Wednesday, August 21, 2013


Julip Made new house before pictures2
If you follow me on instagram you may have already seen/heard, but for those of you who don't (you should ;)) we recently bought our very first home!  Thus the reason for my major MIA status.  It has been a whirlwind of activity including ripping up carpeting, sanding, staining, painting, spackling, etc.. but in the end it will definitely be worth it.  I'll be documenting and sharing the process as we renovate and it a home in a new "Project Maison" series.  If you want to see where we're moving from, check out "Project Apartment" here.  Below are a few of the before pictures and some of my ideas...
Julip Made new house before pictures
PS. If you are looking to rent or buy in the DC metro area, us Cat from here.  Seriously best realtor ever.  Made the entire process super easy, low stress, and found this gem for us working on a holiday.  The girl works her butt off and will find you the perfect place!


  1. Congrats! We've been in our house a year and it's just now hitting me that it's really ours! I feel ya with the renovations....1890's house has a lot of work.


  2. Congratulations on the new house adventure. I just wanted to comment and tell you that i LOVE your layout for all your pictures. super cute, not cluttered, and very informative. love


  3. Congratulations! I just know you'll do an incredible job transforming it into your own space!

    xo, Liz
    {What Dress Code?}

  4. Congrats - so exciting! The house has a great foundation and I'm sure after the upgrades it will look amazing!

  5. OMG Congratulations!! My husband and I are looking to buy a home very soon too. :) Good luck with everything, I just may consult you for paint colors!

  6. Congratulations on the new house. I'm so glad I found your blog today since I have also started documenting my house hunting and hopefully buying adventures. We're in attorney review right now and it's about to drive me crazy. It all feels so grown up, right? Again, congratulations and good luck. I'll keep checking in to see what you're up to. Please take a look at my blog. I hope you enjoy it as much as I'm enjoying yours.


  7. can't wait to see the transformation! i love a good exposed brick wall.

  8. Congrats! Owning a home is definitely a labor of love!


  9. Congrats!! This house looks exactly like one my friends parents had. Love it and congrats again!

  10. I love surprises! I hope it is some nice wood flooring under that old carpet. I know you'll make that place shine.

  11. This is amazing - congratulations!

  12. This is going to be so beautiful when you're done with it! I can't wait to follow the adventure of your renovations. ;) xoxo.

  13. this is awesome!!! congrats, so excitinng. i bet it will be beautiful. whereabouts are you? by the looks of it, probably pretty close-in right??

  14. OMG, congrats! I only just heard because I saw you on The Vivant's blog round up list. I can't wait to see what you guys do with the place!! xoxo vmac

  15. Love the brick wall!! Can't wait to see what you do with it! If you need any help with decor I will be glad to help! I love mid-century furniture with bright colors and natural elements.


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