschool room. It hasn’t changed much since I posted a tour of that room back in November, so we won’t spend much time here.
If you walk straight through the office, you end up in a long hallway. To the right — or toward the front of the house — is the guest room. To the left is the girls’ bedroom, which was originally supposed to be the master. Because it’s such a big room and we had three girls when we built our house, we made it the girls’ room and took the downstairs bedroom for ourselves instead.
The guest room has become one of my favorite rooms in our home.
Sean bought — I’m not kidding — 6 different bed sets over a few weeks before we found one we both liked that didn’t clash with the paint in this room. I wouldn’t have guessed that we’d end up with yellow, but it’s really a sunny, soothing color.
One of the reasons it took us so long to finish the room was because we are using furniture that had been passed down to us from my great-grandmother, and it really needed to be refinished. Sean has been asking to paint it for years, and I always said no, but we finally decided to do it a couple months ago, and I’m so happy with the way it turned out. (Insert Sean’s told you so here!)
This is the guest bath, which is the prettiest shade of greyish purple that goes great with the white and stainless steel.
The bathroom has been done for a while, but we weren’t ever sure what to do with the wall to the left of the sink which was feeling kind of bare. Then we found this great vinyl wall art design on Etsy, and I love the way it turned out:
We don’t get a ton of overnight guests, but it’s a nice space when we do have them!
Heading out of the guest room, the girls bedrooom is at the other end of the hallway.
Sean’s aunt gave us this fantastic set of beds. They can be set up as bunk beds too, but since the girls were so little when we moved in, we’ve always just kept them side by side. Sometimes they’re spaced apart like this and sometimes they’re all pushed together in the corner when the girls want to sleep together!
Sean added the floating shelves, and the animal prints are from Sarah Knight Design on Etsy.
In the next year or so, we are planning to redo the girls’ room, adding built-in bunk beds along the long wall so that we can eventually move the baby in there as well.
The girls bathroom is perfectly pink (of course!), and we added these metal flowers from Target to add some interest to their big blank wall.
They’ve got double sinks, which I think will come in handy in 7 years or so as they start hitting the teenage years!
So there you have it; it’s not super big, but it fits us perfectly!
If you have questions about any of our supplies/materials, I’m happy to answer those. Chances are the answer is either Ikea or Etsy to pretty much any question. Maybe a little Target too. But feel free to ask anyway!
|Mandi Ehman is the founder and publisher behind Life Your Way and the co-author of All in Good Time, as well as a wife and the homeschooling mom to four beautiful girls. She lives with her family on a little slice of heaven in wild, wonderful West Virginia and loves coffee, chocolate, easy meals, beautiful things and minimalist spaces.|