Monday, January 2, 2012

Our Previous House

We bought this home in Sugarhouse summer 2007 with a long horizon in mind--something that we could raise our family in until we were retirement age.  We changed our minds when homes in a great neighborhood nearby became much more affordable in 2011.  Leaving this home was hard to do.  I have many happy memories here with our three boys.  Lots of laughter and nights with jammies and bedtime stories.

Here are the photos that I took when we were getting ready to list the home in May 2011, after four years of my trained interior design energy poured into it:

Dining Room

Kilz "soft linen" paint, bamboo shade, Walmart tablecloths as curtains, antique chandelier, hutch with collector's Johnson & Johnson plates, 1940s dining set.

Hooks from local Tai Pan Trading store in Salt Lake, thrifted hats and vase, silk flower from Target, black crown molding shelf from "thesawdustman" website years ago.

Living Room

Thrifted mirror over the fireplace, online classifieds coffee table + spray paint, 1940s Kenmore sewing machine in cabinet, 30 year old wingback chairs with Target slipcovers.

Thrifted silk tree, thrifted art, wall lamp from, leather couch from Costco years ago.   


Colonial cream granite countertops, white cabinets with ebay hardware, Target clock, Home Depot rug, TJMaxx urn and apples.

Thrifted and painted table and chairs (with new glass top), beadboard wallpaper on back of built-in bookcase, vintage wooden planters with hydrangea decoupage.

Royce lighting from, homemade curtains.

Main Bathroom

Large subway ceramic tile layed in brick pattern, Kohler sink and toilet. 

Thrifted items holding our toiletries on top of shelf from local Wood Connection store.

Master Bedroom

Thrifted bookcase painted with fossil spray paint color, framed antique postcards of Philidelphia, JC Penney and BBB curtains, thrifted chair with toille seat fabric, bed quilt from Walmart, brown blanket from JC Penney, carpet is from Phenix mills, purchased at Western Wholesale Flooring in Salt Lake.

Thrifted art/accessories, antique writing table from online classifieds, Seiko clock from


Thrifted dresser with Home Depot drawer pulls, TJ Maxx basket, home made curtains, art from Tuesday Morning and Target, decorator's fabric for crib skirt.

Laundry Room

Tile floor in checkerboard pattern, thrifted chair/cork board/yarn/basket. 

Downstairs Bathroom

Computer art on top of framed art from Ross, Home Depot hook rack for towels.

Family Room

Monet painting, heirloom family trunk from Grandma's army days, thrifted dresser with Home Depot hardware, thrifted art/globe/books/armchair, homemade pillows.

Backyard with Patio

Costco chairs, thrifted table and vase, thrifted Laura Ashley wallpaper as a table runner.

Street View

Spiral spruces, architectural shingles on roof.

Thrifted wicker chair with Target seat cushion,  Nordstrom Rack woven rush door mat, KMart clearance wreath.

Front Yard

Home Depot tulips and cedar arch in background.