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our 1926 tudor

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A little paint goes a long way… In a perfect world, we would redo this bathroom.  No rearranging, just tearing out the floor tile and the shower tile to replace it with white subway tile.  We all know that would cost a pretty penny, so we thought we would make it the best it could be with the tile!  We repainted all of the walls & molding white (imagine that), painted the back of the door black (thanks to my mama), replaced the lights above the sink, and put in hanging shelves next to the sink.  We got the rad towel hanger from Urban Outfitters, along with the shower curtain.  The room looks TOTALLY different, although we didn’t do much!

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Long time, no blog posts… :) Well, I’m BACK! We are getting our home ready for a photo shoot tomorrow morning, so why not take some photos for Our Cozy Casa? We wanted to show you the updated, finished living room. We have put all of our personal touches on it from estate sales and our personal travels, and we are officially saying it’s done!  We love the personality and character of the space, and I (Sara) would officially say it’s my favorite room in the home.

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We wanted to show you guys a few details we have placed in our home!  First we have this awesome bench Rocky built, he is becoming quite the carpenter!  He just opened his Etsy shop (click here to see it), and I love this bench he made to go under our travel map.  Next, my dad made us this sweet bar last year, we have it set up in our dining room.  I love our cardboard moose (we call him Marty) and the antique rad copper coffee urn my granny gave to me.  Next week we will have a blog post of the super cool credenza Rocky made for our dining room!

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Sorry it has been a while since we have updated you on our home progress!!  Rocky put together this rad light that we found from a DIY tutorial from Lindsey Adelman.  We LOVE how it turned out, Rocky did such a great job.  Let us know what you think!!

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Okay, so I am proud to call my hubby the carpenter…he built us this 9′ dining room table!  There nothing we love more than to have people at our home for dinner.  Now, we can have MANY people over for dinner at one time.  He built us this amazing table out of 3″ thick pine planks.  We also bought some sweet terrariums at West Elm, and found that awesome pot in the corner at an estate sale for $40.  The rug is from an estate sale as well, costing us only $30.  We wanted some industrial lights over the table – we wanted to make sure we didn’t create a ‘country’ feel, more of an industrial feel.  Barn Light Electric has some AMAZING industrial lights.  We ordered the both of these, and spray painted the cages copper to match our curtain rods.  In our previous loft, it was all windows, so we had plenty of curtains to go around this home!  They are all white, except we wanted to add a tad bit of color in this room.  My mom and I dyed these to be navy, also tying in with our coffee sack we bought on a coffee tour in Panama.  Hope you love the dining room! So far, it’s our favorite room of the house.

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There may be one reoccurring trend in our house if you can’t tell…wood.  We love wood.  It’s everywhere.  Just wait until you see more posts of all of the other wood things we have in our home.

We bought a platform bed a long time ago from West Elm, and we were getting tired of the dark wood color.  So, Rocky bought wood flooring and attached it to the headboard, and we painted the rest of the bed white.

The night stands are old tree stumps from Rocky’s dad’s farm.  Rocky stripped the bark off of the stumps, let them dry in the sun, and then put a few coats of polyurethane on them. They are exactly what I was hoping for!  We also found this awesome hanging plant container at an estate sale, and thought it would be nice to bring a little life into the room.  The rad southwest pillow is from a friend’s garage sale. If you scroll through, you can see more close-ups, and our sweet Samson wanted to say hi too.

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Our front door was covered with lots of coats of paint, dark blue on the outside, white on the inside – neither of which we were crazy about, and you could tell there was SO much paint caked on there from throughout the years.  My mom and dad came into town a few weekend ago, and my mom dominated this door!  She stripped/sanded/stripped/sanded for about two days, and this was the final product!  We also got all new oil rubbed bronze hardware and got rid of the nasty brass.   The first image is of the front of the house now, second is from the interior, third is the comparison (how did I not take a photo of the house after we bought it?), and the fourth is the new light we put up above the door.   Let me know what you think!!

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After seeing this crazy crown molding mantel, we decided it would be one of our first few projects we worked on.   We bought a piece of wood from Waste Not Wood, located in the Dallas design district.  We oiled it, cut it to fit our wall, and made this amazing mantel from it!  The jars/pottery are from junk shops, the painting is by my granny, Nancy.  We are SO pleased with how it turned out! Don’t worry, that nasty fan will be replaced soon.  (Use arrow keys to look through photos).  HUGE thanks to my dad for helping us with everything!

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Here are all of the images from the first photos taken in the house before ANY work has been done.    So far, we have already painted everything you see white, knocked down a wall, closed in a door, replaced the mantel….photos of all of that coming soon!!

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As you can see… WE BOUGHT A HOUSE!!! Not only is this a special day because it’s our 3 year anniversary, but we are officially domestic.  We are so excited about this 1920s Tudor home in Kessler Park.  This will be our source of showing all of you the progress of our handiwork in the casa.